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Sterling Shepard

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Giants, WR Age: 28-3d Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#40 overall), 2016 College: Oklahoma Agent(s): Athletes First

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  • Current Contract

    Sterling Shepard signed a 4 year, $41,000,000 contract with the New York Giants, including a $10,000,000 signing bonus, $21,260,624 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,250,000. In 2021, Shepard will earn a base salary of $6,975,000 and a workout bonus of $25,000, while carrying a cap hit of $9,000,000 and a dead cap value of $10,025,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $41,000,000
    Signing Bonus $10,000,000
    Average Salary $10,250,000
    Total Guarantees $21,260,624
    Guaranteed at Signing $10,760,624
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 26 $760,624 $2,630,831 - $3,391,455 $11,391,455 $10,760,624($10,760,624)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $11,391,455 2019 Cap Savings: $-8,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $10,630,831 2019 Cap Savings: $-7,239,376 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $3,391,455 2020 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $2,630,831 2020 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $760,624
    2020 Contract details by year 27 $6,475,000 $2,000,000 $25,000 $8,500,000 $14,500,000 $6,500,000($17,260,624)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $14,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-6,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $8,025,000 2020 Cap Savings: $475,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $8,500,000 2021 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,025,000 2021 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $6,475,000
    2021 Contract details by year 28 $6,975,000 $2,000,000 $25,000 $9,000,000 $10,025,000 $7,000,000($24,260,624)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $10,025,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-1,025,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $3,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $6,025,000 2022 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $2,975,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $7,000,000

    Potential Out: 2022, 3 yr, $24,260,624; $4,000,000 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 29 $8,475,000 $2,000,000 $25,000 $10,500,000 $4,000,000 $8,500,000($32,760,624)
    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 30 $9,475,000 $2,000,000 $25,000 $11,500,000 $2,000,000 $9,500,000($42,260,624)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $9,500,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $10.7M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2019 salary)
    • 2020 salary fully guarantees on 3/20/2020
    • $4.025M of 2021 salary fully guarantees on 3/19/2021
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2016-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $5,944,571
    Signing Bonus $2,523,324
    Average Salary $1,486,143
    Total Guarantees $3,243,532
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,243,532
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
  • 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 $2,523,324 - - - - - $2,973,324
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $720,208 - - - - - - $720,208
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $990,416 - - - - - - $990,416
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $760,624 $10,000,000 - - - - - $10,760,624
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $6,475,000 - - $25,000 - - - $6,500,000
    5 seasons $9,396,248 $12,523,324 - $25,000 - - - $21,944,572
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $6,975,000 - - $25,000 - - - $7,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $8,475,000 - - $25,000 - - - $8,500,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $9,475,000 - - $25,000 - - - $9,500,000
    $34,321,248 $12,523,324 - $100,000 - - - $46,944,572
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $9,396,248 $12,523,324 - $25,000 - - - $21,944,572
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 08/24/2018, $26,739

      Blindside Block against against Detroit (DET)


    • Player contract details by year 12/22/2017, $12,154

      Removing helmet on the field against Philadelphia (PHI)


    • TOTAL: $38,893

  • Transactions

    Apr 10 2019Signed a 4 year $41 million contract extension with New York (NYG)
    Aug 24 2018Fined $26,739 Blindside Block against against Detroit (DET)
    Dec 22 2017Fined $12,154 Removing helmet on the field against Philadelphia (PHI)
    May 6 2016Signed a 4 year $5.944 million contract with New York (NYG)
    Apr 29 2016Drafted by New York (NYG): Round 2 (#40 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Sterling Shepard ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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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 NYG 12 12 12 561 55.4 90 66 656 9.9 54.67 3 0 1 96.5
    2019 NYG 10 10 10 608 56.2 83 57 576 10.1 57.60 3 0 3 84.8
    2018 NYG 16 16 16 938 91.2 107 66 872 13.2 54.50 4 1 8 116.5
    2017 NYG 11 11 10 688 63.5 84 59 731 12.4 66.45 2 1 4 85.5
    2016 NYG 16 16 16 1005 94.7 105 65 683 10.5 42.69 8 0 6 119.4
    Totals 65 65 64 3,800 - 469 313 3,518 11.2 54.12 20 2 24 502.70