Ahmad Brooks Contract: 49ers Salary Cap Hit Fairly Low For 2012

Tuesday morning the San Francisco 49ers came to terms on a contract extension with outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks that could keep him in town for six years. The deal was publicized as six years, $44.5 million. The initial reaction was one of surprise at the size of the deal, as well as concern about the potential salary cap impact. Based on Matt Maiocco's report, the 49ers have maintained financial responsibility in retaining one of their key contributors.

Sources reported to Maiocco that the contract is actually a six year contract worth $37 million, with escalators and incentives that if maxed out would push the deal to $44.5 million. The deal includes a $7.5 million signing bonus, which gets prorated over the life of the contract for salary cap purposes. According to Maiocco, the future cap figures break down as follows:

2012: $2.85M
2013: $6.65M
2014: $7.5M
2015: $8.35M
2016: $6.35M
2017: $5.3M

This covers base salaries, the signing bonus proration and roster bonuses of $50,000 for every game he is active in the regular season. Those roster bonuses would add up to $800,000 each season. This protects them to a modest extent from potential injuries. Of course, one reason they extended such a lengthy extension is his ability to stay healthy in 2011.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.