Preston Smith

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Packers, OLB Age: 28-10d Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#38 overall), 2015 College: Mississippi State Agent(s): Rodney Edwards

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  • Current Contract

    Preston Smith signed a 4 year, $52,000,000 contract with the Green Bay Packers, including a $16,000,000 signing bonus, $16,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $13,000,000. In 2021, Smith will earn a base salary of $1,000,000, a signing bonus of $6,500,000, a roster bonus of $282,353 and a workout bonus of $200,000, while carrying a cap hit of $8,732,353 and a dead cap value of $15,500,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $52,000,000
    Signing Bonus $16,000,000
    Average Salary $13,000,000
    Total Guarantees $16,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $16,000,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 27 $850,000 $4,000,000 $500,000 $650,000 $6,000,000 $16,650,000 $18,000,000($18,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $16,650,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-10,650,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $16,650,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-10,650,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $4,650,000 2020 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $1,350,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $4,650,000 2020 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $1,350,000
    2020 Contract details by year 28 $4,350,000 $4,000,000 $4,500,000 $650,000 $13,500,000 $21,000,000 $9,537,330($27,537,330)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $21,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-7,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $16,650,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-3,150,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $8,650,000 2021 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $4,850,000
    2021 Contract details by year 29 $1,000,000 $7,250,000 $282,353 $200,000 $8,732,353 $15,500,000 $7,982,353($35,519,683)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $15,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-6,767,647 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $14,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-5,767,647 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $8,250,000 2022 Dead Cap: $7,250,000 2021 Cap Savings: $482,353 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $7,250,000 2022 Dead Cap: $7,250,000 2021 Cap Savings: $1,482,353
    2022 Contract details by year 30 $8,350,000 $7,250,000 $3,500,000 $650,000 $19,750,000 $7,250,000 $12,500,000($48,019,683)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $7,250,000 2022 Cap Savings: $12,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $7,250,000 2022 Cap Savings: $12,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $7,250,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $12,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $7,250,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $12,500,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $4M (3/20/2020)
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $4M (eliminated in restructure)
    • Annual Per Game 46-Man Roster Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000)
    • Workout Bonus: $650,000
    • 2021 per game 46-mgan active bonus: $17,647 ($300,000)
    • 2021 workout bonus: $200,000
    • 2021 sack incentives (cumulative)
      6: $500,000
      8: $750,000
      10: $750,000
      12: $1.2M
      14: $1.2M
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2015-2018Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $5,779,354
    Signing Bonus $2,463,167
    Average Salary $1,444,839
    Total Guarantees $3,160,865
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,160,865
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $435,000 $2,463,167 - - - - $81,879 $2,980,046
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $697,698 - - - - - $95,527 $793,225
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $960,395 - - - - - - $960,395
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,223,094 - - - - - - $1,223,094
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $850,000 $16,000,000 $500,000 $650,000 - - - $18,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $4,350,000 - $4,500,000 $650,000 - - $37,330 $9,537,330
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $6,500,000 $282,353 $200,000 - - - $7,982,353
    7 seasons $9,516,187 $24,963,167 $5,282,353 $1,500,000 - - $214,736 $41,476,443
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $8,350,000 - $3,500,000 $650,000 - - - $12,500,000
    $17,866,187 $24,963,167 $8,782,353 $2,150,000 - - $214,736 $53,976,443
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,316,187 $2,463,167 - - - - $177,406 $5,956,760
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $6,200,000 $22,500,000 $5,282,353 $1,500,000 - - $37,330 $35,519,683
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/24/2017, $18,231

      Roughing the Passer against Drew Brees (NO)


    • TOTAL: $18,231

  • Transactions

    Mar 13 2021Converted salary & bonus into incentives, clearing $4M of cap space with Green Bay (GB)
    Mar 12 2019Signed a 4 year $52 million contract with Green Bay (GB)
    Nov 24 2017Fined $18,231 Roughing the Passer against Drew Brees (NO)
    May 11 2015Signed a 4 year $5.779 million contract with Washington (WAS)
    May 1 2015Drafted by Washington (WAS): Round 2 (#38 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 GB 3 3 3 84 140.0 1 9 7 2
    2020 GB 16 16 13 817 79.7 4 42 29 13
    2019 GB 16 16 16 880 84.0 12 56 36 20 1 1
    2018 WAS 16 16 16 832 80.5 4 52 30 22 1 1
    2017 WAS 16 16 16 756 68.8 8 42 31 11 1 2
    2016 WAS 16 16 16 768 70.1 5 39 23 16 1
    2015 WAS 16 16 2 509 48.2 8 35 20 10 3
    Totals 99 99 82 4,646 - 42 275 176 94 6 5