Nate Sudfeld didn’t exactly break the bank but he did get a decent lump sum in guaranteed money from the 49ers.
The Eagles’ former backup quarterback is heading to San Francisco on a one-year deal worth $990,000.
Here are some more details of that deal, according to a league source:
Base salary: $990K
Total guarantee: $252K
Signing bonus: $0
Cap hit: $850K
This is one of those veteran salary benefit deals, which is why the cap hit is lower than the actual amount of the contract. This is a mechanism created to encourage teams to sign veterans over younger, cheaper players.
The first reaction from NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco was that the $252K in guarantees signaled than Sudfeld is more than just a camp arm with the 49ers. The 49ers are set to presumably take a QB with the No. 3 pick and still have Jimmy Garoppolo, Josh Rosen and Josh Johnson under contract as well.
It’s interesting to think about Sudfeld’s career with the Eagles. They brought him aboard in 2017 as a practice squad member but always thought a lot of him. The Eagles promoted him in 2017 to avoid losing him to another team and when Carson Wentz tore his ACL, made Sudfeld the backup for that entire playoff run. Sudfeld was the backup in Super Bowl LII.
And the next year, in 2018, Sudfeld was the backup when Wentz went down with the…