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Outside Linebacker Age: 33 Exp: 10 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#26 overall), 2009 College: Southern California Agent(s): David Dunn (Athletes First)

Rams – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Clay Matthews signed a 2 year, $9,250,000 contract with the Los Angeles Rams, including $5,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,625,000. In 2020, Matthews will earn a base salary of $3,750,000 and a roster bonus of $2,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,750,000 and a dead cap value of $2,000,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $9,250,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,625,000
    Total Guarantees $5,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $5,500,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 33 $3,000,000 $500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000($3,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2019 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $500,000 2019 Cap Savings: $3,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $500,000 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $3,000,000

    Potential Out: 2020, 1 yr, $3,500,000; $2,000,000 dead cap

    2020 Contract details by year 34 $3,750,000 $2,000,000 $5,750,000 $2,000,000 $5,750,000($9,250,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $3,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $3,750,000 Post-6/1 Release

    N/A in 2020

    Post-6/1 Trade

    N/A in 2020

    2021 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $5.5M guaranteed (2019 salary + 2019 roster bonus + 2020 roster bonus)
    • 2019 Roster Bonus: $500,000
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $2M
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2013-2018

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $66,000,000
    Signing Bonus $20,500,000
    Average Salary $13,200,000
    Guaranteed $20,500,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2013 27 $1,020,000 $4,260,000 $930,000 $500,000 $6,710,000 $21,590,000 $22,950,000($22,950,000)
    2014 28 $1,000,000 $4,100,000 $5,406,250 $500,000 $11,006,250 $16,900,000 $6,918,713($29,868,713)
    2015 29 $7,600,000 $4,100,000 $500,000 $500,000 $12,700,000 $12,800,000 $8,612,789($38,481,502)
    2016 30 $8,650,000 $4,100,000 $500,000 $500,000 $13,750,000 $17,350,000 $9,525,000($48,006,502)
    2017 31 $10,100,000 $4,100,000 $500,000 $375,000 $15,075,000 $14,575,000 $10,943,750($58,950,252)
    2018 32 $10,400,000 - $500,000 $500,000 $11,400,000 $10,900,000 $11,400,000($70,350,252)
    2019 Free agent year 33 UFA  
    • 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)
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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
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - $500,000 - - - - $3,500,000
    11 seasons $43,935,000 $21,300,000 $9,555,000 $2,870,000 - $3,720,000 $125,252 $81,505,252
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $3,750,000 - $2,000,000 - - - - $5,750,000
    $47,685,000 $21,300,000 $11,555,000 $2,870,000 - $3,720,000 $125,252 $87,255,252
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    10 seasons Player Cash Earnings $40,935,000 $21,300,000 $9,055,000 $2,870,000 - $3,720,000 - $78,005,252
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - $500,000 - - - - $3,500,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/18/2019, $12,500

      Verbally abusing the officials San Francisco (SF)


    • 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: $131,644

  • 2020 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2019 LAR 13 13 12 623 0.561 8 37 27 10 2
    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 157 157 149 5,723 - 92 518 385 132 18 6