The Baltimore Ravens signed quarterback Matt Schaub for one year, $2 million ($1 million base salary and $1 million signing bonus), according to ESPN Stats & Info. The breakdown is $2 million guaranteed and an additional $1 million that can be earned through playing time incentives.
By my calculations, Schaub is 11th among most expensive backup quarterbacks based on 2015 payouts. He is the highest-priced backup for the Ravens since Marc Bulger made $3.8 million in 2010. The Ravens are paying Schaub more than three times what they gave last season's backup Tyrod Taylor, who earned $645,000.
Here is what the top 11 backup quarterbacks are making in 2015:
Mark Sanchez, Eagles: $4.5 million ($2.5 million base and $2 million signing bonus)
Chase Daniel, Chiefs: $3.75 million
Chad Henne, Jaguars $3.5 million
Shaun Hill, Vikings: $3.2 million
Matt Hasselbeck, Colts: $3 million
Matt Moore, Dolphins: $2.65 million
Ryan Mallett, Texans: $2.5 million
Drew Stanton, Cardinals: $2.45 million
Charlie Whitehurst, Titans: $2.25 million
Christian Ponder, Raiders: $2.25 million
Matt Schaub, Ravens: $2 million