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Barry Sanders

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Lions, RB Age: 52-4d Exp: 10 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#3 overall), 1989 College: Oklahoma State Agent(s):

 

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  • Previous Contracts

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    1997-2002

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $33,500,000
    Signing Bonus $11,000,000
    Average Salary $5,583,333
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2003 / UFA

    1989-1994Entry Level

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $9,500,000
    Signing Bonus $2,100,000
    Average Salary $1,900,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 1995 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    1989 Player Cash Earnings $400,000 $2,100,000 $100,000 - - - - $2,600,000
    1990 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 - $100,000 $20,000 - - - $620,000
    1991 Player Cash Earnings $600,000 - $100,000 $20,000 - $420,000 - $1,140,000
    1992 Player Cash Earnings $800,000 - $100,000 $20,000 - - - $920,000
    1993 Player Cash Earnings $3,725,000 - $100,000 $20,000 - - - $3,845,000
    1994 Player Cash Earnings OPOY $2,575,000 - $400,000 - - - - $2,975,000
    1995 Player Cash Earnings $2,533,000 - $400,000 - - - - $2,933,000
    1996 Player Cash Earnings $3,946,500 - $400,000 - - - - $4,346,500
    1997 Player Cash Earnings MVP,
    OPOY
    $1,400,000 $11,000,000 - - - - - $12,400,000
    1998 Player Cash Earnings $1,750,000 - $250,000 - - - - $2,000,000
    10 seasons $18,229,500 $13,100,000 $1,950,000 $80,000 - $420,000 - $33,779,500
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    10 seasons Player Cash Earnings $18,229,500 $13,100,000 $1,950,000 $80,000 - $420,000 - $33,779,500
  • Transactions

    Jul 28 1999Retired from Professional Football
    Jul 21 1997Signed a 6 year $33.5 million contract with Detroit (DET)
    Sep 8 1989Signed a 5 year $9.5 million contract with Detroit (DET)
    Apr 23 1989Drafted by Detroit (DET): Round 1 (#3 overall)
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