T Nate Solder was drafted by the New Enagland Patriots in the 1st round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Solder recieved a 4 year contract worth $8.54 million with $7.77 million in guarantees. The contract
contained a signing bonus of $4,711,268. Base salaries are
$375,000(2011), $763,204(2012), $1,151,408(2013), and $769,806(2014).
As a first round draft selection the Patriots will hold a fifth year option on Solder
that will be worth the average value of the 3rd through 25th highest paid players
at his position in 2014. The option must be picked up following the final game of the 2013
regular season, but before May 4, 2014. The option is guaranteed for injury and becomes fully
guaranteed if Solder is on the Patriots roster at the start of the 2015 NFL season.