Green Bay Packers’ Mason Crosby: Mediocrity Rewarded with a 100 Percent Raise

March 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It would be difficult to dispute that Mason Crosby had a bad year kicking field goals for the Green Bay Packers. Among kickers with at least 15 attempts, his 75 percent average field goal percentage (FG%)  was better than only six other kickers in the NFL. Towards the end of the season, Crosby collected “votes of confidence” from Packers coaches like Ted Thompson collects wide receivers (more than should be necessary).
Despite his less than eventful 2009, Crosby somehow triggered incentives in his contract that has doubled his salary for 2010, from $500K to $1M. As Don King loves to say, God Bless America!  And from Mason’s perspective, God Bless his agent. What a great contract he negotiated. His client can have a bad year and still manage to earn a 100 percent raise.
I can only sit and wonder what those incentives were? Did he have to…
Finish higher than 30th in the league?
Hit 90 percent of his kicks into the practice n...

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