Orchard Park, NY (WGR 550) -- The Buffalo Bills announced last week that they've re-signed quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, with the player himself saying it's a one-year deal. Details of the contract were not initially disclosed, but a league source tells WGR Sports Radio 550 that Jackson's deal is worth $1.75 million over that lone year. But there are incentives that could bring Jackson more money, based on playing time.
Jackson's contract carries a base salary of $1.25 million, including a $450,000 roster bonus and a $50,000 workout bonus which all adds up to the $1.75 million cap number for 2013. According to Pro Football Talk.com, Jackson will earn an additional $500,000 if he takes half the snaps next season.
He gets another $750,000 if he takes 60% of the snaps. There will be an extra $1 million for Jackson if he gets 65% of the snaps. So, it could be a 1 year, $4.5 million deal if Jackson reaches all of the playing time incentives.
Bills head coach Doug Marrone said in the intiial press release linked to the re-signing that he informed both Jackson and Ryan Fitzpatrick that there would be an open competition at quarterback to be the starter.
The Bills and the rest of the NFL are in Indianapolis for the 2013 Scouting Combine.