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Markus Golden

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Cardinals, OLB Age: 30-13d Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#58 overall), 2015 College: Missouri Agent(s): Tory Dandy (CAA Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Markus Golden signed a 2 year, $5,000,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals, including a $1,500,000 signing bonus, $2,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,500,000. In 2021, Golden will earn a base salary of $1,000,000, a signing bonus of $1,500,000 and a roster bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $2,000,000 and a dead cap value of $2,500,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $5,000,000
    Signing Bonus $1,500,000
    Average Salary $2,500,000
    Total Guarantees $2,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $2,500,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 30 $1,000,000 $750,000 $250,000 $2,000,000 $2,500,000 $2,750,000($2,750,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2022 Dead Cap: $750,000 2021 Cap Savings: $250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $750,000 2022 Dead Cap: $750,000 2021 Cap Savings: $1,250,000

    Potential Out: 2022, 1 yr, $2,750,000; $750,000 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 31 $2,000,000 $750,000 $250,000 $3,000,000 $750,000 $2,250,000($5,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $750,000 2022 Cap Savings: $2,250,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $750,000 2022 Cap Savings: $2,250,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $750,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $2,250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $750,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $2,250,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $2.5 million guaranteed (signing bonus + 2021 salary)
    • Per Game Active Roster: $14,705 ($250k, 16 LTBE)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2020

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,750,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,750,000
    Total Guarantees $2,225,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $2,225,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2015-2018Entry Level

    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
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    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
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $975,000 - $2,750,000 $25,000 - - $1,000,000 $4,750,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,651,319 - - - - - $62,348 $2,713,667
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,446,181 - - - - - - $1,446,181
    6 seasons $7,881,136 $1,109,695 $2,750,000 $25,000 - - $1,209,470 $12,975,301
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $250,000 - - - - $2,750,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 - $250,000 - - - - $2,250,000
    $10,881,136 $2,609,695 $3,250,000 $25,000 - - $1,209,470 $17,975,301
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,459,955 $1,109,695 - - - - $209,470 $6,779,120
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,421,181 - $2,750,000 $25,000 - - $1,000,000 $6,196,181
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/23/2016, $9,115

      Excessice facemask against Andrus Peat (NO)


    • TOTAL: $9,115

  • Transactions

    Mar 15 2021Signed a 2 year $5 million contract extension with Arizona (ARI)
    Oct 23 2020Traded to Arizona (ARI) from New York (NYG) for 2021 6th round pick (#201 Rodarius Williams)
    Mar 14 2019Signed a 1 year $3.75 million contract with New York (NYG)
    Dec 23 2016Fined $9,115 Excessice facemask against Andrus Peat (NO)
    May 14 2015Signed a 4 year $3.918 million contract with Arizona (ARI)
    May 1 2015Drafted by Arizona (ARI): Round 2 (#58 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2020 ARI 16 16 9 590 53.3 4.5 33 17 16 1 1
    2019 NYG 16 16 16 939 82.7 10 72 37 35
    2018 ARI 11 11 11 393 35.2 2.5 29 25 4
    2017 ARI 4 4 4 230 21.7 11 11
    2016 ARI 16 16 3 761 70.9 12.5 51 41 10 4
    2015 ARI 15 15 6 518 49.5 4 31 20 10 2
    Totals 78 78 49 3,431 - 34 227 151 75 7 1