ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Play every snap on a league-minimum contract, and you're going to be in line for a big bonus.
Each team league-wide receives $3,802,500 to divide among their players. Players with low base salaries and high play counts usually receive the bulk of the fund; last year,
The bonus system is designed to reward players who outplay their contracts through a "player index" formula in which his total number of snaps is divided by adjusted regular-season compensation (which includes base salary, signing bonus and incentives in the player's contract).
Marshall was again among the league leaders in performance bonuses according to reports, earning an extra $249,434.22 for his work in 2015.