Clay Matthews

3-4 Outside Linebacker

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $0
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 0.00%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $0
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 0.00%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0
  • Total Contract Value: $66,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $13,200,000
  • Position Ranking: 1/18 at 34OLB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $20,500,000
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 255
  • College: USC
  • Accrued Seasons: 10
  • Entry: 2009 Draft, Round 1, #26 overall (Packers)
  • Year Signed: 2013
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2019 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Clay Matthews signed a five year contract extension worth $66 million on April 17, 2013. Matthews received a $20.5 million signing bonus, which was the only guaranteed portion of the contract. On the 5th day of the 2014 League Year Matthews will earn a $5 million roster bonus. In each year of the contract Matthews can earn a $500,000 workout bonus and up to $500,000 in per game active bonuses. Base salaries of the contract are $1,020,000(2013), $1,000,000(2014), $7,600,000(2015), $8,650,000(2016), $10,100,000(2017), and $10,400,000(2018).

Current Contract

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2013 27 $1,020,000 $5,190,000 $0 $500,000 $0 $6,710,000 5.5%
2014 28 $1,000,000 $4,100,000 $5,500,000 $500,000 $0 $11,100,000 8.3%
2015 29 $7,600,000 $4,100,000 $500,000 $500,000 $0 $12,700,000 8.9%
2016 30 $8,650,000 $4,100,000 $500,000 $500,000 $0 $13,750,000 8.9%
2017 31 $10,100,000 $4,100,000 $500,000 $500,000 $0 $15,075,000 9.0%
2018 32 $10,400,000 $0 $500,000 $500,000 $0 $11,337,500 6.4%
Total $38,770,000 $21,590,000 $7,500,000 $3,000,000 $0 $70,672,500
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Career Earnings: $78,968,750
Career APY: $7,896,875
Potential Earnings: $78,968,750
Total Guarantees: $27,130,000
Largest Cash Payment: $22,020,000 (2013)
Largest Cap Hit: $15,075,000 (2017)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Packers Drafted Renegotiated 2009 5 $9,925,000 $1,985,000 $6,630,000 $9,230,000 93.0% $2,307,500
Packers Extension Active 2013 5 $66,000,000 $13,200,000 $20,500,000 $69,738,750 105.7% $11,623,125
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Packers 10 $78,968,750 $7,896,875 $78,862,500 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2009 Packers $310,000 $160,000 $750,000 $0 $50,000 $1,270,000 1.0% $1,860,000
2010 Packers $395,000 $1,090,000 $1,525,000 $40,000 $50,000 $3,100,000 -- $5,730,000
2011 Packers $660,000 $1,090,000 $0 $40,000 $50,000 $1,840,000 1.5% $750,000
2012 Packers $800,000 $1,090,000 $0 $40,000 $50,000 $1,980,000 1.6% $890,000
2013 Packers $1,020,000 $5,190,000 $0 $500,000 $0 $6,710,000 5.5% $22,020,000
2014 Packers $1,000,000 $4,100,000 $5,500,000 $500,000 $0 $11,100,000 8.3% $7,000,000
2015 Packers $7,600,000 $4,100,000 $500,000 $500,000 $0 $12,700,000 8.9% $8,600,000
2016 Packers $8,650,000 $4,100,000 $500,000 $500,000 $0 $13,750,000 8.9% $9,650,000
2017 Packers $10,100,000 $4,100,000 $500,000 $500,000 $0 $15,075,000 9.0% $11,068,750
2018 Packers $10,400,000 $0 $500,000 $500,000 $0 $11,337,500 6.4% $11,400,000
Total $40,935,000 $25,020,000 $9,775,000 $3,120,000 $200,000 $78,862,500   $78,968,750

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Tackles Negative Plays Interceptions Fumbles TD
Defense Special SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2011 15 86.9% 0.0%371362982593473001
2012 12 66.8% 1.5%32111383.515243001000
2013 11 53.3% 4.8%26157.550.59111003000
2014 16 82.2% 14.9%45161158162291402000
2015 17 97.2% 15.6%49176.540.5131931420100
2016 12 46.3% 6.3%204535793001000
2017 15 62.5% 8.0%26157.55371920011630
2018 16 71.1% 1.3%29143.525.57120001000

Financial Reports

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