Age: 32
Free Agency: 2025 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 10
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $7,481,250 (4.01% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $10,500,000 (7.12% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.40
  • Contract Value: $65,600,000 ($16,400,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $20,250,000
  • Contract Ranking: 8/228 at IDL

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2020)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202031$1,500,000$7,801,250$2,750,000$9,301,2504.6%
2021 📝
March 20: $6 million roster bonus due
32$1,075,000$6,406,250$0$7,481,2504.0%
2022 📝
March 20: $4,500,000 roster bonus due
33$6,500,000$6,406,250$4,500,000$17,406,2508.6%
202334$15,850,000$6,406,250$0$22,256,2509.9%
202435$16,000,000$6,406,250$0$22,406,2508.8%
Total$40,925,000$33,426,250$7,250,000$78,851,250

Contract Notes

Cameron Heyward signed a four year contract extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 7th, 2020.  Contract extension is worth $65.6 million in new money with $20.25 million guaranteed at signing.  Heyward received a $17.5 million signing bonus at signing, and a $2.75 million roster bonus on September 11, 2020.  The roster bonus was treated as signing bonus since the contract was executed after (what would have been the last preseason game).  Heyward has roster bonuses in 2021 and 2022 on the 3rd of each respective league year.

In 2021 the Steelers converted Heyward's salary and roster bonus to a $9.4 million signing bonus. The conversion created $7.07 million in cap room for the Steelers in 2021. Heyward's cap number will increase by $2.356 million in each of the additional years of his contract.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$16.4M
$32.8M
$49.2M
$65.6M
20202021202220232024
Cash Due$12,250,000$10,500,000$11,000,000$15,850,000$16,000,000
Running Cash$12,250,000$22,750,000$33,750,000$49,600,000$65,600,000
Career Earnings: $87,630,028
Career APY: $8,763,003
Potential Earnings: $131,555,028
Total Guarantees: $41,665,706
Largest Cash Payment: $21,750,000 (2020)
Largest Cap Number: $22,406,250 (2024)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
SteelersDraftedRenegotiated20115$13,674,028$2,734,806$5,415,706$6,705,02849.0%$1,676,257
SteelersExtensionExtended20155$52,281,000$10,456,200$16,000,000$49,750,00095.2%$9,950,000
SteelersExtensionActive20204$65,600,000$16,400,000$20,250,000$31,175,00047.5%$31,175,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Steelers10$87,630,028$8,763,003$62,005,0280.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2011Steelers$375,000$844,096$0$375,000$1,219,0961.0%$3,751,384
2012Steelers$679,774$844,096$0$679,774$1,523,8701.3%$679,774
2013Steelers$984,548$844,096$0$984,548$1,828,6441.5%$984,548
2014Steelers$1,289,322$844,096$0$0$2,133,4181.6%$1,289,322
2015Steelers$1,000,000$2,400,000$3,000,000$4,000,000$6,400,0004.5%$16,000,000
2016Steelers$3,000,000$2,400,000$5,000,000$0$10,400,0006.6%$8,000,000
2017Steelers$775,000$3,456,250$3,000,000$0$7,231,2504.3%$8,000,000
2018Steelers$915,000$6,151,250$0$0$7,066,2503.9%$9,000,000
2019Steelers$8,750,000$6,151,250$0$0$14,901,2507.2%$8,750,000
2020Steelers$1,500,000$7,801,250$2,750,000$0$9,301,2504.6%$21,750,000
2021Steelers$1,075,000$6,406,250$0$0$7,481,2504.0%$10,500,000
2022Steelers$6,500,000$6,406,250$4,500,000$0$17,406,2508.6%$11,000,000
2023Steelers$15,850,000$6,406,250$0$0$22,256,2509.9%$15,850,000
2024Steelers$16,000,000$6,406,250$0$0$22,406,2508.8%$16,000,000
Total$58,693,644$57,361,384$18,250,000$6,039,322$131,555,028$131,555,028

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
20118----19.3%0.0%10118031001000
201216----26.6%45.9%1371.55230000000
2013160077.4%39.7%35245417107000180
2014160086.8%32.5%33207.54711164000000
2015160088.0%31.5%391573515132001000
201679034.8%9.9%174316454000110
2017150180.0%28.0%3015127116223002100
2018160080.6%27.9%292286010183001100
2019160080.5%26.0%513296111226001100
2020150178.3%24.1%3024428.57183100000

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$0$0
Injury Adjusted$0$0
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OTC Valuation $3.4M $6.9M $10.3M $13.8M $17.2M APY $3.8M $7.5M $11.3M $15.0M $18.8M $3,478,000 $3,750,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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