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Play-time bonuses for all 65 Broncos players in 2019

Elijah Wilkinson got a nice $443,000 bonus while Alexander Johnson was next with $430,108.
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COLORADO, USA — Elijah Wilkson and Alexander Johnson played themselves into millionaires.

Wilkinson was supposed to make a $645,000 salary as a third-year player last year. But when right tackle Ja'wuan James went down for all but a full game worth of plays, Wilkinson played so much he picked up a $443,000 year-end performance pay and veteran bonus.

So Wilkinson's pay was $1,088,000, which he more than deserved considering he started 12 games at right tackle and finished 15 of 16.

The bonus earned by the linebacker Johnson almost doubled his $570,00 salary as he picked up another $430,108 in veteran and performance-based bonus -- giving him $1,000,108 for the season. 

Performance bonuses are based on a formula that computes a player's salary and his playing time. The lower the salary and greater the playing time leads to a richer performance bonus. Rookies don't get the veteran performance bonus so second- and third-year players tend to get the top combined bonuses -- as was the case with Wilkinson and Johnson this year. 

Eleven Broncos received combined performance bonuses of at least $205,000 and 27 got bonuses of at least $110,000. 

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Here are the performance-based bonuses for each of the Broncos' 65 players:

Player …………….. Performance pay …. Vet pay .....… Total 

Elijah Wilkinson ..............… $250,783 … $192,217 … $443,000

Alexander Johnson ........… $256,270 … $173,838 … $430,108

Davontae Harris .............… $185,345 … $125,044 … $310,389

Isaac Yiadom .............……. $159,673 … $122,996 … $282,669

DaeSean Hamilton .........… $161,375 … $121,280 … $282,655

Phillip Lindsay .............….… $162,845… $110,870 … $273,715

Mike Purcell ............……… $148,927 … $114,017 … $262,944

Malik Reed ………............. $240,810 ...........… $0 … $240,810

Courtland Sutton ................ $110,742 … $115,609 … $226,351

Jeremiah Attaochu ...........… $121,938 … $93,091 … $215,029

Justin Simmons …................ $94,188 … $111,481 … $205,669

Connor McGovern ............... $90,924 … $106,872 … $197,796

Duke Dawson ...............…… $107,882 … $88,831 … $196,713

Josey Jewell ..............……… $111,209 … $83,895 … $195,104

Royce Freeman …................ $101,732 … $87,926 … $189,658

Tim Patrick ..............…………. $96,056 … $65,158 … $161,214

Andrew Beck ……................. $158,326 ........…. $0 … $158,326

Dalton Risner ………........…. $146,892 .........… $0 … $146,892

Trey Marshall ……….........… $146,218 .........… $0 … $146,218

Garett Bolles …….............….. $65,881 … $77,978 … $143,859

Joe Jones ….........…………… $59,215 … $77,257 … $136,472

Troy Fumagalli ….................... $81,973 … $51,561 … $133,534

Justin Hollins ………….......... $124,345 ........… $0 … $124,345

Austin Schlottmann .............. $123,646 ........… $0 …. $123,646

Will Parks ............................… $64,610 … $54,587 … $119,197

Adam Gotsis …....................... $60,229 … $51,412 … $111,641

Fred Brown ………................ $110,398 .........… $0 … $110,398

Corey Nelson ......................… $42,605 … $55,807 … $98,412

DeVontae Booker …................ $43,829 … $49,627 … $93,456

Dre’Mont Jones ……...................….. $92,635 … $0 … $92,635

Shelby Harris …....................... $41,190 … $48,753 … $89,943

Brandon Allen ......................… $38,505 … $50,437 … $88,942

De’Vante Bausby................. … $36,679 … $47,624 … $84,303

DeMarcus Walker ................… $39,591 … $44,501 … $84,092

Diontae Spencer ….................. $81,404 .........… $0 … $81,404

Colby Wadman .....................… $30,842 … $45,466 … $76,308

Andy Janovich ......................… $38,610 … $36,466 …$75,076

Todd Davis ............................… $32,960 …  $39,012 … $71,972

Jake Rodgers …………......…… $62,794 ….......... $0 … $62,794

Noah Fant ….............................. $56,036 ..........… $0 … $56,036

Kareem Jackson .....................… $29,858 … $25,226 … $55,084

Casey Kreiter ……....................... $26,247 … 25,889 … $52,136

Josh Watson................................... … $48,710 … $0 … $48,710

Jeff Heuerman …....................... $25,679 … $21,696 … $47,375

Drew Lock .................................…….. $44,372 … $0 … $44,372

Joe Flacco …….................……. $23,673 … $20,001 … $43,674

Chris Harris Jr. ....................….. $18,697 … $15,797 … $34,494

Ron Leary ….................………. $17,714 … $14,966 … $32,680

Keishawn Bierria ..................… $13,410 … $18,644 … $32,054

Jonathan Harris ....................... $22,543 .........… $0 …. $22,543

Ahmad Gooden ........................ $22,090 ........… $0 … $22,090

Juwann Winfree ...................… $21,654 …......... $0 … $21,654

Cody Sensabaugh ................... $11,998 ...... $9,160 … $21,158

Derek Wolfe ……….................. $10,493 …... $8,866 … $19,359

Patrick Morris ……...............…. $17,550 ….......... $0 … $17,550

Bradley Chubb …..................….. $8,058 ...… $7,280 … $15,338

Brandon McManus .................… $7,317 ...… $6,182 … $13,499

Von Miller ………….............…… $7,063 ....… $5,967 … $13,030

Emmanuel Sanders ...............… $5,986 ….... $5,058 … $11,044

River Cracraft ……….............…. $3,909 ....… $5,763 .… $9,672

Alijah Holder …................……… $8,070 ...........… $0 … $8,070

Kyle Peko …………….............… $3,408 ....… $4,465 … $7,873

Ja’Wuan James …….................. $1,501 ......… 1,776 … $3,277

Quinn Bailey ……..............……. $1,856 ............… $0 … $1,856

Deyon Sizer ………............…… $1,818 ............… $0 … $1,818

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