By Mark Gaughan
The base value of the contract Kevin Kolb signed with the Buffalo Bills is $6.1 million over two seasons.
Kolb's deal could be worth up to $13 million in total money, but he will have to hit a lot of incentives to reach that amount.
For practical purposes, Kolb's deal is worth $3 million this year and $3 million next year, a league source reports. He gets a $1 million signing bonus and a base salary worth $1.65 million this season. He has a $250,000 roster bonus if he is on the 46-man roster for the season opener. He also has about $100,000 in workout bonuses in this year's total.
In 2014, the contract calls for a $1 million roster bonus and a base salary of $2 million.
In short, the Bills signed Kolb for less than they would have paid to keep Ryan Fitzpatrick. The BIlls also were offereing Fitzpatrick a $3 million per year deal, plus significant incentives. But they were offering Fitzpatrick a four-year contract. Fitzpatrick wound up signing a two-year, $6.5 million deal with Tennessee.
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