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Emmanuel Sanders

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Saints, WR Age: 33-311d Exp: 11 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#82 overall), 2010 College: Southern Methodist Agent(s): Jordan Woy (Willis & Woy)

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  • Current Contract

    Emmanuel Sanders signed a 2 year, $24,000,000 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $6,000,000 signing bonus, $10,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $12,000,000. In 2021, Sanders will earn a base salary of $6,000,000 and a roster bonus of $2,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $10,500,000 and a dead cap value of $4,000,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $24,000,000
    Signing Bonus $6,000,000
    Average Salary $12,000,000
    Total Guarantees $10,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $10,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 33 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 - $500,000 $4,500,000 $8,000,000 $8,500,000($8,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-3,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-1,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $2,500,000
    2021 Contract details by year 34 $6,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $500,000 $10,500,000 $4,000,000 $8,000,000($16,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $6,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $6,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $8,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $8,500,000
    2022 Contract details by year 35 $8,000,000 $2,000,000 - - $10,000,000 $2,000,000 $8,000,000($24,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $8,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $8,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $8,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $8,000,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 36 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $10M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2021 roster bonus)
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $2M (guaranteed, paid the 5th league day of 2021)
    • 2022 is a void year if on the roster the final day of the 2021 league year ($2M dead cap)
    • 60 receptions: $500,000 (earned in 2020)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2016-2019

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $33,000,000
    Signing Bonus $10,750,000
    Average Salary $11,000,000
    Total Guarantees $26,900,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $20,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2014-2016

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $15,000,000
    Signing Bonus $3,000,000
    Average Salary $5,000,000
    Total Guarantees $6,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $6,000,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA

    2013-2013

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,323,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,323,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2014 / UFA

    2013-2013

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,500,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2014 / UFA

    2010-2012Entry Level

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $1,801,000
    Signing Bonus $586,069
    Average Salary $600,333
    Total Guarantees $586,069
    Guaranteed at Signing $767,000
    Free Agent: 2013 / RFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $320,000 $586,069 - - - - - $906,069
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $405,000 - - - - - - $405,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $490,000 - - - - - - $490,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 - - - - - - $2,500,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $1,000,000 - - - - $6,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $4,850,000 - - - - - - $4,850,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 $10,750,000 - - - - - $13,250,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $6,750,000 - - $100,000 - - - $6,850,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $8,250,000 - - - - - $19,752 $8,269,752
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $5,970,588 - - - - - - $5,970,588
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $4,279,412 - - - - - - $4,279,412
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $6,000,000 - - - - $500,000 $8,500,000
    11 seasons $40,315,000 $20,336,069 $1,000,000 $100,000 - - $519,752 $62,270,821
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - $2,000,000 - - - - $8,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - - - - - $8,000,000
    $54,315,000 $20,336,069 $3,000,000 $100,000 - - $519,752 $78,270,821
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,715,000 $586,069 - - - - - $4,301,069
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $28,629,412 $13,750,000 $1,000,000 $100,000 - - - $43,499,164
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,970,588 - - - - - - $5,970,588
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $6,000,000 - - - - - $8,500,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/19/2018, $10,026

      Taunting against Troy Hill (LAR)


    • Player contract details by year 12/16/2016, $12,154

      Excessive celebration against Tennessee (TEN)


    • Player contract details by year 11/09/2012, $15,000

      for faking an injury during an Oct. 21 game in Cincinnati


    • TOTAL: $37,180

  • Transactions

    Mar 20 2020Signed a 2 year $24 million contract with New Orleans (NO)
    Oct 22 2019Traded to San Francisco (SF) from Denver (DEN) with 2020 5th round pick (#156) for 2020 3rd round pick (#95 McTelvin Agim) and 2020 4th round pick (#137)
    Oct 19 2018Fined $10,026 Taunting against Troy Hill (LAR)
    Dec 16 2016Fined $12,154 Excessive celebration against Tennessee (TEN)
    Sep 7 2016Signed a 3 year $33 million extension with Denver (DEN)
    Mar 15 2014Signed a 3 year $15 million contract with Denver (DEN)
    Apr 14 2013Pittsburgh (PIT) matched the 1 year $2.5 million offer sheet from New England (NE)
    Jun 15 2010Signed a 3 year $1.801 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Apr 23 2010Drafted by Pittsburgh (PIT): Round 3 (#82 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Yds/Gm Rec TD Fum Drops Prod Pts
    2020 NO 14 14 5 559 52.0 82 61 726 11.9 51.86 5 1 3 103.8
    2019 SF 17 17 16 859 86.1 97 66 869 13.2 51.12 5 0 1 124.3
    2018 DEN 12 12 12 658 64.9 98 71 868 12.2 72.33 4 1 4 127.22
    2017 DEN 12 12 11 635 56.4 92 47 555 11.8 46.25 2 0 5 67.5
    2016 DEN 16 16 16 868 80.4 137 79 1032 13.1 64.50 5 1 1 133.6
    2015 DEN 15 15 15 860 77.5 137 76 1135 14.9 75.67 6 2 6 148.4
    2014 DEN 16 16 16 1000 88.7 141 101 1404 13.9 87.75 9 1 2 200.8
    2013 PIT 16 16 11 797 75.8 112 67 740 11 46.25 6 1 5 114.5
    2012 PIT 16 16 7 722 67.7 74 44 626 14.2 39.13 1 3 3 65
    2011 PIT 11 11 43 22 288 13.1 26.18 2 0 2 41.4
    2010 PIT 13 13 1 50 28 376 13.4 28.92 2 2 47.6
    Totals 158 158 110 6,958 - 1,063 662 8,619 13.0 54.55 47 12 36 1,174.12