Embed This Whitney Mercilus

Outside Linebacker Age: 27 Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#26 overall), 2012 College: Illinois Agent(s): Sean Howard (Prime Athletes)



  • Current Contract

    Whitney Mercilus signed a 4 year, $26,000,000 contract with the Houston Texans, including a $5,250,000 signing bonus, $10,681,012 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,500,000. In 2017, Mercilus will earn a base salary of $4,500,000 and a roster bonus of $468,750, while carrying a cap hit of $6,018,750 and a dead cap value of $7,650,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $26,000,000
    Signing Bonus $5,250,000
    Average Salary $6,500,000
    Total Guarantees $10,681,012
    Guaranteed at Signing $10,681,012
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2015 Contract details by year 25 $931,012 $2,048,018 - $2,979,030 $11,679,030 $6,181,012($6,181,012)
    Pre-6/1 Release2015 Dead Cap: $11,679,0302015 Cap Savings: $-8,700,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2015 Dead Cap: $11,679,0302015 Cap Savings: $-8,700,000 Post-6/1 Release2015 Dead Cap: $7,479,0302016 Dead Cap: $4,200,0002015 Cap Savings: $-4,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade2015 Dead Cap: $7,479,0302016 Dead Cap: $4,200,0002015 Cap Savings: $-4,500,000
    2016 Contract details by year 26 $4,500,000 $1,050,000 $250,000 $5,800,000 $8,700,000 $4,734,375($10,915,387)
    Pre-6/1 Release2016 Dead Cap: $8,700,0002016 Cap Savings: $-2,900,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2016 Dead Cap: $4,200,0002016 Cap Savings: $1,600,000 Post-6/1 Release2016 Dead Cap: $5,550,0002017 Dead Cap: $3,150,0002016 Cap Savings: $250,000 Post-6/1 Trade2016 Dead Cap: $1,050,0002017 Dead Cap: $3,150,0002016 Cap Savings: $4,750,000
    2017 Contract details by year 27 $4,500,000 $1,050,000 $468,750 $6,018,750 $7,650,000 $4,968,750($15,884,137)
    Pre-6/1 Release2017 Dead Cap: $7,650,0002017 Cap Savings: $-1,631,250 Pre-6/1 Trade2017 Dead Cap: $3,150,0002017 Cap Savings: $2,868,750 Post-6/1 Release2017 Dead Cap: $5,550,0002018 Dead Cap: $2,100,0002017 Cap Savings: $468,750 Post-6/1 Trade2017 Dead Cap: $1,050,0002018 Dead Cap: $2,100,0002017 Cap Savings: $4,968,750

    Potential Out: 2018, 3 yr, $15,884,137; $2,100,000 dead cap

    2018 Contract details by year 28 $4,750,000 $1,050,000 $500,000 $6,300,000 $2,100,000 $5,250,000($21,134,137)
    Pre-6/1 Release2018 Dead Cap: $2,100,0002018 Cap Savings: $4,200,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2018 Dead Cap: $2,100,0002018 Cap Savings: $4,200,000 Post-6/1 Release2018 Dead Cap: $1,050,0002019 Dead Cap: $1,050,0002018 Cap Savings: $5,250,000 Post-6/1 Trade2018 Dead Cap: $1,050,0002019 Dead Cap: $1,050,0002018 Cap Savings: $5,250,000
    2019 Contract details by year 29 $5,750,000 $1,050,000 $500,000 $7,300,000 $1,050,000 $6,250,000($27,384,137)
    Pre-6/1 Release2019 Dead Cap: $1,050,0002019 Cap Savings: $6,250,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2019 Dead Cap: $1,050,0002019 Cap Savings: $6,250,000 Post-6/1 Release2019 Dead Cap: $1,050,0002020 Dead Cap: $02019 Cap Savings: $6,250,000 Post-6/1 Trade2019 Dead Cap: $1,050,0002020 Dead Cap: $02019 Cap Savings: $6,250,000
    2020 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $10.68M fully guaranteed (signing bonus + 2014-15 salaries)
    • 2016 Per-Game Bonus: $15,625 ($250,000)
    • 2017-19 Roster Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000, 15 LTBE in 2017)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2012-2015Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $7,634,088
    Signing Bonus $3,992,064
    Average Salary $1,908,522
    Guaranteed $6,203,084
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead
    2012 22 $390,000 $998,016 - $1,388,016 $6,203,076
    2013 23 $737,004 $998,016 - $1,735,020 $4,815,066
    2014 24 $1,084,008 $998,016 - $2,082,024 $3,080,040
    2015 25 - $998,016 - $998,016 $998,016
    Free agent year 26 UFA  
    • Signing Bonus: $3.99 million
    • $6.2 million guaranteed (Signing Bonus + 2012-14 base)
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $390,000 $3,992,064 - - - - - $4,382,064
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $737,004 - - - - - - $737,004
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $1,084,008 - - - - - - $1,084,008
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $931,012 $5,250,000 - - - - - $6,181,012
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - $234,375 - - - - $4,734,375
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - $468,750 - - - - $4,968,750
    6 seasons $12,142,024 $9,242,064 $703,125 - - - - $22,087,213
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $4,750,000 - $500,000 - - - - $5,250,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $5,750,000 - $500,000 - - - - $6,250,000
    $22,642,024 $9,242,064 $1,703,125 - - - - $33,587,213
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 09/27/2013, $15,750

      Roughing Ravens QB Joe Flacco


    • TOTAL: $15,750

  • 2017 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Whitney Mercilus ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2017 5 5 5 204 0.556 1 10 9 1 1
    2016 15 15 15 874 0.878 7.5 51 35 16 1
    2015 16 16 10 742 0.713 12 52 32 18 1
    2014 15 15 13 804 0.720 5 50 31 19 2
    2013 16 16 16 932 0.925 7 47 33 14
    2012 16 16 4 496 0.471 6 25 15 3 2