2016 NFL Contracts: Best Value
LeGarrette Blount, RB, New England Patriots
Contract: 1 year, $1,000,000
Contract Structure: $760K base salary, $100K signing bonus, $100K in per game roster bonuses, $40K workout bonus
Statistics: 299 carries, 1,161 yards and 18 TDs
Summary: Blount’s Paragraph 5 Salary (base) of $760,000 was the veteran minimum for players with 4-6 credited seasons in 2016. He earned $6,250 roster bonuses every week we was on the active 46-man roster. His $1.025M total cap hit in 2016 ranked 39th among all running backs in the NFL, while his $1M total contract value ranked $108th at the position. Despite this, he finished the season 2nd in the NFL in carries, 8th in rush yards and 1st in rush TD. His 18 rushing scores is the most in a single season since 2006–the year LaDainian Tomlinson set the all-time record with 28.