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Sheldon Richardson

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Browns, DT Age: 30 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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    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