January 28, 2023

Reducing the Ravens OLB half sack to Justin Houston cost him $500,000

Baltimore Crows outer back Justin Huston He was always very close to earning a $500,000 incentive in the last game of the season. He tasted it. felt it He even celebrated it. Because he thinks he did it.

Unfortunately, Houston was only half correct.

Houston only needed one sack on Sunday to reach the $500,000 bonus on his contract. He entered the match against Cincinnati Bengals With nine, he faces a quarterback Joe Burrowone of the NFL’s most prolific quarterbacks, means he has a good chance of getting that all-important 10th sack.

It seemed in the final quarter that Houston finally got it done. With 11:29 left, he was able to get up to one side of Burrow, hang on to him and take him down. Somersault celebrated, because he thought he was $500,000 richer.

Unfortunately for the Houston bank account, he wasn’t given credit for a full bag. fellow OLB Odafi Awa He was across from Burrow, weighing in on the QB as he tackled himself, and the official scorer decided that both Houston and Oh would split the sack balance. Instead of hitting 10 sacks and getting $500,000, Houston ends up with 9.5 sacks and no touches for that money.

However, it’s not all bad news for Houston. It was $500,000 for 10 sacks The final of three escalators has it in hold. He’s already earned $500,000 for hitting five sacks, and another $500,000 for hitting 7.5 sacks.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Justin Houston thought he had a $500,000 bonus in his contract for his 10th sack of the season. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)