Preston Smith

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Packers, OLB Age: 31-107d Exp: 8 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#38 overall), 2015 College: Mississippi State Agent(s): Rodney Edwards

 
  • Current Contract

    Preston Smith signed a 4 year, $52,000,000 contract with the Green Bay Packers, including a $12,200,000 signing bonus, $12,200,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $13,000,000. In 2024, Smith will earn a base salary of $5,700,000, a roster bonus of $5,400,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $16,507,000 and a dead cap value of $13,988,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $52,000,000
    Signing Bonus $12,200,000
    Average Salary $13,000,000
    Total Guarantees $12,200,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $12,200,000
    Free Agent: 2027 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Roster/Gm Workout Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2022 Contract details by year 30 $1,150,000 $9,690,000 $470,588 - $150,000 - $11,460,588 $19,600,000 $14,000,000($14,000,000) $14,000,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $19,600,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-8,139,412 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $19,600,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-8,139,412 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $9,840,000 2023 Dead Cap: $9,760,000 2022 Cap Savings: $1,620,588 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $9,840,000 2023 Dead Cap: $9,760,000 2022 Cap Savings: $1,620,588
    2023 Contract details by year 31 $1,165,000 $2,440,000 - $600,000 $500,000 $1,667,000 $6,372,000 $19,760,000 $10,600,000($24,600,000) $12,300,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $19,760,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-13,388,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $18,595,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-12,223,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $5,772,000 2024 Dead Cap: $13,988,000 2023 Cap Savings: $600,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $4,607,000 2024 Dead Cap: $13,988,000 2023 Cap Savings: $1,765,000

    Potential Out: 2024, 2 yr, $24,600,000; $13,988,000 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 32 $5,700,000 $2,440,000 $5,400,000 $800,000 $500,000 $1,667,000 $16,507,000 $13,988,000 $12,400,000($37,000,000) $12,333,333
    Pre-6/1 Release Today → 03/15/2024 2024 Dead Cap: $13,988,000 2024 Cap Savings: $2,519,000 03/15/2024 → 6/1/2024 2024 Dead Cap: $19,388,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-2,881,000 Pre-6/1 Trade Today → 03/15/2024 2024 Dead Cap: $13,988,000 2024 Cap Savings: $2,519,000 03/15/2024 → 6/1/2024 2024 Dead Cap: $19,388,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-2,881,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $4,107,000 2025 Dead Cap: $9,881,000 2024 Cap Savings: $12,400,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $9,507,000 2025 Dead Cap: $9,881,000 2024 Cap Savings: $7,000,000
    2025 Contract details by year 33 $12,000,000 $2,440,000 - $900,000 $500,000 $1,667,000 $17,507,000 $9,881,000 $13,400,000($50,400,000) $12,600,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $9,881,000 2025 Cap Savings: $7,626,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $9,881,000 2025 Cap Savings: $7,626,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $4,107,000 2026 Dead Cap: $5,774,000 2025 Cap Savings: $13,400,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $4,107,000 2026 Dead Cap: $5,774,000 2025 Cap Savings: $13,400,000
    2026 Contract details by year 34 $12,600,000 $2,440,000 - $1,000,000 $500,000 $1,667,000 $18,207,000 $5,774,000 $14,100,000($64,500,000) $12,900,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $5,774,000 2026 Cap Savings: $12,433,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $5,774,000 2026 Cap Savings: $12,433,000 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $4,107,000 2027 Dead Cap: $1,667,000 2026 Cap Savings: $14,100,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $4,107,000 2027 Dead Cap: $1,667,000 2026 Cap Savings: $14,100,000
    2027 Contract details by year 35 - - - - - $1,667,000 $1,667,000 $1,667,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $1,667,000 2027 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $1,667,000 2027 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $1,667,000 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $1,667,000 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $0
    2027 Free Agent Year 36 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2023 Roster Bonus: $7.5M (3/17/2023)
    • 2024 Roster Bonus: $5.4M (3/15/2024)
    • 2022 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
    • 2023 Per Game Active Bonus: $35,294 ($600,000)
    • 2024 Per Game Active Bonus: $47,058 ($800,000)
    • 2025 Per Game Active Bonus: $52,941 ($900,000)
    • 2026 Per Game Active Bonus: $58,832 ($1M)
    • Pro Bowl: $250,000
    • 10 Sacks: $1M
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2022

    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 2024, Smith will earn a base salary of $5,700,000, a roster bonus of $5,400,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $16,507,000 and a dead cap value of $13,988,000.
    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

    2015-2018Entry Level

    Preston Smith signed a 4 year, $5,779,354 contract with the Washington Redskins, including a $2,463,167 signing bonus, $3,160,865 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,444,839. In 2024, Smith will earn a base salary of $5,700,000, a roster bonus of $5,400,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $16,507,000 and a dead cap value of $13,988,000.
    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 - - $1,250,000 $9,232,353
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,150,000 $12,200,000 $500,000 $150,000 - - - $14,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $1,165,000 - - $500,000 $8,335,000 - - $10,600,000
    9 seasons $11,831,187 $37,163,167 $5,782,353 $2,150,000 $8,335,000 - $1,464,736 $67,326,443
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $5,700,000 - $5,400,000 $500,000 - - - $12,400,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - - $500,000 - - - $13,400,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $12,600,000 - - $500,000 - - - $14,100,000
    $42,131,187 $37,163,167 $11,182,353 $3,650,000 $8,335,000 - $1,464,736 $107,226,443
    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
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $8,515,000 $34,700,000 $5,782,353 $2,150,000 $8,335,000 - $1,287,330 $61,369,683
  • Fines

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

      Roughing the Passer against Drew Brees (NO)


    • TOTAL: $18,231

  • Transactions

    Feb 25 2023Converted $835,000 of 2023 salary plus a $7.5M roster bonus into signing bonus, adding one void year, clearing $6.668M in cap space with Green Bay (GB)
    Mar 14 2022Signed a 4 year $52 million restructured contract extension with Green Bay (GB)
    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)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2023 GB 17 17 16 696 69.1 8 48 28 20 2
    2022 GB 17 17 17 825 89.1 8.5 59 38 21 1
    2021 GB 16 16 16 689 67.5 9 38 25 13 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 146 146 128 6,772 - 67 411 260 146 11 5