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Cameron Heyward

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Steelers, DT Age: 31 Exp: 10 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#31 overall), 2011 College: Ohio State Agent(s): Michael Perrett (Element Sports Group)

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  • Current Contract

    Cameron Heyward signed a 4 year, $65,600,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including a $17,500,000 signing bonus, $26,250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $16,400,000. In 2020, Heyward will earn a base salary of $1,500,000 and a signing bonus of $20,250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $9,301,250 and a dead cap value of $25,501,250.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $65,600,000
    Signing Bonus $17,500,000
    Average Salary $16,400,000
    Total Guarantees $26,250,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $20,250,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 31 $1,500,000 $4,050,000 - $3,751,250 $9,301,250 $25,501,250 $21,750,000($21,750,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $25,501,250 2020 Cap Savings: $-16,200,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $24,001,250 2020 Cap Savings: $-14,700,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $9,301,250 2021 Dead Cap: $16,200,000 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $7,801,250 2021 Dead Cap: $16,200,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,500,000
    2021 Contract details by year 32 $4,500,000 $4,050,000 $6,000,000 - $14,550,000 $16,200,000 $10,500,000($32,250,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $16,200,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-1,650,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $16,200,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-1,650,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $4,050,000 2022 Dead Cap: $12,150,000 2021 Cap Savings: $10,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,050,000 2022 Dead Cap: $12,150,000 2021 Cap Savings: $10,500,000
    2022 Contract details by year 33 $6,500,000 $4,050,000 $4,500,000 - $15,050,000 $12,150,000 $11,000,000($43,250,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $12,150,000 2022 Cap Savings: $2,900,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $12,150,000 2022 Cap Savings: $2,900,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $4,050,000 2023 Dead Cap: $8,100,000 2022 Cap Savings: $11,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $4,050,000 2023 Dead Cap: $8,100,000 2022 Cap Savings: $11,000,000

    Potential Out: 2023, 3 yr, $43,250,000; $8,100,000 dead cap

    2023 Contract details by year 34 $15,850,000 $4,050,000 - - $19,900,000 $8,100,000 $15,850,000($59,100,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $8,100,000 2023 Cap Savings: $11,800,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $8,100,000 2023 Cap Savings: $11,800,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $4,050,000 2024 Dead Cap: $4,050,000 2023 Cap Savings: $15,850,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $4,050,000 2024 Dead Cap: $4,050,000 2023 Cap Savings: $15,850,000
    2024 Contract details by year 35 $16,000,000 $4,050,000 - - $20,050,000 $4,050,000 $16,000,000($75,100,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $4,050,000 2024 Cap Savings: $16,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $4,050,000 2024 Cap Savings: $16,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $4,050,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $16,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $4,050,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $16,000,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 36 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $20.25M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2020 roster bonus)
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $2.75M (guaranteed, treated as a signing bonus)
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $6M (guarantees March 2021)
    • 2022 Roster Bonus: $4.5M (guarantees March 2022)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2015-2020

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $59,200,000
    Signing Bonus $12,000,000
    Average Salary $9,866,667
    Total Guarantees $15,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $15,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2011-2015Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $6,705,028
    Signing Bonus $3,376,384
    Average Salary $1,676,257
    Total Guarantees $5,415,706
    Guaranteed at Signing $5,415,706
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $375,000 $3,376,384 - - - - - $3,751,384
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $679,774 - - - - - - $679,774
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $984,548 - - - - - - $984,548
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $1,289,322 - - - - - - $1,289,322
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $12,000,000 $3,000,000 - - - $27,707 $16,027,707
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - $5,000,000 - - - - $8,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $775,000 - $3,000,000 - $4,225,000 - - $8,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $915,000 - - - $8,085,000 - - $9,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $8,750,000 - - - - - - $8,750,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $20,250,000 - - - - - $21,750,000
    10 seasons $19,268,644 $35,626,384 $11,000,000 - $12,310,000 - $27,707 $78,232,735
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - $6,000,000 - - - - $10,500,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 - $4,500,000 - - - - $11,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $15,850,000 - - - - - - $15,850,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $16,000,000 - - - - - - $16,000,000
    $62,118,644 $35,626,384 $21,500,000 - $12,310,000 - $27,707 $131,582,735
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    10 seasons Player Cash Earnings $19,268,644 $35,626,384 $11,000,000 - $12,310,000 - - $78,232,735
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/16/2015, $5,787

      Uniform violation (message in eye black)


    • Player contract details by year 10/03/2014, $22,050

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct (verballing abusing official)


    • TOTAL: $27,837

  • Transactions

    Sep 6 2020Signed a 4 year $65.6 million contract extension with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Sep 4 2018Converted $8.085M of 2018 salary into bonus, clearing $5.39M of cap with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Sep 6 2017Converted $4.225M of his 2017 salary into bonus, clearing $3.16M in cap space with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Oct 16 2015Fined $5,787 Uniform violation (message in eye black)
    Jul 16 2015Signed a 6 year $59.2 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Oct 3 2014Fined $22,050 Unsportsmanlike Conduct (verballing abusing official)
    Apr 22 2014Pittsburgh (PIT) exercised a $6.969 million option for 2015
    Jul 29 2011Signed a 4 year $6.7 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Apr 28 2011Drafted by Pittsburgh (PIT): Round 1 (#31 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Cameron Heyward 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 PIT 10 10 10 520 82.1 2 34 20 14 1
    2019 PIT 16 16 16 890 80.8 9 83 51 32 1
    2018 PIT 16 16 16 842 81.0 8 51 29 22 1
    2017 PIT 15 15 15 787 80.1 12 45 30 15 1
    2016 PIT 8 7 7 364 34.8 3 21 17 4
    2015 PIT 16 16 16 978 88.6 7 54 39 15 1
    2014 PIT 16 16 16 858 86.7 7.5 53 33 20
    2013 PIT 16 16 13 828 77.4 5 59 35 24
    2012 PIT 16 16 262 26.6 1.5 20 13 7
    2011 PIT 16 16 1 11 10 1 1
    Totals 145 144 109 6,329 - 56 431 277 154 5 1