Sheldon Rankins

Cincinnati Bengals, Defensive Tackle
Age: 30-120d (Apr 02, 1994)
Exp: 9 Years
Country: US
College: Louisville
Drafted: Round 1 (#12 overall), 2016
Agent(s): Matthew Pope (Apex Sports Group)
2024 Cap Hit

$11,941,165

2024 Cash

$14,000,000

Career Earnings

$40,859,273

2024-2025 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Sheldon Rankins signed a 2 year , $24,500,000 contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, including $8,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $12,250,000. In 2024, Rankins will earn a base salary of $5,450,000, a signing bonus of $4,000,000, a roster bonus of $4,000,000 and a workout bonus of $50,000, while carrying a cap hit of $11,941,165 and a dead cap value of $8,000,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $24,500,000
Average Salary:
$12,250,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
$8,000,000
Total GTD:
$8,000,000
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 30 $11,941,165 4.68% $14,000,000 $14,000,000 $8,000,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 1 YR, $14,000,000; $2,000,000 DEAD CAP
2025 31 $12,500,000 4.57% $10,500,000 $24,500,000 $2,000,000
2026 32
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster Bonus Roster/Gm Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 30 $5,450,000 $2,000,000 $4,000,000 $441,165 $50,000 $11,941,165 4.68% $8,000,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 1 YR, $14,000,000; $2,000,000 DEAD CAP
2025 31 $7,450,000 $2,000,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $50,000 $12,500,000 4.57% $2,000,000
2026 32
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 30 $5,450,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $50,000 $14,000,000 $14,000,000 $14,000,000 $12,250,000
2025 31 $7,450,000 - $1,500,000 $50,000 $10,500,000 $24,500,000 $12,250,000 $10,500,000
Contract Notes
  • 2024 Roster Bonus: $8M (guaranteed)
  • 2024 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
  • 2025 Per Game Active Bonus: $88,235 ($1.5M)
  • 2025 Roster Bonus: $1.5M (5th league day of 2025)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2023 Free Agent

Sheldon Rankins signed a 1 year , $9,750,000 contract with the Houston Texans, including $7,000,000 signing bonus, $850,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $9,750,000. In 2024, Rankins will earn, while carrying a cap hit of $5,250,000 and a dead cap value of $5,250,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $9,750,000
Average Salary:
$9,750,000
Signing Bonus:
$7,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$850,000
Total GTD:
$850,000
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2021-2022 Free Agent

Sheldon Rankins signed a 2 year , $11,000,000 contract with the New York Jets, including $1,500,000 signing bonus, $6,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,500,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $11,000,000
Average Salary:
$5,500,000
Signing Bonus:
$1,500,000
GTD at Sign:
$4,500,000
Total GTD:
$6,000,000
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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2016-2020 Rookie

Sheldon Rankins signed a 4 year , $12,801,648 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including $7,510,289 signing bonus, $12,801,648 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,200,412.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $12,801,648
Average Salary:
$3,200,412
Signing Bonus:
$7,510,289
GTD at Sign:
$12,801,648
Total GTD:
$12,801,648
Free Agent:
2021 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$40,859,273

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

3 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2016 22
Active
$7,960,289
$7,960,289
2017 23
Active
$1,031,893
$8,992,182
2018 24
Injured
$1,613,786
$10,605,968
2019 25
Injured
$2,195,680
$12,801,648
2020 26
Active
$7,690,000
$20,491,648
2021 27
Active
$5,441,168
$25,932,816
2022 28
Active
$5,323,522
$31,256,338
2023 29
Active
$9,602,935
$40,859,273
Total      
$40,859,273
$40,859,273
2024 30
Active
$14,000,000
2025 31
Active
$10,500,000
Total
$65,359,273
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2016
22
$450,000
$7,510,289
$7,960,289
$7,960,289
2017
23
$1,031,893
$1,031,893
$8,992,182
2018
24
$1,613,786
$1,613,786
$10,605,968
2019
25
$2,195,680
$2,195,680
$12,801,648
2020
26
$1,690,000
$6,000,000
$7,690,000
$20,491,648
2021
27
$1,000,000
$1,500,000
$2,941,168
$5,441,168
$25,932,816
2022
28
$4,500,000
$823,522
$5,323,522
$31,256,338
2023
29
$1,500,000
$7,000,000
$9,602,935
$40,859,273
Total
$13,981,359
$16,010,289
$6,000,000
$3,764,690
$40,859,273
$40,859,273
2024
30
$5,450,000
$4,000,000
$4,000,000
$50,000
$14,000,000
2025
31
$7,450,000
$1,500,000
$50,000
$10,500,000
Total
$26,881,359
$20,010,289
$6,000,000
$9,264,690
$100,000
$65,359,273

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
5 $6,981,359 $7,510,289 - $6,000,000 - - $20,491,648
2 $5,500,000 $1,500,000 $3,764,690 - - - $10,764,690
1 $1,500,000 $7,000,000 - - - - $9,602,935

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2016 NO 1 - 8 Leg
2019 NO 15 - 17 Ankle
2020 NO 9 - 12 Knee (MCL)
  • Mar 13, 2024 Signed a 2 year $24.5 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
  • Mar 15, 2023 Signed a 1 year $9.75 million contract with Houston (HOU)
  • Mar 21, 2021 Signed a 2 year $11 million contract with New York (NYJ)
  • Apr 24, 2019 New Orleans (NO) exercised a $7.69 million option for 2020
  • May 09, 2016 Signed a 4 year $12.8 million contract with New Orleans (NO)
  • Apr 28, 2016 Drafted by New Orleans (NO): Round 1 (#12 overall)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 HOU 15 15 597 52.50 6 37 29 8 1
2022 NYJ 15 15 558 49.00 3 43 25 18 1
2021 NYJ 16 3 640 53.90 3 32 15 17
2020 NO 12 1 415 50.60 2 20 13 7
2019 NO 10 329 30.40 2 9 7 2
2018 NO 16 16 641 63.40 8 41 26 15 1
2017 NO 16 16 812 76.60 2 26 16 10 1 1
2016 NO 9 336 32.00 4 20 15 5 1

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 2 years, $23,828,260
  • Avg. Salary: $11,914,130
  • NFL Rank: 192
  • DT Rank: 20

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2026
  • Avg. Salary: $12,250,000
  • NFL Rank: 184
  • DT Rank: 20

Comparable Players

We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Sheldon Rankins to.

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
Roy Robertson-Harris 3 $21,600,000 $7,200,000 29
Maliek Collins 2 $23,000,000 $11,500,000 28
David Onyemata 3 $35,000,000 $11,666,667 30
Grady Jarrett 3 $50,470,000 $16,823,333 28
Averages 3 $32,517,500 $11,797,500 28.8

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Rankins's current age (30), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
3 $33,026,001 $11,008,667

Statistical Comparisons

Now we'll compare our variables and Rankins statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: GP%, Tackles/Gm, Sacks/Gm, Stops/Gm, QB Hurries/Gm, Rating

Player GP% Tackles/Gm Sacks/Gm Stops/Gm QB Hurries/Gm Rating
Roy Robertson-Harris
2021-2022
91.18 1.58 0.19 1.65 1.58 58.45
Maliek Collins
2021-2022
88.24 1.50 0.20 1.37 1.70 64.70
David Onyemata
2021-2022
82.35 1.32 0.25 1.43 1.68 73.20
Grady Jarrett
2020-2021
100.00 1.97 0.15 1.79 1.82 73.70
Average 90.44 1.59 0.20 1.56 1.70 67.51
Sheldon Rankins
2022-2023
90.91 1.80 0.30 1.70 1.57 68.65
Pct Change 0.52 13.21 50.00 8.97 -7.65 1.69
Median Prime % Change 5.33%
Average Prime % Change 11.12%

Calculated Market Value: Sheldon Rankins

After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

Terms Avg. Salary
2 years, $23,828,260 $11,914,130
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