Shaq Lawson

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Bills, DE Age: 28-172d 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, $1,187,500 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including a $152,500 signing bonus, $152,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,187,500. In 2022, Lawson will earn a base salary of $1,035,000 and a signing bonus of $152,500, while carrying a cap hit of $1,047,500 and a dead cap value of $152,500.

    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
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 28 $1,035,000 $152,500 $1,047,500 $152,500 $1,187,500($1,187,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $152,500 2022 Cap Savings: $895,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $152,500 2022 Cap Savings: $895,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $152,500 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $895,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $152,500 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $895,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 29 UFA  
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2021 Player contract details by year - - $100,000 $1,752,500 $1,852,500 $100,000($100,000)
    2022 Player contract details by year - - - $5,257,500 $5,257,500 -($100,000)

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2022

    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

    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
    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

    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)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2022 BUF 10 10 1 277 38.1 1.5 16 8 8
    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 92 88 32 2,980 - 23 179 103 76 5 1