Shaq Lawson
Defensive End
Drafted: Round 1 (#19 overall), 2016
Experience: 5 Years
College: Clemson
Contract: 3 yr(s)
$30,000,000
Signing Bonus $4,000,000 AAV$10,000,000 G'teed:$20,800,000 Free Agent:2023 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap
2020 Contract details by year 26 $6,400,000 $1,333,333 $2,500,000 $100,000 $500,000 $10,833,333 $21,000,000
2021 Contract details by year 27 $990,000 - - - $500,000 $1,490,000 $1,400,000
2022 Contract details by year 28 $8,900,000 - - $100,000 - $9,000,000 -
2023 Contract details by year 29 - - - - - - $3,505,000
2024 Contract details by year 30 - - - - - - -
Contract Notes:
  • $21M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2020 roster bonus + 2021 salary)
  • 2020 Roster Bonus: $2.5M (paid 3/26/2020)
  • Workout Bonuses guaranteed for injury
  • 2023-24 years automatically void ($3.5M dead cap)
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2016 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $5,675,619 - $6,125,619
2017 Player Cash Earnings $917,226 - - $917,226
2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,384,452 - - $1,384,452
2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,851,679 - - $1,891,955
2020 Player Cash Earnings $6,400,000 $4,000,000 $3,138,910 $13,538,910
2021 Player Cash Earnings $990,000 - - $1,490,000
2021 Player Cash Earnings - - - $100,000
7 seasons $11,993,357 $9,675,619 $3,779,186 $25,448,162

Cap Hit

#72
Defensive End
#26
New York Jets
#788
NFL

AAV

#76
Defensive End
#197
NFL

Cash

#76
Defensive End
#814
NFL
  • Aug 29 2021

    Traded to New York (NYJ) from Houston (HOU) for 2022 6th round pick

  • Apr 2 2021

    Converted $7M of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $5.25M of cap space with Houston (HOU)

  • Mar 14 2021

    Traded to Houston (HOU) from Miami (MIA) with 2021 6th round pick [(from WAS)] (#203 - traded) for Benardrick McKinney and 2021 7th round pick (#231 Larnel Coleman)

  • Mar 16 2020

    Agreed to a 3 year $30 million contract with Miami (MIA)

  • May 1 2019

    Buffalo (BUF) declined a $9.451M option for 2020

  • Dec 1 2018

    Fined $33,425 Role in a fight against Jacksonville (JAC)

  • Nov 10 2017

    Fined $18,231 Roughing the Passer against Josh McCown (NYJ)

  • Jun 6 2016

    Signed a 4 year $10.27 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)

  • Apr 28 2016

    Drafted by Buffalo (BUF): Round 1 (#19 overall)