The Pittsburgh Steelers signed their first round draft pick cornerback Artie Burns last week and I can now pass along the exact numbers for you courtesy of former NFL agent Joel Corry.
As expected, the total amount of Burns’ four-year deal is $9,590,984 and that includes a $5,175,260 signing bonus. Additionally, Burns’ first three years worth of base salaries are fully guaranteed and that totals out to be $2,657,862.
As you can see in the table below, Burns’ base salary in 2019, the current final year of his rookie contract, is only $957,862 and that is not fully guaranteed. However, he can earn another $800,000 in the form of a roster bonus that will likely need to be paid to him early in March of 2019.
Being as Burns was a first-round selection, the Steelers will have the right to pick up a fifth-year option in 2019.
Burns was drafted 25th overall by the Steelers out of Miami.
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