Devon Kennard

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Cardinals, OLB Age: 30-174d Exp: 7 Years
Drafted: Round 5 (#174 overall), 2014 College: Southern California Agent(s): Elevate Sports Mgmt

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  • 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 2021, Kennard will earn a base salary of $3,650,000, a roster bonus of $382,343 and a restructure bonus of $2,600,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,149,009 and a dead cap value of $10,000,000.

    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 Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 29 $1,000,000 $1,250,000 $203,125 - $2,453,125 $6,000,000 $6,253,851($6,253,851)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-3,546,875 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-2,546,875 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $2,250,000 2021 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2020 Cap Savings: $203,125 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,250,000 2021 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,203,125
    2021 Contract details by year 30 $3,650,000 $1,250,000 $382,343 $866,667 $6,149,009 $10,000,000 $6,632,343($12,886,194)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-3,850,991 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $6,350,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-200,991 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $5,766,667 2022 Dead Cap: $4,233,333 2021 Cap Savings: $382,342 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,116,667 2022 Dead Cap: $4,233,333 2021 Cap Savings: $4,032,342
    2022 Contract details by year 31 $6,750,000 $1,250,000 $250,000 $866,667 $9,116,666 $4,233,333 $7,000,000($19,886,194)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $4,233,333 2022 Cap Savings: $4,883,333 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $4,233,333 2022 Cap Savings: $4,883,333 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $2,116,667 2023 Dead Cap: $2,116,666 2022 Cap Savings: $6,999,999 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,116,667 2023 Dead Cap: $2,116,666 2022 Cap Savings: $6,999,999
    2023 Contract details by year 32 - $1,250,000 - $866,667 $2,116,666 $2,116,667 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $2,116,667 2023 Cap Savings: $-1 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $2,116,667 2023 Cap Savings: $-1 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $2,116,667 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $-1 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $2,116,667 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $-1
    2023 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $6M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2020 salary)
    • 2020 Per Game Active Bonus: $15,625 ($250,000)
    • 2021 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000, 13 LTBE)
    • 2022 Per Game Active Bonus: $14,705 ($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.

    Previous Contracts

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    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

    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
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    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
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $5,000,000 $203,125 - - - $50,726 $6,253,851
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $3,650,000 - $382,343 - $2,600,000 - - $6,632,343
    8 seasons $13,716,588 $10,394,560 $1,210,468 $200,000 $2,600,000 - $425,484 $28,547,100
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $6,750,000 - $250,000 - - - - $7,000,000
    $20,466,588 $10,394,560 $1,460,468 $200,000 $2,600,000 - $425,484 $35,547,100
    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 - - - - $124,758 $3,585,906
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,750,000 $5,250,000 $625,000 $200,000 - - $250,000 $12,075,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,650,000 $5,000,000 $585,468 - $2,600,000 - $50,726 $12,886,194
  • Transactions

    Nov 16 2021Converted $2.6M of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $1.7M of cap space with Arizona (ARI)
    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)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 ARI 11 11 1 186 24.2 17 11 6
    2020 ARI 13 13 4 364 32.9 3 19 15 4
    2019 DET 16 16 15 948 82.2 7 58 45 13 1
    2018 DET 15 15 15 864 87.7 7 46 30 16
    2017 NYG 15 15 11 545 49.5 4 42 25 17
    2016 NYG 16 16 9 533 48.0 1 60 38 20
    2015 NYG 9 9 9 487 42.5 58 36 20 1 1
    2014 NYG 12 12 6 333 31.6 4.5 43 36 7 2
    Totals 107 107 70 4,260 - 27 343 236 103 4 1