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Thomas Morstead

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Punter Age: 34 Exp: 11 Years
Drafted: Round 5 (#164 overall), 2009 College: Southern Methodist Agent(s):

Saints – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Thomas Morstead signed a 4 year, $15,850,000 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $5,000,000 signing bonus, $9,118,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,962,500. In 2020, Morstead will earn a base salary of $2,950,000, a roster bonus of $300,000 and a workout bonus of $50,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,300,000 and a dead cap value of $3,000,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $15,850,000
    Signing Bonus $5,000,000
    Average Salary $3,962,500
    Total Guarantees $9,118,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $8,868,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2018 Contract details by year 32 $918,000 $1,000,000 - $32,000 $700,000 $2,650,000 $9,600,000 $5,950,000($5,950,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $9,600,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-6,950,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $5,732,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-3,082,000 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $5,600,000 2019 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-2,950,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $1,732,000 2019 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2018 Cap Savings: $918,000
    2019 Contract details by year 33 $2,950,000 $1,000,000 $250,000 $50,000 - $4,250,000 $7,000,000 $3,250,000($9,200,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $7,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-2,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $4,050,000 2019 Cap Savings: $200,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2020 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $1,050,000 2020 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $3,200,000

    Potential Out: 2020, 2 yr, $9,200,000; $3,000,000 dead cap

    2020 Contract details by year 34 $2,950,000 $1,000,000 $300,000 $50,000 - $4,300,000 $3,000,000 $3,300,000($12,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,300,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,300,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $3,300,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $3,300,000
    2021 Contract details by year 35 $3,150,000 $1,000,000 $550,000 $50,000 - $4,750,000 $2,000,000 $3,750,000($16,250,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $2,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $2,750,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $3,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $3,750,000
    2022 Contract details by year 36 $3,150,000 $1,000,000 $550,000 $50,000 - $4,750,000 $1,000,000 $3,750,000($20,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $3,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $3,750,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $3,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $3,750,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 37 UFA  
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2012-2018

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $21,885,000
    Signing Bonus $3,500,000
    Average Salary $3,647,500
    Total Guarantees $6,925,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $6,925,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
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    2009-2012Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $1,915,000
    Signing Bonus $165,000
    Average Salary $478,750
    Total Guarantees $165,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2013 / UFA
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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 $165,000 - - - - - $475,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $395,000 - - - - - - $395,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $480,000 - - - - - - $480,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $1,275,000 $3,500,000 - - - - - $4,775,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $900,000 - - $100,000 $1,250,000 - - $2,250,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $2,185,000 - - $100,000 - - - $2,285,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $2,350,000 - - $100,000 - - $4,097 $2,454,097
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $900,000 - $400,000 $100,000 $2,100,000 - - $3,500,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $3,150,000 - $500,000 $100,000 - - - $3,750,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $918,000 $5,000,000 - $32,000 - - - $5,950,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $2,950,000 - $250,000 $50,000 - - - $3,250,000
    11 seasons $15,813,000 $8,665,000 $1,150,000 $582,000 $3,350,000 - $4,097 $29,564,097
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,950,000 - $300,000 $50,000 - - - $3,300,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $3,150,000 - $550,000 $50,000 - - - $3,750,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $3,150,000 - $550,000 $50,000 - - - $3,750,000
    $25,063,000 $8,665,000 $2,550,000 $732,000 $3,350,000 - $4,097 $40,364,097
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    11 seasons Player Cash Earnings $15,813,000 $8,665,000 $1,150,000 $582,000 $3,350,000 - - $29,564,097
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/13/2013, $7,875

      Excessive Facemask against Ted Ginn Jr. (CAR)


    • TOTAL: $7,875

  • Transactions

    Mar 16 2018Signed a 4 year $15.85 million contract extension with New Orleans (NO)
    Mar 29 2016Converted $2.1 million of his 2016 salary into bonus, clearing $1,316,667 in 2016 cap space with New Orleans (NO)
    Dec 13 2013Fined $7,875 Excessive Facemask against Ted Ginn Jr. (CAR)
    Sep 10 2013Restructured 2013 salary from $2.15 million to $900k with New Orleans (NO)
    Jul 26 2012Signed a 6 year $21.8 million extension with New Orleans (NO)
    Jul 30 2009Signed a 4 year $1.915 million contract with New Orleans (NO)
    Apr 25 2009Drafted by New Orleans (NO): Round 5 (#164 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP Snaps Att Yds Avg Inside 20 Touchbacks
    2019 NO 16 16 114 60 2770 46.2 29 1
    2018 NO 16 16 108 43 1996 46.4 15 4
    2017 NO 16 16 144 60 2822 47 26 2
    2016 NO 16 16 133 57 2751 48.3 22 5
    2015 NO 14 14 116 56 2551 45.6 20 4
    2014 NO 16 16 138 58 2690 46.4 19 5
    2013 NO 16 16 149 61 2859 46.9 25 5
    2012 NO 16 16 166 74 3707 50.1 20 6
    2011 NO 16 16 46 2204 47.9 13 3
    2010 NO 16 16 57 2618 45.9 20 6
    2009 NO 16 16 58 2528 43.6 18 4
    Totals 174 174 1,068 630 29,496 46.8 227 45