Zach Cunningham

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Titans, ILB Age: 27-50d Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#57 overall), 2017 College: Vanderbilt Agent(s): Athletes First

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  • Current Contract

    Zach Cunningham signed a 4 year, $58,000,000 contract with the Houston Texans, including a $12,000,000 signing bonus, $32,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $14,500,000. In 2022, Cunningham will earn a base salary of $10,000,000 and a roster bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $10,500,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $58,000,000
    Signing Bonus $12,000,000
    Average Salary $14,500,000
    Total Guarantees $32,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $23,500,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 26 $1,074,783 $2,748,046 $2,000,000 $5,822,829 $23,848,046 $15,190,399($15,190,399)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $23,848,046 2020 Cap Savings: $-18,025,217 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $14,348,046 2020 Cap Savings: $-8,525,217 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $14,248,046 2021 Dead Cap: $9,600,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-8,425,217 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $4,748,046 2021 Dead Cap: $9,600,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,074,783
    2021 Contract details by year 27 $275,000 - $147,055 $422,055 $275,000 $422,055($15,612,454)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $275,000 2021 Cap Savings: $147,055 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $422,055 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $275,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $147,055 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $422,055
    2022 Contract details by year 28 $10,000,000 - $500,000 $10,500,000 - $10,500,000($26,112,454)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $10,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $10,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $10,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $10,500,000

    Potential Out: 2023, 3 yr, $26,112,454; $0 dead cap

    2023 Contract details by year 29 $11,000,000 - $500,000 $11,500,000 - $11,500,000($37,612,454)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $11,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $11,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $11,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $11,500,000
    2024 Contract details by year 30 $12,500,000 - $500,000 $13,000,000 - $13,000,000($50,612,454)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $13,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $13,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $13,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $13,000,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $32.5M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2020 roster bonus + 2021 salary)
    • 2022 salary fully guarantees in March 2022 (injury guaranteed now)
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $2M
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2021 Player contract details by year $715,000 $2,400,000 $323,521 - $1,877,500 $5,316,021 $8,548,521($8,548,521)
    2022 Player contract details by year - $12,832,500 - - - $12,832,500 -($8,548,521)

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2020Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $4,471,745
    Signing Bonus $1,392,178
    Average Salary $1,117,936
    Total Guarantees $2,060,439
    Guaranteed at Signing $2,060,439
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $465,000 $1,392,178 - - - - - $1,857,178
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $668,261 - - - - - - $668,261
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $871,522 - - - - - - $871,522
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,074,783 $12,000,000 $2,000,000 - - - $115,616 $15,190,399
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $275,000 - $147,055 - - - - $422,055
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $715,000 - $323,521 - $7,510,000 - - $8,548,521
    5 seasons $4,069,566 $13,392,178 $2,470,576 - $7,510,000 - $115,616 $27,557,936
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - $500,000 - - - - $10,500,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - $500,000 - - - - $11,500,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $12,500,000 - $500,000 - - - - $13,000,000
    $37,569,566 $13,392,178 $3,970,576 - $7,510,000 - $115,616 $62,557,936
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,794,566 $13,392,178 $2,323,521 - $7,510,000 - $115,616 $27,135,881
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $275,000 - $147,055 - - - - $422,055
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/03/2017, $18,231

      Roughing the Passer against Russell Wilson (SEA)


    • TOTAL: $18,231

  • Transactions

    Dec 9 2021Claimed off waivers by Tennessee (TEN)
    Dec 8 2021Waived by Houston (HOU)
    Mar 30 2021Converted $7.51M of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $5.63M of cap space with Houston (HOU)
    Aug 30 2020Signed a 4 year $58 million contract extension with Houston (HOU)
    Nov 3 2017Fined $18,231 Roughing the Passer against Russell Wilson (SEA)
    May 12 2017Signed a 4 year $4.47 million contract with Houston (HOU)
    Apr 28 2017Drafted by Houston (HOU): Round 2 (#57 overall)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 TEN 15 14 11 647 59.0 92 51 41 1
    2020 HOU 16 16 16 944 86.1 3 164 106 58 1
    2019 HOU 16 16 16 955 87.9 2 142 99 43
    2018 HOU 14 14 14 752 71.3 107 73 34 2 1
    2017 HOU 16 16 13 816 81.9 1.5 88 48 40 1
    Totals 77 76 70 4,114 - 7 593 377 216 5 1