Whitney Mercilus

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Packers, OLB Age: 31-4d Exp: 9 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#26 overall), 2012 College: Illinois Agent(s): Todd France (CAA Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Whitney Mercilus signed a 1 year, $1,075,000 contract with the Green Bay Packers, including an average annual salary of $1,075,000. In 2021, Mercilus will earn a base salary of $716,667, while carrying a cap hit of $566,664.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,075,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,075,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 31 $716,667 $566,664 - $716,666($716,666)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $566,664 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $566,664 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $566,664 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $566,664
    2022 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2021 Player contract details by year $3,783,334 $1,500,000 $617,647 - $2,000,000 $7,900,981 $4,400,981($4,400,981)
    2022 Player contract details by year - $3,000,000 - - $4,000,000 $7,000,000 -($4,400,981)

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2021

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $54,000,000
    Signing Bonus $7,500,000
    Average Salary $13,500,000
    Total Guarantees $28,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $18,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2015-2019

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $26,000,000
    Signing Bonus $5,250,000
    Average Salary $6,500,000
    Total Guarantees $10,681,012
    Guaranteed at Signing $10,681,012
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2012-2015Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $7,634,088
    Signing Bonus $3,992,064
    Average Salary $1,908,522
    Total Guarantees $6,203,084
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $390,000 $3,992,064 - - - - - $4,382,064
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $737,004 - - - - - - $737,004
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $1,084,008 - - - - - - $1,084,008
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $931,012 $5,250,000 - - - - - $6,181,012
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - $234,375 - - - - $4,734,375
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - $156,250 - - - - $4,656,250
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $4,750,000 - $500,000 - - - - $5,250,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $5,750,000 $7,500,000 $500,000 - - - - $13,750,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $10,500,000 - - - - - $32,392 $10,532,392
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $3,783,334 - $617,647 - - - - $4,400,981
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $716,667 - - - - - - $716,666
    10 seasons $37,642,025 $16,742,064 $2,008,272 - - - $32,392 $56,424,752
    $37,642,025 $16,742,064 $2,008,272 - - - $32,392 $56,424,752
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    10 seasons Player Cash Earnings $36,925,358 $16,742,064 $2,008,272 - - - $32,392 $55,708,086
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $716,667 - - - - - - $716,666
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 09/27/2013, $15,750

      Roughing Ravens QB Joe Flacco


    • TOTAL: $15,750

  • Transactions

    Oct 20 2021Signed a contract with Green Bay (GB)
    Oct 19 2021Released by Houston (HOU)
    Mar 24 2021Converted $6M of 2021 salary into bonus, voiding 2022-23 salaries, clearing $4M of cap space with Houston (HOU)
    Dec 28 2019Signed a 4 year $54 million contract extension with Houston (HOU)
    May 4 2015Signed a 4 year $26 million extension with Houston (HOU)
    May 3 2015Declined a $7.751 million option for 2016
    Jun 13 2012Signed a 4 year $7.6 million contract with Houston (HOU)
    Apr 26 2012Drafted by Houston (HOU): Round 1 (#26 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 7 7 2 236 3 12 6 6
    2020 HOU 13 13 12 614 58.9 4 21 12 9
    2019 HOU 16 16 16 968 89.1 7.5 48 33 15 4 2
    2018 HOU 16 16 9 786 74.5 4 39 22 17 2
    2017 HOU 5 5 5 204 20.5 1 10 9 1 1
    2016 HOU 15 15 15 874 92.5 7.5 51 35 16 1
    2015 HOU 16 16 10 742 71.3 12 52 32 18 1
    2014 HOU 15 15 13 804 72.0 5 50 31 19 2
    2013 HOU 16 16 16 932 92.5 7 47 33 14
    2012 HOU 16 16 4 496 47.1 6 25 15 3 2
    Totals 135 135 102 6,656 - 57 355 228 118 13 2