Michael Bennett

Defensive End Age: 29 Exp: 6 Years
Undrafted: 2009, Seahawks College: Texas A&M
  • Current Contract

    Michael Bennett signed a 4 year, $28,500,000 contract with the Seattle Seahawks, including a $8,000,000 signing bonus, $16,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,125,000. In 2015, Bennett will earn a base salary of $6,000,000. Bennett has a cap hit of $8,000,000 while his dead money value is $12,000,000.

    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 Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2014 Contract details by year 28 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 - $4,000,000 $10,000,000
    2015 Contract details by year 29 $6,000,000 $2,000,000 - $8,000,000 $12,000,000
    2016 Contract details by year 30 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $7,000,000 $4,000,000
    2017 Contract details by year 31 $6,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,500,000 $9,500,000 $2,000,000
    2018 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $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

    Previous Contracts

    2013-2013

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,800,000
    Signing Bonus $1,500,000
    Average Salary $4,800,000
    Guaranteed $1,500,000
    Free Agent: 2014 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Cap Hit Dead
    2013 27 $3,000,000 $1,500,000 $300,000 $4,800,000 $1,500,000
    2014 Free agent year UFA  
    • Per Game Bonus: $300,000
    • Sack Incentives: $200,000
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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
    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
    5 seasons $8,532,000 $9,503,000 $300,000 - - - - $18,335,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - - - - - $6,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - $5,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - $1,500,000 - - - - $7,500,000
    $24,532,000 $9,503,000 $2,800,000 - - - - $36,835,000
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    02/06/2015 Player contract details by year Fighting $8,268 Role in a brawl at the end of the Super Bowl against New England (NE)
    11/15/2013 Player contract details by year Roughing the Passer $15,750 Roughing the Passer against Matt Ryan (ATL)
    - $24,018
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Michael Bennett ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($8,000,000) Rank
    NFL: #95
    Seattle Seahawks: #3
    Defensive End: #10

    Total Cash ($6,000,000) Rank
    NFL: #172
    Defensive End: #17

    Average Annual ($7,125,000) Rank
    NFL: #140
    Defensive End: #15