Shaq Lawson

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Jets, DE Age: 27-174d Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#19 overall), 2016 College: Clemson Agent(s): Tory Dandy (Relativity Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Shaq Lawson signed a 3 year, $30,000,000 contract with the Miami Dolphins, including a $4,000,000 signing bonus, $20,800,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,000,000. In 2021, Lawson will earn a base salary of $990,000 and a incentive bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $1,490,000 and a dead cap value of $1,400,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $30,000,000
    Signing Bonus $4,000,000
    Average Salary $10,000,000
    Total Guarantees $20,800,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $20,800,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 26 $6,400,000 $1,333,333 $2,500,000 $100,000 $500,000 $10,833,333 $21,000,000 $13,538,910($13,538,910)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $21,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-10,166,667 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $6,600,000 2020 Cap Savings: $4,233,333 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $18,333,333 2021 Dead Cap: $2,666,667 2020 Cap Savings: $-7,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $3,933,333 2021 Dead Cap: $2,666,667 2020 Cap Savings: $6,900,000
    2021 Contract details by year 27 $990,000 - - - $500,000 $1,490,000 $1,400,000 $1,490,000($15,028,910)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,400,000 2021 Cap Savings: $90,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $1,490,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,400,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $90,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $1,490,000

    Potential Out: 2022, 2 yr, $15,028,910; $0 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 28 $8,900,000 - - $100,000 - $9,000,000 - $9,000,000($24,028,910)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $9,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $9,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $9,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $9,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 29 - - - - - - $3,505,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $0
    2024 Contract details by year 30 - - - - - - - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0
    2023 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $21M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2020 roster bonus + 2021 salary)
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $2.5M (paid 3/26/2020)
    • Workout Bonuses guaranteed for injury
    • 2023-24 years automatically void ($3.5M dead cap)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2021 Player contract details by year - - $100,000 $1,752,500 $1,852,500 $100,000($100,000)
    2022 Player contract details by year - - - $5,257,500 $5,257,500 -($100,000)
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2021 Player contract details by year - $2,666,667 - $2,666,667 -($0)

    Previous Contracts

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    2016-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $10,278,977
    Signing Bonus $5,675,619
    Average Salary $2,569,744
    Total Guarantees $9,828,976
    Guaranteed at Signing $9,828,976
    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 $5,675,619 - - - - - $6,125,619
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $917,226 - - - - - - $917,226
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,384,452 - - - - - - $1,384,452
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,851,679 - - - - - $40,276 $1,891,955
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $6,400,000 $4,000,000 $2,500,000 $100,000 - - $538,910 $13,538,910
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $990,000 - - - - - $500,000 $1,490,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings - - - $100,000 - - - $100,000
    6 seasons $11,993,357 $9,675,619 $2,500,000 $200,000 - - $1,079,186 $25,448,162
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $8,900,000 - - $100,000 - - - $9,000,000
    $20,893,357 $9,675,619 $2,500,000 $300,000 - - $1,079,186 $34,448,162
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,603,357 $5,675,619 - - - - $40,276 $10,319,252
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $6,400,000 $4,000,000 $2,500,000 $100,000 - - $538,910 $13,538,910
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $990,000 - - - - - $500,000 $1,490,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings - - - $100,000 - - - $100,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/01/2018, $33,425

      Role in a fight against Jacksonville (JAC)


    • Player contract details by year 11/10/2017, $18,231

      Roughing the Passer against Josh McCown (NYJ)


    • TOTAL: $51,656

  • Transactions

    Aug 29 2021Traded to New York (NYJ) from Houston (HOU) for 2022 6th round pick
    Apr 2 2021Converted $7M of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $5.25M of cap space with Houston (HOU)
    Mar 14 2021Traded to Houston (HOU) from Miami (MIA) with 2021 6th round pick [(from WAS)] (#203 - traded) for Benardrick McKinney and 2021 7th round pick (#231 Larnel Coleman)
    Mar 16 2020Agreed to a 3 year $30 million contract with Miami (MIA)
    May 1 2019Buffalo (BUF) declined a $9.451M option for 2020
    Dec 1 2018Fined $33,425 Role in a fight against Jacksonville (JAC)
    Nov 10 2017Fined $18,231 Roughing the Passer against Josh McCown (NYJ)
    Jun 6 2016Signed a 4 year $10.27 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    Apr 28 2016Drafted by Buffalo (BUF): Round 1 (#19 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 NYJ 11 11 5 415 55.6 0.5 19 12 7 1
    2020 MIA 14 14 7 571 58.9 4 32 17 15 1
    2019 BUF 15 15 486 46.3 6.5 32 21 11 1
    2018 BUF 14 14 6 440 43.3 4 30 18 12 2
    2017 BUF 11 11 10 435 39.3 4 33 17 16
    2016 BUF 14 10 1 237 22.1 2 13 7 6 1
    Totals 79 75 29 2,584 - 21 159 92 67 5 1