Glennon earns highest performance bonus of NFL QBs
Bucs quarterback Mike Glennon, who started 13 games and threw for 19 touchdowns as a rookie last season, is behind veteran Josh McCown now in Tampa Bay, but he has the consolation of earning the largest performance-based pay supplement of any NFL quarterback in 2013: $183,209.
The league's performance-based pay supplement -- which is a deferred payment players receive in 2016 -- is intended to reward players whose playing time was more than anticipated by their salary.
Glennon's bonus was more than Seattle's Russell Wilson ($169,141) or Philadelphia's Nick Foles ($147,297) earned, again noting that the supplement is for work relative to expectation.
Nickel defensive back Leonard Johnson earned the highest bonus of any Bucs player at $208,864, edging undrafted rookie tight end Tim Wright ($200,592) for the team lead. Glennon, rookie defensive tackle Akeem Spence ($181,593) and linebacker Lavonte David ($180,190) rounded out the top five for Tampa Bay. You can see the entire list for the league here -- each team gets $3.46 million, which does not count toward the salary cap.