Jeremy Maclin Signs With The Chiefs: Quotes, Details, Reaction And More

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Contract Details

Nov 24, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey watches warmups before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chargers won 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Per Spotrac and CBS Sports’ Joel Corry, Maclin signed a five-year, $55 million deal with $22 million guaranteed ($12 million signing bonus).

Here’s the structure:

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The most significant categories—at least, from an outsider’s perspective—are “cap hit” and “dead money.” In order to find out how much the Chiefs would gain/lose by severing ties with the wideout in any particular year, that season’s dead money is subtracted from the cap hit.

Based on the above contract, the numbers should read as follows (parentheses denote losses):

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