Ravens center Matt Skura earned himself a nice pay raise for his play in 2018.
According to figures released Thursday by the NFL, Skura earned the highest performance-based bonus among all players last season. Skura earned $533,558 in performance pay – $395,660 from the performance-based pool, and an additional $137,898 from the veterans pool.
That performance-based bonus nearly doubled Skura's 2018 base salary, which was $550,000, according to Spotrac.
As part of the collective bargaining agreement, the NFL's performance-based bonus program distributes money to players following each season, using a formula determined by playing time and salary levels. Skura started every game last season and played every offensive snap. He also played 17 percent of the Ravens' special teams snaps.
An undrafted free agent from Duke in 2016, Skura made the Ravens practice squad as a rookie, then started 12 games at right guard in 2017 after Marshal Yanda suffered a season-ending ankle injury. Yanda returned to Pro Bowl status last season, but Skura made a seamless transition to center, the position he played in college, and won the starting job during training camp.