Pascal, Safety Duo Lead Colts in Performance-Based Pay Raises

In what turned out to be a great year for the Colts as a team, 10 players earned considerable performance-based pay raises thanks to their play in 2020.
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Zach Pascal and at least nine other Indianapolis Colts received performance-based pay raises following the 2020 season, according to Jim Ayello of the Indianapolis Star.

Nearly every Colt earned some sort of performance-based pay raise, which is a formula that compares playing time to salary, which often results in a bonus for the player.

Of those that earned a pay raise thanks to their play in 2020, these 10 earned the most, according to Ayello:

  • Zach Pascal, $530,606

  • Julian Blackmon, $472,038

  • Khari Willis, $457,650

  • Bobby Okereke, $386,289

  • Braden Smith, $327,207

  • Mo Alie-Cox, $324,293

  • Darius Leonard, $281,596

  • Zaire Franklin, $260,240

  • Tavon Wilson, $256,692

  • Anthony Walker, $242,731

Pascal earned a 71% bonus on his $750,000 salary, according to Ayello, coming off of a year in which he came through to lead the Colts in receiving yards (607) and targets (72) in 2020 playing with Phillip Rivers.

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Thanks to his terrific play in 2020, Pascal also earned a second-round tender in the off-season from the Colts, putting him in line to make $3.384 million in 2021.

Along with Pascal, rookie Julian Blackmon earned a huge performance-based pay raise, receiving just over $472,000 after recording 42 tackles, three tackles for loss, two interceptions, six pass breakups and a forced fumble in 15 games.

It's nice to see depth guys like Mo-Alie Cox and Zaire Franklin earn pay raises.

Tavon Wilson and Anthony Walker Jr. also received nice bonuses on the way out of town.

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