This originally appeared as a part of the Sunday Football Notes.
Let’s take a look at a few notable Patriots and whether they achieved the incentives in their contracts:
■ Julian Edelman had a $500,000 incentive for achieving any of the following: 1,057 receiving yards; 70 catches and seven touchdowns; 80 catches and 13 wins; 80 catches and a Super Bowl appearance. Edelman finished with 98 catches for 1,106 yards and three touchdowns, plus 14 wins and a Super Bowl title. He needed to reach just one of those four criteria to pick up the incentive, and he met three of them. Edelman also earned a $250,000 bonus for participating in offseason workouts and $750,000 for playing in all 16 games ($46,875 per game).
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