Signing bonuses are important to NFL players because contracts in professional football aren’t fully guaranteed.
Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Evan Mathis, who will enter the third year of a five-year, $25.5 million deal next season, posted a picture of a signing bonus check he received from the team to his Instagram on Friday. He also included a caption that read “Hell yeah, just got my signing bonus.”
Normally this wouldn’t be funny, but the check was for $0. That doesn’t seem like a fair signing bonus for one of the better offensive guards in the league. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported in March that the Eagles made Mathis available for trade.
Check out Mathis’ hilarious signing bonus below.