November 1, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) is tackled by San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle (32) during the first quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Week 17 financial incentives for some players


With only one week left to play in the regular season, there are many chances for teams to claim the last remaining spots in the playoff picture. However, some individual players have the chance to make some more money.

Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs needs just 113 yards against the San Diego Chargers to earn another $300,000 on his salary for next season. He has earned a previous $300,000 for helping the Chiefs make the playoffs.

Defensive ends Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks can earn more money with a few more sacks. If Avril is able to get two more sacks, and if Bennett can get 2.5 sacks in Sunday’s regular season finale, each player will earn an extra $350,000 and $200,000 respectively.

Elvis Dumervil, defensive end of the Baltimore Ravens, can earn $1,000,000 if he gets 2.5 sacks to bring his season total to 12.

With six more receptions today against the Atlanta Falcons, Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn can earn another $100,000.

With possibly the biggest potential incentive today, Denver Broncos linebacker Shaun Phillips could earn quite a lot today if he has a great performance. He already earned himself $800,000 on the season for having 10 sacks. If Phillips gets just two more sacks, he’ll earn another $400,000. With four sacks against the Oakland Raiders, he will earn a combined $2,000,000.

Tags: Cliff Avril Elvis Dumervil Jamaal Charles Michael Bennett NFL Shaun Phillips Ted Ginn