William Gholston

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Buccaneers, DE Age: 31-136d Exp: 10 Years
Drafted: Round 4 (#126 overall), 2013 College: Michigan State Agent(s): Blake Baratz (The Institute for Athletes)

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  • Current Contract

    William Gholston signed a 1 year, $4,500,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including $3,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,500,000. In 2022, Gholston will earn a base salary of $1,500,000 and a signing bonus of $3,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $2,100,000 and a dead cap value of $3,000,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,500,000
    Total Guarantees $3,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,000,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 31 $1,500,000 $600,000 $2,100,000 $3,000,000 $4,500,000($4,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-900,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-900,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $600,000 2023 Dead Cap: $2,400,000 2022 Cap Savings: $1,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $600,000 2023 Dead Cap: $2,400,000 2022 Cap Savings: $1,500,000
    2023 Contract details by year 32 - $600,000 $2,400,000 $2,400,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $2,400,000 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $2,400,000 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $2,400,000 2023 Cap Savings: $2,400,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $2,400,000 2023 Cap Savings: $2,400,000
    2024 Contract details by year 33 - $600,000 $600,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $600,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $600,000
    2025 Contract details by year 34 - $600,000 $600,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $600,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $600,000
    2026 Contract details by year 35 - $600,000 $600,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $600,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $600,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 36 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2023-2026 years automatically void 23 days before the 2023 league year
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2021

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $27,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $5,500,000
    Total Guarantees $13,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $7,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2013-2016Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,560,544
    Signing Bonus $400,544
    Average Salary $640,136
    Total Guarantees $400,544
    Guaranteed at Signing $400,544
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $405,000 $400,544 - - - - - $805,544
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $495,000 - - - - - - $495,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $585,000 - - - - - $147,402 $732,402
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,671,000 - - - - - - $1,671,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - $4,000,000 - - - - $7,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 - - - - - - $6,500,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $3,750,000 - - - - - - $3,750,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $4,750,000 - - - - - - $4,750,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $5,500,000 - - - - - - $5,500,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $3,000,000 - - - - - $4,500,000
    10 seasons $28,156,000 $3,400,544 $4,000,000 - - - $147,402 $35,703,946
    $28,156,000 $3,400,544 $4,000,000 - - - $147,402 $35,703,946
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    10 seasons Player Cash Earnings $28,156,000 $3,400,544 $4,000,000 - - - $147,402 $35,703,946
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 01/01/2021, $5,130

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Detroit (DET)


    • TOTAL: $5,130

  • Transactions

    Mar 23 2022Signed a 1 year $4.5 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Jan 1 2021Fined $5,130 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Detroit (DET)
    Mar 6 2017Signed a 5 year $27.5 million contract extension with Tampa Bay (TB)
    May 14 2013Signed a 4 year $2.56 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Apr 27 2013Drafted by Tampa Bay (TB): Round 4 (#126 overall)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2022 TB 12 12 6 302 41.8 31 16 15
    2021 TB 17 17 10 507 44.9 4.5 36 21 15
    2020 TB 16 16 11 606 57.0 3 44 24 20
    2019 TB 16 16 8 507 43.5 1.5 38 26 12
    2018 TB 16 16 2 402 38.4 1 10 7 3
    2017 TB 14 14 10 447 42.0 37 21 16
    2016 TB 14 14 14 586 58.7 3.5 50 37 13 1
    2015 TB 16 16 11 677 61.6 3 67 47 20 1
    2014 TB 15 15 9 572 52.3 2 41 27 14
    2013 TB 13 12 2 312 29.9 2 31 15 16
    Totals 149 148 83 4,918 - 21 385 241 144 2 0