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Charvarius Ward earns most money in performance-based pay program

Despite the impact of the coronavirus, the NFL has no plans to delay the start of the new league year, which leads Mike Florio to break down the potential ripple effects.

Kansas City cornerback Charvarius Ward received the most money from the $147.952 million the league distributed in performance-based pay, the NFL announced Thursday.

Ward will see another $428,335 after making $570,000 in 2019. The former undrafted free agent from Middle Tennessee State started all 16 games for Kansas City, recording 74 tackles, 10 passes defended, two interceptions and a forced fumble.

The performance-based pay program is a collectively bargained benefit that compensates all players, including rookies, based upon their playing time and salary levels.

Browns rookie linebacker Mack Wilson, a fifth-round choice, received the second-most money. He will get an additional $415,296.

Ravens center Bradley Bozeman ($403,685), Cowboys safety Xavier Woods ($403,298) and Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen ($393,378) rounded out the top five.

Patriots center Ted Karras ($393,363), Steelers tackle Matt Feiler ($387,578), Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson ($375,004), Bills cornerback Levi Wallace ($363,599) and Bills linebacker Matt Milano ($360,498) were the next five.