I've read from other sources that Pace is guaranteed $6+ million in his first year. Looks like he made out pretty well; good for him.
Pace deal $15 million over three years
By Brad Biggs
on April 2, 2009 7:01 PM
John St. Clair was seeking $5 million per season when he opened contract negotiations with the Bears.
He was a one-time backup to Orlando Pace in St. Louis.
That's what the Bears will pay Pace. He gets a $15 million, three-year deal, and will have the opportunity to earn $11 million in the first two seasons without having to trigger bonuses or incentives.
Pace is expected to be the starter at left tackle with Chris Williams and Kevin Shaffer working at right tackle.