Taylor Decker

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Lions, LT Age: 28-105d Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#16 overall), 2016 College: Ohio State Agent(s): Jonathan Feinsod (Schwartz & Feinsod)

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  • Current Contract

    Taylor Decker signed a 4 year, $60,000,000 contract with the Detroit Lions, including a $7,500,000 signing bonus, $42,100,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $15,000,000. In 2021, Decker will earn a base salary of $1,000,000 and a restructure bonus of $12,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,900,000 and a dead cap value of $28,950,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $60,000,000
    Signing Bonus $7,500,000
    Average Salary $15,000,000
    Total Guarantees $42,100,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $29,000,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 27 $6,850,000 $1,500,000 - - - $8,350,000 $17,000,000 $14,425,195($14,425,195)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $17,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-8,650,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $7,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $850,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $11,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-2,650,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2021 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $6,850,000
    2021 Contract details by year 28 $1,000,000 $1,500,000 - - $2,400,000 $4,900,000 $28,950,000 $13,000,000($27,425,195)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $28,950,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-24,050,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $18,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-13,100,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $14,850,000 2022 Dead Cap: $14,100,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-9,950,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $3,900,000 2022 Dead Cap: $14,100,000 2021 Cap Savings: $1,000,000
    2022 Contract details by year 29 $14,750,000 $1,500,000 - $250,000 $2,400,000 $18,900,000 $24,050,000 $15,000,000($42,425,195)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $24,050,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-5,150,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $14,100,000 2022 Cap Savings: $4,800,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $13,850,000 2023 Dead Cap: $10,200,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,050,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $3,900,000 2023 Dead Cap: $10,200,000 2022 Cap Savings: $15,000,000

    Potential Out: 2023, 3 yr, $42,425,195; $12,500,000 dead cap

    2023 Contract details by year 30 $13,700,000 $1,500,000 - $250,000 $2,400,000 $17,850,000 $12,500,000 $13,950,000($56,375,195)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $12,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $5,350,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $10,200,000 2023 Cap Savings: $7,650,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $6,200,000 2024 Dead Cap: $6,300,000 2023 Cap Savings: $11,650,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,900,000 2024 Dead Cap: $6,300,000 2023 Cap Savings: $13,950,000
    2024 Contract details by year 31 $12,950,000 $1,500,000 $500,000 $250,000 $2,400,000 $17,600,000 $6,300,000 $13,700,000($70,075,195)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $6,300,000 2024 Cap Savings: $11,300,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $6,300,000 2024 Cap Savings: $11,300,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $3,900,000 2025 Dead Cap: $2,400,000 2024 Cap Savings: $13,700,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $3,900,000 2025 Dead Cap: $2,400,000 2024 Cap Savings: $13,700,000
    2025 Contract details by year 32 - - - - $2,400,000 $2,400,000 $2,400,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $2,400,000 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $2,400,000 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $2,400,000 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $2,400,000 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $0
    2025 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $29M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2021 salary + $1.65M of 2022 salary)
    • 2021 Option bonus: $12M (due 3/21/2021)
    • Additional $6M of 2022 salary fully guarantees on 3/21/2021 (full salary guaranteed for injury)
    • $2.3M of 2023 salary fully guarantees on 3/21/2021 (injury guaranteed at sign)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

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    2016-2020Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $10,966,980
    Signing Bonus $6,175,985
    Average Salary $2,741,745
    Total Guarantees $10,966,980
    Guaranteed at Signing $10,966,980
    Free Agent: 2021 / 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 $6,175,985 - - - - - $6,625,985
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $948,499 - - - - - - $948,499
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,446,998 - - - - - - $1,446,998
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,945,498 - - - - - - $1,945,498
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $6,850,000 $7,500,000 - - - - $75,195 $14,425,195
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - - $12,000,000 - - $13,000,000
    6 seasons $12,640,995 $13,675,985 - - $12,000,000 - $75,195 $38,392,175
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $14,750,000 - - $250,000 - - - $15,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $13,700,000 - - $250,000 - - - $13,950,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $12,950,000 - $500,000 $250,000 - - - $13,700,000
    $54,040,995 $13,675,985 $500,000 $750,000 $12,000,000 - $75,195 $81,042,175
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $12,640,995 $13,675,985 - - $12,000,000 - $75,195 $38,392,175
  • Transactions

    Sep 1 2020Signed a 4 year $60 million contract extension with Detroit (DET)
    Apr 29 2019Detroit (DET) exercised a $10.35 million option for 2020
    May 6 2016Signed a 4 year $10.96 million contract with Detroit (DET)
    Apr 28 2016Drafted by Detroit (DET): Round 1 (#16 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps%
    2021 DET 3 3 3 168 25.6
    2020 DET 16 16 16 1049 106.6
    2019 DET 15 15 15 1040 94.3
    2018 DET 16 16 16 1063 98.8
    2017 DET 8 8 8 474 45.4
    2016 DET 16 16 16 1037 100.0
    Totals 74 74 74 4,831 -