BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
An ESPN report showing the details of Alvin Kamara’s $75 million contract extension with the New Orleans Saints shows a heavily backloaded deal that allows the team some financial flexibility in the near future.
Though the average annual salary is $15 million, Kamara’s annual base salary does not rise above $10 million until the 2024 season. In 2025, the last year of his contract, Kamara is set to make $22.4 million. For cap purposes, his $15 million signing bonus is prorated over the duration of the five-year contract.
With the NFL salary cap potentially set to drop as low as $175...