Falcons change-of-pace running back Jacquizz Rodgers hit escalator clauses in his contract that will bump up his cap number to $1.436 million in 2014 according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com.
Thanks to playing on at least 35 percent of the Falcons’ snaps in two of his first three NFL seasons, Rodgers’ 2014 base salary has jumped from $645,000 to $1.389 million.
Steven Jackson also carries a 2014 cap figure of $4.166 million and Jason Snelling will count $1.733 million. That is a lot of money to pay for a running back corps that was not all that effective this past season but, of the three, Rodgers probably earned his money the most.
He is the team’s kick returner and compiled a team-leading 1,248 all-purpose yards this past season. The Falcons are in really good cap shape for 2014 and will likely keep the speedy Rodgers.