NFL.com's salary cap guru Brian McIntyre is reporting that a source with knowledge of his contract, Seahawks center Max Unger is set to make over $25.5 million over the next five seasons, thanks to a new deal signed this week. Per McIntyre, Unger's four-year extension "is worth $24.935 million, a $6.233 million per year average that ranks fourth behind Ryan Kalil, Nick Mangold and Chris Myers among NFL centers."
GM John Schneider said in a press release after inking Unger to a new deal, "Pete and I are excited to lock up a young core leader on our offense. Max's consistent and professional approach to his job transcends the locker room and the huddle."
Over the age of the contract, which is five years, Unger is set to make about $5.1 million per year, with $12 million guaranteed, again, pretty rich for an NFL center. According to McIntyre, Unger received a $5.5 million signing bonus and will earn a base salary of $2.5 million in 2012 and $4 million 2013, fully guaranteed. He then goes to a non-guaranteed $4.5 million in both 2014 and 2015, then falls again to $4.25 million non-guaranteed with a $250,000 roster bonus in 2016. There are escalators in base salary that remain undisclosed.
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