The Cleveland Browns offered $17 million to free-agent quarterback Josh Gordon in 2016 to keep him from signing with the Oakland Raiders, according to ESPN.
The deal was made official in a deal signed by the Raiders on Sunday, and the Browns have now paid Gordon $10 million to be a free agent.
That would make him the fourth quarterback in the last four years to sign a $10-million-a-year deal.
Gordon has been the quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers for the past two seasons.
Cleveland had also offered $13.4 million to the Baltimore Ravens for Joe Flacco, according the New York Daily News.
It was a significant increase over the $8.5 million Gordon was paid last year by the Cleveland Browns, but it was a far cry from the $16.6 million he was paid in 2016.
The Browns are reportedly willing to pay Gordon $17.4m per year if he signs with them, which would make Gordon the fourth player in the past four years.