Michael Bennett

4-3 Defensive End

  • 2017 Salary Cap Charge: $10,756,250
  • % of 2017 Team Cap: 6.36%
  • 2017 Cash Payout: $8,000,000
  • % of 2017 Team Cash Spending: 4.95%
  • 2017 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.74
  • Total Contract Value: $29,500,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $9,833,333
  • Position Ranking: 8/231 at 43DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $8,000,000
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 274
  • College: Texas A&M
  • Accrued Seasons: 8
  • Entry: 2009 Undrafted Free Agent (Seahawks)
  • Year Signed: 2016
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2021 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Michael Bennett signed a three year contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks worth $29.5 million. Bennett received n $8 million signing bonus and $14.5 million in guarantees. Bennett has multiple per game active roster bonuses in his contract and a roster bonus due in 2018.

Current Contract

YearAgeBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
201631$4,000,000$3,612,500$1,000,000$0$0$8,237,5005.3%
201732$6,000,000 $6,000,000$3,725,000$1,500,000$0$0$10,756,2506.4%
201833$1,500,000$1,737,500$4,000,000$0$0$7,237,5004.1%
201934$6,000,000$1,737,500$1,000,000$0$0$8,737,5004.6%
202035$7,500,000$1,737,500$1,000,000$0$0$10,237,5005.1%
Total$25,000,000$12,550,000$8,500,000$0$0$45,206,250
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Contract History

Career Earnings: $37,962,499
Years: 8
Career APY: $4,745,312
TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
SeahawksUDFATerminated20092$708,000$354,000$94,17613.3%$0
BuccaneersUDFAExpired20092$708,000$354,000$613,82386.7%$306,912
BuccaneersERFAExpired20111$525,000$525,000$525,000100.0%$525,000
BuccaneersRFAExpired20121$2,742,000$2,742,000$2,742,000100.0%$2,742,000
SeahawksUFARenegotiated20131$4,800,000$4,800,000$4,800,000100.0%$4,800,000
SeahawksUFARenegotiated20144$28,500,000$7,125,000$16,000,00056.1%$8,000,000
SeahawksExtensionActive20163$29,500,000$9,833,333$13,187,50044.7%$13,187,500
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Seahawks4$34,081,676$8,520,419$25,037,5000.0%$94,1760.0%
Buccaneers4$3,880,823$970,206$3,880,8230.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2009Buccaneers$310,000$0$0$0$0$218,8230.2%
2010Buccaneers$395,000$0$0$0$0$395,000--
2011Buccaneers$525,000$0$0$0$0$525,0000.4%
2012Buccaneers$2,742,000$0$0$0$0$2,742,0002.3%
2013Seahawks$3,000,000$1,500,000$300,000$0$0$4,800,0003.9%
2014Seahawks$2,000,000 $2,000,000$2,000,000$0$0$0$4,000,0003.0%
2015Seahawks$6,000,000 $6,000,000$2,000,000$0$0$0$8,000,0005.6%
2016Seahawks$4,000,000$3,612,500$1,000,000$0$0$8,237,5005.3%
2017Seahawks$6,000,000 $6,000,000$3,725,000$1,500,000$0$0$10,756,2506.4%
2018Seahawks$1,500,000$1,737,500$4,000,000$0$0$7,237,5004.1%
2019Seahawks$6,000,000$1,737,500$1,000,000$0$0$8,737,5004.6%
2020Seahawks$7,500,000$1,737,500$1,000,000$0$0$10,237,5005.1%
Total$39,972,000$18,050,000$8,800,000$0$0$65,887,073 
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Seahawks2009$94,176$94,176
Total$94,176$94,176

Statistics (2014-present)

YearGames PlayedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
20141684.7%11.1%261273814190001000
20151681.9%4.9%3319106118300002000
20161151.5%1.6%241054014190000000
2017583.7%0.0%105430.57101000000

Financial Reports

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