Vincent Jackson is the highest-paid Buccaneer in 2012.
One-hundred m-m-m-million dollars!
He'll pocket $40 million in 2012, with a $37 million signing bonus and a $3 million base.
Let's have some fun and see what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get for $40 million this season. After a quick visit to rotoworld.com to check out contract details, we present you with this player menu for your Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
Carl Nicks: $6 million reporting bonus, $6.5 million base ($12.5 million in total)
Vincent Jackson: $2 million reporting bonus, $11 million base ($13 million in total)
Josh Freeman: $6.585 million
Donald Penn: $5.1 million
LeGarrett Blount and Mike Williams: $1.03 million (COMBINED!)
Doug Martin: $1.23 million
Arrelious Benn: $490,000
Add it up, and the total for those eight offensive stars is $39.93 million. There's still a good chunk of change left over for the team's Christmas party.
Who is the most overpaid Buccaneer?
Jackson is the team's highest-paid player in 2012, Carl Nicks is second.
Now, if you really want to go mind-boggling, Brees will out-earn the entire Buccaneers starting defense this year.
Your highest paid defensive starters are Gerald McCoy, at $6.54 million, and Eric Wright, at $7.75 million.
The rest are as follows:
Adrian Clayborn: $1.12 million
Brian Price: $490,000
Michael Bennett: $2.74 million
Quincy Black: $5.5 million
Mason Foster: $501,000
Lavonte David: $1.354 million (base and $964,896 signing bonus)
Aqib Talib: $1.852 million
Ronde Barber: $3 million
Mark Barron: $3.5 million (**Barron hasn't signed, this is an estimate of the most he might earn this season. It will probably be less).
The total for the starting Buccaneers defense is $34.44 million.
Drew Brees: $40 million. Buc Defense: Less than $35.
Amazing, isn't it?