Shaq Lawson

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Bills, DE Age: 28-362d Exp: 7 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#19 overall), 2016 College: Clemson Agent(s): Tory Dandy (Relativity Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Shaq Lawson signed a 1 year, $1,317,500 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including a $152,500 signing bonus, $452,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,317,500. In 2023, Lawson will earn a base salary of $1,165,000 and a signing bonus of $152,500, while carrying a cap hit of $1,092,500 and a dead cap value of $452,500.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,317,500
    Signing Bonus $152,500
    Average Salary $1,317,500
    Total Guarantees $452,500
    Guaranteed at Signing $452,500
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2023 Contract details by year 29 $1,165,000 $152,500 $1,092,500 $452,500 $1,317,500($1,317,500) $1,317,500
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $452,500 2023 Cap Savings: $640,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $152,500 2023 Cap Savings: $940,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $452,500 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $640,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $152,500 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $940,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2022-2022

    Shaq Lawson signed a 1 year, $1,187,500 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including a $152,500 signing bonus, $152,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,187,500. In 2023, Lawson will earn a base salary of $1,165,000 and a signing bonus of $152,500, while carrying a cap hit of $1,092,500 and a dead cap value of $452,500.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,187,500
    Signing Bonus $152,500
    Average Salary $1,187,500
    Total Guarantees $152,500
    Guaranteed at Signing $152,500
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2020-2022

    Shaq Lawson signed a 3 year, $30,000,000 contract with the Miami Dolphins, including a $4,000,000 signing bonus, $20,800,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,000,000. In 2023, Lawson will earn a base salary of $1,165,000 and a signing bonus of $152,500, while carrying a cap hit of $1,092,500 and a dead cap value of $452,500.
    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $30,000,000
    Signing Bonus $4,000,000
    Average Salary $10,000,000
    Total Guarantees $20,800,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $20,800,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2016-2019Entry Level

    Shaq Lawson signed a 4 year, $10,278,977 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including a $5,675,619 signing bonus, $9,828,976 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,569,744. In 2023, Lawson will earn a base salary of $1,165,000 and a signing bonus of $152,500, while carrying a cap hit of $1,092,500 and a dead cap value of $452,500.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $10,278,977
    Signing Bonus $5,675,619
    Average Salary $2,569,744
    Total Guarantees $9,828,976
    Guaranteed at Signing $9,828,976
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $5,675,619 - - - - - $6,125,619
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $917,226 - - - - - - $917,226
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,384,452 - - - - - - $1,384,452
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,851,679 - - - - - $40,276 $1,891,955
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $6,400,000 $4,000,000 $2,500,000 $100,000 - - $538,910 $13,538,910
    2021 Player Cash Earnings - - - $100,000 - - - $100,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $990,000 - - - - - - $990,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,035,000 $152,500 - - - - - $1,187,500
    7 seasons $13,028,357 $9,828,119 $2,500,000 $200,000 - - $579,186 $26,135,662
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $1,165,000 $152,500 - - - - - $1,317,500
    $14,193,357 $9,980,619 $2,500,000 $200,000 - - $579,186 $27,453,162
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,638,357 $5,828,119 - - - - $40,276 $11,506,752
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $6,400,000 $4,000,000 $2,500,000 $100,000 - - $538,910 $13,538,910
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings - - - $100,000 - - - $100,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $990,000 - - - - - - $990,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/01/2018, $33,425

      Role in a fight against Jacksonville (JAC)


    • Player contract details by year 11/10/2017, $18,231

      Roughing the Passer against Josh McCown (NYJ)


    • TOTAL: $51,656

  • Transactions

    Apr 10 2023Signed a 1 year $1.137 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    Mar 17 2022Signed a 1 year $1.18 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    Jan 8 2022Waived by New York (NYJ)
    Aug 29 2021Traded to New York (NYJ) from Houston (HOU) for 2022 6th round pick (#207 - traded)
    Apr 2 2021Converted $7M of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $5.25M of cap space with Houston (HOU)
    Mar 14 2021Traded to Houston (HOU) from Miami (MIA) with 2021 6th round pick [(from WAS)] (#203 - traded) for Benardrick McKinney and 2021 7th round pick (#231 Larnel Coleman)
    Mar 16 2020Agreed to a 3 year $30 million contract with Miami (MIA)
    May 1 2019Buffalo (BUF) declined a $9.451M option for 2020
    Dec 1 2018Fined $33,425 Role in a fight against Jacksonville (JAC)
    Nov 10 2017Fined $18,231 Roughing the Passer against Josh McCown (NYJ)
    Jun 6 2016Signed a 4 year $10.27 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    Apr 28 2016Drafted by Buffalo (BUF): Round 1 (#19 overall)
  • 2023 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2022 BUF 15 15 5 427 43.9 3.5 31 19 12 1
    2021 NYJ 14 14 7 534 44.9 1 23 15 8 1
    2020 MIA 14 14 7 571 55.7 4 32 17 15 1
    2019 BUF 15 15 486 46.3 6.5 32 21 11 1
    2018 BUF 14 14 6 440 43.3 4 30 18 12 2
    2017 BUF 11 11 10 435 39.3 4 33 17 16
    2016 BUF 14 10 1 237 22.1 2 13 7 6 1
    Totals 97 93 36 3,130 - 25 194 114 80 6 1