Embed This Michael Bennett

Defensive End Age: 31 Exp: 9 Years
Undrafted: 2009, Seahawks College: Texas A&M Agent(s):



  • Current Contract

    Michael Bennett signed a 3 year, $30,500,000 contract with the Seattle Seahawks, including a $8,000,000 signing bonus, $14,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,166,667. In 2017, Bennett will earn a base salary of $6,500,000, a signing bonus of $8,000,000 and a roster bonus of $1,031,250, while carrying a cap hit of $11,268,750 and a dead cap value of $15,450,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $30,500,000
    Signing Bonus $8,000,000
    Average Salary $10,166,667
    Total Guarantees $14,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $14,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2016 Contract details by year 30 $4,000,000 $3,050,000 $1,000,000 $8,050,000 - $5,000,000($5,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2016 Dead Cap: -2016 Cap Savings: $8,050,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2016 Dead Cap: -2016 Cap Savings: $8,050,000 Post-6/1 Release2016 Dead Cap: -2017 Dead Cap: $02016 Cap Savings: $8,050,000 Post-6/1 Trade2016 Dead Cap: -2017 Dead Cap: $02016 Cap Savings: $8,050,000
    2017 Contract details by year 31 $6,500,000 $3,737,500 $1,031,250 $11,268,750 $15,450,000 $15,531,250($20,531,250)
    Pre-6/1 Release2017 Dead Cap: $15,450,0002017 Cap Savings: $-4,181,250 Pre-6/1 Trade2017 Dead Cap: $8,950,0002017 Cap Savings: $2,318,750 Post-6/1 Release2017 Dead Cap: $10,237,5002018 Dead Cap: $5,212,5002017 Cap Savings: $1,031,250 Post-6/1 Trade2017 Dead Cap: $3,737,5002018 Dead Cap: $5,212,5002017 Cap Savings: $7,531,250
    2018 Contract details by year 32 $1,500,000 $1,737,500 $5,000,000 $8,237,500 $5,212,500 $6,500,000($27,031,250)
    Pre-6/1 Release2018 Dead Cap: $5,212,5002018 Cap Savings: $3,025,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2018 Dead Cap: $5,212,5002018 Cap Savings: $3,025,000 Post-6/1 Release2018 Dead Cap: $1,737,5002019 Dead Cap: $3,475,0002018 Cap Savings: $6,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade2018 Dead Cap: $1,737,5002019 Dead Cap: $3,475,0002018 Cap Savings: $6,500,000

    Potential Out: 2019, 3 yr, $27,031,250; $3,475,000 dead cap

    2019 Contract details by year 33 $6,000,000 $1,737,500 $1,000,000 $8,737,500 $3,475,000 $7,000,000($34,031,250)
    Pre-6/1 Release2019 Dead Cap: $3,475,0002019 Cap Savings: $5,262,500 Pre-6/1 Trade2019 Dead Cap: $3,475,0002019 Cap Savings: $5,262,500 Post-6/1 Release2019 Dead Cap: $1,737,5002020 Dead Cap: $1,737,5002019 Cap Savings: $7,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade2019 Dead Cap: $1,737,5002020 Dead Cap: $1,737,5002019 Cap Savings: $7,000,000
    2020 Contract details by year 34 $7,500,000 $1,737,500 $1,000,000 $10,237,500 $1,737,500 $8,500,000($42,531,250)
    Pre-6/1 Release2020 Dead Cap: $1,737,5002020 Cap Savings: $8,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2020 Dead Cap: $1,737,5002020 Cap Savings: $8,500,000 Post-6/1 Release2020 Dead Cap: $1,737,5002021 Dead Cap: $02020 Cap Savings: $8,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade2020 Dead Cap: $1,737,5002021 Dead Cap: $02020 Cap Savings: $8,500,000
    2021 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2016 Roster Bonus: $1M
    • 2017 Per Game Bonus: $93,750 ($1.5M, 11 LTBE)
    • 2017 $6M salary becomes fully guaranteed on 2/11/2017
    • 2018-20 Per Game Bonus: $62,500 ($1M)
    • 2018 Roster Bonus: $4M
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2014-2017

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $28,500,000
    Signing Bonus $8,000,000
    Average Salary $7,125,000
    Guaranteed $16,000,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead
    2014 28 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 - - $4,000,000 $10,000,000
    2015 29 $6,000,000 $2,000,000 - - $8,000,000 $12,000,000
    2016 30 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 - $7,000,000 $9,000,000
    2017 31 $6,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,500,000 - $9,500,000 $2,000,000
    2018 Free agent year 32 UFA  
    • $10M initially guaranteed (Signing Bonus + 2014 base)
    • 2015 Base guaranteed for injury only, becomes fully guaranteed 2/6/15
    • 2016 Roster Bonus: $1M
    • 2017 Roster Bonus: $1.5M
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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 $3,000 - - - - - $313,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $395,000 - - - - - - $395,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $480,000 - - - - - - $480,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $2,742,000 - - - - - - $2,742,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 $1,500,000 $300,000 - - - - $4,800,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $8,000,000 - - - - - $10,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - - - - $16,742 $6,016,742
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - $5,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 $8,000,000 $1,031,250 - - - - $15,531,250
    9 seasons $25,427,000 $17,503,000 $2,331,250 - - - $16,742 $45,277,992
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 - $5,000,000 - - - - $6,500,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - $7,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - $8,500,000
    $40,427,000 $17,503,000 $9,331,250 - - - $16,742 $67,277,992
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/23/2016, $12,154

      Excessive Celebration ( sack dance) against Los Angeles (LA)


    • Player contract details by year 09/16/2016, $9,115

      Excessive celebration against Miami (MIA)


    • Player contract details by year 10/16/2015, $20,000

      Roughing the passer against Andy Dalton (CIN)


    • Player contract details by year 09/25/2015, $8,681

      Fighting against Green Bay (GB)


    • Player contract details by year 08/28/2015, $17,363

      Roughing the Passer against Alex Smith (KC)


    • Player contract details by year 02/06/2015, $8,268

      Role in a brawl at the end of the Super Bowl against New England (NE)


    • Player contract details by year 11/15/2013, $15,750

      Roughing the Passer against Matt Ryan (ATL)


    • TOTAL: $91,331

  • 2017 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2017 5 5 5 283 0.842 4 15 10 5
    2016 11 11 11 563 0.522 4.5 34 23 11
    2015 16 16 16 811 0.813 10 52 33 19 2
    2014 16 16 16 827 0.852 6 38 26 12 1
    2013 16 16 3 599 0.582 8.5 31 18 13 1
    2012 16 16 16 956 0.890 9 41 34 7 3
    2011 14 14 10 4 40 36 4 1
    2010 13 13 2 1 15 13 2
    2009 7 7 1 3 2 1