Donald Butler

Inside Linebacker Age: 26 Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#79 overall), 2010 College: Washington Agent(s): Eugene Parker (Relativity Sports)
  • Current Contract

    Donald Butler signed a 7 year, $51,800,000 contract with the San Diego Chargers, including a $11,150,000 signing bonus, $11,150,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,400,000. In 2015, Butler will earn a base salary of $3,250,000. Butler has a cap hit of $5,480,000 while his dead money value is $20,920,000.

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $51,800,000
    Signing Bonus $11,150,000
    Average Salary $7,400,000
    Guaranteed $11,150,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Option Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2014 Contract details by year 25 $750,000 $2,230,000 - $2,980,000 $11,150,000
    2015 Contract details by year 26 $3,250,000 $2,230,000 - $5,480,000 $20,920,000
    2016 Contract details by year 27 $4,650,000 $2,230,000 $2,400,000 $9,280,000 $18,690,000
    2017 Contract details by year 28 $4,000,000 $2,230,000 $2,400,000 $8,630,000 $14,060,000
    2018 Contract details by year 29 $4,650,000 $2,230,000 $2,400,000 $9,280,000 $9,430,000
    2019 Contract details by year 30 $5,350,000 - $2,400,000 $7,750,000 $4,800,000
    2020 Contract details by year 31 $6,000,000 - $2,400,000 $8,400,000 $2,400,000
    2021 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2017 Option Bonus: $12 million (due 5th league day of 2017)

    Previous Contracts

    2010-2013Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,346,500
    Signing Bonus $808,500
    Average Salary $836,625
    Guaranteed $808,500
    Free Agent: 2014 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Cap Hit Dead
    2010 21 $225,000 $202,125 $427,125 -
    2011 22 $405,000 $202,125 $607,125 -
    2012 23 $490,000 $202,125 $692,125 -
    2013 24 $1,323,000 $202,125 $1,525,125 $202,125
    2014 Free agent year UFA  
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $225,000 $808,500 - - - - - $1,033,500
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $405,000 - - - - - - $405,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $490,000 - - - - - - $490,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $1,323,000 - - - - - - $1,323,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $750,000 $11,150,000 - - - - - $11,900,000
    5 seasons $3,193,000 $11,958,500 - - - - - $15,151,500
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $3,250,000 - - - - - - $3,250,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $4,650,000 - - - - - - $4,650,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - - - - $12,000,000 - $16,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $4,650,000 - - - - - - $4,650,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $5,350,000 - - - - - - $5,350,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - - - - - $6,000,000
    $31,093,000 $11,958,500 - - - $12,000,000 - $55,051,500
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    11/01/2014 Player contract details by year Late Hit $10,000 Late Hit against Ronnie Hillman (DEN)
    10/24/2014 Player contract details by year Other Uniform/Equipment Violation $5,512 Uniform Violation (black shoes) against Kansas City (KC)
    - $15,512
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Donald Butler ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($5,480,000) Rank
    NFL: #195
    San Diego Chargers: #5
    Inside Linebacker: #14

    Total Cash ($3,250,000) Rank
    NFL: #363
    Inside Linebacker: #18

    Average Annual ($7,400,000) Rank
    NFL: #129
    Inside Linebacker: #7