On March 15th of 2019, Todd Gurley’s yearly contract is guaranteed and his 2020 $7.5 million roster bonus is guaranteed. That is good agent work.
But, what if Gurley’s knee is so bad, the Rams want to move on and just take the $12.6 million cap hit? That is why guaranteed and first couple of years money is so important.
“I don’t know exactly, medically, when you categorize what arthritis is, but I’ve never seen a guy on the medical report or on the injury report with that,” McVay said, via the Los Angeles Times. “And I think if you just said, ‘Is there a wear and tear? Was there a pounding that that knee took?’ Absolutely. … He’s the only one that can really talk specifically about how his body feels.”
With NFL contracts it only matters what the FULLY guarantee part is.
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