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Carl Lawson

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Jets, DE Age: 25-12d Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 4 (#116 overall), 2017 College: Auburn Agent(s): CAA Sports

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  • Current Contract

    Carl Lawson signed a 3 year, $45,000,000 contract with the New York Jets, including a $1,000,000 signing bonus, $30,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $15,000,000. In 2021, Lawson will earn a base salary of $6,200,000, a signing bonus of $1,000,000 and a roster bonus of $7,800,000, while carrying a cap hit of $14,333,333 and a dead cap value of $22,200,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $45,000,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $15,000,000
    Total Guarantees $30,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $30,000,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 26 $6,200,000 $333,333 $7,800,000 $14,333,333 $22,200,000 $15,000,000($15,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $22,200,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-7,866,667 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $13,333,333 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $21,533,333 2022 Dead Cap: $666,667 2021 Cap Savings: $-7,200,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $333,333 2022 Dead Cap: $666,667 2021 Cap Savings: $14,000,000
    2022 Contract details by year 27 $15,000,000 $333,333 - $15,333,333 $15,666,667 $15,000,000($30,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $15,666,667 2022 Cap Savings: $-333,334 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $666,667 2022 Cap Savings: $14,666,666 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $15,333,333 2023 Dead Cap: $333,334 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $333,333 2023 Dead Cap: $333,334 2022 Cap Savings: $15,000,000

    Potential Out: 2023, 2 yr, $30,000,000; $333,334 dead cap

    2023 Contract details by year 28 $15,000,000 $333,334 - $15,333,334 $333,334 $15,000,000($45,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $333,334 2023 Cap Savings: $15,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $333,334 2023 Cap Savings: $15,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $333,334 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $15,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $333,334 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $15,000,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 29 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $30M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2021 salary + 2021 roster bonus + 2022 salary)
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $7.8M (guaranteed, treated as signing bonus)
    • Incentives: $2.4M
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2020Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,052,614
    Signing Bonus $652,614
    Average Salary $763,154
    Total Guarantees $652,614
    Guaranteed at Signing $652,614
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $465,000 $652,614 - - - - - $1,117,614
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $471,706 - - - - - - $471,705
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $645,000 - - - - - $125,330 $770,330
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,133,000 - - - - - $177,020 $2,310,020
    4 seasons $3,714,706 $652,614 - - - - $302,350 $4,669,669
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $6,200,000 $1,000,000 $7,800,000 - - - - $15,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - - - - - $15,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - - - - - $15,000,000
    $39,914,706 $1,652,614 $7,800,000 - - - $302,350 $49,669,669
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,714,706 $652,614 - - - - $302,350 $4,669,669
  • Transactions

    Mar 15 2021Signed a 3 year $45 million contract with New York (NYJ)
    May 7 2017Signed a 4 year $3.05 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
    Apr 29 2017Drafted by Cincinnati (CIN): Round 4 (#116 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Carl 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
    2020 CIN 16 16 11 723 72.7 5.5 36 18 18 2
    2019 CIN 13 12 2 467 42.8 5 23 17 6
    2018 CIN 8 7 223 20.0 1 6 4 2
    2017 CIN 16 16 1 482 42.2 8 15 10 5
    Totals 53 51 14 1,895 - 20 80 49 31 2 0