This really shouldn’t come as a surprise, but those pulling for newly signed quarterback Dennis Dixon to win the Eagles’ impending starting quarterback battle now have another reason to root for the former Oregon standout.
He’s, like, really cheap.
Dixon can earn up to $815,000 in 2013, per Reuben Frank of CSN Philly.
In addition to his modest $25,000 signing bonus, Dixon will earn a $715,000 base salary, $25,000 roster bonus, and $25,000 workout bonus if he makes the team.
As Frank explains, the Eagles aren’t exactly tied to Dixon.
Dixon’s contract allows the Eagles to release him with very few cap complications if he struggles or if they elect to draft a quarterback they prefer to keep as the No. 3 – in the event they don’t trade Foles.
But the contract also has incentives that more than double Dixon’s pay if he does end up starting and having success.
The two-year deal includes base salaries of $715,000 and $730,000. Minimum wage for players in their fourth, fifth or sixth season is $715,000 in 2013 and $730,000 in 2014.
Of course, Dixon’s place on the roster is far from certain. He’ll have to impress throughout the spring and summer in order to show that he’s in Philadelphia as more than just a tutor.