(USA Today) – Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles signed a contract with more than a million in guaranteed money, but his annual budget reflects one of a much smaller salary: $60,000 a year between him and his wife.
Broyles wanted to make sure his NFL career, however long it lasts, really did set him up for life.
“Then you know how much you can invest, how risky you can be,” Broyles said, as he enters the last year of his rookie contract with no guarantee he’ll make the Lions roster. “Then, when I was hitting the same budget over three, four, five months, it was all right, this is what your budget is and I had some spending money.
Broyles signed a four-year contract in 2012 worth $3.6 million with $1.42 million guaranteed. He’s faced a litany of injuries since being drafted by the Lions in the second round of the 2012 draft. But this year, he’s hoping to make an impact.