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Embed This Clay Matthews

Outside Linebacker Age: 32 Exp: 10 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#26 overall), 2009 College: Southern California Agent(s): David Dunn (Athletes First)
  • Current Contract

    Clay Matthews signed a 5 year, $66,000,000 contract with the Green Bay Packers, including a $20,500,000 signing bonus, $20,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $13,200,000. In 2018, Matthews will earn a base salary of $10,400,000, a roster bonus of $500,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $11,400,000 and a dead cap value of $10,900,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $66,000,000
    Signing Bonus $20,500,000
    Average Salary $13,200,000
    Total Guarantees $20,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $20,500,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2013 Contract details by year 27 $1,020,000 $4,260,000 $930,000 $500,000 $6,710,000 $21,590,000 $22,950,000($22,950,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2013 Dead Cap: $21,590,000 2013 Cap Savings: $-14,880,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2013 Dead Cap: $21,590,000 2013 Cap Savings: $-14,880,000 Post-6/1 Release 2013 Dead Cap: $0 2014 Dead Cap: $21,590,000 2013 Cap Savings: $6,710,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2013 Dead Cap: $0 2014 Dead Cap: $21,590,000 2013 Cap Savings: $6,710,000
    2014 Contract details by year 28 $1,000,000 $4,100,000 $5,406,250 $500,000 $11,006,250 $16,900,000 $6,918,713($29,868,713)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2014 Dead Cap: $16,900,000 2014 Cap Savings: $-5,893,750 Pre-6/1 Trade 2014 Dead Cap: $16,900,000 2014 Cap Savings: $-5,893,750 Post-6/1 Release 2014 Dead Cap: $0 2015 Dead Cap: $16,900,000 2014 Cap Savings: $11,006,250 Post-6/1 Trade 2014 Dead Cap: $0 2015 Dead Cap: $16,900,000 2014 Cap Savings: $11,006,250
    2015 Contract details by year 29 $7,600,000 $4,100,000 $500,000 $500,000 $12,700,000 $12,800,000 $8,612,789($38,481,502)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2015 Dead Cap: $12,800,000 2015 Cap Savings: $-100,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2015 Dead Cap: $12,800,000 2015 Cap Savings: $-100,000 Post-6/1 Release 2015 Dead Cap: $4,600,000 2016 Dead Cap: $8,200,000 2015 Cap Savings: $8,100,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2015 Dead Cap: $4,600,000 2016 Dead Cap: $8,200,000 2015 Cap Savings: $8,100,000
    2016 Contract details by year 30 $8,650,000 $4,100,000 $500,000 $500,000 $13,750,000 $17,350,000 $9,525,000($48,006,502)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2016 Dead Cap: $17,350,000 2016 Cap Savings: $-3,600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2016 Dead Cap: $8,200,000 2016 Cap Savings: $5,550,000 Post-6/1 Release 2016 Dead Cap: $13,250,000 2017 Dead Cap: $4,100,000 2016 Cap Savings: $500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2016 Dead Cap: $4,100,000 2017 Dead Cap: $4,100,000 2016 Cap Savings: $9,650,000
    2017 Contract details by year 31 $10,100,000 $4,100,000 $500,000 $375,000 $15,075,000 $14,575,000 $10,943,750($58,950,252)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $14,575,000 2017 Cap Savings: $500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $4,475,000 2017 Cap Savings: $10,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $14,575,000 2018 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $4,475,000 2018 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $10,600,000
    2018 Contract details by year 32 $10,400,000 - $500,000 $500,000 $11,400,000 $10,900,000 $11,400,000($70,350,252)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $10,900,000 2018 Cap Savings: $500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $500,000 2018 Cap Savings: $10,900,000 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $10,900,000 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Cap Savings: $500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $500,000 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Cap Savings: $10,900,000
    2019 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Annual Workout Bonus: $500,000
    • 2014 Roster Bonus: $5 million (5th league day)
    • 2014-18 Roster Bonus Per Game: $31,250 ($500,000, 15 LTBE in 2018)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2009-2013Entry Level

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $13,100,000
    Signing Bonus $800,000
    Average Salary $2,620,000
    Guaranteed $7,105,000
    Free Agent: 2014 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Misc. Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2009 23 $310,000 $160,000 $750,000 - - - $1,220,000 - $1,860,000($70,350,252)
    2010 24 $395,000 $160,000 - $930,000 $40,000 - $1,525,000 - $4,155,000($70,350,252)
    2011 25 $660,000 $160,000 - $930,000 $40,000 $50,000 $1,840,000 - $750,000($70,350,252)
    2012 26 $800,000 $160,000 - $930,000 $40,000 $50,000 $1,980,000 - $890,000($70,350,252)
    2013 27 $3,730,000 $160,000 - $930,000 $40,000 $50,000 $4,910,000 $1,090,000 $3,820,000($70,350,252)
    2014 Free agent year 28 UFA  
    • $7.105 million in guarantees
    • Signing bonus: $800,000
    • 2009 Roster Bonus: $750,000
    • 2010 Option Bonus: $3.72 million
    • Incentives: $3.275 million
    • 2010-13 Workout Bonus: $40,000
    • 2011-13 Pro Bowl Bonus: $50,000
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $310,000 $800,000 $750,000 - - - - $1,860,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $395,000 - - $40,000 - $3,720,000 - $4,155,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $660,000 - - $40,000 - - $50,000 $750,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $800,000 - - $40,000 - - $50,000 $890,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $1,020,000 $20,500,000 $930,000 $500,000 - - - $22,950,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - $5,406,250 $500,000 - - $12,463 $6,918,713
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $7,600,000 - $500,000 $500,000 - - $12,789 $8,612,789
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $8,650,000 - $500,000 $375,000 - - - $9,525,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $10,100,000 - $468,750 $375,000 - - - $10,943,750
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $10,400,000 - $500,000 $500,000 - - - $11,400,000
    10 seasons $40,935,000 $21,300,000 $9,055,000 $2,870,000 - $3,720,000 $125,252 $78,005,252
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/28/2016, $18,231

      Roughing the Passer against Brian Hoyer (CHI)


    • Player contract details by year 10/16/2015, $17,363

      Roughing the passer against Nick Foles (STL)


    • Player contract details by year 01/23/2015, $22,050

      Blind-side hit against Russell Wilson (SEA)


    • Player contract details by year 12/13/2014, $10,000

      Uniform Violation (white cleats) against Atlanta (ATL)


    • Player contract details by year 12/06/2013, $15,750

      Helmet to Helmet hit against Detroit (DET)


    • Player contract details by year 11/15/2013, $15,750

      Roughing the Passer against Nick Foles (PHI)


    • Player contract details by year 09/13/2013, $15,000

      Late Hit out of Bounds (Colin Kaepernick)


    • Player contract details by year 10/01/2010, $5,000

      Excessive facemask against Jay Cutler


    • TOTAL: $119,144

  • 2018 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Clay Matthews 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
    2018 GB 16 16 16 756 0.711 3.5 43 29 14 2
    2017 GB 15 15 14 660 0.627 8 44 29 15 1
    2016 GB 12 12 9 479 0.464 5 24 20 4 1
    2015 GB 16 16 16 1020 0.971 6.5 66 49 17 1
    2014 GB 16 16 16 898 0.822 11 61 45 16 2 1
    2013 GB 11 11 11 560 0.533 7.5 40 26 14 3
    2012 GB 12 12 12 727 0.668 13 43 32 11 1
    2011 GB 15 15 15 6 50 37 13 3 3
    2010 GB 15 15 15 13.5 59 54 5 2 1
    2009 GB 16 16 13 10 51 37 13 1
    Totals 144 144 137 5,100 - 84 481 358 122 16 6