Per Barry Jackson, Carter’s deal will earn him $2.7 million guaranteed and up to $8.7 million in total value over the next three years.
Per source, Dolphins gave TE/FB Cethan Carter a three-year deal worth $8.25 million, which could rise to as much as $8.7 million with incentives. That includes $2.7 million guaranteed.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) March 16, 2021
Carter, a fourth-year player, was signed by the Bengals as a college free agent out of Nebraska in 2017. He made the team’s 53-man roster as a rookie and has been an h-back/tight end ever since.
The Dolphins giving this kind of deal to Carter shows he had value while he was with the Bengals, though I think it’s safe to say the team is focusing heavily on getting better offensive linemen right now. Fullbacks simply don’t have the same kind of value any of the five offensive line spots do, so hopefully the money Cincy won’t be spending on Carter goes to an impact o-lineman.
Still, Carter’s journey from undrafted free agent to signing a multi-million dollar contract should be commended. It’s great to see his life-long work paid off like this.