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Aaron Burbridge Contract Breakdown with 49ers

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We take a look at what Aaron Burbridge's first NFL contract looks like.

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

After a standout career with the Michigan State Spartans, Aaron Burbidge now looks to continue his football career with the San Francisco 49ers.

Burbridge was the 2015 Big Ten Receiver of the Year after catching a career-high 85 passes for 1,258 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior. Though many projected him to be drafted as high as Round 3, Burbridge fell late into Day 3 before the Niners grabbed him in Round 6, No. 213 overall.

Since then, Burbridge has signed his rookie contract, which is a four-year, $2,440,356 contract. It includes a $100,356 signing bonus, $100,356 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $610,089.

In 2016, Burbridge will earn a base salary of $450,000 and a signing bonus of $100,356. Burbridge has a cap hit of $475,089 while his dead money value is $100,356 if he is cut.

Here is what Burbridge's deal looks like over the entire contract, courtesy of Over The Cap.

Year

Base Salary(Guaranteed)

Bonuses

Cap
Number

Prorated

Roster

Workout

Other

2016

$450,000

$25,089

$0

$0

$0

$475,089

2017

$540,000

$25,089

$0

$0

$0

$565,089

2018

$630,000

$25,089

$0

$0

$0

$655,089

2019

$720,000

$25,089

$0

$0

$0

$745,089

Burbridge now joins a 49ers group of wide receivers that includes Torrey Smith, Quinton Patton, Bruce Ellington, Jerome Simpson, DeAndrew White, DeAndre Smelter, DiAndre Campbell, Dres Anderson and Eric Rogers. Other than Smith, none of those other guys have shown they can be reliable NFL receivers.

Not only does Burbridge have a great shot of making the 53-man roster this year, but don't be surprised if he ends up being the No. 2 or 3 receiver for a 49ers team in need of pass-catchers.