Markus Golden

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Cardinals, OLB Age: 31-214d Exp: 8 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 1 year, $6,500,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals, including a $2,160,000 signing bonus, $3,660,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,500,000. In 2022, Golden will earn a base salary of $1,500,000, a signing bonus of $2,160,000 and a incentive bonus of $1,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,330,000 and a dead cap value of $4,410,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,500,000
    Signing Bonus $2,160,000
    Average Salary $6,500,000
    Total Guarantees $3,660,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,660,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 31 $1,500,000 $1,830,000 - $1,000,000 $4,330,000 $4,410,000 $4,660,000($4,660,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $4,410,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-80,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,910,000 2022 Cap Savings: $1,420,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $3,330,000 2023 Dead Cap: $1,080,000 2022 Cap Savings: $1,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $1,830,000 2023 Dead Cap: $1,080,000 2022 Cap Savings: $2,500,000

    Potential Out: 2023, 1 yr, $4,660,000; $1,080,000 dead cap

    2023 Contract details by year 32 $2,910,000 $1,080,000 $170,000 - $4,160,000 $1,080,000 $3,080,000($7,740,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $1,080,000 2023 Cap Savings: $3,080,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,080,000 2023 Cap Savings: $3,080,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $1,080,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $3,080,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,080,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $3,080,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $3.66M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2022 salary)
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $10,000 ($170,000)
    • Sack Incentives (cumulative)
      $250,000 each for 6, 8
      $500,000 for 10
      $1M for 12
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2021-2022

    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

    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
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $235,294 - - - $1,000,000 $3,735,294
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $2,160,000 - - - - $1,000,000 $4,660,000
    8 seasons $10,381,136 $4,769,695 $2,985,294 $25,000 - - $3,209,470 $21,370,595
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $2,910,000 - $170,000 - - - - $3,080,000
    $13,291,136 $4,769,695 $3,155,294 $25,000 - - $3,209,470 $24,450,595
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,959,955 $4,769,695 $235,294 - - - $2,209,470 $15,174,414
    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

    Sep 9 2022Signed a 1 year $4.5 million contract extension with Arizona (ARI)
    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)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2022 ARI 4 4 4 147 62.0 8 4 4
    2021 ARI 16 16 5 682 63.0 11 48 33 15 3
    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 98 98 58 4,260 - 45 283 188 94 10 1