Michael Pierce

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Vikings, DT Age: 28-19d Exp: 5 Years
Undrafted: 2016, Ravens College: Samford Agent(s): Damarius Bilbo (Klutch Sports Group)

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  • Current Contract

    Michael Pierce signed a 3 year, $27,000,000 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including a $6,000,000 signing bonus, $18,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $9,000,000. In 2021, Pierce will earn a base salary of $3,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,000,000 and a dead cap value of $3,000,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $27,000,000
    Signing Bonus $6,000,000
    Average Salary $9,000,000
    Total Guarantees $18,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $9,000,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / 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 28 - - - - - $6,000,000 $6,350,000($6,350,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-6,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-6,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-2,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-2,000,000
    2021 Contract details by year 29 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 - - $5,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000($9,350,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $2,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $5,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $2,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $5,000,000

    Potential Out: 2022, 2 yr, $9,350,000; $4,000,000 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 30 $7,900,000 $2,000,000 $500,000 $100,000 $10,500,000 $4,000,000 $8,500,000($17,850,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $6,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $6,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $8,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $8,500,000
    2023 Contract details by year 31 $8,900,000 $2,000,000 $500,000 - $11,400,000 $2,000,000 $9,400,000($27,250,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $9,400,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $9,400,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $9,400,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $9,400,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $9M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2020 salary)
    • 2022 salary fully guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2022 (injury guaranteed now)
    • $1.1M of 2023 salary fully guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2022 (injury guaranteed now)
    • 2022-2023 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
    • 2020: high-risk opt-out (no salary advance)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,095,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,095,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2016-2018

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $1,630,000
    Signing Bonus $10,000
    Average Salary $543,333
    Total Guarantees $10,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $10,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / RFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $10,000 - - - - - $460,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $540,000 - - - - - - $540,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $630,000 - - - - - - $630,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $3,095,000 - - - - - $35,618 $3,130,618
    2020 Player Cash Earnings - $6,000,000 - - - - $350,000 $6,350,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - - - - - - $3,000,000
    6 seasons $7,715,000 $6,010,000 - - - - $385,618 $14,110,618
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $7,900,000 - $500,000 $100,000 - - - $8,500,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $8,900,000 - $500,000 - - - - $9,400,000
    $24,515,000 $6,010,000 $1,000,000 $100,000 - - $385,618 $32,010,618
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,715,000 $10,000 - - - - $35,618 $4,760,618
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 $6,000,000 - - - - $350,000 $9,350,000
  • Transactions

    Jul 28 2020Opted out of the 2020 season (COVID-19)
    Mar 18 2020Signed a 3 year $27 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Mar 9 2019Assigned a 1 year $3.095 million tender by Baltimore (BAL)
    May 1 2016Signed a 3 year $1.62 million contract with Baltimore (BAL)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 MIN 2 2 2 78 60.0 2 8 4 4
    2020 MIN
    2019 BAL 14 14 14 489 49.0 0.5 35 19 16
    2018 BAL 14 14 2 390 37.7 32 20 12
    2017 BAL 16 16 13 595 54.5 1 49 32 17
    2016 BAL 16 16 1 375 36.0 2 35 19 16
    Totals 62 62 32 1,927 - 6 159 94 65 0 0