Age: 28
Free Agency: 2024 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 4
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $0 (0.00% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $6,350,000 (2.88% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0
  • Contract Value: $27,000,000 ($9,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $9,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 24/205 at IDL

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2020)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202028$0$0$0$0$0$00.0%
202129$3,000,000$2,000,000$0$0$3,000,000$5,000,0002.8%
2022 📝
March 20: Base salary guaranteed
30$7,900,000$2,000,000$500,000$100,000$0$10,500,0004.6%
2023 📝
March 20: $1.1 million of base salary guaranteed
31$8,900,000$2,000,000$500,000$100,000$0$11,500,0004.8%
Total$19,800,000$6,000,000$1,000,000$200,000$3,000,000$27,000,000

Contract Notes

Michael Pierce signed a three year, $27 million contract with the Vikings on March 19, 2020. Pierce received $18 million in guarantees, $9 million of which is guaranteed at signing. Pierce received a $6 million signing bonus and his 2020 base salary is guaranteed. Pierce's 2021 base salary is guaranteed for injury and will be fully guaranteed if on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2021 league year. There are $500,000 in per game bonuses in the final two contract years.Pierce opted out of his 2020 year due to the Covid pandemic. Pierce's contract will toll and run from 2021-2023 rather than 2020-2022.
Career Earnings: $10,725,000
Career APY: $2,681,250
Potential Earnings: $32,075,000
Total Guarantees: $9,010,000
Largest Cash Payment: $9,500,000 (2023)
Largest Cap Number: $11,500,000 (2023)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
RavensUDFAExpired20163$1,630,000$543,333$10,000$1,630,000100.0%$543,333
RavensRFAExpired20191$3,095,000$3,095,000$0$3,095,000100.0%$3,095,000
VikingsUFAActive20203$27,000,000$9,000,000$9,000,000$6,000,00022.2%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Ravens4$4,725,000$1,181,250$4,725,0000.0%$00.0%
Vikings0$6,000,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2016Ravens$450,000$3,333$0$0$0$453,3330.3%$460,000
2017Ravens$540,000$3,333$0$0$0$543,3330.3%$540,000
2018Ravens$630,000$3,334$0$0$0$633,3340.4%$630,000
2019Ravens$3,095,000$0$0$0$0$3,095,0001.6%$3,095,000
2020Vikings$0$0$0$0$0$00.0%$6,350,000
2021Vikings$3,000,000$2,000,000$0$0$3,000,000$5,000,0002.8%$3,000,000
2022Vikings$7,900,000$2,000,000$500,000$100,000$0$10,500,0004.6%$8,500,000
2023Vikings$8,900,000$2,000,000$500,000$100,000$0$11,500,0004.8%$9,500,000
Total$24,515,000$6,010,000$1,000,000$200,000$3,000,000$31,725,000$32,075,000

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2016160033.6%13.0%10900201000000
2017160054.3%5.3%311615230000200
2018142037.6%7.8%201200421000100
2019142048.9%3.0%19160.53.5230000120

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$0$0
Injury Adjusted$0$0
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OTC Valuation $3.0M $6.0M $9.0M $12.0M $15.0M APY $3.8M $7.5M $11.3M $15.0M $18.8M $5,453,000 $4,918,789

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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