Thomas Morstead

New York Jets, Punter
Age: 38-139d (Mar 08, 1986)
Exp: 16 Years
Country: US
College: Southern Methodist
Drafted: Round 5 (#164 overall), 2009
2024 Cap Hit

$2,050,000

2024 Cash

$2,550,000

Career Earnings

$37,508,893

2024-2025 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Thomas Morstead signed a 2 year , $5,100,000 contract with the New York Jets, including $1,000,000 signing bonus, $2,210,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,550,000. In 2024, Morstead will earn a base salary of $1,210,000 and a signing bonus of $1,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $2,050,000 and a dead cap value of $2,210,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $5,100,000
Average Salary:
$2,550,000
Signing Bonus:
$1,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$2,210,000
Total GTD:
$2,210,000
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 38 $2,050,000 0.80% $2,550,000 $2,550,000 $2,210,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 1 YR, $2,550,000; $500,000 DEAD CAP
2025 39 $3,050,000 1.12% $2,550,000 $5,100,000 $500,000
2026 40
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 38 $1,210,000 $500,000 $340,000 $2,050,000 0.80% $2,210,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 1 YR, $2,550,000; $500,000 DEAD CAP
2025 39 $2,125,000 $500,000 $425,000 $3,050,000 1.12% $500,000
2026 40
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 38 $1,210,000 $1,000,000 $2,550,000 $2,550,000 $2,550,000 $2,550,000
2025 39 $2,125,000 - $2,550,000 $5,100,000 $2,550,000 $2,550,000
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2023

Thomas Morstead signed a 1 year , $1,165,000 contract with the New York Jets, including an average annual salary of $1,165,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,165,000
Average Salary:
$1,165,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2021-2021 Free Agent

Thomas Morstead signed a 1 year , $1,075,000 contract with the New York Jets, including an average annual salary of $1,075,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,075,000
Average Salary:
$1,075,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2022 / UFA
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2018-2022 Extension

Thomas Morstead signed a 4 year , $15,850,000 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including $5,000,000 signing bonus, $9,118,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,962,500.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $15,850,000
Average Salary:
$3,962,500
Signing Bonus:
$5,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$8,868,000
Total GTD:
$9,118,000
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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2012-2018

Thomas Morstead signed a 6 year , $21,885,000 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including $3,500,000 signing bonus, $6,925,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,647,500.
Contract Terms:
6 yr(s) / $21,885,000
Average Salary:
$3,647,500
Signing Bonus:
$3,500,000
GTD at Sign:
$6,925,000
Total GTD:
$6,925,000
Free Agent:
2019 / UFA
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2009-2012 Rookie

Thomas Morstead signed a 4 year , $1,915,000 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including $165,000 signing bonus, $165,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $478,750.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $1,915,000
Average Salary:
$478,750
Signing Bonus:
$165,000
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
$165,000
Free Agent:
2013 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$37,508,893

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

4 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2009 23
Active
$475,000
$475,000
Champion
2010 24
Active
$395,000
$870,000
2011 25
Active
$480,000
$1,350,000
2012 26
Active
$4,775,000
$6,125,000
2013 27
Active
$2,250,000
$8,375,000
2014 28
Active
$2,285,000
$10,660,000
2015 29
Active
$2,454,097
$13,114,097
2016 30
Active
$3,500,000
$16,614,097
2017 31
Active
$3,750,000
$20,364,097
2018 32
Active
$5,950,000
$26,314,097
2019 33
Active
$3,250,000
$29,564,097
2020 34
Active
$3,300,000
$32,864,097
2021 35
Active
Retained
$418,055
$477,777
$33,282,152
$33,759,929
2022 36
Active
$1,266,464
$35,026,393
2023 37
Retained
Active
$1,317,500
$1,165,000
$36,343,893
$37,508,893
Total      
$37,508,893
$36,343,893
$37,508,893
2024 38
Active
$2,550,000
2025 39
Active
$2,550,000
Total
$42,608,893
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2009
23
$310,000
$165,000
$475,000
$475,000
2010
24
$395,000
$395,000
$870,000
2011
25
$480,000
$480,000
$1,350,000
2012
26
$1,275,000
$3,500,000
$4,775,000
$6,125,000
2013
27
$900,000
$1,250,000
$100,000
$2,250,000
$8,375,000
2014
28
$2,185,000
$100,000
$2,285,000
$10,660,000
2015
29
$2,350,000
$100,000
$4,097
$2,454,097
$13,114,097
2016
30
$900,000
$2,100,000
$400,000
$100,000
$3,500,000
$16,614,097
2017
31
$3,150,000
$500,000
$100,000
$3,750,000
$20,364,097
2018
32
$918,000
$5,000,000
$32,000
$5,950,000
$26,314,097
2019
33
$2,950,000
$250,000
$50,000
$3,250,000
$29,564,097
2020
34
$2,950,000
$300,000
$50,000
$3,300,000
$32,864,097
2021
35
$418,056
$477,778
$418,055
$477,777
$33,282,152
$33,759,929
2022
36
$1,120,000
$50,000
$96,464
$1,266,464
$35,026,393
2023
37
$1,165,000
$1,165,000
$152,500
$1,317,500
$1,165,000
$36,343,893
$37,508,893
Total
$23,108,834
$8,867,500
$3,350,000
$1,546,464
$632,000
$4,097
$37,508,893
$36,343,893
$37,508,893
2024
38
$1,210,000
$1,000,000
$2,550,000
2025
39
$2,125,000
$2,550,000
Total
$26,443,834
$9,867,500
$3,350,000
$1,546,464
$632,000
$4,097
$42,608,893

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
12 $18,763,000 $8,665,000 $1,450,000 $3,350,000 $632,000 $4,097 $32,864,097
1 $418,056 - - - - - $418,055
2 $2,807,778 $152,500 - - - - $2,960,277
1 $1,120,000 $50,000 $96,464 - - - $1,266,464
  • Aug 31, 2023 Signed a 2 year $5.1 million contract with New York (NYJ)
  • Aug 29, 2023 Released by New York (NYJ)
  • Mar 17, 2023 Signed a 1 year $1.317 million contract with New York (NYJ)
  • Apr 08, 2022 Signed a 1 year $1.27 million contract with Miami (MIA)
  • Nov 23, 2021 Signed a contract with Atlanta (ATL)
  • Nov 08, 2021 Released by New York (NYJ)
  • Sep 14, 2021 Signed a contract with New York (NYJ)
  • Mar 04, 2021 Released by New Orleans (NO), clearing $2.5M of cap space
  • Mar 16, 2018 Signed a 4 year $15.85 million contract extension with New Orleans (NO)
  • Mar 29, 2016 Converted $2.1 million of his 2016 salary into bonus, clearing $1,316,667 in 2016 cap space with New Orleans (NO)
  • Dec 13, 2013 Fined $7,875 Excessive Facemask against Ted Ginn Jr. (CAR)
  • Sep 10, 2013 Restructured 2013 salary from $2.15 million to $900k with New Orleans (NO)
  • Jul 26, 2012 Signed a 6 year $21.8 million extension with New Orleans (NO)
  • Jul 30, 2009 Signed a 4 year $1.915 million contract with New Orleans (NO)
  • Apr 25, 2009 Drafted by New Orleans (NO): Round 5 (#164 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Dec 13, 2013 Excessive Facemask against Ted Ginn Jr. (CAR) $7,875
Year Team GP Snaps Snaps% ATT YDS AVG Inside 20 Touchbacks
2023 NYJ 17 152 0.00 99 4,831 48.8 36 8
2022 MIA 17 142 0.00 61 2,828 46.4 28 2
2021 ATL 14 35 0.00 45 2,123 47.2 18 2
2020 NO 16 55 0.00 62 2,674 43.1 23 2
2019 NO 16 114 0.00 60 2,770 46.2 29 1
2018 NO 16 108 0.00 43 1,996 46.4 15 4
2017 NO 16 144 0.00 60 2,822 47.0 26 2
2016 NO 16 133 0.00 57 2,751 48.3 22 5
2015 NO 14 116 0.00 56 2,551 45.6 20 4
2014 NO 16 138 0.00 58 2,690 46.4 19 5
2013 NO 16 149 0.00 61 2,859 46.9 25 5
2012 NO 16 166 0.00 74 3,707 50.1 20 6
2011 NO 16 0.00 46 2,204 47.9 13 3
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