Amon-Ra St. Brown, Kerby Joseph lead Detroit Lions' performance based payouts

The league announced its performance based payouts on Monday and St. Brown led the Lions with an award of $700,473 — or about 75% of his salary in 2023.

Safety Kerby Joseph ($680,854), cornerback Jerry Jacobs ($647,873), defensive tackle Benito Jones ($558,685) and linebacker Derrick Barnes ($543,931) also received payouts of more than a half-million dollars after playing last season on minimum contracts.


I love this performance pay system. In real life I think of it like giving big bonuses to the lowest paid employees. I know its tradition to give the highest paid employees the biggest bonuses while shoveling crumbs to the lower paid people. But imagine the look on a $30k employee’s face when they open a $15k bonus check.

Oh Boy High Quality GIF