Brian Urlacher

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Bears, LB Age: 43-9d Exp: 13 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#9 overall), 2000 College: New Mexico Agent(s):

 

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  • Current Contract

    Brian Urlacher signed a 5 year, $43,550,000 contract with the Chicago Bears, including a $6,000,000 signing bonus, and an average annual salary of $8,710,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $43,550,000
    Signing Bonus $6,000,000
    Average Salary $8,710,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2013 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2008 Contract details by year 30 $2,124,999 $3,057,142 - $50,000 $500,000 $5,732,141 - $10,674,999($10,674,999)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2008 Dead Cap: $0 2008 Cap Savings: $5,732,141 Pre-6/1 Trade 2008 Dead Cap: $0 2008 Cap Savings: $5,732,141 Post-6/1 Release 2008 Dead Cap: $0 2009 Dead Cap: $0 2008 Cap Savings: $5,732,141 Post-6/1 Trade 2008 Dead Cap: $0 2009 Dead Cap: $0 2008 Cap Savings: $5,732,141
    2009 Contract details by year 31 $4,950,000 $3,057,142 - $500,000 $500,000 $9,007,142 - $5,450,000($16,124,999)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2009 Dead Cap: $0 2009 Cap Savings: $9,007,142 Pre-6/1 Trade 2009 Dead Cap: $0 2009 Cap Savings: $9,007,142 Post-6/1 Release 2009 Dead Cap: $0 2010 Dead Cap: $0 2009 Cap Savings: $9,007,142 Post-6/1 Trade 2009 Dead Cap: $0 2010 Dead Cap: $0 2009 Cap Savings: $9,007,142
    2010 Contract details by year 32 $6,150,000 $1,200,000 $1,300,000 $500,000 $500,000 $9,650,000 - $7,950,000($24,074,999)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2010 Dead Cap: $0 2010 Cap Savings: $9,650,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2010 Dead Cap: $0 2010 Cap Savings: $9,650,000 Post-6/1 Release 2010 Dead Cap: $0 2011 Dead Cap: $0 2010 Cap Savings: $9,650,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2010 Dead Cap: $0 2011 Dead Cap: $0 2010 Cap Savings: $9,650,000
    2011 Contract details by year 33 $8,025,000 $1,200,000 $1,600,000 $500,000 $500,000 $11,825,000 - $10,125,000($34,199,999)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2011 Dead Cap: $0 2011 Cap Savings: $11,825,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2011 Dead Cap: $0 2011 Cap Savings: $11,825,000 Post-6/1 Release 2011 Dead Cap: $0 2012 Dead Cap: $0 2011 Cap Savings: $11,825,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2011 Dead Cap: $0 2012 Dead Cap: $0 2011 Cap Savings: $11,825,000
    2012 Contract details by year 34 $7,500,000 $1,200,000 - $500,000 $500,000 $9,700,000 - $8,000,000($42,199,999)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2012 Dead Cap: $0 2012 Cap Savings: $9,700,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2012 Dead Cap: $0 2012 Cap Savings: $9,700,000 Post-6/1 Release 2012 Dead Cap: $0 2013 Dead Cap: $0 2012 Cap Savings: $9,700,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2012 Dead Cap: $0 2013 Dead Cap: $0 2012 Cap Savings: $9,700,000
    2013 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Signing Bonus: $6 million
    • 2008 Restructure Bonus: $2.5 million
    • 2010 Roster Bonus: $1.3 million
    • 2011 Roster Bonus: $1.6 million
    • Workout Bonus: $50k Annually
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2003-2010

    Contract: 9 yr(s) / $56,650,000
    Signing Bonus $13,000,000
    Average Salary $6,294,444
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2011 / UFA

    2000-2004Entry Level

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $7,750,000
    Signing Bonus $5,500,000
    Average Salary $1,550,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2005 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2000 Player Cash Earnings $300,000 $5,500,000 - - - - $50,000 $5,850,000
    2001 Player Cash Earnings $375,000 - - - - - - $375,000
    2002 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 - - - - - $50,000 $500,000
    2003 Player Cash Earnings $1,050,000 $13,000,000 $1,000,000 - - - $50,000 $15,100,000
    2004 Player Cash Earnings $1,750,000 - $2,000,000 $50,000 - - $50,000 $3,850,000
    2005 Player Cash Earnings DPOY $1,250,000 - $3,000,000 $50,000 - - - $4,300,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $3,950,000 - - $50,000 - - - $4,000,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $3,950,000 - - $50,000 - - - $4,000,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $2,124,999 $6,000,000 - $50,000 $2,500,000 - - $10,674,999
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $4,950,000 - - $500,000 - - - $5,450,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $6,150,000 - $1,300,000 $500,000 - - - $7,950,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $8,025,000 - $1,600,000 $500,000 - - - $10,125,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - - $500,000 - - - $8,000,000
    13 seasons $41,824,999 $24,500,000 $8,900,000 $2,250,000 $2,500,000 - $200,000 $80,174,999
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    13 seasons Player Cash Earnings $41,824,999 $24,500,000 $8,900,000 $2,250,000 $2,500,000 - $200,000 $80,174,999
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/07/2012, $21,000

      for a horse collar tackle against Seattle


    • Player contract details by year 11/30/2012, $15,750

      for a horse collar tackle on Vikings RB Adrian Peterson


    • Player contract details by year 12/24/2010, $10,000

      Defenseless hit against Visanthe Schiancoe


    • Player contract details by year 10/18/2008, $20,000

      Abusing an official against Atlanta (ATL)


    • Player contract details by year 04/19/2007, $100,000

      Uniform Violation (non-sponsored hat at a press conference)


    • TOTAL: $166,750

  • Transactions

    May 22 2013Retired from Professional Football
    Jul 21 2008Signed a 5 year $40.6 million contract with Chicago (CHI)
    Mar 1 2003Signed a 9 year $56.7 million extension with Chicago (CHI)
    Jul 29 2000Signed a 5 year $7.75 million contract with Chicago (CHI)
    Apr 15 2000Drafted by Chicago (CHI): Round 1 (#9 overall)
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