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Christian Kirksey

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Packers, ILB Age: 28 Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#71 overall), 2014 College: Iowa Agent(s): Jonathan Perzley (SportStars)

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  • Current Contract

    Christian Kirksey signed a 2 year, $13,000,000 contract with the Green Bay Packers, including a $4,000,000 signing bonus, $4,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,500,000. In 2020, Kirksey will earn a base salary of $1,750,000, a signing bonus of $4,000,000, a roster bonus of $125,000 and a workout bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,125,000 and a dead cap value of $4,000,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $13,000,000
    Signing Bonus $4,000,000
    Average Salary $6,500,000
    Total Guarantees $4,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $4,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 28 $1,750,000 $2,000,000 $125,000 $250,000 $4,125,000 $4,000,000 $6,125,000($6,125,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $125,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $125,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $2,125,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $2,125,000

    Potential Out: 2021, 1 yr, $6,125,000; $2,000,000 dead cap

    2021 Contract details by year 29 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,750,000 $250,000 $8,000,000 $2,000,000 $6,000,000($12,125,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $6,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $6,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $6,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $6,000,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $4M guaranteed (signing bonus)
    • 2020 Per Game 46-Man Active Bonus: $62,500 ($1M)
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $1.5M (3rd league day of 2021)
    • 2021 Per Game 46-Man Active Bonus: $78,125 ($1.25M)
    • Pro Bowl: $250,000 2021 escalator
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2020 Player contract details by year - $2,400,000 - $2,400,000 -($0)

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2021

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $38,000,000
    Signing Bonus $6,000,000
    Average Salary $9,500,000
    Total Guarantees $20,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $13,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2014-2017Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,040,000
    Signing Bonus $662,500
    Average Salary $760,000
    Total Guarantees $662,500
    Guaranteed at Signing $662,500
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 $662,500 - - - - - $1,082,500
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $542,000 - - - - - - $542,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $650,000 - - - - - $84,154 $734,154
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $3,797,000 $6,000,000 - - - - - $9,797,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - - - - - - $5,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - - - - $3,253 $7,003,253
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,750,000 $4,000,000 $125,000 $250,000 - - - $6,125,000
    7 seasons $19,159,000 $10,662,500 $125,000 $250,000 - - $87,407 $30,283,907
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - $2,750,000 $250,000 - - - $6,000,000
    $22,159,000 $10,662,500 $2,875,000 $500,000 - - $87,407 $36,283,907
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $17,409,000 $6,662,500 - - - - - $24,158,907
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,750,000 $4,000,000 $125,000 $250,000 - - - $6,125,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 09/22/2017, $9,115

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Ronnie Stanley (BAL)


    • Player contract details by year 10/08/2014, $8,268

      Roughing the Passer against Jake Locker (TEN)


    • TOTAL: $17,383

  • Transactions

    Mar 16 2020Signed a 2 year $13 million contract with Green Bay (GB)
    Mar 10 2020Released by Cleveland (CLE), clearing $7.55M of cap
    Sep 22 2017Fined $9,115 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Ronnie Stanley (BAL)
    May 30 2017Signed a 4 year $38 million contract extension with Cleveland (CLE)
    Oct 8 2014Fined $8,268 Roughing the Passer against Jake Locker (TEN)
    Jun 5 2014Signed a 4 year $3.04 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    May 9 2014Drafted by Cleveland (CLE): Round 3 (#71 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Christian Kirksey 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 GB 1 1 1 52 100.0 12 6 6
    2019 CLE 2 2 2 118 10.8 11 6 5
    2018 CLE 7 7 7 475 40.3 43 29 14 2
    2017 CLE 16 16 16 1072 100.0 3.5 139 87 52 2
    2016 CLE 16 16 16 1112 99.9 2.5 146 94 50
    2015 CLE 16 16 5 570 54.4 3.5 63 34 19 1
    2014 CLE 16 16 8 684 58.8 2 81 41 34 1
    Totals 74 74 55 4,083 - 12 495 297 180 4 2