Preston Smith

Edge Rusher

Age: 29
Free Agency: 2023 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 6
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $8,732,353 (4.71% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $8,000,000 (4.46% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.92
  • Contract Value: $20,500,000 ($10,250,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $6,500,000
  • Contract Ranking: 25/176 at EDGE

Current Contract

(Other, signed 2021)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202129$1,000,000$7,250,000$0$300,000$200,000$8,732,3534.7%
2022 📝
March 20: Roster bonus due
30$8,350,000$7,250,000$3,000,000$500,000$650,000$19,750,0009.7%
Total$9,350,000$14,500,000$3,000,000$800,000$850,000$28,482,353

Contract Notes

Preston Smith signed a four year, $52 million contract with the Packers on March 12, 2019. Smith received a $16 million signing bonus which is the guaranteed portion of the contract. He has offseason roster bonuses worth $4 million each if on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2020 and 2021 league years, respectively. $2 million of the contract is tied to per game bonuses and there are yearly workout bonuses of $650,000.

Smith renegotiated his contract on March 12, 2021. According to Ian Rapoport he reduced his salary from $12 million to $8 million and can earn the difference back in incentives for sacks. As part of the new contract Smith received a $6.5 million signing bonus.  The Packers made a slight adjustment to his 2022 contract by inserting a $3 million roster bonus due the 3rd day of the league year in place of $3 million in base salary. The move saves the Packers $7.25 million in 2021 cap space.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$10.3M
$20.5M
20212022
Cash Due$8,000,000$12,500,000
Running Cash$8,000,000$20,500,000
Career Earnings: $39,779,368
Career APY: $6,629,895
Potential Earnings: $53,779,368
Total Guarantees: $26,095,875
Largest Cash Payment: $18,000,000 (2019)
Largest Cap Number: $19,750,000 (2022)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
RedskinsDraftedExpired20154$5,779,368$1,444,842$3,595,875$5,779,368100.0%$1,444,842
PackersUFARenegotiated20194$52,000,000$13,000,000$16,000,000$27,500,00052.9%$13,750,000
PackersOtherActive20212$20,500,000$10,250,000$6,500,000$6,500,00031.7%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Washington4$5,779,368$1,444,842$5,779,3680.0%$00.0%
Packers2$34,000,000$17,000,000$19,500,0000.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2015Redskins$435,000$615,794$0$0$0$435,000$1,050,7940.7%$2,898,176
2016Redskins$697,699$615,794$0$0$0$697,699$1,313,4930.8%$697,699
2017Redskins$960,397$615,794$0$0$0$0$1,576,1910.9%$960,397
2018Redskins$1,223,096$615,794$0$0$0$0$1,838,8901.0%$1,223,096
2019Packers$850,000$4,000,000$0$500,000$650,000$0$6,000,0003.0%$18,000,000
2020Packers$4,350,000$4,000,000$4,000,000$500,000$650,000$4,000,000$13,500,0006.6%$9,500,000
2021Packers$1,000,000$7,250,000$0$300,000$200,000$0$8,732,3534.7%$8,000,000
2022Packers$8,350,000$7,250,000$3,000,000$500,000$650,000$0$19,750,0009.7%$12,500,000
Total$17,866,192$24,963,176$7,000,000$1,800,000$2,150,000$5,132,699$53,761,721$53,779,368

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2015160048.0%37.8%2411877694003100
2016160070.0%19.1%231653691331220000
2017160068.8%16.8%2910840.51021211811120
2018160080.6%0.5%3022432.55163130111
2019160083.7%8.1%3620128811234151000
2020160079.4%2.1%29134247113000100

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 $3.9M $7.8M $11.7M $15.6M $19.5M APY $3.9M $7.8M $11.8M $15.7M $19.6M $1,285,000 $904,800

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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