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Vance McDonald

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Tight End Age: 29 Exp: 7 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#55 overall), 2013 College: Rice Agent(s): Megan Zimring (Select Sports Group)

Steelers – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Vance McDonald signed a 3 year, $19,650,000 contract with the San Francisco 49ers, including a $7,000,000 signing bonus, $9,100,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,550,000. In 2020, McDonald will earn a base salary of $1,100,000 and a restructure bonus of $4,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $3,827,500 and a dead cap value of $5,455,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $19,650,000
    Signing Bonus $7,000,000
    Average Salary $6,550,000
    Total Guarantees $9,100,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $9,100,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2016 Contract details by year 26 $795,797 $1,649,396 - $100,000 - $2,545,193 $9,349,396 $7,895,797($7,895,797)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2016 Dead Cap: $9,349,396 2016 Cap Savings: $-6,804,203 Pre-6/1 Trade 2016 Dead Cap: $7,249,396 2016 Cap Savings: $-4,704,203 Post-6/1 Release 2016 Dead Cap: $3,749,396 2017 Dead Cap: $5,600,000 2016 Cap Savings: $-1,204,203 Post-6/1 Trade 2016 Dead Cap: $1,649,396 2017 Dead Cap: $5,600,000 2016 Cap Savings: $895,797
    2017 Contract details by year 27 $2,100,000 - $75,000 - - $2,175,000 $2,100,000 $2,568,750($10,464,547)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $2,100,000 2017 Cap Savings: $75,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $2,175,000 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $2,100,000 2018 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $75,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $2,175,000
    2018 Contract details by year 28 $790,000 - $703,125 $150,000 $727,500 $2,370,625 $3,850,000 $4,553,125($15,017,672)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $3,850,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-1,479,375 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $3,060,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-689,375 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $1,667,500 2019 Dead Cap: $2,182,500 2018 Cap Savings: $703,125 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $877,500 2019 Dead Cap: $2,182,500 2018 Cap Savings: $1,493,125
    2019 Contract details by year 29 $4,200,000 - $656,250 $150,000 $727,500 $5,733,750 $2,332,500 $5,006,250($20,023,922)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $2,332,500 2019 Cap Savings: $3,401,250 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $2,332,500 2019 Cap Savings: $3,401,250 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $877,500 2020 Dead Cap: $1,455,000 2019 Cap Savings: $4,856,250 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $877,500 2020 Dead Cap: $1,455,000 2019 Cap Savings: $4,856,250
    2020 Contract details by year 30 $1,100,000 - - - $2,727,500 $3,827,500 $5,455,000 $5,100,000($25,123,922)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $5,455,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-1,627,500 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $5,455,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-1,627,500 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $2,727,500 2021 Dead Cap: $2,727,500 2020 Cap Savings: $1,100,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,727,500 2021 Dead Cap: $2,727,500 2020 Cap Savings: $1,100,000
    2021 Contract details by year 31 $5,200,000 - - - $2,727,500 $7,927,500 $2,727,500 $5,200,000($30,323,922)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $2,727,500 2021 Cap Savings: $5,200,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,727,500 2021 Cap Savings: $5,200,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $2,727,500 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $5,200,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,727,500 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $5,200,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $9.1M fully guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2017 salary)
    • 2018 salary ($3.7M) becomes fully guaranteed on 4/1/2018
    • $3.2M of his 2019 salary becomes fully guaranteed on 4/1/2019
    • 2017 per game bonus: $46,875 ($750,000, 12 LTBE)
    • 2018 per game bonus: $46,875 ($750,000, 10 LTBE)
    • 2019 per game bonus: $46,875 ($750,000, 15 LTBE)
    • Annual Receptions Bonus: $75,000 for 55
    • Annual Yards Bonus: $75,000 for 700+
    • 2020-21 salaries are club options

    Previous Contracts

    2013-2016Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,599,178
    Signing Bonus $997,584
    Average Salary $899,795
    Total Guarantees $1,921,183
    Guaranteed at Signing $1,921,183
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $405,000 $997,584 - - - - - $1,402,584
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $518,599 - - $50,000 - - - $568,599
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $632,198 - - $100,000 - - $83,141 $815,339
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $795,797 $7,000,000 - $100,000 - - - $7,895,797
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $2,100,000 - $468,750 - - - - $2,568,750
    2017 Player Cash Earnings - - - $100,000 - - - $100,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $790,000 - $703,125 $150,000 $2,910,000 - - $4,553,125
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $4,200,000 - $656,250 $150,000 - - - $5,006,250
    7 seasons $9,441,594 $7,997,584 $1,828,125 $650,000 $2,910,000 - $83,141 $22,910,444
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,100,000 - - - $4,000,000 - - $5,100,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $5,200,000 - - - - - - $5,200,000
    $15,741,594 $7,997,584 $1,828,125 $650,000 $6,910,000 - $83,141 $33,210,444
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,351,594 $7,997,584 - $350,000 - - - $10,782,319
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,090,000 - $1,828,125 $300,000 $2,910,000 - - $12,128,125
  • Transactions

    Mar 17 2020Converted $4.45M of his 2020 salary into bonus, clearing $2.225M of cap space with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Aug 28 2018Converted $2.91M of his 2018 salary into bonus clearing $2.18M of cap space with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Aug 29 2017Traded to Pittsburgh (PIT) from San Francisco (SF) with 2018 5th round pick (#148 Marcus Allen) for 2018 4th round pick (#128 Kentavius Street)
    Dec 10 2016Signed a 3 year $19.65 million extension with San Francisco (SF), including club options in 2020 & 2021
    May 24 2013Signed a 4 year $3.599 million contract with San Francisco (SF)
    Apr 26 2013Drafted by San Francisco (SF): Round 2 (#55 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2019 PIT 14 14 14 703 0.691 55 38 273 7.2 3 1 45.5
    2018 PIT 15 15 14 564 0.546 73 50 610 12.2 4 2 83
    2017 PIT 10 10 7 270 0.244 24 14 188 13.4 1 0 24.8
    2016 SF 11 11 11 442 0.427 45 24 391 16.3 4 0 63.1
    2015 SF 14 14 11 473 0.466 46 30 326 10.9 3 2 50.6
    2014 SF 8 8 4 214 0.247 8 2 30 15 0 1 1
    2013 SF 15 15 4 480 0.484 19 8 119 14.9 0 0 11.9
    Totals 87 87 65 3,146 - 270 166 1,937 11.7 15 6 279.90