Marshawn Lynch

Running Back

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $4,453,125
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 2.44%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $4,031,250
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 2.51%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.91
  • Total Contract Value: $4,500,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $4,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 3/34 at RB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $3,500,000
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 215
  • College: California
  • Accrued Seasons: 11
  • Entry: 2007 Draft, Round 1, #12 overall (Bills)
  • Year Signed: 2018
  • Contract Type: Other
  • Free Agency: 2019 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Marshawn Lynch signed a new two year, $9 million contract with the Raiders following a trade with the Seahawks on April 26, 2017. $2.35 million is guaranteed, including a $1 million roster bonus and Lynch's 2017 salary. There is $500,000 in per game bonuses in 2017 and $750,000 in 2018. According to Mike Florio of PFT there is a large incentive package that Lynch can earn to increase the amount of the contract. The following breakdown comes from the PFT report: Lynch can earn up t0 $3.9 million in rushing incentives which starts at $400,000 for the first 400 yards and increases by another $400,000 for reaching 500 and 600 yards. At 800 yards the total increases to $600,000, which is also earned at 1,000 yards. For every 100 yards beyond 1,000, Lynch will earn $250,000 until the total bonus caps out at $3.9 million. If Lynch scores 9 touchdowns he will earn $250,000 and another $250,000 for 12 touchdowns. There are additional incentives in both 2017 and 2018 based on team performance.

On March 17, 2018 Lynch agreed to a paycut that reduced his salary from $5 million to $4.5 million. The Raiders guaranteed $3.5 million of the new salary. In addition his incentives were increased from $2 million to $3.75 million. Lynch's cap figure dropped by $1.5 million.

Current Contract

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2018 32 $2,500,000 $3,500,000 $0 $1,750,000 $250,000 $0 $4,453,125 2.5%
Total $2,500,000 $0 $1,750,000 $250,000 $0 $4,453,125
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Career Earnings: $58,024,412
Career APY: $5,274,947
Potential Earnings: $57,816,177
Total Guarantees: $55,420,000
Largest Cash Payment: $12,000,000 (2015)
Largest Cap Hit: $8,500,000 (2013)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Bills Drafted Traded 2007 5 $13,315,000 $2,663,000 $10,285,000 $11,387,059 85.5% $3,795,686
Seahawks Drafted Expired 2007 5 $13,315,000 $2,663,000 $10,285,000 $2,816,765 21.2% $1,408,383
Seahawks UFA Renegotiated 2012 4 $30,000,000 $7,500,000 $17,000,000 $23,500,000 78.3% $7,833,333
Seahawks Extension Traded 2015 2 $24,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 50.0% $12,000,000
Raiders Other Renegotiated 2017 2 $9,000,000 $4,500,000 $2,350,000 $4,289,338 47.7% $4,289,338
Raiders Other Active 2018 1 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $3,500,000 $4,031,250 89.6% $4,031,250
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Bills 3 $11,387,059 $3,795,686 $5,567,155 0.0% $4,061,053 0.0%
Seahawks 6 $38,316,765 $6,386,128 $33,316,765 0.0% $5,000,000 0.0%
Raiders 2 $8,320,588 $4,160,294 $7,154,963 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2007 Bills $285,000 $1,540,000 $501,025 $735,000 $0 $0 $1,521,025 1.4% $5,785,000
2008 Bills $375,000 $1,576,153 $0 $0 $0 $1,951,153 1.7% $4,875,000
2009 Bills $630,000 $1,576,153 $0 $0 $0 $2,094,977 1.7% $518,824
2010 Seahawks $885,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $676,765 -- $676,765
2011 Seahawks $2,140,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,140,000 1.8% $2,140,000
2012 Seahawks $4,000,000 $1,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $5,500,000 4.6% $10,000,000
2013 Seahawks $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $1,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $8,500,000 6.9% $7,000,000
2014 Seahawks $6,000,000 $1,500,000 $500,000 $0 $0 $8,000,000 6.0% $6,500,000
2015 Seahawks $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $8,500,000 5.9% $12,000,000
2017 Raiders $1,350,000 $2,350,000 $0 $1,500,000 $150,000 $0 $2,701,838 1.6% $4,289,338
2018 Raiders $2,500,000 $3,500,000 $0 $1,750,000 $250,000 $0 $4,453,125 2.5% $4,031,250
Total $29,665,000 $12,153,331 $4,485,000 $400,000 $0 $46,038,883   $57,816,177
Dead Money History
Team Year Cap Charge Cash Paid
Bills 2010 $4,061,053 $208,235
Seahawks 2016 $5,000,000 $0
Total$9,061,053$208,235

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Rushing Receiving Fumbles
Offense Special AttYardsAvgTD RecYardsAvgTD TotalLost
2011 15 53.4% 0.0%28512044.212282127.6132
2012 16 66.3% 0.0%31515905.011231968.5152
2013 16 70.3% 0.0%30112574.212363168.8241
2014 16 66.6% 0.0%28013064.713373679.9432
2015 7 28.5% 0.0%1114173.8313806.2000
2017 15 45.6% 0.0%1887904.27181337.4011
2018 6 20.2% 0.0%903764.2315845.6000

Financial Reports

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