Equal pay: Contract details for Grossman, Orton

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This isnt a weighted competition.

The one-year contract Rex Grossman agreed to on Saturday has the same elements as the one-year extension Kyle Orton agreed to Monday night.

The money in the deals is identical for the quarterbacks, just spread a little differently because Orton is now under contract through 2009.

How the math breaks down:

Rex Grossman

2008

$1.4 million signing bonus

$100,000 workout bonus

$1.5 million base salary

Total $3 million

Incentives reaching up to $1.5 million based on four leversplay time, play time plus playoffs, play time plus 20 touchdown passes and play time plus a completion percentage formula.

Maximum value $4.5 million

Kyle Orton

Orton was under contract for this season at $520,000, and the Bears maintained the integrity of his rookie contract. He receives $3 million in new money.

2008

$1.4 million signing bonus

$100,000 workout bonus

$1.3 million base salary

Total $2.8 million

2009

$100,000 workout bonus

$620,000 base salary

Total $720,000

The contract includes an escalator for 2009 and incentives reaching up to $1.5 million based on four leversplay time, play time plus playoffs, play time plus 20 touchdown passes and play time plus a completion percentage formula.

Maximum value $5.02 million

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