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Shaq Lawson

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Defensive End Age: 25 Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#19 overall), 2016 College: Clemson Agent(s): Tory Dandy (Relativity Sports)

Dolphins – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Shaq Lawson signed a 3 year, $30,000,000 contract with the Miami Dolphins, including a $4,000,000 signing bonus, $20,800,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,000,000. In 2020, Lawson will earn a base salary of $6,400,000, a signing bonus of $4,000,000, a roster bonus of $2,500,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $10,333,333 and a dead cap value of $21,000,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $30,000,000
    Signing Bonus $4,000,000
    Average Salary $10,000,000
    Total Guarantees $20,800,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $20,800,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 26 $6,400,000 $1,333,333 $2,500,000 $100,000 $10,333,333 $21,000,000 $13,000,000($13,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $21,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-10,666,667 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $6,600,000 2020 Cap Savings: $3,733,333 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $18,333,333 2021 Dead Cap: $2,666,667 2020 Cap Savings: $-8,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $3,933,333 2021 Dead Cap: $2,666,667 2020 Cap Savings: $6,400,000
    2021 Contract details by year 27 $7,900,000 $1,333,333 - $100,000 $9,333,333 $10,666,667 $8,000,000($21,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $10,666,667 2021 Cap Savings: $-1,333,334 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,666,667 2021 Cap Savings: $6,666,666 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $9,333,333 2022 Dead Cap: $1,333,334 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,333,333 2022 Dead Cap: $1,333,334 2021 Cap Savings: $8,000,000

    Potential Out: 2022, 2 yr, $21,000,000; $1,333,334 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 28 $8,900,000 $1,333,334 - $100,000 $10,333,334 $1,333,334 $9,000,000($30,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $1,333,334 2022 Cap Savings: $9,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $1,333,334 2022 Cap Savings: $9,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $1,333,334 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $9,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $1,333,334 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $9,000,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 29 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $21M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2020 roster bonus + 2021 salary)
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $2.5M (paid 3/26/2020)
    • Workout Bonuses guaranteed for injury
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2016-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $10,278,977
    Signing Bonus $5,675,619
    Average Salary $2,569,744
    Guaranteed $9,828,976
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2016 22 $450,000 $1,418,904 - $1,868,904 $9,828,976 $6,125,619($6,125,619)
    2017 23 $917,226 $1,418,904 - $2,336,130 $8,410,072 $917,226($7,042,845)
    2018 24 $1,384,452 $1,418,904 - $2,803,356 $6,073,942 $1,384,452($8,427,297)
    2019 25 $1,851,679 $1,418,907 - $3,270,586 $3,270,586 $1,891,955($10,319,252)
    2020 26 $9,451,000 - - $9,451,000 - $9,451,000($19,770,252)
    2020 Free agent year 27 UFA  
    • 5th-year option available (declined)
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $5,675,619 - - - - - $6,125,619
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $917,226 - - - - - - $917,226
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,384,452 - - - - - - $1,384,452
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,851,679 - - - - - $40,276 $1,891,955
    4 seasons $4,603,357 $5,675,619 - - - - $40,276 $10,319,252
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $6,400,000 $4,000,000 $2,500,000 $100,000 - - - $13,000,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $7,900,000 - - $100,000 - - - $8,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $8,900,000 - - $100,000 - - - $9,000,000
    $27,803,357 $9,675,619 $2,500,000 $300,000 - - $40,276 $40,319,252
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,603,357 $5,675,619 - - - - - $10,319,252
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/01/2018, $33,425

      Role in a fight against Jacksonville (JAC)


    • Player contract details by year 11/10/2017, $18,231

      Roughing the Passer against Josh McCown (NYJ)


    • TOTAL: $51,656

  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Shaq Lawson 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
    2019 BUF 15 15 486 0.463 6.5 32 21 11 1
    2018 BUF 14 14 6 440 0.464 4 30 18 12 2
    2017 BUF 11 11 10 435 0.532 4 33 17 16
    2016 BUF 14 10 1 237 0.221 2 13 7 6 1
    Totals 54 50 17 1,598 - 17 108 63 45 4 0