On Wednesday, the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin reported the details on the Patriots new one-year contract with swing tackle LaAdrian Waddle. The agreement is worth a base value of $1.5 million in 2018.
Patriots LaAdrian Waddle signed a 1-year deal with $200k guaranteed and a maximum of $1.75m with incentives and bonuses. Cap number of $1.6375m. If he becomes a starter at either tackle spot, it would be the one of the best values in the NFL— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) March 28, 2018
Later on Wednesday morning, ESPN’s Mike Reiss provided some additional details.
OT LaAdrian Waddle’s 1-year deal with the Patriots has a base value of $1.5 million. It includes a $200,000 signing bonus, $800,000 base salary, $50,000 workout bonus, and $450,000 in per-game roster bonuses.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) March 28, 2018
Signing bonus : $200,000
Per-game roster bonuses: $337,500 ($28,125 per game — considered “likely to be earned” for 12 games)
Workout bonus: $50,000
Incentives: $250,000 (unspecified)
2018 Cap Figure: $1,637,500
With Waddle’s 2018 cap figure reportedly filed at $1,637,500, we must assume from the information available that his unspecified incentives are being considered “likely to be earned”. In the 12 games in which he was active in 2017, Waddle started four of them, and played in just over 29% of the team’s offensive snaps.
Waddle will presumably compete for the starting left tackle position in training camp, and until the draft, is likely the front-runner, considering the reports of Tony Garcia’s weight loss.