Kevin Glenn contract relative bargain for Riders

The Saskatchewan Roughriders will pay quarterback Kevin Glenn close to $200,000 in base salary with playtime incentives that could push that number closer to $300,000 if he starts all 18 games next season, per sources.

As part of the 37-year-old’s new deal, he received an $80,000 signing bonus. The second year of the contract will be structured in a similar fashion, with a sizeable base and possible playtime bonuses added in.

Glenn’s deal features significantly less guaranteed money than former Saskatchewan quarterback Darian Durant, who was dealt to Montreal for draft picks earlier this month. Durant’s contract extension with Alouettes featured $400,000 in guaranteed money in the first year, including a signing bonus of $225,000.

Glenn’s contract is also on the lower end of what other veteran quarterbacks are set to earn in 2017. Edmonton’s Mike Reilly and Hamilton’s Zach Collaros are due more than $500,000 while Calgary’s Bo Levi Mitchell, Ottawa’s Trevor Harris and Winnipeg’s Matt Nichols are all at $400K or above. The 16-year CFLer’s contract is on par with the restructured $300,000 deal signed by Drew Willy in Toronto. 

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