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Sheldon Richardson

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Browns, DT Age: 29 Exp: 8 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#13 overall), 2013 College: Missouri Agent(s): Ben Dogra (Relativity Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Sheldon Richardson signed a 3 year, $37,000,000 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including a $5,000,000 signing bonus, $21,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $12,333,333. In 2020, Richardson will earn a base salary of $11,900,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $13,666,666 and a dead cap value of $15,333,334.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $37,000,000
    Signing Bonus $5,000,000
    Average Salary $12,333,333
    Total Guarantees $21,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $15,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 28 $8,000,000 $1,666,667 - $9,666,666 $15,000,000 $13,019,253($13,019,253)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-5,333,334 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $4,666,666 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $11,666,667 2020 Dead Cap: $3,333,333 2019 Cap Savings: $-2,000,001 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $1,666,667 2020 Dead Cap: $3,333,333 2019 Cap Savings: $7,999,999
    2020 Contract details by year 29 $11,900,000 $1,666,667 $100,000 $13,666,666 $15,333,334 $12,000,000($25,019,253)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $15,333,334 2020 Cap Savings: $-1,666,668 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $3,433,334 2020 Cap Savings: $10,233,332 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $13,766,667 2021 Dead Cap: $1,566,667 2020 Cap Savings: $-100,001 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,866,667 2021 Dead Cap: $1,566,667 2020 Cap Savings: $11,799,999

    Potential Out: 2021, 2 yr, $25,019,253; $1,666,668 dead cap

    2021 Contract details by year 30 $11,900,000 $1,666,668 $100,000 $13,666,668 $1,666,668 $12,000,000($37,019,253)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,666,668 2021 Cap Savings: $12,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,666,668 2021 Cap Savings: $12,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,666,668 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $12,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,666,668 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $12,000,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $15M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2019 salary + $2M of 2020 salary)
    • Additional $6.5M of 2020 salary fully guarantees on 3/20/2020 (injury guaranteed now)
    • 2020-2021 Workout Bonus: $100,000
    • 2020, 2021 Escatalors:
      5 Sacks: $250,000
      7 Sacks: $500,000
      9 Sacks: $1M
      Playoffs + 65% Snaps: $500,000
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $8,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000,000
    Average Salary $8,000,000
    Total Guarantees $7,800,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $7,800,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2013-2017Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $10,054,000
    Signing Bonus $5,692,000
    Average Salary $2,513,500
    Total Guarantees $10,054,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $10,054,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $405,000 $5,357,176 - - - - - $5,762,176
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $862,000 - - - - - - $862,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,008,647 - - - - - $46,397 $1,055,044
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,671,530 - - - - - - $1,671,530
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $8,069,000 - - - - - - $8,069,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $5,800,000 $2,000,000 - $200,000 - - - $8,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 $5,000,000 - - - - $19,253 $13,019,253
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $11,900,000 - - $100,000 - - - $12,000,000
    8 seasons $37,716,177 $12,357,176 - $300,000 - - $65,650 $50,439,003
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $11,900,000 - - $100,000 - - - $12,000,000
    $49,616,177 $12,357,176 - $400,000 - - $65,650 $62,439,003
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,947,177 $5,357,176 - - - - - $9,350,750
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $8,069,000 - - - - - - $8,069,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,800,000 $2,000,000 - $200,000 - - - $8,000,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $19,900,000 $5,000,000 - $100,000 - - - $25,019,253
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/27/2019, $42,115

      Roughing the Passer against Lamar Jackson (BAL)


    • Player contract details by year 11/08/2019, $21,056

      Roughing the Passer against Denver (DEN)


    • Player contract details by year 09/13/2019, $21,056

      Roughing the Passer against Marcus Mariota (TEN)


    • Player contract details by year 09/14/2018, $20,054

      Roughing the Passer against Jimmy Garoppolo (SF)


    • Player contract details by year 12/15/2017, $9,115

      Fighting with Jacksonville (JAC)


    • Player contract details by year 11/17/2017, $18,231

      Roughing the Passer against Drew Stanton (ARI)


    • Player contract details by year 12/09/2016, $9,115

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Indianapolis (IND)


    • Player contract details by year 11/11/2016, $9,115

      Slamming Jay Ajayi's (MIA) head into the ground


    • Player contract details by year 09/23/2016, $9,115

      Taunting against Buffalo (BUF)


    • Player contract details by year 07/01/2016, 1 game $104,470

      Personal Conduct


    • Player contract details by year 07/02/2015, 4 games, $645,175

      Substance Abuse


    • Player contract details by year 09/19/2014, $8,268

      Excessive Facemask against Green Bay (GB)


    • Player contract details by year 12/27/2013, $15,750

      Roughing the passer against Jason Campbell (CLE)


    • TOTAL: $932,635

  • Transactions

    Dec 27 2019Fined $42,115 Roughing the Passer against Lamar Jackson (BAL)
    Nov 8 2019Fined $21,056 Roughing the Passer against Denver (DEN)
    Sep 13 2019Fined $21,056 Roughing the Passer against Marcus Mariota (TEN)
    Mar 12 2019Signed a 3 year $37 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Sep 14 2018Fined $20,054 Roughing the Passer against Jimmy Garoppolo (SF)
    Mar 16 2018Signed a 1 year $8 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Dec 15 2017Fined $9,115 Fighting with Jacksonville (JAC)
    Nov 17 2017Fined $18,231 Roughing the Passer against Drew Stanton (ARI)
    Sep 1 2017Traded to Seattle (SEA) from New York (NYJ) with 2018 7th round pick (#226 - traded) for Jermaine Kearse, 2018 2nd round pick (#49 - traded) and 2018 7th round pick (#235 - traded)
    Dec 9 2016Fined $9,115 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Indianapolis (IND)
    Nov 11 2016Fined $9,115 Slamming Jay Ajayi's (MIA) head into the ground
    Sep 23 2016Fined $9,115 Taunting against Buffalo (BUF)
    Jun 30 2016Suspended 1 game for violating the league's personal conduction policy, forfeiting $104,470 in 2016 salary with New York (NYJ)
    Apr 18 2016New York (NYJ) exercised an $8.069 million 5th-year option for 2017
    Jul 2 2015Suspended 4 games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, forfeiting $645,175 in 2015 salary/bonus with New York (NYJ)
    Sep 19 2014Fined $8,268 Excessive Facemask against Green Bay (GB)
    Dec 27 2013Fined $15,750 Roughing the passer against Jason Campbell (CLE)
    Jul 24 2013Signed a 4 year $10.05 million contract with New York (NYJ)
    Apr 25 2013Drafted by New York (NYJ): Round 1 (#13 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Sheldon Richardson ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Defensive Tackle: #

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2020 CLE 10 10 10 499 72.2 3.5 42 24 18
    2019 CLE 16 16 15 793 72.9 3 62 43 19 3
    2018 MIN 16 16 16 715 68.9 4.5 49 26 23
    2017 SEA 15 15 15 655 59.5 1 44 27 17 1 1
    2016 NYJ 16 15 14 761 73.5 1.5 62 38 24 1
    2015 NYJ 11 11 11 619 58.6 5 35 20 15 2
    2014 NYJ 16 16 16 808 79.5 8 66 42 24 1
    2013 NYJ 16 16 15 882 80.0 3.5 77 42 35 1
    Totals 116 115 112 5,732 - 30 437 262 175 9 1
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 3 yrs, $26,712,397
    • Avg. Salary: $8,904,132
    • NFL Rank: 167
    • DT Rank: 17

    Previous Contract

    • Free Agent:
    • Avg. Salary: -
    • NFL Rank: 0
    • DT Rank: 0

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Sheldon Richardson to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Michael Brockers 3 $33,250,000 $11,083,333 25
    Malik Jackson 6 $85,500,000 $14,250,000 26
    Margus Hunt 2 $9,000,000 $4,500,000 31
    Dontari Poe 3 $28,000,000 $9,333,333 27
    Averages 3.5 $38,937,500 $11,125,000 27.3


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Richardson's current age (29), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    3 $25,188,888 $8,396,296


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Richardson statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Sacks, Tackles, Hurries, Stops, Rating

    Player GP% Sacks/GM Tkl/GM Hurries Stops Rating
    Michael Brockers 2014-2015, LAR 100 0.16 1.59 0.72 1.34 69
    Malik Jackson 2014-2015, JAC 100 0.25 2.09 2.31 1.75 77.85
    Margus Hunt 2017-2018, IND 96.88 0.19 1.32 1.35 1.39 75.9
    Dontari Poe 2016-2017, CAR 100 0.13 1.25 1.59 1.16 67.25
    Average 99.22 0.18 1.56 1.49 1.41 72.50
    Sheldon Richardson 2017-2018 96.88 0.18 1.71 1.87 1.58 71.7
    % Change -2.36% 0.00% 9.62% 25.50% 12.06% -1.10%
    Median Prime % Change 4.81%
    Average Prime % Change 7.29%


    Calculated Market Value: Sheldon Richardson

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    3 years, $26,712,397 $8,904,132