In the coming days, we'll see the reality of the contract and how it actually breaks down. For example, the $41.7 million widely quoted as the guaranteed money in quarterback Matthew Stafford's contract last year was actually $17.05 million, although most of the other "practical" guarantees would be reached when certain playing-time levels were achieved and a second-year option bonus was paid.
Stafford was paid that technically non-guaranteed option bonus of more than $17 million this year, and Bradford's deal likely includes something similar.
Bradford is expected to be on the field Saturday afternoon for the first full-squad practice of training camo. It begins at 3 p.m. and is open to the public.