The Cleveland Browns are hoping that they have to pay Colt McCoy more in the final year of his contract. Yes that is correct, a team should be hoping they have to dish out more money to one of their players.â†µ
The Browns second-year quarterback has certain contract escalators that could increase McCoy’s 2013 contract by $625,000.â†µ
If McCoy takes 70% of the teams snaps this season and the team wins 10 games or by leading the Browns to the postseason, the former Longhorn will earn an extra $250,000. McCoy can earn another $250,000 if he takes 80% of the snaps and finishes in the top 10 in any of the main six categories (yardage, touchdowns,etc). The final clause is an additional $125,000 if McCoy can make the Pro Bowl.â†µ
Yes in some ways it can be considered a miracle if any of these clauses can be reached because it still looks as though the Browns are a year or two away from the playoffs. Then again most experts didn’t see McCoy starting half of the games his rookie season either.