Dover High School graduate John Kuhn will earn $7.5 million if he plays out his new three-year contract with the Green Bay Packers.
That's according to a report in the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
The newspaper reported that its sources said Kuhn received a signing bonus of $750,000 and an immediate roster bonus of $1.25 million. That translates into $2 million in guaranteed money.
The Press-Gazette also reported that Kuhn's base salaries for the three seasons are: $800,000 in 2011, $1.6 million in 2012 and $1.8 million in 2013. He also could earn another $200,000 this season based on how many games he's on the active, 45-man roster, meaning he could earn up to $3 million this season.
Kuhn can also earn $450,000 in roster bonuses and $100,000 in workout bonuses in both 2012 and 2013.
The deal makes Kuhn, according to his agent, one of the highest-paid running backs in the NFL. Vonta Leach is the highest-paid fullback in the league. He recently signed a three-year, $11 million free-agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens.
Kuhn became something of a folk hero last season during the Packers' Super Bowl run, when he was forced into unexpected action at halfback because of injuries.
Kuhn finished 2010 with 281 yards rushing on 84 carries, a 3.3-yard average. He also had 15 receptions for 97 yards. He scored six total touchdowns.