Mike Wallace Might Have The Most Easily Attainable Contract Incentive Ever

By on April 17, 2018 in ArticlesSports News

Veteran wide receiver, Mike Wallace, signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles in March worth up to $4 million. At first glance, it just seems like another stop on the journey. Wallace has formerly played for the Steelers, Dolphins, Vikings, and most recently, the Ravens.

But take a closer look at his contract and you'll see something very peculiar. Namely, Wallace can make more than half a million dollars simply by not gaining 50 pounds this year.

In one of the most bizarre incentives we've ever seen, Wallace will earn $585,000 if he doesn't tip the scales at 250 pounds or heavier during the season.

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Weight incentives are nothing new, but those incentives are usually given to a player near or above the target weight stated in the contract. Wallace is listed at 6 feet, 200 pounds on the Eagles website.

Even if he adopts the most aggressive eating habits, Wallace should easily stay under the 250-pound mark. And he'll take home what's believed to be the largest incentive bonus signed this offseason.

Wallace, who made a Pro Bowl in 2011 with the Steelers, has amassed 538 receptions for 8,072 yards and 57 touchdown catches. That's a lot of touchdowns, but we doubt he's ever had a score as easy as this one.

Articles Written by Joey Held
If there's a story anywhere in the world of music, sports, or entertainment, Joey wants to tell it. He's been freelancing since 2010, and prior to that, he attended the University of Miami, where he double majored in broadcast journalism and sport administration. A Chicago native, Joey currently resides in Austin, TX. Follow him on Twitter and Google+ and always feel free to suggest a song for his next karaoke performance.
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