Marques Colston

Wide Receiver Age: 31 Exp: 9 Years
Drafted: Round 7 (#252 overall), 2006 College: Hofstra
  • Current Contract

    Marques Colston signed a 5 year, $36,300,000 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $10,000,000 signing bonus, $17,700,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,260,000. In 2015, Colston will earn a base salary of $1,445,000, a roster bonus of $2,305,000 and a workout bonus of $50,000. Colston has a cap hit of $6,500,000 while his dead money value is $5,400,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $36,300,000
    Signing Bonus $10,000,000
    Average Salary $7,260,000
    Guaranteed $17,700,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2012 Contract details by year $1,200,000 $2,000,000 - $100,000 - $3,300,000 -
    2013 Contract details by year $1,700,000 $2,000,000 - $100,000 $700,000 $4,500,000 $14,600,000
    2014 Contract details by year $5,500,000 $2,000,000 - $100,000 $700,000 $8,300,000 $10,200,000
    2015 Contract details by year $1,445,000 $2,000,000 $2,305,000 $50,000 $700,000 $6,500,000 $5,400,000
    2016 Contract details by year $2,650,000 $2,000,000 $500,000 $50,000 $700,000 $5,900,000 $2,700,000
    2017 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $17.7 million guaranteed (2012-13 salaries, 2M of 2014 salary, signing bonus)
    • Signing Bonus: $10 million
    • Incentives: $3.7 million
    • Annual Workout Bonus
    • 2013 Restructure Bonus: 2.8 milion / 4 years
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from the NFLPA, Rotoworld, & OTC.

    Previous Contracts

    2008-2011

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $15,000,000
    Signing Bonus $5,000,000
    Average Salary $3,750,000
    Guaranteed $5,000,000
    Free Agent: 2012 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Cap Hit Dead
    2008 $500,000 $1,258,200 $1,000,000 - $81,250 $300,000 $3,139,450 -
    2009 $2,250,000 $1,250,000 - - $81,250 $100,000 $3,681,250 -
    2010 $2,700,000 $1,250,000 - $150,000 $81,250 $200,000 $4,381,250 -
    2011 $3,000,000 $1,250,000 - $75,000 $81,250 - $4,406,250 -
    2012 Free agent year UFA  
    • 2008 Roster Bonus (pro-rated): $325,000
    • 2008 Roster Bonus: $1 million
    • 2008 Incentive: $300,000
    • 2009 Incentive: $100,000
    • 2010 Workout Bonus: $150,000
    • 2010 Incentive: $200,000
    • 2011 Incentive: $200,000
    • 2011 Workout Bonus: $75,000
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $275,000 $24,600 - - - - - $299,600
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $360,000 - - - - - - $360,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 $5,000,000 $1,000,000 - $325,000 - $300,000 $7,125,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $2,250,000 - - - - - $100,000 $2,350,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $2,700,000 - - $150,000 - - $200,000 $3,050,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - - $75,000 - - - $3,075,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $1,200,000 $10,000,000 - $100,000 - - - $11,300,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $1,700,000 - - $100,000 $2,800,000 - - $4,600,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $5,500,000 - - $100,000 - - - $5,600,000
    Est. Earnings (9 seasons) $17,485,000 $15,024,600 $1,000,000 $525,000 $3,125,000 - $600,000 $37,759,600
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Marques Colston ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($6,500,000) Rank
    NFL: #160
    New Orleans Saints: #4
    Wide Receiver: #16

    Total Cash ($3,800,000) Rank
    NFL: #319
    Wide Receiver: #37

    Average Annual ($7,260,000) Rank
    NFL: #131
    Wide Receiver: #15