If Solomon Thomas is able to improve his output for the Jets, he will be eligible for some further compensation.
According to Connor Hughes of The Athletic, the defensive lineman who recently signed a one-year contract with the Jets has the potential to earn $340,000 in per-game roster bonuses in addition to $1.5 million in performance incentives.
Thomas received a signing bonus of $476,000 in addition to the basic salary of $1.434 million that was included in his deal.
Thomas and the Jets should agree on a deal that includes a significant incentive package because it makes the most sense for both parties.
Thomas is cognizant of the fact that he has not been particularly impactful since the 49ers selected him with the third overall pick in the 2017 draft. In 65 career games, the 26-year-old defensive end has only 9.5 sacks to his name.
The Jets are constantly seeking a defensive line depth, and Thomas had a career-high 3.5 sacks last year, his only season with the Raiders. As a result of his time spent with Robert Saleh in San Francisco, Thomas is quite familiar with New York’s defensive scheme.
In light of this, the trade represents a low-risk, high-reward scenario for the Jets as Thomas works toward reaching his full potential.
How Much Does Solomon Thomas Make?
Solomon Thomas makes $2,250,000 per year on average. Thomas will make a base salary of $1,434,000 in 2022. He will also get a signing bonus of $476,000 and a roster bonus of $340,000. His cap hit will be $2,250,000.