This offseason the Atlanta Falcons signed an ultra athletic pile of goo, and agreed to pay him $500,000 if he can stay under 330 pounds. Lets put that into perspective. The next heaviest man on the roster is newly signed tackle Ty Sambrailo, who is a svelte 314 pounds. They are literally intending to pay him half a million dollars to... still be the fattest man on the team.
The weight bonuses were spread out, and this appears to be the last one. Dontari Poe may celebrate by putting a Golden Corral out of business.
Falcons NT Dontari Poe will earn $125,000 if he weighs in at 330 pounds or less today. Large chunk of change at stake.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 6, 2017
I need these sorts of bonuses in my blogging contract.
While Poe was frequently used as a space eater in Kansas City, Quinn wanted him to drop weight and use his athleticism to be more disruptive. So far, Poe has hit his weight clauses, and odds are he makes this one too.