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Shaq Thompson

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Outside Linebacker Age: 25 Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#25 overall), 2015 College: Washington Agent(s): Wasserman Media Group

Panthers – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Shaq Thompson signed a 4 year, $54,433,000 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including a $16,000,000 signing bonus, $27,525,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $13,608,250. In 2020, Thompson will earn a base salary of $4,000,000 and a signing bonus of $8,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $7,200,000 and a dead cap value of $16,800,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $54,433,000
    Signing Bonus $16,000,000
    Average Salary $13,608,250
    Total Guarantees $27,525,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $27,525,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 25 $7,525,000 $3,200,000 - - $10,725,000 $27,525,000 $15,547,701($15,547,701)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $27,525,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-16,800,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $16,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-5,275,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $14,725,000 2020 Dead Cap: $12,800,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-4,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $3,200,000 2020 Dead Cap: $12,800,000 2019 Cap Savings: $7,525,000
    2020 Contract details by year 26 $4,000,000 $3,200,000 - - $7,200,000 $16,800,000 $12,000,000($27,547,701)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $16,800,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-9,600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $12,800,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-5,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $7,200,000 2021 Dead Cap: $9,600,000 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $3,200,000 2021 Dead Cap: $9,600,000 2020 Cap Savings: $4,000,000

    Potential Out: 2021, 2 yr, $35,547,701; $9,600,000 dead cap

    2021 Contract details by year 27 $10,180,000 $3,200,000 $500,000 $300,000 $14,180,000 $9,600,000 $10,980,000($38,527,701)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $9,600,000 2021 Cap Savings: $4,580,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $9,600,000 2021 Cap Savings: $4,580,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $3,200,000 2022 Dead Cap: $6,400,000 2021 Cap Savings: $10,980,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $3,200,000 2022 Dead Cap: $6,400,000 2021 Cap Savings: $10,980,000
    2022 Contract details by year 28 $11,200,000 $3,200,000 $500,000 $300,000 $15,200,000 $6,400,000 $12,000,000($50,527,701)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $6,400,000 2022 Cap Savings: $8,800,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $6,400,000 2022 Cap Savings: $8,800,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $3,200,000 2023 Dead Cap: $3,200,000 2022 Cap Savings: $12,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $3,200,000 2023 Dead Cap: $3,200,000 2022 Cap Savings: $12,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 29 $12,360,000 $3,200,000 $500,000 $300,000 $16,360,000 $3,200,000 $13,160,000($63,687,701)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,200,000 2023 Cap Savings: $13,160,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,200,000 2023 Cap Savings: $13,160,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,200,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $13,160,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,200,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $13,160,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $27.525M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2019 salary + 2020 salary)
    • 2021 Per Game Active Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000)
    • 2022 Per Game Active Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000)
    • 2023 Per Game Active Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000)
    • 2021-2023 Workout Bonus: $300,000
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2015-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $8,808,724
    Signing Bonus $4,666,344
    Average Salary $2,202,181
    Guaranteed $7,172,534
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2015 21 $435,000 $1,166,586 - - $1,601,586 $7,172,534 $5,101,344($5,101,344)
    2016 22 $835,397 $1,166,586 - - $2,001,983 $5,570,948 $835,397($5,936,741)
    2017 23 $1,235,793 $1,166,586 - - $2,402,379 $3,568,965 $1,235,793($7,172,534)
    2018 24 $936,000 $1,166,586 $700,190 - $2,802,776 $1,866,776 $1,636,190($8,808,724)
    2019 25 $9,232,000 - - - $9,232,000 $9,232,000 $9,232,000($18,040,724)
    2020 Free agent year 26 UFA  
    • 5th-year option available
    • $7.17 milion guaranteed (signing bonus + 2015-17 salaries)
    • Offsetting Training Camp bonuses
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $435,000 $4,666,344 - - - - - $5,101,344
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $835,397 - - - - - - $835,397
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,235,793 - - - - - - $1,235,793
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $936,000 - $700,190 - - - - $1,636,190
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $7,525,000 $8,000,000 - - - - $22,701 $15,547,701
    5 seasons $10,967,190 $12,666,344 $700,190 - - - $22,701 $24,356,425
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 $8,000,000 - - - - - $12,000,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $10,180,000 - $500,000 $300,000 - - - $10,980,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $11,200,000 - $500,000 $300,000 - - - $12,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $12,360,000 - $500,000 $300,000 - - - $13,160,000
    $48,707,190 $20,666,344 $2,200,190 $900,000 - - $22,701 $72,496,425
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $10,967,190 $12,666,344 $700,190 - - - - $24,356,425
  • 2020 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2019 CAR 14 14 14 984 0.873 3 109 75 34
    2018 CAR 14 14 11 597 0.599 3.5 79 50 29 1
    2017 CAR 15 14 14 644 0.643 2 61 41 20 1
    2016 CAR 14 14 12 535 0.500 55 39 16 1
    2015 CAR 14 14 10 366 0.332 1 50 30 18
    Totals 71 70 61 3,126 - 10 354 235 117 2 1