The Columbus Dispatch repoorted the details of the three-year, $24 million contract signed by quaterback Derek Anderson.
What stands out most is the huge roster bonus of $5 million due before the 2009 season. This confirms everyone's suspicion that Cleveland's two-quarterback system is a one-year experiment. The clows will not pay Anderson a $5 million roster bonus next year unless they are convinced he is their long-term solution at quarterback. If not, the clowns likely will make a trade and turn to Brady Quinn. Of course, all of this hinges on Anderson's performance in 2008.
The deal includes a $7 million signing bonus; a roster bonus of $5 million due before the 2009 season.; another roster bonus of $2 million is due before the 2010 season; Pro Bowl and performance incentives that total $1 million.
Nice to see the uncertainty of the situation