Duron Carter cashed in.
Under the terms of the one-year contract he agreed to for 2018, the dynamic Saskatchewan Roughrider receiver could collect $144,000 in ‘hard money’ –a $75,000 signing bonus, $54,000 in base salary and $15,000 in housing.
There’s $16,000 in available playtime bonuses if Carter plays 51 per cent of the offensive, defensive or combined plays for games 11 to 18. He has $100 for each special teams tackle, $500 per special teams touchdown, separate $2,000 bonuses for leading the Riders in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, $2,000 for topping the team in interceptions, $2,000 for being a divisional all-star, $2,500 for having the most receiving yards in the league, $3,000 if he was named a CFL Most Outstanding Player in any category.
The 2017 CFL all-star made more than $130,000 last year while posting 1,043 receiving yards and nine touchdowns (including one on defence) during the regular season, earning him the Riders Most Outstanding Player award.
Carter has put up more than 900 yards in each of his four CFL seasons. Overall, the 26-year-old has 258 receptions for 3,920 yards and 25 touchdowns in 58 games.
Carter is a proven threat on offence and shown some ability as a defensive back as well – just ask Bo Levi Mitchell. His return skills are also among the best in the league. Saskatchewan head coach and general manager Chris Jones said Carter will be deployed in all three phases during the 2018 season.
For the price and level of play expected out of Carter, it seems like a value deal for the Riders.