(WGR 550) -- On Monday, the Buffalo Bills officially announced the signing of former Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb to a new contract. The exact details of that deal were unknown, outside of reports that it could be worth up to a maximum of $13 million over two years based on incentives. The details are now in, and the contract is a low-risk one for the Bills.
According to a league source, if Kolb sees the end of the contract he'll make a minimum of $6.1 million. When he inked the deal, the quarterback was awarded a $1 million signing bonus, the only guaranteed money of the contract.
In 2013, Kolb is set to make a base salary of $1.65 million, and will also get a $250,000 roster bonus as well as a $100,000 workout bonus. Adding his prorated signing bonus ($500,000), he'll account for a minimum cap hit of $2.5 million if he makes it to the end of the season.
In 2014, Kolb has a scheduled base salary of $2 million, and can also make an additional roster bonus of $1 million as well as another $100,000 workout bonus. Those, with the prorated bonus, mean that Kolb would carry a minimum cap hit of $3.6 million.
These numbers are all without incentives on the contract. Details of the exact incentives are still unknown to this point in time.
However, the point to take away is that it's a low-risk deal for Buffalo that they can walk away from without receiving a large hit to their salary cap. By no means does signing Kolb, due to the contract numbers, rule out Buffalo from selecting a quarterback early in the 2013 NFL Draft.