Shaq Thompson

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Panthers, OLB Age: 27-231d Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#25 overall), 2015 College: Washington Agent(s): Wasserman

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  • 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 2021, Thompson will earn a base salary of $990,000, a roster bonus of $500,000, a restructure bonus of $9,190,000 and a workout bonus of $300,000, while carrying a cap hit of $8,053,333 and a dead cap value of $20,080,001.

    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 Restructure 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 $12,089,090($27,636,791)
    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
    2021 Contract details by year 27 $990,000 $3,200,000 $500,000 $300,000 $3,063,333 $8,053,333 $20,080,001 $10,980,000($38,616,791)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $20,080,001 2021 Cap Savings: $-12,026,668 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $19,090,001 2021 Cap Savings: $-11,036,668 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $7,553,333 2022 Dead Cap: $12,526,668 2021 Cap Savings: $500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $6,563,333 2022 Dead Cap: $12,526,668 2021 Cap Savings: $1,490,000
    2022 Contract details by year 28 $11,200,000 $3,200,000 $500,000 $300,000 $3,063,333 $18,263,333 $12,526,668 $12,000,000($50,616,791)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $12,526,668 2022 Cap Savings: $5,736,665 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $12,526,668 2022 Cap Savings: $5,736,665 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $6,263,334 2023 Dead Cap: $6,263,334 2022 Cap Savings: $11,999,999 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $6,263,334 2023 Dead Cap: $6,263,334 2022 Cap Savings: $11,999,999
    2023 Contract details by year 29 $12,360,000 $3,200,000 $500,000 $300,000 $3,063,334 $19,423,334 $6,263,334 $13,160,000($63,776,791)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $6,263,334 2023 Cap Savings: $13,160,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $6,263,334 2023 Cap Savings: $13,160,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $6,263,334 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $13,160,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $6,263,334 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: $29,411 ($500,000)
    • 2022 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
    • 2023 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
    • 2021-2023 Workout Bonus: $300,000
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2015-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $8,808,724
    Signing Bonus $4,666,344
    Average Salary $2,202,181
    Total Guarantees $7,172,534
    Guaranteed at Signing $7,172,534
    Free Agent: 2020 / 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 $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
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 $8,000,000 - - - - $89,090 $12,089,090
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $990,000 - $500,000 $300,000 $9,190,000 - - $10,980,000
    7 seasons $15,957,190 $20,666,344 $1,200,190 $300,000 $9,190,000 - $111,791 $47,425,515
    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
    $39,517,190 $20,666,344 $2,200,190 $900,000 $9,190,000 - $111,791 $72,585,515
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $15,957,190 $20,666,344 $1,200,190 $300,000 $9,190,000 - $111,791 $47,425,515
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/16/2020, $10,000

      Conduct detrimental to the team (breaking COVID-19 protocol)


    • TOTAL: $10,000

  • Transactions

    Mar 10 2021Converted $9.19M of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $7.352M of cap space with Carolina (CAR)
    Dec 16 2020Fined $10,000 Conduct detrimental to the team (breaking COVID-19 protocol)
    Dec 7 2019Signed a 4 year $54.43 million contract extension with Carolina (CAR)
    Mar 26 2018Carolina (CAR) exercised a $9.232 million option for 2019
    May 7 2015Signed a 4 year $8.808 million contract with Carolina (CAR)
    Apr 30 2015Drafted by Carolina (CAR): Round 1 (#25 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 CAR 9 9 9 479 62.9 2 69 45 24 2
    2020 CAR 16 16 15 1031 98.1 113 63 50 2
    2019 CAR 14 14 14 984 87.3 3 109 75 34
    2018 CAR 14 14 11 597 59.9 3.5 79 50 29 1
    2017 CAR 15 14 14 644 64.3 2 61 41 20 1
    2016 CAR 14 14 12 535 50.0 55 39 16 1
    2015 CAR 14 14 10 366 33.2 1 50 30 18
    Totals 96 95 85 4,636 - 12 536 343 191 4 3