Broc Rutter is a couple hundred dollars richer today after he received an unexpected gift from the 49ers a few days after signing with the team.
Rutter was given a $279 signing bonus that wasn’t part of his original deal with the club. Why you ask? Basically, the 49ers had the extra money just sitting around and decided to give it to somebody.
Every year, teams are allocated a set budget of bonus money to give to undrafted free agents. Once the 49ers signed all 10 members of their 2020 UDFA class, they had an extra $279 leftover, and rather than have that money go to waste, they put it on to Rutter’s deal as a signing bonus.
Rutter led his team to the NCAA Division III National Championship in December while also smashing the Division III career passing yards record and winning the Gagliardi Trophy as the nation’s top D-III player.
Hopefully, he can translate that talent into the pros and became highly successful.