San Diego Chargers wide receiver Greg Roman could earn up to $13 million annually in incentives if he can stay healthy and contribute to a Super Bowl-caliber team.
Roman has not played a down in the NFL since suffering a season-ending neck injury in 2014, and he missed most of the 2015 season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL.
He also missed the 2016 season with a torn pectoral muscle.
But after three seasons as a backup to Tyrell Williams, Roman could be on the open market after a disappointing 2016 season.
“I think Greg Roman’s career is going to be something very special,” a team source told NFL.com’s Michael Silver on Tuesday.
“He’s going to get his opportunity to compete for a Super [Bowl] championship.
I think the question is, will he get the opportunity to get that opportunity?”
The source added that a contract extension is not a prerequisite for Roman to sign with a team.
“The best way for him to do that is to get a big contract,” the source said.
“We have a lot of young guys that are playing well.
So it’s a big year for him and he’s a very talented player.
There are a lot going on and he needs to continue to make the team better.””
Greg Roman is going through a tough time right now.
There are a lot going on and he needs to continue to make the team better.”