Jeremy Hill contract breakdown; Bengals Running backs making about $6 million

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jeremy Hill may have been drafted high, but he'll still be just the fourth-highest paid running back on the Bengals roster this year. BenJarvus Green-Ellis ($3 mil.), Giovani Bernard ($1.19 mil.) and even Cedric Peerman ($1 mil.) will have a higher cap hit than Hill's $682,473 as a rookie.

Along with James Wilder Jr. and Rex Burkhead, if the six Bengals RBs were to somehow make it onto the 53-man roster, they'd still make just around a combined $6 million, according to Spotrac.

If the Bengals were to cut Green-Ellis and one other back to carry just four into the regular season, Cincinnati would be paying just around $2.5 million to RBs this year.

Perspective: 17 teams are paying a single RB more than that in 2014. Whether it was Cedric Benson, Rudi Johnson, over Marvin Lewis-tenure in Cincinnati, he Bengals have rarely paid RBs big money.

That's probably not changing anytime soon, unless Giovani develops into a star who's capable of carrying the workload. Then again, if the Bengals thought he was capable of that, would they have spent a second-round pick on Hill?

Here is Coley Harvey's breakdown on Hill's contract:

2014
Cap Value: $682,473 
Cash Value: $1,469,892 
Proration: $262,473* 
Base Salary: $420,000 
Guaranteed Money: Proration only. 
Workout bonuses: $0 
Cap savings: -$367,419 

2015
Cap Value: $853,091 
Cash Value: $590,618 
Proration: $262,473* 
Base Salary: $590,618 
Guaranteed Money: $590,618 (base salary is guaranteed), and proration. 
Workout bonuses: $0 
Cap savings: -$524,946 

2016
Cap Value: $1,023,710 
Cash Value: $761,237 
Proration: $262,473* 
Base Salary: $711,237 
Guaranteed Money: Proration only. 
Workout bonuses: $50,000 
Cap savings: $498,764 

2017
Cap Value: $1,194,328 
Cash Value: $931,855 
Proration: $262,473* 
Base Salary: $881,855 
Guaranteed Money: Proration only. 
Workout bonuses: $50,000 
Cap savings: $931,855 
*The proration comes from Hill's signing bonus. The full amount of the signing bonus is $1,049,892.

Source: ESPN Stats & Information

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