Taylor Decker had a busy past two weeks. On April 28, he was drafted in the first round and the next Friday, he signed his first NFL contract, instantly making him a multimillionaire.
The former Ohio State offensive tackle signed a four-year deal worth $10,966,978, including signing bonus, and Detroit will have an option to keep him around for a fifth year as well in 2020. It's the first first-round deal negotiated by the new Detroit Lions front office group of team president Rod Wood, general manager Bob Quinn and vice president of football administration Matt Harriss.
Decker's entire contract is guaranteed and his signing bonus was $6,175,984.
In 2016, Decker will earn $450,000 in base salary and will get $6,625,984 in cash (the signing bonus). His cap number is $1,993,996 and any potential "dead money" -- the salary-cap space a team must allocate to a player who has been cut -- is the complete deal.
In 2017, Decker will make $948,499 in cash and have a cap hit of $2,492,495. His potential dead money is $9,972,982.
In 2018, Decker finally gets more than $1 million in base salary, pulling in $1,446,998 in cash with a cap hit of $2,990,994. His potential dead money is $6,480,487.
In the final year of his deal (pre-option), Decker will pull in $1,945,497 in cash with a cap hit of $3,489,493. His potential dead money would be $3,489,493.
Interestingly enough, the Lions put no bonuses in the deal and no incentives, either. This is the third time in four seasons the Lions have not put any roster or workout bonuses in the first contract for the team's first-round pick. The exception is tight end Eric Ebron, the No. 10 overall pick in 2014. Ebron has roster bonuses in his deal of $200,000 in 2015, $300,000 in 2016 and $500,000 for next season.
All numbers in this post were provided by ESPN Stats & Information.