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Embed This Christian Kirksey

Inside Linebacker Age: 26 Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#71 overall), 2014 College: Iowa Agent(s): Jonathan Perzley (SportStars)
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  • Current Contract

    Christian Kirksey signed a 4 year, $38,000,000 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including a $6,000,000 signing bonus, $20,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $9,500,000. In 2018, Kirksey will earn a base salary of $5,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,200,000 and a dead cap value of $16,800,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $38,000,000
    Signing Bonus $6,000,000
    Average Salary $9,500,000
    Total Guarantees $20,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $13,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2017 Contract details by year 25 $3,797,000 $1,365,625 - $5,162,625 $14,962,625 $9,797,000($9,797,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $14,962,625 2017 Cap Savings: $-9,800,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $6,165,625 2017 Cap Savings: $-1,003,000 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $10,162,625 2018 Dead Cap: $4,800,000 2017 Cap Savings: $-5,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $1,365,625 2018 Dead Cap: $4,800,000 2017 Cap Savings: $3,797,000
    2018 Contract details by year 26 $5,000,000 $1,200,000 - $6,200,000 $16,800,000 $5,000,000($14,797,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $16,800,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-10,600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $4,800,000 2018 Cap Savings: $1,400,000 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $13,200,000 2019 Dead Cap: $3,600,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-7,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $1,200,000 2019 Dead Cap: $3,600,000 2018 Cap Savings: $5,000,000
    2019 Contract details by year 27 $7,000,000 $1,200,000 - $8,200,000 $10,600,000 $7,000,000($21,797,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $10,600,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-2,400,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $3,600,000 2019 Cap Savings: $4,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $8,200,000 2020 Dead Cap: $2,400,000 2019 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $1,200,000 2020 Dead Cap: $2,400,000 2019 Cap Savings: $7,000,000
    2020 Contract details by year 28 $7,750,000 $1,200,000 $1,000,000 $9,950,000 $2,400,000 $8,750,000($30,547,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $2,400,000 2020 Cap Savings: $7,550,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,400,000 2020 Cap Savings: $7,550,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $1,200,000 2021 Dead Cap: $1,200,000 2020 Cap Savings: $8,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,200,000 2021 Dead Cap: $1,200,000 2020 Cap Savings: $8,750,000
    2021 Contract details by year 29 $8,250,000 $1,200,000 $1,000,000 $10,450,000 $1,200,000 $9,250,000($39,797,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,200,000 2021 Cap Savings: $9,250,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,200,000 2021 Cap Savings: $9,250,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,200,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $9,250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,200,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $9,250,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
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    Contract Notes:
    • $13M newly guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2017-18 salaries)
    • 2018 & 2019 salaries fully guarantee on 2/9/2018
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $1M
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $1M

    Previous Contracts

    2014-2017Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,040,000
    Signing Bonus $662,500
    Average Salary $760,000
    Guaranteed $662,500
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2014 22 $420,000 $165,625 - $585,625 $662,500 $1,082,500($39,797,000)
    2015 23 $542,000 $165,625 - $707,625 $496,875 $542,000($39,797,000)
    2016 24 $650,000 $165,625 - $815,625 $331,250 $734,154($39,797,000)
    2017 25 $1,797,000 $165,625 - $1,962,625 $165,625 $1,797,000($39,797,000)
    2018 Free agent year 26 UFA  
    • 2017 Proven Performance Escalator Available
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 $662,500 - - - - - $1,082,500
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $542,000 - - - - - - $542,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $650,000 - - - - - $84,154 $734,154
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $3,797,000 $6,000,000 - - - - - $9,797,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - - - - - - $5,000,000
    5 seasons $10,409,000 $6,662,500 - - - - $84,154 $17,155,654
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - - - - - $7,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $7,750,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - $8,750,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $8,250,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - $9,250,000
    $33,409,000 $6,662,500 $2,000,000 - - - $84,154 $42,155,654
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 09/22/2017, $9,115

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Ronnie Stanley (BAL)


    • Player contract details by year 10/08/2014, $8,268

      Roughing the Passer against Jake Locker (TEN)


    • TOTAL: $17,383

  • 2018 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Christian Kirksey 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
    2018 CLE 7 7 7 475 0.684 43 29 14 2
    2017 CLE 16 16 16 1072 1.000 3.5 139 87 52 2
    2016 CLE 16 16 16 1112 0.999 2.5 146 94 50
    2015 CLE 16 16 5 570 0.544 3.5 63 34 19 1
    2014 CLE 16 16 8 684 0.588 2 81 41 34 1