Brian Cushing

Inside Linebacker Age: 28 Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#15 overall), 2009 College: Southern California Agent(s): Drew Rosenhaus (Rosenhaus Sports)
  • Current Contract

    Brian Cushing signed a 6 year, $52,500,000 contract with the Houston Texans, including a $9,000,000 signing bonus, $21,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,750,000. In 2015, Cushing will earn a base salary of $4,000,000 and a roster bonus of $1,093,750. Cushing has a cap hit of $7,891,250 while his dead money value is $13,592,500.

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $52,500,000
    Signing Bonus $9,000,000
    Average Salary $8,750,000
    Guaranteed $21,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2013 Contract details by year 26 $1,143,000 $1,597,500 - $1,500,000 $4,240,500 $12,500,000
    2014 Contract details by year 27 $2,000,000 $1,597,500 $937,500 $1,200,000 $5,735,000 $18,390,000
    2015 Contract details by year 28 $4,000,000 $1,597,500 $1,093,750 $1,200,000 $7,891,250 $13,592,500
    2016 Contract details by year 29 $5,000,000 $1,597,500 $1,250,000 $1,200,000 $9,047,500 $7,200,000
    2017 Contract details by year 30 $5,500,000 $1,597,500 $1,250,000 $1,200,000 $9,547,500 $4,200,000
    2018 Contract details by year 31 $7,250,000 - $1,250,000 $1,200,000 $9,700,000 $1,200,000
    2019 Contract details by year 32 $8,250,000 - $1,250,000 - $9,500,000 -
    2020 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $15 million initiallly guaranteed (Signing Bonus + 2014, 15 base salaries)
    • 2014 Salary guaranteed for injury only
    • 2014 Option Bonus: $6 million (3/25/2014)
    • 2014-19 Roster Bonus: $1.25 million ($78,125 per game)

    Previous Contracts

    2009-2013Entry Level

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $15,900,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,180,000
    Guaranteed $8,338,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Roster Bonus Option Bonus Misc. Cap Hit Dead
    2009 22 $310,000 $1,206,000 - - $1,516,000 -
    2010 23 $302,059 - $1,500,000 $2,919,000 $4,721,059 -
    2011 24 $774,000 - $1,500,000 - $2,274,000 -
    2012 25 $1,153,000 - $1,500,000 - $2,653,000 -
    2013 26 $3,143,000 - $1,500,000 - $4,643,000 $1,500,000
    Free agent year UFA  
    • $10.435 million guaranteed
    • 2009 Roster Bonus: $2.9 million
    • 2010 Option Bonus: $6 million
    • 2010 Incentive: $2.919 million
    • $4 million is available through a 2013 escalator.
    • 2012 IR: Week 6
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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 - $1,206,000 - - - - $1,516,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $302,059 - - - - $6,000,000 $2,919,000 $9,221,059
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $774,000 - - - - - - $774,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $1,153,000 - - - - - - $1,153,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $1,143,000 $7,987,500 - - - - - $9,130,500
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 - $937,500 - - $6,000,000 - $8,937,500
    6 seasons $5,682,059 $7,987,500 $2,143,500 - - $12,000,000 $2,919,000 $30,732,059
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - $1,093,750 - - - - $5,093,750
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - $1,250,000 - - - - $6,250,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $5,500,000 - $1,250,000 - - - - $6,750,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $7,250,000 - $1,250,000 - - - - $8,500,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $8,250,000 - $1,250,000 - - - - $9,500,000
    $35,682,059 $7,987,500 $8,237,250 - - $12,000,000 $2,919,000 $66,825,809
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    12/26/2014 Player contract details by year Roughing the Passer $16,537 Roughing the Passer against Joe Flacco (BAL)
    05/07/2010 Player contract details by year 4 games $92,941 Substance Abuse
    10/16/2009 Player contract details by year Roughing the Passer $5,000 Roughing the Passer against JaMarcus Russell (OAK)
    $4 $114,478
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Brian Cushing ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($7,891,250) Rank
    NFL: #103
    Houston Texans: #5
    Inside Linebacker: #3

    Total Cash ($5,093,750) Rank
    NFL: #226
    Inside Linebacker: #8

    Average Annual ($8,750,000) Rank
    NFL: #87
    Inside Linebacker: #4