Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Anthony Davis deal has millions tied to weight limits

Last week, 49ers right tackle Anthony Davis signed a five-year, $37.295 million extension.  Moving forward, he could lose some of that money each year, if he fails to keep his body weight at an appropriate level.

According to Matt Maiocco of, the deal contains annual “de-escalator” provisions, which would reduce his compensation based on his failure to comply with a specific weight target.

Per Maiocco, the salary can drop by $1.25 million per year in each of the final five years of the contract, which currently runs through 2019.  The weight target for Davis isn’t known.

Weight was an issue for Davis at Rutgers.  When players make big money in the NFL, weight problems can resurface.  That’ why it was smart for the Niners to give Davis a disincentive to binge.

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