Jayron Kearse

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Cowboys, S Age: 28-145d Exp: 7 Years
Drafted: Round 7 (#244 overall), 2016 College: Clemson Agent(s):

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  • Current Contract

    Jayron Kearse signed a 2 year, $10,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including a $3,500,000 signing bonus, $5,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,000,000. In 2022, Kearse will earn a base salary of $1,500,000, a signing bonus of $3,500,000 and a roster bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $3,720,576 and a dead cap value of $5,000,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $10,000,000
    Signing Bonus $3,500,000
    Average Salary $5,000,000
    Total Guarantees $5,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $5,000,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 28 $1,500,000 $1,750,000 $470,576 $3,720,576 $5,000,000 $5,500,000($5,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-1,279,424 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $220,576 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $3,250,000 2023 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2022 Cap Savings: $470,576 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2023 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2022 Cap Savings: $1,970,576

    Potential Out: 2023, 1 yr, $5,500,000; $1,750,000 dead cap

    2023 Contract details by year 29 $4,000,000 $1,750,000 $500,000 $6,250,000 $1,750,000 $4,500,000($10,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2023 Cap Savings: $4,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2023 Cap Savings: $4,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $4,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $4,500,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $5M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2022 salary)
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000, 16 LTBE in 2022)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2021-2021

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,127,500
    Signing Bonus $137,500
    Average Salary $1,127,500
    Total Guarantees $137,500
    Guaranteed at Signing $137,500
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2020-2020

    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: 2021 / UFA

    2016-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,404,224
    Signing Bonus $64,224
    Average Salary $601,056
    Total Guarantees $64,224
    Guaranteed at Signing $64,224
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $64,224 - - - - $132,717 $646,941
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $540,000 - - - - - - $540,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $630,000 - - - - - - $630,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $720,000 - - - - - - $720,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,050,000 $411,765 $375,000 - - - $162,402 $1,999,167
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $12,000 - - - - - - $12,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $990,000 $137,500 - - - - - $1,127,500
    6 seasons $4,392,000 $613,489 $375,000 - - - $295,119 $5,675,608
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $3,500,000 $500,000 - - - - $5,500,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - $500,000 - - - - $4,500,000
    $9,892,000 $4,113,489 $1,375,000 - - - $295,119 $15,675,608
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,340,000 $64,224 - - - - $132,717 $2,536,941
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,050,000 $411,765 $375,000 - - - $162,402 $1,999,167
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $12,000 - - - - - - $12,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $990,000 $137,500 - - - - - $1,127,500
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 07/31/2020, 3 games, $358,455

      Substance Abuse


    • TOTAL: $358,455

  • Transactions

    Mar 21 2022Signed a 2 year $10 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
    Mar 24 2021Signed a 1 year $1.12 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
    Dec 31 2020Signed to the practice squad by Baltimore (BAL)
    Dec 28 2020Waived by Detroit (DET)
    Jul 31 2020Suspended 3 games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, forfeiting $358,455 in 2020 salary with Detroit (DET)
    Mar 19 2020Signed a 1 year $2 million contract with Detroit (DET)
    May 4 2016Signed a 4 year $2.4 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Apr 30 2016Drafted by Minnesota (MIN): Round 7 (#244 overall)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 DAL 16 16 15 1013 88.7 1 101 67 34 2
    2020 DET 11 11 7 503 45.0 59 41 18 1
    2019 MIN 15 15 3 275 25.0 28 19 9 1
    2018 MIN 16 16 1 202 19.5 0.5 32 27 5
    2017 MIN 15 15 28 2.8 13 9 4
    2016 MIN 16 16 1 78 8.0 5 2 2
    Totals 89 89 27 2,099 - 2 238 165 72 1 3