Cameron Heyward

3-4 Defensive End

  • 2017 Salary Cap Charge: $7,231,250
  • % of 2017 Team Cap: 4.28%
  • 2017 Cash Payout: $8,000,000
  • % of 2017 Team Cash Spending: 5.03%
  • 2017 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.11
  • Total Contract Value: $52,281,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $10,456,200
  • Position Ranking: 6/79 at 34DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $16,000,000
  • Age: 28
  • 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.

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$9,000,000$3,456,250$0$0$0$12,456,2507.0%
201930$8,750,000$3,456,250$0$0$0$12,206,2506.4%
202031$9,500,000$1,056,250$0$0$0$10,556,2505.3%
Total$32,025,000$16,225,000$11,000,000$0$0$59,250,000
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Contract History

Career Earnings: $38,705,028
Years: 7
Career APY: $5,529,290
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$32,000,00061.2%$10,666,667
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Steelers7$38,705,028$5,529,290$30,736,2780.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2011Steelers$375,000$844,096$0$0$0$1,219,0961.0%
2012Steelers$679,774$844,096$0$0$0$1,523,8701.3%
2013Steelers$984,548 $984,548$844,096$0$0$0$1,828,6441.5%
2014Steelers$1,289,322$844,096$0$0$0$2,133,4181.6%
2015Steelers$1,000,000 $4,000,000$2,400,000$3,000,000$0$0$6,400,0004.5%
2016Steelers$3,000,000$2,400,000$5,000,000$0$0$10,400,0006.7%
2017Steelers$775,000$3,456,250$3,000,000$0$0$7,231,2504.3%
2018Steelers$9,000,000$3,456,250$0$0$0$12,456,2507.0%
2019Steelers$8,750,000$3,456,250$0$0$0$12,206,2506.4%
2020Steelers$9,500,000$1,056,250$0$0$0$10,556,2505.3%
Total$35,353,644$19,601,384$11,000,000$0$0$65,955,028 

Statistics (2014-present)

YearGames PlayedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
20141686.8%32.5%33207.54711164000000
20151688.0%31.5%391573515132001000
2016734.8%9.9%174316454000110
20171580.0%28.0%3015127116223002100

Financial Reports

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