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A few Kansas City Chiefs are big winners in performance-based pay

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Some Kansas City Chiefs players earned some extra cash in the performance-based pay system from the NFL. This money is designed to give players who didn’t earn much money (well, relatively not much money) but played a bunch. It does not take into account quality of play - just playing time.

Anyway, the KC Star’s Terez Paylor reports 13 Chiefs received a pay out. CB Steven Nelson, who his on a third round pick contract, earned nearly $250k from the program. That doesn’t top what Laurent Duvernay-Tardif got last year - $253k.

When I first heard about this system years ago it was Chiefs CB Brandon Carr who was dominating this list. He was a fifth round pick who played a ton of snaps. With Sorensen and LDT getting new deals this offseason, you won’t see them on this list next year.

Here are some of the others, via Terez:

G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif ($240,965)

S Daniel Sorensen ($224,090)

G Zach Fulton ($219,131)

WR Chris Conley ($177,635)

WR Tyreek Hill ($175,165)

Remember I said that playing time, not quality of play, is what matters. That’s why Nelson, LDT and others earned more than Tyreek Hill.

Check out this link for more info on how it’s calculated.