Embed This Sean Lee

Outside Linebacker Age: 30 Exp: 7 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#55 overall), 2010 College: Penn State Agent(s): Mark Bartelstein (Priority Sports)
  • Current Contract

    Sean Lee signed a 6 year, $42,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including a $10,000,000 signing bonus, $16,130,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,000,000. In 2017, Lee will earn a base salary of $1,300,000 and a restructure bonus of $7,700,000, while carrying a cap hit of $7,316,666 and a dead cap value of $13,100,000.

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $42,000,000
    Signing Bonus $10,000,000
    Average Salary $7,000,000
    Total Guarantees $16,130,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $16,130,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2013 Contract details by year 26 $630,000 $2,300,000 - - $2,930,000 $16,130,000 $10,630,000($10,630,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2013 Dead Cap: $16,130,0002013 Cap Savings: $-13,200,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2013 Dead Cap: $10,000,0002013 Cap Savings: $-7,070,000 Post-6/1 Release2013 Dead Cap: $8,430,0002014 Dead Cap: $7,700,0002013 Cap Savings: $-5,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade2013 Dead Cap: $2,300,0002014 Dead Cap: $7,700,0002013 Cap Savings: $630,000
    2014 Contract details by year 27 $750,000 $2,000,000 - $950,000 $3,700,000 $14,250,000 $5,500,000($16,130,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2014 Dead Cap: $14,250,0002014 Cap Savings: $-10,550,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2014 Dead Cap: $13,500,0002014 Cap Savings: $-9,800,000 Post-6/1 Release2014 Dead Cap: $750,0002015 Dead Cap: $13,500,0002014 Cap Savings: $2,950,000 Post-6/1 Trade2014 Dead Cap: -2015 Dead Cap: $13,500,0002014 Cap Savings: $3,700,000
    2015 Contract details by year 28 $2,500,000 $2,000,000 - $950,000 $5,450,000 $9,800,000 $2,500,000($18,630,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2015 Dead Cap: $9,800,0002015 Cap Savings: $-4,350,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2015 Dead Cap: $9,800,0002015 Cap Savings: $-4,350,000 Post-6/1 Release2015 Dead Cap: $2,950,0002016 Dead Cap: $6,850,0002015 Cap Savings: $2,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade2015 Dead Cap: $2,950,0002016 Dead Cap: $6,850,0002015 Cap Savings: $2,500,000
    2016 Contract details by year 29 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,750,000 $1,450,000 $6,200,000 $9,850,000 $5,000,000($23,630,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2016 Dead Cap: $9,850,0002016 Cap Savings: $-3,650,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2016 Dead Cap: $8,850,0002016 Cap Savings: $-2,650,000 Post-6/1 Release2016 Dead Cap: $4,450,0002017 Dead Cap: $5,400,0002016 Cap Savings: $1,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade2016 Dead Cap: $3,450,0002017 Dead Cap: $5,400,0002016 Cap Savings: $2,750,000
    2017 Contract details by year 30 $1,300,000 $2,000,000 - $4,016,666 $7,316,666 $13,100,000 $9,000,000($32,630,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2017 Dead Cap: $13,100,0002017 Cap Savings: $-5,783,334 Pre-6/1 Trade2017 Dead Cap: $13,100,0002017 Cap Savings: $-5,783,334 Post-6/1 Release2017 Dead Cap: $6,016,6662018 Dead Cap: $7,083,3342017 Cap Savings: $1,300,000 Post-6/1 Trade2017 Dead Cap: $6,016,6662018 Dead Cap: $7,083,3342017 Cap Savings: $1,300,000
    2018 Contract details by year 31 $7,000,000 - - $4,016,666 $11,016,666 $7,083,334 $7,000,000($39,630,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2018 Dead Cap: $7,083,3342018 Cap Savings: $3,933,332 Pre-6/1 Trade2018 Dead Cap: $7,083,3342018 Cap Savings: $3,933,332 Post-6/1 Release2018 Dead Cap: $4,016,6662019 Dead Cap: $3,066,6682018 Cap Savings: $7,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade2018 Dead Cap: $4,016,6662019 Dead Cap: $3,066,6682018 Cap Savings: $7,000,000

    Potential Out: 2019, 5 yr, $29,000,000; $3,066,668 dead cap

    2019 Contract details by year 32 $7,000,000 - - $3,066,668 $10,066,668 $3,066,668 $7,000,000($46,630,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2019 Dead Cap: $3,066,6682019 Cap Savings: $7,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2019 Dead Cap: $3,066,6682019 Cap Savings: $7,000,000 Post-6/1 Release2019 Dead Cap: $3,066,6682020 Dead Cap: $02019 Cap Savings: $7,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade2019 Dead Cap: $3,066,6682020 Dead Cap: $02019 Cap Savings: $7,000,000
    2020 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2015 Escalator: $1.5M with 80% of snaps across 2013-14
    • 2016 Escalator: $2M with 80% snaps in 2015
    • 2017 Escalator: $2M with 80% snaps in 2016 (exercised)
    • 2018 Escalator: $2M with 80% snaps in 2017
    • 2019 Escalator: $1.5M with 80% snaps in 2018
    • 2014 restructure: $4.75 million/5 years
    • 2016 Per Game Bonus: $125,000 ($2M, 14 LTBE)
    • 2016 Restructure: $2M/4 years
    • 2017 Restructure: $7.7M/ 3 years

    Previous Contracts

    2010-2013Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,490,000
    Signing Bonus $1,200,000
    Average Salary $872,500
    Guaranteed $1,710,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead
    2010 23 $320,000 $300,000 - $620,000 -
    2011 24 $405,000 $300,000 - $705,000 -
    2012 25 $540,000 $300,000 - $840,000 -
    2013 26 $630,000 $2,300,000 - $2,930,000 $16,430,000
    Free agent year 27 UFA  
    • $1.7 million guaranteed
    • 2012 IR: Week 7
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $320,000 $1,200,000 - - - - - $1,520,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $405,000 - - - - - - $405,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $540,000 - - - - - - $540,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $630,000 $10,000,000 - - - - - $10,630,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $750,000 - - - $4,750,000 - - $5,500,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 - - - - - - $2,500,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 - - $5,000,000
    7 seasons $6,145,000 $11,200,000 $2,000,000 - $6,750,000 - - $26,095,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,300,000 - - - $7,700,000 - - $9,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - - - - - $7,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - - - - - $7,000,000
    $21,445,000 $11,200,000 $2,000,000 - $14,450,000 - - $49,095,000
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
  • 2017 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Sean Lee ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($7,316,666) Rank
    NFL: #176
    Dallas Cowboys: #6
    Outside Linebacker: #19

    Total Cash ($9,000,000) Rank
    NFL: #114
    Outside Linebacker: #10

    Average Annual ($7,000,000) Rank
    NFL: #200
    Outside Linebacker: #18
  • Similar Players

    GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT AAV
    Tahir Whitehead, DET
    Similarity Score: 97.92%
    15 15 15 934 0.909 132 99 33 $4,000,000
    KJ Wright, SEA
    Similarity Score: 95.51%
    16 16 16 1051 0.974 4 126 72 54 1 $6,750,000
    Mark Barron, LA
    Similarity Score: 94.04%
    16 16 16 1086 0.997 1 118 90 27 2 $9,000,000
    Vontaze Burfict, CIN
    Similarity Score: 93.79%
    14 14 11 674 0.623 2 101 73 28 1 2 $480,333
    Thomas Davis, CAR
    Similarity Score: 92.25%
    16 16 16 1008 0.943 2.5 106 73 33 1 3 $3,268,000
     

    Statistics

    Season GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2016 16 15 15 976 0.925 144 92 52
    2015 14 14 14 814 0.772 2.5 128 76 52 1
    2013 11 11 11 702 0.616 99 68 31 4
    2012 6 6 6 313 0.902 58 36 22 1 1
    2011 15 15 15 1 106 70 34 4
    2010 14 14 31 19 3 1 2
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

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    Current Contract

    • OLB Rank: #18

    Comparable Players

    The first step in evaluating is to identify players of the same position, with similar playing time/opportunity, who signed a contract around Lee's current age.

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    Base Calculated Value

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    Statistical Comparisons

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    Sean Lee's Calculated Market Value

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

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