Taylor Heinicke

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Falcons, QB Age: 30-358d Exp: 5 Years
Undrafted: 2015, Vikings College: Old Dominion Agent(s): Chris Cabott (Equity Sports)

 
  • Current Contract

    Taylor Heinicke signed a 2 year, $14,000,000 contract with the Atlanta Falcons, including a $4,000,000 signing bonus, $6,320,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,000,000. In 2024, Heinicke will earn a base salary of $5,000,000 and a roster bonus of $1,320,000, while carrying a cap hit of $8,960,000 and a dead cap value of $2,000,000.
    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $14,000,000
    Signing Bonus $4,000,000
    Average Salary $7,000,000
    Total Guarantees $6,320,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $6,320,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Roster/Gm Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2023 Contract details by year 30 $1,320,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $200,000 $700,000 $5,220,000 $6,320,000 $7,220,000($7,220,000) $7,220,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $6,320,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-1,100,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $220,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $4,320,000 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $900,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $2,220,000

    Potential Out: 2024, 1 yr, $7,220,000; $2,000,000 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 31 $5,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,320,000 $640,000 - $8,960,000 $2,000,000 $7,000,000($14,220,000) $7,110,000
    Pre-6/1 Release Today → 03/16/2024 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $6,960,000 03/16/2024 → 6/1/2024 2024 Dead Cap: $3,320,000 2024 Cap Savings: $5,640,000 Pre-6/1 Trade Today → 03/16/2024 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $6,960,000 03/16/2024 → 6/1/2024 2024 Dead Cap: $3,320,000 2024 Cap Savings: $5,640,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $6,960,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $3,320,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $5,640,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $6.32M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2023 salary + 2023 roster bonus)
    • 2023 Roster Bonus: $1M (guaranteed 3/19/2023)
    • 2024 Roster Bonus: $1.32M (3/16/2024)
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $40,000 ($680,000, 15 LTBE in 2023)
    • Annual Incentives: $3M
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2021-2022

    Taylor Heinicke signed a 2 year, $4,750,000 contract with the Washington Football Team, including a $1,000,000 signing bonus, $1,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,375,000. In 2024, Heinicke will earn a base salary of $5,000,000 and a roster bonus of $1,320,000, while carrying a cap hit of $8,960,000 and a dead cap value of $2,000,000.
    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $4,750,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $2,375,000
    Total Guarantees $1,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $1,500,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2020-2020

    Taylor Heinicke signed a 1 year, $910,000 contract with the Washington Football Team, including an average annual salary of $910,000. In 2024, Heinicke will earn a base salary of $5,000,000 and a roster bonus of $1,320,000, while carrying a cap hit of $8,960,000 and a dead cap value of $2,000,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $910,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $910,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2019-2019

    Taylor Heinicke signed a 1 year, $805,000 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including an average annual salary of $805,000. In 2024, Heinicke will earn a base salary of $5,000,000 and a roster bonus of $1,320,000, while carrying a cap hit of $8,960,000 and a dead cap value of $2,000,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $805,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $805,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2017-2018

    Taylor Heinicke signed a 2 year, $1,320,000 contract with the Houston Texans, including an average annual salary of $660,000. In 2024, Heinicke will earn a base salary of $5,000,000 and a roster bonus of $1,320,000, while carrying a cap hit of $8,960,000 and a dead cap value of $2,000,000.
    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $1,320,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $660,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2015-2017

    Taylor Heinicke signed a 3 year, $1,585,000 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including a $10,000 signing bonus, $10,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $528,333. In 2024, Heinicke will earn a base salary of $5,000,000 and a roster bonus of $1,320,000, while carrying a cap hit of $8,960,000 and a dead cap value of $2,000,000.
    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $1,585,000
    Signing Bonus $10,000
    Average Salary $528,333
    Total Guarantees $10,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $10,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / RFA
  • 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 $10,000 - - - - - $445,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $462,529 - - - - - - $462,529
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $14,400 - - - - - - $14,400
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $14,400 - - - - - - $14,400
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $108,529 - - - - - - $108,529
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $689,000 - - - - - - $689,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $12,000 - - - - - - $12,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $160,588 - - - - - - $160,588
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $93,750 - - - $750,000 $2,843,750
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 - $661,755 - - - $625,000 $2,786,755
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $1,320,000 $4,000,000 $1,000,000 - - - $700,000 $7,220,000
    8 seasons $5,716,446 $5,010,000 $1,755,505 - - - $2,075,000 $14,756,951
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - $1,320,000 - - - - $7,000,000
    $10,716,446 $5,010,000 $3,075,505 - - - $2,075,000 $21,756,951
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $897,529 $10,000 - - - - - $907,529
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $14,400 - - - - - - $14,400
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $122,929 - - - - - - $122,929
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $689,000 - - - - - - $689,000
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,172,588 $1,000,000 $93,750 - - - $750,000 $3,016,338
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 - $661,755 - - - $625,000 $2,786,755
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,320,000 $4,000,000 $1,000,000 - - - $700,000 $7,220,000
  • Transactions

    Mar 14 2023Signed a 2 year $14 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Feb 10 2021Signed a 2 year $4.75 million contract extension with Washington (WAS)
    Dec 19 2020Signed to the active roster by Washington (WAS)
    Dec 8 2020Signed to the practice squad by Washington (WAS)
    Aug 30 2019Released by Carolina (CAR)
    Mar 12 2019Signed a 1 year $805,000 contract with Carolina (CAR)
    Apr 16 2018Claimed off waivers by Carolina (CAR)
    Apr 13 2018Waived by Houston (HOU)
    Dec 15 2017Signed to the active roster by Houston (HOU)
    Nov 30 2017Signed to the practice squad by Houston (HOU)
    Sep 23 2017Signed to the practice squad by New England (NE)
    Sep 11 2017Released by Minnesota (MIN)
    May 3 2015Signed a 3 year $1.585 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Att Pass Cmp Pass Cmp% Pass Yds Pass Yds/Gm Pass TD Pass INT Pass Rating Rush Att Rush Yds Rush TD Fum Prod Pts
    2023 ATL 5 5 4 271 25.4 136 74 54.4 890 178.00 5 4 74.69 15 124 1 1 66
    2022 WAS 15 9 9 614 59.0 259 161 62.2 1859 206.56 12 6 89.58 28 96 1 7 115.96
    2021 WAS 16 16 15 1019 90.4 494 321 65 3419 213.69 20 15 85.91 60 313 1 7 221.86
    2020 WAS 3 1 25 2.3 19 12 63.2 137 137.00 1 0 102.3 3 22 0 0 11.68
    2018 CAR 15 6 1 91 8.6 57 35 61.4 320 53.33 1 3 60.56 5 31 0 1 13.9
    2017 HOU 3 1 9 0.8 1 1 100 10 10.00 0 0 108.33 1 2 0 0 0.6
    2016 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    2015 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 57 38 29 2,029 - 966 604 62.5 6,635 174.61 39 28 - 112 588 3 16 430.00