Julius Peppers

Outside Linebacker Age: 35 Exp: 13 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#2 overall), 2002 College: North Carolina
  • Current Contract

    Julius Peppers signed a 3 year, $26,000,000 contract with the Green Bay Packers, including a $7,500,000 signing bonus, $7,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,666,667. In 2015, Peppers will earn a base salary of $8,500,000, a roster bonus of $500,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000. Peppers has a cap hit of $12,000,000 while his dead money value is $5,000,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $26,000,000
    Signing Bonus $7,500,000
    Average Salary $8,666,667
    Guaranteed $7,500,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2014 Contract details by year $1,000,000 $2,500,000 - - $3,500,000 $7,500,000
    2015 Contract details by year $8,500,000 $2,500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $12,000,000 $5,000,000
    2016 Contract details by year $7,000,000 $2,500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $10,500,000 $2,500,000
    2017 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2015-16 Per Game Bonus: $500,000
    • 2015-16 Workout Bonus: $500,000
    • Incentives: $4 million

    Previous Contracts

    2010-2015

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $84,000,000
    Signing Bonus $6,500,000
    Average Salary $14,000,000
    Guaranteed $19,900,000
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Cap Hit Dead
    2010 $900,000 $1,083,333 $12,500,000 $100,000 - $200,000 $14,783,333 -
    2011 $900,000 $1,083,333 - $100,000 $2,100,000 $200,000 $4,383,333 -
    2012 $8,900,000 $1,083,333 - $100,000 $2,100,000 - $12,183,333 -
    2013 $9,900,000 $1,083,333 - $100,000 $3,100,000 $200,000 $14,383,333 $9,550,001
    2014 $13,900,000 $1,083,333 - $100,000 $3,100,000 $200,000 $18,383,333 $8,366,668
    2015 $16,500,000 $1,083,333 - - $3,100,000 - $20,683,333 $3,183,000
    2016 Free agent year UFA  
    • $42 million guaranteed
    • Signing Bonus: $6.5 million
    • 2010-2014 Workout Bonus: $100,000
    • 2010 Roster Bonus: $12.5 million
    • 2011 Option Bonus: $10.5 million
    • Incentives: $7.5 million
    • 2013 Restructure: $3 million / 3 years 
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2002 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $9,100,000 - - - - - $10,100,000
    2003 Player Cash Earnings $1,100,000 - - $150,000 - $4,050,000 - $5,300,000
    2004 Player Cash Earnings $1,350,000 - - $150,000 - - - $1,500,000
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $4,665,000 - $1,500,000 $150,000 $4,210,000 - - $10,525,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $5,150,000 - $1,700,000 $150,000 $2,800,000 - $3,500,000 $13,300,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $5,535,000 - $2,000,000 $150,000 - - $1,500,000 $9,185,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 - $2,500,000 $235,000 - - - $9,235,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $16,683,000 - - - - - - $16,683,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $900,000 $6,500,000 $12,500,000 $100,000 - - $200,000 $20,200,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $900,000 - - $100,000 $10,500,000 - $200,000 $11,700,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $8,900,000 - - $100,000 - - - $9,000,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $9,900,000 - - $100,000 $3,000,000 - $200,000 $13,200,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $7,500,000 - - - - $35,880 $8,535,880
    Est. Earnings (13 seasons) $63,583,000 $23,100,000 $20,200,000 $1,385,000 $20,510,000 $4,050,000 $5,635,880 $138,463,880
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    12/05/2008 Player contract details by year Roughing the Passer $10,000 Roughing the Passer against Aaron Rodgers (GB)
    10/03/2008 Player contract details by year Helmet-to-Helmet Hit $10,000 Helmet to Helmet hit against Matt Ryan (ATL)
    12/04/2002 Player contract details by year 4 games $250,000 violating the NFL's substance abuse policy
    $4 $270,000
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Julius Peppers ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($12,000,000) Rank
    NFL: #41
    NFC: #27
    NFC North: #8
    Green Bay Packers: #3
    Outside Linebacker: #3

    Total Cash ($9,500,000) Rank
    NFL: #0
    Outside Linebacker: #0

    Average Annual ($8,666,667) Rank
    NFL: #0
    Outside Linebacker: #0