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Breaking down Brian Hoyer's contract with the 49ers

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- At the moment he signed with the San Francisco 49ers, Brian Hoyer was the only quarterback on the roster. The team has since signed Matt Barkley as a backup but, barring something big happening, Hoyer looks like the odds-on favorite to start in 2017.

And if Hoyer does well? He'll be compensated for it. Hoyer agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal with $9.85 million fully guaranteed. That money can increase dramatically, especially in his second season, if Hoyer hits incentives for playing time, passing yards, touchdowns and Pro Bowl appearances.

Here's the full breakdown of Hoyer's contract with numbers, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information:

2017

  • Base salary: $2.95 million (fully guaranteed)

  • Signing bonus proration: $2 million

  • Roster bonus: $400,000 ($25,000 per game on the active 46-man roster, up to $400,000)

  • Workout bonus: $150,000

  • Cap charge: $5.5 million

  • Cash: $7.5 million

Note: Up to $1.5 million in not-likely-to-be-earned incentives for playing time, passing yards, touchdowns and Pro Bowl.

2018

  • Base salary: $3.95 million ($2.9 million is fully guaranteed)

  • Signing bonus proration: $2 million

  • Roster bonus: $400,000 ($25,000 per game on the active 46-man roster, up to $400,000)

  • Workout bonus: $150,000

  • Cap charge: $6.5 million

  • Cash: $4.5 million

Note: Up to $5 million in not-likely-to-be-earned incentives for playing time, passing yards, touchdowns and Pro Bowl.