The Seahawks have restructured O'Brien Schofield's contract to a more incentive-based deal. Schofield picked up on waivers from the Cardinals last weekend was set to make $1.323M in 2013 but the Seahawks bumped his base pay down to $1M with up to $1M in incentives (likely based on playing time and sacks) reports Brian McIntyre. Per BMac - based on Schofield's pace of sacks production and playing time last year "the $1.025M in incentives are very attainable." In other words the Schofield took a pay-cut in base salary but will have earned a raise if he can contribute on the field. Sounds like a Seahawks front office type of deal. Always compete. Protects them somewhat from Schofield's injury history but rewards him should he produce on the field. Schofield will be play a Bruce Irvin style role in the Seahawks' defense whatever that ends up being - right now it looks like it will be a combination LEO-SAM linebacker type of thing where he'll line up near or at the line of scrimmage rush the passer or drop into the flats or short middle.
Seahawks restructure O'Brien Schofield's contract
Field Gulls | Aug 2