The numbers came out for the performance-based salary distribution for the 2022 season, and New England Patriots guard Michael Onwenu came in with the fourth-highest salary.
He earned $813,083 in performance-based pay.
Performance-based pay is a form of compensation based on playing time and salary. Onwenu has definitely had a big role not only during last season, but for the Patriots as a whole.
He was drawn in the sixth round with a 182Ra Composite pick up. He has played a variety of positions during his time in New England, including right tackle and left tackle. He has started in 41 of 49 total games.
East #Eagles safety Marcus Epps, who moved in free agency for #AttackerLed the NFL with an $880,384 performance-based salary distribution for 2022. pic.twitter.com/S9OiYxULBi
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 17, 2023
Onwenu has proven to be one of the Patriots’ best draft picks over the past few seasons, and this compensation and bonus reflect that.