7. Ellerbe is being paid like a two-down linebacker. His $7 million signing bonus is roughly half what Wheeler ($13M) got. ...
Wheeler got the $7 million bonus. We don't have specifics on Ellerbe. Hyde got his wires crossed.
Philip Wheeler - 3/12/2013: Signed a five-year, $26 million contract. The deal contains $13 million guaranteed -- a $7 million signing bonus and each of Wheeler's first two base salaries. 2013: $1 million, 2014: $5 million, 2015: $2.9 million, 2016-2017: $4.9 million, 2018: Free Agent
Interesting that Wheeler's base salary actually drops in 2015. I'm liking his deal more and more.