Burfict will make $6.9 million combined in a signing bonus and roster bonus this season, plus another roster bonus worth $2.15 million due next March, bringing his total income to $9.75 million by spring (there's $700,000 left over from his rookie deal).
Burfict broke out in 2013, anchoring the NFL's third-ranked defense. It was even more impressive because he lost the protection of All-Pro defensive tackle Geno Atkins midway through the season, but Burfict still managed to lead the league in tackles. He's as sure a tackler as they come, and one of the best run pluggers in the league.
He's also excellent in space, wrapping up 49 tackles (with just three misses) in pass coverage through 13 weeks last season, per Pro Football Focus.
Burfict went undrafted in 2012 out of Arizona State after a disastrous performance at the NFL Scouting Combine but surprised in camp and won a starting job. With Atkins there to keep blockers off him, Burfict should enjoy an even better year heading into his third campaign.