Matt Cassel

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Lions, QB Age: 39-30d Exp: 14 Years
Drafted: Round 7 (#230 overall), 2005 College: Southern California Agent(s): Athletes First

Inactive

 

Lions – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Matt Cassel signed a 1 year, $1,105,000 contract with the Detroit Lions, including a $350,000 signing bonus, $350,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,105,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,105,000
    Signing Bonus $350,000
    Average Salary $1,105,000
    Total Guarantees $350,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2018 Contract details by year 36 $1,015,000 $90,000 $720,000 $1,105,000 $1,105,000($1,105,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $1,105,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-385,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $90,000 2018 Cap Savings: $630,000 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $1,105,000 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Cap Savings: $-385,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $90,000 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Cap Savings: $630,000
    2019 Free Agent Year 37 UFA  
    Contract Notes:

     

    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2018

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $5,250,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,625,000
    Total Guarantees $1,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $1,000,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,000,000
    Signing Bonus $750,000
    Average Salary $2,000,000
    Total Guarantees $750,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $750,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA

    2015-2015

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,000,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA

    2014-2015

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $10,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $5,250,000
    Total Guarantees $5,650,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA

    2013-2014

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $7,400,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,700,000
    Total Guarantees $2,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA

    2009-2014

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $63,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $10,500,000
    Total Guarantees $28,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA

    2005-2008Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $1,439,000
    Signing Bonus $54,000
    Average Salary $359,750
    Total Guarantees $54,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2009 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $230,000 $54,000 - - - - - $284,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $350,000 - - - - - - $350,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $435,000 - - - - - - $435,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $520,000 - - - - - - $520,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 $1,000,000 $10,000,000 - - - - $16,000,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $11,750,000 - - $250,000 - - - $12,000,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $4,750,000 - - $250,000 - $7,500,000 - $12,500,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $5,250,000 - - $250,000 - - - $5,500,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $1,650,000 - $2,000,000 $50,000 - - - $3,700,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $2,650,000 - $3,000,000 $100,000 - - - $5,750,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings - - $500,000 $100,000 - - - $600,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,764,705 - - - - - - $1,764,705
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $235,294 - - - - - $59 $235,352
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,250,000 $750,000 - - - - - $2,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,750,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - $2,750,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,015,000 $90,000 - - - - - $1,105,000
    14 seasons $38,599,999 $1,894,000 $16,500,000 $1,000,000 - $7,500,000 $59 $65,494,057
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,535,000 $54,000 - - - - - $1,589,000
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $26,750,000 $1,000,000 $10,000,000 $750,000 - $7,500,000 - $46,000,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,300,000 - $5,000,000 $150,000 - - - $9,450,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $235,294 - $500,000 $100,000 - - $59 $835,352
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,764,705 - - - - - - $1,764,705
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 $750,000 $1,000,000 - - - - $4,750,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,015,000 $90,000 - - - - - $1,105,000
  • Transactions

    Apr 4 2018Signed a 1 year $1.105 million contract with Detroit (DET)
    Mar 9 2018Released by Tennessee (TEN), clearing $2.5M in cap
    Mar 2 2017Signed a 2 year $5.25 million contract extension with Tennessee (TEN)
    Mar 9 2016Signed a 1 year $2 million contract with Tennessee (TEN)
    Sep 22 2015Traded to Dallas (DAL) from Buffalo (BUF) with 2017 7th round pick (#228 Joey Ivie) for 2017 5th round pick (#171 Nathan Peterman)
    Sep 8 2015Re-signed with Buffalo (BUF)
    Sep 5 2015Released by Buffalo (BUF)
    Mar 10 2015Traded to Buffalo (BUF) from Minnesota (MIN) with 2015 6th round pick (#188 Tony Steward) for 2015 5th round pick (#137 - traded) and 2016 7th round pick (#240 - traded)
    Mar 7 2014Signed a 2 year $10.5 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Feb 5 2014Voided his $3.15 million 2014 salary with Minnesota (MIN)
    Mar 14 2013Signed a 2 year $7.4 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Mar 14 2013Released by Kansas City (KC)
    Jul 14 2009Signed a 6 year $63 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Feb 28 2009Traded to Kansas City (KC) from New England (NE) with Mike Vrabel for 2009 2nd round pick (#34 Patrick Chung)
    Feb 5 2009Offers a 1 year $14.651 million franchise tag by New England (NE)
    Jun 24 2005Signed a 4 year $1.439 million contract with New England (NE)
    Apr 23 2005Drafted by New England (NE): Round 7 (#230 overall)
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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Att Pass Cmp Pass Cmp% Pass Yds Pass Yds/Gm Pass TD Pass INT Pass Rating Rush Att Rush Yds Rush TD Fum Prod Pts
    2018 DET 16 2 22 2.0 17 7 41.2 59 29.50 0 1 26.35 2 13 0 0 1.66
    2017 TEN 16 2 1 77 7.5 42 25 59.5 162 81.00 1 2 55.85 0 0 0 2 2.48
    2016 TEN 16 4 1 98 9.2 51 30 58.8 284 71.00 2 2 71.04 4 3 0 1 15.66
    2015 DAL 14 9 8 415 40.4 204 119 58.3 1276 141.78 5 7 70.63 15 78 0 5 64.84
    2014 MIN 3 3 3 140 13.7 71 41 57.7 425 141.67 3 4 65.76 7 19 0 1 22.9
    2013 MIN 15 9 6 459 44.1 254 153 60.2 1807 200.78 11 9 81.59 18 57 1 3 107.98
    2012 KC 15 9 8 578 54.9 277 161 58.1 1796 199.56 6 12 66.7 27 145 1 9 78.34
    2011 KC 9 9 9 269 160 59.5 1713 190.33 10 9 76.63 25 99 0 5 96.02
    2010 KC 15 15 15 450 262 58.2 3116 207.73 27 7 92.97 33 125 0 3 229.14
    2009 KC 15 15 15 493 271 55 2924 194.93 16 16 69.9 50 189 0 14 163.86
    2008 NE 16 16 15 516 327 63.4 3693 230.81 21 11 89.4 73 270 2 7 244.72
    2007 NE 16 6 7 4 57.1 38 6.33 0 1 32.74 4 12 1 1 6.72
    2006 NE 16 6 8 5 62.5 32 5.33 0 0 70.83 2 4 0 1 -0.32
    Totals 182 105 81 1,789 - 2,659 1,565 58.9 17,325 165.00 102 81 - 260 1,014 5 52 1,034.00