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Cairo Santos

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Bears, K Age: 29-6d Exp: 6 Years
Undrafted: 2014, Chiefs College: Tulane Agent(s): ProStar Sports Agency

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  • Current Contract

    Cairo Santos signed a 3 year, $9,000,000 contract with the Chicago Bears, including a $2,500,000 signing bonus, $4,575,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,000,000. In 2021, Santos will earn a base salary of $1,075,000 and a signing bonus of $2,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $1,575,000 and a dead cap value of $3,575,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $9,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,500,000
    Average Salary $3,000,000
    Total Guarantees $4,575,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,575,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 30 $1,075,000 $500,000 $1,575,000 $3,575,000 $3,575,000($3,575,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $3,575,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-2,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-925,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,575,000 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $500,000 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $1,075,000

    Potential Out: 2022, 1 yr, $3,575,000; $2,000,000 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 31 $2,675,000 $500,000 $3,175,000 $2,000,000 $2,675,000($6,250,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $1,175,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $1,175,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $500,000 2023 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $2,675,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $500,000 2023 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $2,675,000
    2023 Contract details by year 32 $2,750,000 $500,000 $3,250,000 $1,500,000 $2,750,000($9,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $1,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $1,750,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $500,000 2024 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $2,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $500,000 2024 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $2,750,000
    2024 Contract details by year 33 - $500,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $1,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $1,000,000
    2025 Contract details by year 34 - $500,000 $500,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $500,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $3.575M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2021 salary)
    • $1M of 2022 salary fully guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2022 (injury guaranteed now)
    • 2024-25 years automatically void 25 days before the start of the 2024 league year ($1M dead cap)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2020

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $910,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $910,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $805,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $805,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,000,000
    Total Guarantees $195,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $195,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $790,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $790,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $790,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $790,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,000,000
    Signing Bonus $500,000
    Average Salary $2,000,000
    Total Guarantees $500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $500,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2017-2017

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $690,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $690,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2014-2016

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $1,532,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000
    Average Salary $510,667
    Total Guarantees $2,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $2,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / RFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 $2,000 - - - - - $422,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $510,000 - - - - - - $510,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $600,000 - - - - - - $600,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,797,000 - - - - - - $1,797,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $243,529 - - - - - - $243,529
    2018 Player Cash Earnings - $500,000 - - - - - $500,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $151,030 - - - - - - $151,030
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $325,294 - - - - - - $325,294
    2019 Player Cash Earnings - - $195,000 - - - - $195,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $805,000 - - - - - - $805,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $12,000 - - - - - - $12,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $65,529 - - - - - - $65,529
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $856,471 - - - - - $88,611 $945,082
    7 seasons $5,785,853 $502,000 $195,000 - - - $88,611 $6,571,464
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,075,000 $2,500,000 - - - - - $3,575,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $2,675,000 - - - - - - $2,675,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $2,750,000 - - - - - - $2,750,000
    $12,285,853 $3,002,000 $195,000 - - - $88,611 $15,571,464
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,327,000 $2,000 - - - - - $3,329,000
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,177,529 - - - - - $88,611 $1,266,140
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings - $500,000 - - - - - $500,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $151,030 - - - - - - $151,030
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $325,294 - $195,000 - - - - $520,294
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $805,000 - - - - - - $805,000
  • Transactions

    Mar 11 2021Signed a 3 year $9 million contract extension with Chicago (CHI)
    Sep 16 2020Signed to the active roster by Chicago (CHI)
    Sep 14 2020Signed to the practice squad by Chicago (CHI)
    Sep 12 2020Signed to the active roster by Chicago (CHI)
    Sep 6 2020Signed to the practice squad by Chicago (CHI)
    Sep 5 2020Released by Chicago (CHI)
    Aug 23 2020Signed a contract with Chicago (CHI)
    Oct 7 2019Released by Tennessee (TEN)
    Sep 4 2019Signed a contract with Tennessee (TEN)
    Aug 31 2019Released by Tampa Bay (TB)
    Mar 13 2019Signed a 1 year $1 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Nov 12 2018Signed a contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Oct 16 2018Released by Los Angeles (LA)
    Oct 2 2018Signed a contract with Los Angeles (LA)
    Aug 22 2018Released by New York (NYJ), clearing $1.5M in cap
    Mar 15 2018Signed a 1 year $2 million contract with New York (NYJ)
    Nov 20 2017Signed a contract with Chicago (CHI)
    Sep 30 2017Released by Kansas City (KC)
    Mar 8 2017Assigned a 1 year $1.797 million ender by Kansas City (KC)
    May 11 2014Signed a 3 year $1.532 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Cairo Santos ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP Snaps FG Att FG Made FG % PAT Att PAT Made PAT %
    2020 CHI 16 16 11 32 30 93.8 37 36 97.3
    2019 TEN 5 5 43 9 4 44.4 12 12 100
    2018 TB 9 9 92 18 14 77.8 23 22 95.7
    2017 CHI 5 5 38 5 4 80 14 14 100
    2016 KC 16 16 161 35 31 88.6 39 36 92.3
    2015 KC 16 16 173 37 30 81.1 41 39 95.1
    2014 KC 16 16 130 30 25 83.3 38 38 100
    Totals 83 83 648 166 138 83.1 204 197 96.6