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Devon Kennard

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Outside Linebacker Age: 29 Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 5 (#174 overall), 2014 College: Southern California Agent(s): Elevate Sports Mgmt

Cardinals – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Devon Kennard signed a 3 year, $20,000,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals, including a $5,000,000 signing bonus, $12,250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,666,667. In 2020, Kennard will earn a base salary of $1,000,000, a signing bonus of $5,000,000 and a roster bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $2,500,000 and a dead cap value of $6,000,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $20,000,000
    Signing Bonus $5,000,000
    Average Salary $6,666,667
    Total Guarantees $12,250,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $6,000,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 29 $1,000,000 $1,250,000 $250,000 $2,500,000 $6,000,000 $6,250,000($6,250,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-3,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-2,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $2,250,000 2021 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2020 Cap Savings: $250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,250,000 2021 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,250,000

    Potential Out: 2021, 1 yr, $6,250,000; $3,750,000 dead cap

    2021 Contract details by year 30 $6,250,000 $1,250,000 $500,000 $8,000,000 $3,750,000 $6,750,000($13,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2021 Cap Savings: $4,250,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2021 Cap Savings: $4,250,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,250,000 2022 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $6,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,250,000 2022 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $6,750,000
    2022 Contract details by year 31 $6,750,000 $1,250,000 $250,000 $8,250,000 $2,500,000 $7,000,000($20,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,750,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $1,250,000 2023 Dead Cap: $1,250,000 2022 Cap Savings: $7,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $1,250,000 2023 Dead Cap: $1,250,000 2022 Cap Savings: $7,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 32 - $1,250,000 - $1,250,000 $1,250,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $1,250,000 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,250,000 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $1,250,000 2023 Cap Savings: $1,250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $1,250,000 2023 Cap Savings: $1,250,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $6M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2020 salary)
    • 2021 salary fully guarantees on the 5th league day of 2021 (injury guaranteed now)
    • 2020 Per Game Active Bonus: $15,625 ($250,000)
    • 2021 Per Game Active Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000)
    • 2022 Per Game Active Bonus: $15,625 ($250,000)
    • 2023 automatically voids at the end of the 2022 league year ($1.25M dead cap)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2020 Player contract details by year - $1,750,000 - $1,750,000 -($0)

    Previous Contracts

    2018-2020

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $17,250,000
    Signing Bonus $5,250,000
    Average Salary $5,750,000
    Total Guarantees $8,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $7,500,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
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    2014-2017Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,364,560
    Signing Bonus $144,560
    Average Salary $591,140
    Total Guarantees $144,560
    Guaranteed at Signing $144,560
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 $144,560 - - - - - $564,560
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $499,588 - - - - - $124,758 $624,346
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $600,000 - - - - - - $600,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,797,000 - - - - - - $1,797,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $2,250,000 $5,250,000 $250,000 $100,000 - - - $7,850,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $3,500,000 - $375,000 $100,000 - - $250,000 $4,225,000
    6 seasons $9,066,588 $5,394,560 $625,000 $200,000 - - $374,758 $15,660,906
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $5,000,000 $250,000 - - - - $6,250,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $6,250,000 - $500,000 - - - - $6,750,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $6,750,000 - $250,000 - - - - $7,000,000
    $23,066,588 $10,394,560 $1,625,000 $200,000 - - $374,758 $35,660,906
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,316,588 $144,560 - - - - - $3,585,906
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,750,000 $5,250,000 $625,000 $200,000 - - - $12,075,000
  • Transactions

    Mar 18 2020Signed a 3 year $20 million contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Mar 17 2020Released by Detroit (DET), clearing $5.425 million of cap space
    Mar 13 2018Agreed to a 3 year $17.25 million contract with Detroit (DET)
    May 19 2014Signed a 4 year $2.364 million contract with New York (NYG)
    May 10 2014Drafted by New York (NYG): Round 5 (#174 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2019 DET 16 16 15 948 0.822 7 58 45 13 1
    2018 DET 15 15 15 864 0.877 7 46 30 16
    2017 NYG 15 15 11 545 0.495 4 42 25 17
    2016 NYG 16 16 9 533 0.480 1 60 38 20
    2015 NYG 9 9 9 487 0.451 58 36 20 1 1
    2014 NYG 12 12 6 333 0.316 4.5 43 36 7 2
    Totals 83 83 65 3,710 - 24 307 210 93 4 1