Dalton's $115m Deal Illusory, Laden With Incentives - Yahoo Sports

August 5, 2014

However, Dalton must meet the requirements of numerous incentive clauses to get most of that money because the deal guarantees him only $17 million. For the past few months, people throughout the Bengals organization -- owner http://garyzyzt.skyrock.com and president Mike Brown , head coach Marvin Lewis, offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, players in the locker room -- talked about how much they are convinced Dalton is the man who will lead the franchise to its first playoff victory since Jan. 6, 1991. "We're betting big on him because we believe in him," Brown said as the deal was announced Monday. "We're looking forward to the future with Andy." Even free so, the Bengals cleverly hedged their bet. As large as the contract appears to be on the surface, details of the deal outline a team-friendly, incentive-laden contract that has a base value of $96 million over six years.
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