TONY ROMO struggled with injuries again last year . . . and because of that, and the emergence of DAK PRESCOTT . . . he only ended up playing ONE series for the Dallas Cowboys.
But he still qualified for a performance bonus . . . and it was $64.11. (???)
Since 2011, NFL teams are allotted a “performance based pool” of money, which can be distributed based on two factors: How much the players are already earning in salary, and how much they played.
The formula roughly boils down to the percentage of snaps played . . . divided by salary. So, the biggest bonuses go to players who didn’t earn much, but played a ton . . . exactly the type of players who deserve more.
Romo wouldn’t be one of them. He made over $20 million last year . . . but only briefly got onto the field in the last game of the season.
By comparison, Prescott got a bonus of $354,544.57. His base salary was $450,000, and he played in 67.49% of the snaps last season.
The bonus formula doesn’t ALWAYS make sense though. Reggie Bush finished with a negative rushing yardage total for the season . . . but still took home an extra $14,615.83 for his efforts. He also made $1 million in salary with the Bills.