Five other Falcons received more than $239,000 in performance-based pay for 2020: cornerback Kendall Sheffield ($297,555), linebacker Mykal Walker ($275,666), defensive tackle John Cominsky ($258,208), tight end Luke Stocker ($240,722) and cornerback Darqueze Dennard ($239,011).
The performance-based pay will be paid out by the league at a later day, per an agreement between the NFLPA and the NFL because of the salary-cap shortfall in the 2020 COVID-19 season.
The Falcons will pay their players an extra $8.5 million in performance-based pay from the 2020 season.
Falcons’ 2021 draft position: Here are the top 10 picks in D. Led’s Mock Draft 4.0:
1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence (QB, Clemson)
2. New York Jets: Zach Wilson, (QB, BYU)
3. San Francisco 49ers: Justin Fields (QB, Ohio State)
4. Atlanta Falcons: Penei Sewell (OT, Oregon)
5. Cincinnati Bengals: Ja’Marr Chase (WR, LSU)
6. Miami Dolphins: Kyle Pitts (TE, Florida)
7. Detroit Lions: DeVonta Smith (WR, Alabama)
8. Carolina Panthers: Jaylen Waddle (WR, Alabama)
9. Denver Broncos: Trey Lance (QB, North Dakota State)
10. Dallas Cowboys: Patrick Surtain (CB, Alabama)
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