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Buffalo Bills Release Terms of Quarterback Kyle Orton’s Contract

September 3rd, 2014 at 1:00 PM
By Mike Matisz

When the Buffalo Bills announced the signing of quarterback Kyle Orton, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Now that the numbers are out, it is clear that the Bills have faith in Orton's ability to lead the team if necessary.

Orton is now the third highest paid backup quarterback in the league, behind only Matt Schaub in Oakland and Matt Moore in Miami.

Orton signed a two-year deal that can be voided after the season's end, even though the terms of the void were not disclosed. The deal is worth $5.5 million on average over two seasons.

Here is how the deal works out, according to ESPN:

Signing bonus: $3 million
2014 season:
Base salary: $2.5 million
Cap number: $4 million
2015 season:
Base salary: $5.4 million
Workout bonus: $100,000
Cap number: $7 million

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