Browns News: Brian Hoyer Closing In On $2 Million Pay Bump In 2014

Cleveland Browns starting quarterback is likely to command a big pay raise on the open market after the 2014 NFL season thanks to his work over the season's first 10 games.

He's also almost a lock to land a bushel full of extra cash this year as well.

Here's ESPN NFL insider Adam Caplan's breakdown of Hoyer's likely pay bump, via ESPN's Jeremy Fowler:

Hoyer will earn an additional $2.05 million this season if he handles at least 70 percent of the offensive snaps, a league source told ESPN.

Hoyer has taken all but five of the offensive snaps (684 out of 689) through the team's first 10 games. Rookie QB Johnny Manziel handled the other snaps.

If Hoyer handles all of the offensive snaps on the road this week against the Atlanta Falcons and just a minimal amount during next Sunday's game against the host Buffalo Bills, he'll hit the 70 percent number.

In addition to his $1 million base salary, Hoyer earned a $250,000 roster bonus, which brings his total compensation to $1.25 million. Because he was on the opening day roster, Hoyer's base salary, as a vested veteran, became fully guaranteed.

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