Clay Matthews

Outside Linebacker Age: 29 Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#26 overall), 2009 College: Southern California Agent(s): David Dunn (Athletes First)
  • Current Contract

    Clay Matthews signed a 5 year, $66,000,000 contract with the Green Bay Packers, including a $20,500,000 signing bonus, $20,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $13,200,000. In 2015, Matthews will earn a base salary of $7,600,000, a roster bonus of $500,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000. Matthews has a cap hit of $12,700,000 while his dead money value is $12,800,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $66,000,000
    Signing Bonus $20,500,000
    Average Salary $13,200,000
    Guaranteed $20,500,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2013 Contract details by year 27 $1,020,000 $4,260,000 $930,000 $500,000 $6,710,000 $21,590,000
    2014 Contract details by year 28 $1,000,000 $4,100,000 $5,406,250 $500,000 $11,006,250 $16,900,000
    2015 Contract details by year 29 $7,600,000 $4,100,000 $500,000 $500,000 $12,700,000 $12,800,000
    2016 Contract details by year 30 $8,650,000 $4,100,000 $500,000 $500,000 $13,750,000 $8,200,000
    2017 Contract details by year 31 $10,100,000 $4,100,000 $500,000 $500,000 $15,200,000 $4,100,000
    2018 Contract details by year 32 $10,400,000 - $500,000 $500,000 $11,400,000 -
    2019 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Annual Workout Bonus: $500,000
    • 2014 Roster Bonus: $5 million (5th league day)
    • 2014-18 Roster Bonus Per Game: $500,000
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from the various reports, including Rotoworld, & OTC.

    Previous Contracts

    2009-2013Entry Level

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $13,100,000
    Signing Bonus $800,000
    Average Salary $2,620,000
    Guaranteed $7,105,000
    Free Agent: 2014 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Misc. Cap Hit Dead
    2009 23 $310,000 $160,000 $750,000 - - - $1,220,000 -
    2010 24 $395,000 $160,000 - $930,000 $40,000 - $1,525,000 -
    2011 25 $660,000 $160,000 - $930,000 $40,000 $50,000 $1,840,000 -
    2012 26 $800,000 $160,000 - $930,000 $40,000 $50,000 $1,980,000 -
    2013 27 $3,730,000 $160,000 - $930,000 $40,000 $50,000 $4,910,000 $1,090,000
    2014 Free agent year 28 UFA  
    • $7.105 million in guarantees
    • Signing bonus: $800,000
    • 2009 Roster Bonus: $750,000
    • 2010 Option Bonus: $3.72 million
    • Incentives: $3.275 million
    • 2010-13 Workout Bonus: $40,000
    • 2011-13 Pro Bowl Bonus: $50,000
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $310,000 $800,000 $750,000 - - - - $1,860,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $395,000 - - $40,000 - $3,720,000 - $4,155,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $660,000 - - $40,000 - - $50,000 $750,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $800,000 - - $40,000 - - $50,000 $890,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $1,020,000 $20,500,000 $930,000 $500,000 - - - $22,950,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - $5,406,250 $500,000 - - $12,463 $6,918,713
    6 seasons $4,185,000 $21,300,000 $7,086,250 $1,120,000 - $3,720,000 $112,463 $37,523,713
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $7,600,000 - $500,000 $500,000 - - - $8,600,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $8,650,000 - $500,000 $500,000 - - - $9,650,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $10,100,000 - $500,000 $500,000 - - - $11,100,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $10,400,000 - $500,000 $500,000 - - - $11,400,000
    $40,935,000 $21,300,000 $9,086,250 $3,120,000 - $3,720,000 $112,463 $78,273,713
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    01/23/2015 Player contract details by year Blindside Block $22,050 Blind-side hit against Russell Wilson (SEA)
    12/13/2014 Player contract details by year Other Uniform/Equipment Violation $10,000 Uniform Violation (white cleats) against Atlanta (ATL)
    12/06/2013 Player contract details by year Helmet-to-Helmet Hit $15,750 Helmet to Helmet hit against Detroit (DET)
    11/15/2013 Player contract details by year Roughing the Passer $15,750 Roughing the Passer against Nick Foles (PHI)
    09/13/2013 Player contract details by year Late Hit $15,000 Late Hit out of Bounds (Colin Kaepernick)
    10/01/2010 Player contract details by year Face Mask $5,000 Excessive facemask against Jay Cutler
    - $83,550
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Clay Matthews ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($12,700,000) Rank
    NFL: #31
    Green Bay Packers: #2
    Outside Linebacker: #1

    Total Cash ($8,600,000) Rank
    NFL: #0
    Outside Linebacker: #12

    Average Annual ($13,200,000) Rank
    NFL: #0
    Outside Linebacker: #2
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    Current Value Rankings

    Ranking Clay Matthews's current TVS in terms of similar players at his position.

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    • Previous Rating: -48.70
    • Cap Hit: $11,006,250
    • Free Agent: 2019

    Fantasy Points

    • Season Total: 136.8
    • Points/Game: 8.55
    • Points/Snap: 0.15


    Statistics

    Season GP GS Snaps Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2014 16 16 898 11 61 45 16 2 1
    2013 11 11 560 7.5 40 26 14 3
    2012 12 12 727 13 43 32 11 1
    2011 15 15 6 50 37 13 3 3
    2010 15 15 13.5 59 54 5 2 1
    2009 16 13 10 51 37 13 1