Wyatt Teller, Malcolm Smith receive largest of 2020 performance-based pay bonuses for Browns


CLEVELAND, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – The NFL management council distributed the list of players to receive a performance-based pay benefit for the 2020 season and 58 Browns are in line for a bonus.

Right guard Wyatt Teller will get an extra $466,111 and linebacker Malcolm Smith $403,196 according to figures released on March 31. The benefit raises both player’s salaries above $1 million for last season. Teller played 66.8% and Smith 57.3% of snaps in 2020.

Quarterback Baker Mayfield, who had a playtime percentage of 93.7%, will get an additional $74,314.

The bonuses do not count against the salary cap and come from a pool of $8.5 million distributed to each of the league’s 32 teams.

Here are some other notable bonuses earned last season:

Tight end Harrison Bryant $381,783, increasing his total compensation to $1,245,768. Receiver Rashard Higgins $325,027 to bump his earnings up to $1,054,230. Cornerback Tavierre Thomas and linebacker Sione Takitaki will receive $337,302 and $333,664 respectively.

Tight end Stephen Carlson, defensive end Porter Gustin, linebacker B.J. Goodson, safety Sheldrick Redwine, receiver KhaDarel Hodge, linebacker Mack Wilson and receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones received bonuses between $217,000-and $263,000.

A total of 18 players will be paid between $110,000-$194,000 including safety Ronnie Harrison, left tackle Jedrick Wills, running back Nick Chubb, tight end Austin Hooper and fullback Andy Janovich.

Running back Kareem Hunt received $90,320, tight end David Njoku $89,271, right tackle Jack Conklin $86,825, left guard Joel Bitonio $81,959, center J.C. Tretter $71,488, cornerback Denzel Ward $65,587, defensive end Myles Garrett $52,316, receivers Jarvis Landry $31,779 and Odell Beckham Jr.