Late-round gem: Bears' Jordan Mills tops NFL's PBP pay list

Late-round gem: Bears' Jordan Mills tops NFL's PBP pay list
March 24, 2014, 4:00 pm
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Scott Krinch

Jordan Mills started all 16 games at right tackle for the Bears in 2013 and he will be rewarded because of it.

Mills, a fifth-round draft pick out of Louisiana Tech by Bears general manager Phil Emery in 2013, topped the NFL's performance-based pay list.

The PBP scale compensates players in which their level of playing time is greater than what their salary would indicate. Each club is given $3.46 million to distribute accordingly.

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Mills' base salary in 2013 was $405,000 and his performance-based pay will reward him an additional $318, 243.86.

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was second in the league, earning an additional $315,847.69 in performance-based pay.

Here's a look at the Top 5 highest/lowest Bears' earnings in PBP from the NFL Management Council:

Top 5 (after Mills)

Chris Conte -- $210,957

Isaiah Frey -- $179,411

Zack Bowman -- $162,273

Jon Bostic -- $143,309

Matt Slauson -- $134,485

Bottom 5

Tracy Robertson -- $327

Taylor Boggs -- $1,602

Henry Melton -- $2,099

Cornelius Washington -- $3,381

Jeremy Cain -- $4,888

Click here for the complete list.