Cameron Heyward

3-4 Defensive End

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $7,066,250
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 3.90%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $9,000,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 5.17%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.27
  • Total Contract Value: $52,281,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $10,456,200
  • Position Ranking: 1/28 at 34DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $16,000,000
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 288
  • College: Ohio State
  • Accrued Seasons: 7
  • Entry: 2011 Draft, Round 1, #31 overall (Steelers)
  • Year Signed: 2015
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2021 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Cameron Heyward signed a five year contract extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers on July 21, 2015. The extension has a new money value of $52.281 million and total value of $59.25 million. Heyward received $15 million in full guarantees which includes a $12 million signing bonus and $3 million roster bonus paid in 2015. In 2016, Heyward will receive a $5 million roster bonus if on the roster on the 3rd day of the League Year. In 2017, Heyward will earn a $3 million roster bonus on the 3rd day of the League Year.

On September 4, 2017 Heyward converted $4.225 million of his base salary  to a signing bonus. The move freed up $3,168,750 in salary cap space for the Steelers in 2017. His salary cap charge will increase by $1,056,250 in each of the final three years of his contract.

Heyward, according to ESPN's Field Yates, converted $8.085 million of his 2018 salary to a signing bonus. The move frees up $5.39 million in cap space for the Steelers and increases his 2019 and 2020 cap numbers by $2.695 million.

Current Contract

YearAgeBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
201526$1,000,000 $4,000,000$2,400,000$3,000,000$0$0$6,400,0004.5%
201627$3,000,000$2,400,000$5,000,000$0$0$10,400,0006.7%
201728$775,000$3,456,250$3,000,000$0$0$7,231,2504.3%
201829$915,000$6,151,250$0$0$0$7,066,2504.0%
201930$8,750,000$6,151,250$0$0$0$14,901,2507.8%
202031$9,500,000$3,751,250$0$0$0$13,251,2506.6%
Total$23,940,000$24,310,000$11,000,000$0$0$59,250,000
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Career Earnings: $46,790,028
Career APY: $6,684,290
Potential Earnings: $65,955,028
Total Guarantees: $21,415,706
Largest Cash Payment: $16,000,000 (2015)
Largest Cap Hit: $14,901,250 (2019)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
SteelersDraftedRenegotiated20115$13,674,028$2,734,806$6,705,02849.0%$1,676,257
SteelersExtensionActive20155$52,281,000$10,456,200$40,085,00076.7%$13,361,667
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Steelers7$46,790,028$6,684,290$30,736,2780.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %Cash Due
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2011Steelers$375,000$844,096$0$0$0$1,219,0961.0%$3,751,384
2012Steelers$679,774$844,096$0$0$0$1,523,8701.3%$679,774
2013Steelers$984,548 $984,548$844,096$0$0$0$1,828,6441.5%$984,548
2014Steelers$1,289,322$844,096$0$0$0$2,133,4181.6%$1,289,322
2015Steelers$1,000,000 $4,000,000$2,400,000$3,000,000$0$0$6,400,0004.5%$16,000,000
2016Steelers$3,000,000$2,400,000$5,000,000$0$0$10,400,0006.7%$8,000,000
2017Steelers$775,000$3,456,250$3,000,000$0$0$7,231,2504.3%$8,000,000
2018Steelers$915,000$6,151,250$0$0$0$7,066,2504.0%$9,000,000
2019Steelers$8,750,000$6,151,250$0$0$0$14,901,2507.8%$8,750,000
2020Steelers$9,500,000$3,751,250$0$0$0$13,251,2506.6%$9,500,000
Total$27,268,644$27,686,384$11,000,000$0$0$65,955,028 $65,955,028

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2011819.3%0.0%10118031001000
20121626.6%45.9%1371.55230000000
20131677.4%39.7%35245417107000180
20141686.8%32.5%33207.54711164000000
20151688.0%31.5%391573515132001000
2016734.8%9.9%174316454000110
20171580.0%28.0%3015127116223002100
20181379.5%27.3%26166458142001100

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average