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Embed This Markus Golden

Defensive End Age: 27 Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#58 overall), 2015 College: Missouri Agent(s): Joseph Clayborne (Agility Sports)
  • Current Contract

    Markus Golden signed a 4 year, $3,918,330 contract with the Arizona Cardinals, including a $1,109,695 signing bonus, $1,722,802 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $979,583. In 2018, Golden will earn a base salary of $969,318, while carrying a cap hit of $1,246,742 and a dead cap value of $277,424.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,918,330
    Signing Bonus $1,109,695
    Average Salary $979,583
    Total Guarantees $1,722,802
    Guaranteed at Signing $1,722,802
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2015 Contract details by year 24 $435,000 $277,424 $712,424 $1,722,802 $1,691,817($1,691,817)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2015 Dead Cap: $1,722,802 2015 Cap Savings: $-1,010,378 Pre-6/1 Trade 2015 Dead Cap: $1,722,802 2015 Cap Savings: $-1,010,378 Post-6/1 Release 2015 Dead Cap: $890,530 2016 Dead Cap: $832,272 2015 Cap Savings: $-178,106 Post-6/1 Trade 2015 Dead Cap: $890,530 2016 Dead Cap: $832,272 2015 Cap Savings: $-178,106
    2016 Contract details by year 25 $613,106 $277,424 $890,530 $1,445,378 $613,106($2,304,923)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2016 Dead Cap: $1,445,378 2016 Cap Savings: $-554,848 Pre-6/1 Trade 2016 Dead Cap: $1,445,378 2016 Cap Savings: $-554,848 Post-6/1 Release 2016 Dead Cap: $890,530 2017 Dead Cap: $554,848 2016 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2016 Dead Cap: $890,530 2017 Dead Cap: $554,848 2016 Cap Savings: $0
    2017 Contract details by year 26 $791,212 $277,424 $1,068,636 $554,848 $791,212($3,096,135)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $554,848 2017 Cap Savings: $513,788 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $554,848 2017 Cap Savings: $513,788 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $277,424 2018 Dead Cap: $277,424 2017 Cap Savings: $791,212 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $277,424 2018 Dead Cap: $277,424 2017 Cap Savings: $791,212
    2018 Contract details by year 27 $969,318 $277,424 $1,246,742 $277,424 $969,318($4,065,453)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $277,424 2018 Cap Savings: $969,318 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $277,424 2018 Cap Savings: $969,318 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $277,424 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Cap Savings: $969,318 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $277,424 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Cap Savings: $969,318
    2019 Free Agent Year 28 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $1.722 million guaranteed (signing bonus + 2016 salary)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $435,000 $1,109,695 - - - - $147,122 $1,691,817
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $613,106 - - - - - - $613,106
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $791,212 - - - - - - $791,212
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $969,318 - - - - - - $969,318
    4 seasons $2,808,636 $1,109,695 - - - - $147,122 $4,065,453
    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, $9,115

      Excessice facemask against Andrus Peat (NO)


    • TOTAL: $9,115

  • 2018 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Markus Golden ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2018 ARI 3 3 3 84 0.398 0.5 5 4 1
    2017 ARI 4 4 4 230 0.302 11 11
    2016 ARI 16 16 3 761 0.709 12.5 51 41 10 4
    2015 ARI 15 15 6 518 0.495 4 31 20 10 2