Cameron Heyward

3-4 Defensive End

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $14,901,250
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 7.16%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $8,750,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 6.11%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.59
  • Total Contract Value: $52,281,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $10,456,200
  • Position Ranking: 0/12 at 34DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $16,000,000
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 288
  • College: Ohio State
  • Accrued Seasons: 8
  • 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

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2015 26 $1,000,000 $4,000,000 $2,400,000 $3,000,000 $0 $0 $6,400,000 4.5%
2016 27 $3,000,000 $2,400,000 $5,000,000 $0 $0 $10,400,000 6.7%
2017 28 $775,000 $3,456,250 $3,000,000 $0 $0 $7,231,250 4.3%
2018 29 $915,000 $6,151,250 $0 $0 $0 $7,066,250 4.0%
2019 30 $8,750,000 $6,151,250 $0 $0 $0 $14,901,250 7.8%
2020 31 $9,500,000 $3,751,250 $0 $0 $0 $13,251,250 6.6%
Total $23,940,000 $24,310,000 $11,000,000 $0 $0 $59,250,000
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Career Earnings: $47,705,028
Career APY: $5,963,129
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

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Steelers Drafted Renegotiated 2011 5 $13,674,028 $2,734,806 $5,415,706 $6,705,028 49.0% $1,676,257
Steelers Extension Active 2015 5 $52,281,000 $10,456,200 $16,000,000 $41,000,000 78.4% $10,250,000
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Steelers 8 $47,705,028 $5,963,129 $37,802,528 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2011 Steelers $375,000 $844,096 $0 $0 $0 $1,219,096 1.0% $3,751,384
2012 Steelers $679,774 $844,096 $0 $0 $0 $1,523,870 1.3% $679,774
2013 Steelers $984,548 $984,548 $844,096 $0 $0 $0 $1,828,644 1.5% $984,548
2014 Steelers $1,289,322 $844,096 $0 $0 $0 $2,133,418 1.6% $1,289,322
2015 Steelers $1,000,000 $4,000,000 $2,400,000 $3,000,000 $0 $0 $6,400,000 4.5% $16,000,000
2016 Steelers $3,000,000 $2,400,000 $5,000,000 $0 $0 $10,400,000 6.7% $8,000,000
2017 Steelers $775,000 $3,456,250 $3,000,000 $0 $0 $7,231,250 4.3% $8,000,000
2018 Steelers $915,000 $6,151,250 $0 $0 $0 $7,066,250 4.0% $9,000,000
2019 Steelers $8,750,000 $6,151,250 $0 $0 $0 $14,901,250 7.8% $8,750,000
2020 Steelers $9,500,000 $3,751,250 $0 $0 $0 $13,251,250 6.6% $9,500,000
Total $27,268,644 $27,686,384 $11,000,000 $0 $0 $65,955,028   $65,955,028

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Tackles Negative Plays Interceptions Fumbles TD
Defense Special SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2011 8 19.3% 0.0%10118031001000
2012 16 26.6% 45.9%1371.55230000000
2013 16 77.4% 39.7%35245417107000180
2014 16 86.8% 32.5%33207.54711164000000
2015 16 88.0% 31.5%391573515132001000
2016 7 34.8% 9.9%174316454000110
2017 15 80.0% 28.0%3015127116223002100
2018 16 80.6% 27.9%292286010183001100

Financial Reports

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