After being selected in the first round of the 2017 draft, Peppers played his first two seasons with the Cleveland Browns before being moved to the New York Giants.
He spent three seasons with New York, the final one of which resulted in an ACL tear, before leaving for the open market.
However, it appears that the Patriots have faith that Peppers will fully recover and have a beneficial influence on their defensive backfield.
Even though the contract only has a $2 million total value, the Patriots guaranteed a large chunk of it by paying his entire base salary and prorated signing bonus.
This results in a $1.35 million dead cap figure, which, when contrasted to the $375,000 in savings, makes a release before the season’s start a highly improbable prospect.
After suffering a season-ending knee injury, New England will actually offer Peppers a chance to prove himself.
By earning up to $3 million in play-time incentives, he can raise the contract’s maximum achievable value to $5 million, which is still a respectable sum for a player who would likely need to perform at a high starter level in order to earn that sum.
If he succeeds in doing that, he stands to gain a significant financial advantage as well.
However, Peppers will only have a small cap number of $1.73 million on the Patriots’ 2022 books. Because this sum and the base value of the transaction are so low, New England won’t have to worry about giving up a compensatory draft pick in order to acquire Peppers.
How Much Does Jabrill Peppers Make?
On average, Jabrill Peppers earns $2,000,000 per year. Peppers will get a base salary of $1,050,000, a signing bonus of $300,000, a roster bonus of $425,000, and a workout bonus of $225,000 in 2022. His cap hit will be $1,725,000.