Michael Bennett

4-3 Defensive End

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $6,500,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 3.31%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $8,500,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 4.72%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.31
  • Total Contract Value: $16,750,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $8,375,000
  • Position Ranking: 21/148 at 43DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $4,000,000
  • Age: 33
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 274
  • College: Texas A&M
  • Accrued Seasons: 10
  • Entry: 2009 Undrafted Free Agent (Seahawks)
  • Year Signed: 2019
  • Contract Type: Other
  • Free Agency: 2021 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Michael Bennett agreed to a revised contract with the New England Patriots.  The contract is a two year deal worth $16.75 million base value with $4 million guaranteed via signing bonus.  Bennett can earn $500,000 in salary escalators; and 2020 is a team option year.  Bennett can earn up to $1.5 million ($93,750 per game active) in 2019 roster bonuses and up to $1.25 million ($78,125 per game active) in 2020 roster bonuses.

The Patriots agreed to trade for Michael Bennett but the trade will not be official until March 13, 2019. We will modify the contract at that time if there are any further contract modifications.

Michael Bennett was traded to the Eagles on March 14, 2018. Bennett has three years remaining on his contract and a virtual guarantee of $3 million due to a roster bonus that will be paid on March 18. He also has yearly per game bonuses of $1 million.

Michael Bennett signed a three year contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks worth $29.5 million. Bennett received an $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

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201934$3,000,000$2,000,000$1,500,000$6,500,0003.5%
202035$7,000,000$2,000,000$1,250,000$10,250,0005.1%
Total$10,000,000$4,000,000$2,750,000$16,750,000
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Career Earnings: $55,112,499
Career APY: $5,511,250
Potential Earnings: $67,768,323
Total Guarantees: $42,506,000
Largest Cash Payment: $12,687,500 (2016)
Largest Cap Hit: $11,225,000 (2017)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
SeahawksUDFATerminated20092$708,000$354,000$3,000$94,17613.3%$0
BuccaneersUDFAExpired20092$708,000$354,000$3,000$613,82386.7%$306,912
BuccaneersERFAExpired20111$525,000$525,000$0$525,000100.0%$525,000
BuccaneersRFAExpired20121$2,742,000$2,742,000$0$2,742,000100.0%$2,742,000
SeahawksUFARenegotiated20131$4,800,000$4,800,000$4,500,000$4,800,000100.0%$4,800,000
SeahawksUFARenegotiated20144$28,500,000$7,125,000$10,000,000$16,000,00056.1%$8,000,000
SeahawksExtensionTraded20163$29,500,000$9,833,333$8,000,000$20,687,50070.1%$10,343,750
EaglesExtensionTraded20163$29,500,000$9,833,333$8,000,000$5,650,00019.2%$5,650,000
PatriotsExtensionRenegotiated20163$29,500,000$9,833,333$8,000,000$00.0%$0
PatriotsOtherActive20192$16,750,000$8,375,000$4,000,000$4,000,00023.9%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Seahawks5$41,581,676$8,316,335$36,262,5000.0%$5,269,1760.0%
Buccaneers4$3,880,823$970,206$3,880,8230.0%$00.0%
Eagles1$5,650,000$5,650,000$5,650,0000.0%$00.0%
Patriots0$4,000,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2009Buccaneers$310,000$0$0$0$0$218,8230.2%$218,823
2010Buccaneers$395,000$0$0$0$0$395,000--$395,000
2011Buccaneers$525,000$0$0$0$0$525,0000.4%$525,000
2012Buccaneers$2,742,000$0$0$0$0$2,742,0002.3%$2,742,000
2013Seahawks$3,000,000$1,500,000$300,000$0$0$4,800,0003.9%$4,800,000
2014Seahawks$2,000,000$2,000,000$0$0$2,000,000$4,000,0003.0%$10,000,000
2015Seahawks$6,000,000$2,000,000$0$0$6,000,000$8,000,0005.6%$6,000,000
2016Seahawks$4,000,000$3,612,500$0$1,000,000$0$8,237,5005.3%$12,687,500
2017Seahawks$6,000,000$3,725,000$0$1,500,000$6,000,000$11,225,0006.7%$8,000,000
2018Eagles$1,650,000$0$3,000,000$1,000,000$3,000,000$5,650,0003.2%$5,650,000
2019Patriots$3,000,000$2,000,000$0$1,500,000$0$6,500,0003.5%$8,500,000
2020Patriots$7,000,000$2,000,000$0$1,250,000$0$10,250,0005.1%$8,250,000
Total$36,622,000$16,837,500$3,300,000$6,250,000$17,000,000$62,543,323$67,768,323
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Seahawks2009$94,176$94,176
Seahawks2018$5,175,000$0
Total$5,269,176$94,176

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
20111458.0%0.0%3544251280001200
20121788.7%17.8%34795718183003000
20131657.4%9.4%18138.559.592600011221
20141684.7%11.1%261273814190001000
20151681.9%4.9%3319106118300002000
20161151.5%1.6%241054014190000000
20171684.7%1.5%25148.556.514231000000
20181668.9%4.8%25997515291002000

Financial Reports

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