Jaguars rookies earn nearly a third of teams performance-based pay

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars hope that playing a lot of rookies on the field in 2014 will eventually pay off for the franchise. It has already done so for the players’ wallets.

Three rookies were in the top 10 of Jaguars players in performance-based pay. Center Luke Bowanko topped the list with $235,782.86, which was more than half of his $420,000 base salary in 2014. Undrafted receiver Allen Hurns was fourth ($207,541.57) and linebacker Telvin Smith was fifth ($194,824.11).

In all, the Jaguars’ 17 rookies took home a combined $1,056,140.15. In case you were wondering, the lowest total among the rookies was tight end Marcel Jensen ($6,305.06).

Each NFL team has $3.633 million to divide among its players. The amount for each player is determined by playing time and a player’s salary -- therefore the players earning the list and playing the most earn a bigger share.

Here is what each player received, according to the NFL:

C Luke Bowanko: $235,782.86

CB Demetrius McCray: $210,241.17

S Josh Evans: $208,859.16

WR Allen Hurns: $207,541.57

LB Telvin Smith: $194,824.11

G Brandon Linder: $189,364.51

LB J.T. Thomas: $147,046.28

CB Dwayne Gratz: $139,650.23

DE Ryan Davis: $128,281.96

DT Abry Jones: $105,112.02

RB Jordan Todman: $99,292.84

OT Austin Pasztor: $98,921.10

LB LaRoy Reynolds: $97,810.74

RB Denard Robinson: $93,809.01

S Johnathan Cyprien: $90,746.33

WR Allen Robinson: $90,066.21

FB Will Ta'ufo'ou: $86,988.98

CB Aaron Colvin: $65,037.45

OT Sam Young: $60,069.60

WR Marqise Lee: $58,053.45

S Craig Loston: $54,983.99

WR Cecil Shorts: $53,188.80

TE Nic Jacobs: $50,640.56

S Sherrod Martin: $49,688.16

S Winston Guy: $46,785.32

TE Clay Harbor: $45,270.55

CB Will Blackmon: $44,730.62

CB Alan Ball: $41,980.19

LB Geno Hayes: $41,340.65

C Jacques McClendon: $40,183.20

OT Josh Wells: $34,206.44

LS Carson Tinker: $32,696.06

WR Mike Brown: $27,882.15

QB Blake Bortles: $26,429.95

DE Chris Smith: $25,710.74

DE Andre Branch: $25,110.45

OT Luke Joeckel: $23,628.80

TE Mickey Shuler: $21,931.46

WR Ace Sanders: $21,770.27

CB Tommie Campbell: $21,606.74

LB Jeremiah George: $21,455.89

P Bryan Anger: $21,409.54

CB Jeremy Harris: $19,166.83

DE Tyson Alualu: $17,324.84

DT Roy Miller: $17, 044.96

ST Sen'Derrick Marks: $17,004.42

DE Chris Clemons: $16,685.24

RB Storm Johnson: $16,272.60

G Zane Beadles: $16,069.94

LB Khairi Fortt: $13,472.30

DT Ziggy Hood: $13,224.98

S Chris Prosinski: $12,886.73

LB Dekoda Watson: $12,632.33

G Tyler Shatley: $11,559.28

DE Red Bryant: $11,526.30

OT Cameron Bradfield: $10,191.41

RB Toby Gerhart: $9,679.37

TE Marcel Jensen: $6,305.06

LB Paul Posluszny: $5,809.47

TE Marcedes Lewis: $5,797.20

CB Peyton Thompson: $4,241.28

LB A.J. Edds: $4,233.72

CB Teddy Williams: $3,676.65

K Josh Scobee: $3,015.76

WR Tommy Streeter: $1,582.52