The Bengals forced a good bit of the money into THIS seaons I believe.
The contract is worth $19 million in its first three years. The extension has a maximum value of $33.7 million. Geathers will earn $12.5 million in bonuses and will bank $14 million in the first year of the deal.
They did the same thing last year with Palmer, signed him to a big contract and forced a large chunk of the money into the 2005 years pool.
I guess the Bengals are making good coin if they feel they can force the bonuses into the current year so the player is cheaper against the cap in the following years?