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Report: Brett Favre Could Make $20 Million This Season

There was talk prior to Brett Favre returning to the Minnesota Vikings that money was possibly one of the sticking points for the quarterbacks return, though he dismissed that rumor as soon as it was brought to him.

Regardless if that was true or not, Favre will make more money this season – up to $20 million – after restructuring his contract according to ProFootballTalk.

Per a league source, Vikings quarterback Brett Favre got his new contract on Monday. He received a signing bonus of $4.4 million, and he reduced his base salary from $13 million to $11.6 million. Favre also is eligible to earn $4 million in incentives, which allows him to make up to $20 million in 2010.

Since nothing is done regarding Favre’s status without some sort of conspiracy involved, PFT brings up an interesting, if not outlandish, point regarding the timing of the contract.

Favre’s new deal was finalized the day before word emerged that receiver Sidney Rice underwent surgery that will knock him out of action for two months. If Favre knew he’d be without Rice for at least two months, would he have wanted to push some of the money tied to incentives based on team accomplishments toward his base salary?

Things that make you go hmmm.

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