Damar Hamlin’ contract includes a standard split to pay him at a lower rate if he lands on ‘Injured Reserve’ was decided. However, after the player underwent cardiac arrest in the middle of the game, this clause raised questions.
Moreover, the Bills planned to honor Damar Hamlin’s full contract after Monday’s near-fatal injury in Cincinnati. Sources tell that his team worked out an agreement with the NFL.
Rapoport added: “Damar Hamlin was set to earn $825K in 2022. His split rate if he’s on Injured Reserve is $455K. Placed on IR this week, that’s a difference of $20,555.56. Buffalo worked it out so he’ll receive the whole thing, even though he’s not on the active roster.”
The fact that Damar Hamlin will be paid his full salary for this season is fantastic news. One could confront that it is absurd for the NFL to essentially cut a player’s salary in half if they sustain an injury while participating in football.
When Buffalo hosts New England on Sunday afternoon, Hamlin’s team, the Bills, will play their first game since the 24-year-old injury. With a victory, Josh Allen and company can finally win the AFC’s No. 2 seed, while a road win for the Patriots would guarantee the conference’s final playoff spot.