OL Kenny Wiggins tops Chargers in performance-based pay

SAN DIEGO -- For a second straight season, an offensive lineman led the San Diego Chargers in performance-based pay.

Versatile offensive lineman Kenny Wiggins led the Chargers, adding $255,145 to his base salary of $510,00 last season. Following Wiggins on the list was receiver Dontrelle Inman ($201,928), safety Jahleel Addae ($199,916), outside linebacker Kyle Emanuel ($157,543) and tackle Chris Hairston ($145,553).

Offensive lineman Johnnie Troutman topped the Chargers in performance-based pay in 2014 at $214,865.

Established in 2002 as part of the collective bargaining agreement, the NFL’s performance-based pay program is a fund created and used as a supplemental form of player compensation based on a comparison of playing time to salary.

Players become eligible to receive a bonus distribution in any regular season in which they play at least one official down.

Each NFL team received $3.8 million to pay out to their players for the 2015 season.

Generally, players who benefit the most from the pool of money are those who played extensively but had low salaries relative to their teammates.

Here are the top 15 Chargers in performance-based pay for the 2015 season:

OL Kenny Wiggins $255,145

WR Dontrelle Inman $ 201,928

S Jahleel Addae $199, 916

OLB Kyle Emanuel $157, 543

T Chris Hairston $145,553

TE Ladarius Green $131,335

OLB Jeremiah Attaochu $127,382

C Trevor Robinson $119,227

WR Javontee Herndon $115,132

LB Nick Dzubnar $111,667

WR Keenan Allen $104,395

CB Steve Williams $104,167

S Adrian Phillips $98,403

DE Kendall Reyes $95,758

DT Ricardo Mathews $94,601