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Roquan Smith

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Bears, LB Age: 24-26d Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#8 overall), 2018 College: Georgia Agent(s): Brian Ayrault (CAA Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Roquan Smith signed a 4 year, $18,477,168 contract with the Chicago Bears, including a $11,517,941 signing bonus, $18,477,168 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,619,292. In 2021, Smith will earn a base salary of $920,000 and a roster bonus of $2,249,613, while carrying a cap hit of $6,049,099 and a dead cap value of $6,049,099.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $18,477,168
    Signing Bonus $11,517,941
    Average Salary $4,619,292
    Total Guarantees $18,477,168
    Guaranteed at Signing $18,477,168
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2018 Contract details by year 21 $480,000 $2,879,485 - $3,359,485 $18,477,169 $11,997,941($11,997,941)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $18,477,169 2018 Cap Savings: $-15,117,684 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $11,517,941 2018 Cap Savings: $-8,158,456 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $9,838,713 2019 Dead Cap: $8,638,456 2018 Cap Savings: $-6,479,228 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $2,879,485 2019 Dead Cap: $8,638,456 2018 Cap Savings: $480,000
    2019 Contract details by year 22 $1,319,871 $2,879,485 - $4,199,356 $15,117,684 $1,360,100($13,358,041)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $15,117,684 2019 Cap Savings: $-10,918,328 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $8,638,456 2019 Cap Savings: $-4,439,100 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $9,358,713 2020 Dead Cap: $5,758,971 2019 Cap Savings: $-5,159,357 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $2,879,485 2020 Dead Cap: $5,758,971 2019 Cap Savings: $1,319,871
    2020 Contract details by year 23 $750,000 $2,879,485 $1,499,742 $5,129,227 $10,918,328 $2,363,042($15,721,083)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $10,918,328 2020 Cap Savings: $-5,789,101 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $5,758,971 2020 Cap Savings: $-629,744 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $8,038,842 2021 Dead Cap: $2,879,486 2020 Cap Savings: $-2,909,615 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,879,485 2021 Dead Cap: $2,879,486 2020 Cap Savings: $2,249,742
    2021 Contract details by year 24 $920,000 $2,879,486 $2,249,613 $6,049,099 $6,049,099 $3,169,613($18,890,696)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $6,049,099 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,879,486 2021 Cap Savings: $3,169,613 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $6,049,099 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,879,486 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $3,169,613
    2022 Contract details by year 25 $9,735,000 - - $9,735,000 $9,735,000 $9,735,000($28,625,696)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $9,735,000 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $9,735,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $9,735,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $9,735,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 26 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Fully Guaranteed
    • Contains Offsets
    • 5th-year option available
    • In-Play Suspension of 3+ games voids guarantees
    • Post-Play Suspension of 2+ games voids guarantees
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $480,000 $11,517,941 - - - - - $11,997,941
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,319,871 - - - - - $40,229 $1,360,100
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $750,000 - $1,499,742 - - - $113,300 $2,363,042
    3 seasons $2,549,871 $11,517,941 $1,499,742 - - - $153,529 $15,721,083
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $920,000 - $2,249,613 - - - - $3,169,613
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $9,735,000 - - - - - - $9,735,000
    $13,204,871 $11,517,941 $3,749,355 - - - $153,529 $28,625,696
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,549,871 $11,517,941 $1,499,742 - - - $153,529 $15,721,083
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 01/04/2019, $20,054

      Roughing the Passer against Kirk Cousins (MIN)


    • TOTAL: $20,054

  • Transactions

    Apr 27 2021Chicago (CHI) exercised a $9.735 million option for 2022
    Jan 4 2019Fined $20,054 Roughing the Passer against Kirk Cousins (MIN)
    Aug 13 2018Signed a 4 year $18.4M contract with Chicago (CHI)
    Apr 26 2018Drafted by Chicago (CHI): Round 1 (#8 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Roquan Smith ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2020 CHI 16 16 15 1016 101.9 4 139 98 41 1 2
    2019 CHI 12 12 12 734 67.2 2 100 66 34 1
    2018 CHI 16 16 14 880 84.0 5 122 89 33 1
    Totals 44 44 41 2,630 - 11 361 253 108 1 4