Falcons’ Adrian Clayborn earned $750K thanks to his six sacks vs. the Cowboys
He also raked in the cash.
The seventh-year Falcons defensive end earned a $750,000 incentive payout for recording eight sacks on the season, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, meaning he made a fifth of his 2017 base salary ($3.75 million) for just one day of work.
The big payday could not have been foreseen seeing as though Clayborn, a former second-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, had never eclipsed 7.5 sacks on the year since entering the NFL in 2011. But the payday, a result of the second best single-game sack performance in NFL history, could be even bigger by season’s end.
An additional two sacks this season, Rapoport added, would earn the 29-year-old lineman another $500,000, while an additional four would reel in $1.25 million. Clayborn’s contract, which expires after this year, included up to $2 million worth of incentives for a 12-sack campaign.
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