Richard Sherman

Cornerback

  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $13,987,500
  • % of 2020 Team Cap: 6.77%
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $10,050,000
  • % of 2020 Team Cash Spending: 4.89%
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.72
  • Total Contract Value: $27,150,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $9,050,000
  • Position Ranking: 19/259 at CB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $3,000,000
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 195
  • College: Stanford
  • Accrued Seasons: 9
  • Entry: 2011 Draft, Round 5, #154 overall (Seahawks)
  • Year Signed: 2018 (SFA)
  • Free Agency: 2021 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $14,707,000

Contract Notes

Richard Sherman signed a three year, $27.15 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers on March 12, 2018. All details of the contract come via a report from Mike Florio of PFT so please credit him if using any of the contract information.  Sherman received a $3 million signing bonus which is the guaranteed portion of the contract. Another $2 million in 2018 will be earned as a roster bonus at the start of training camp if Sherman passes a physical. There are up to $2 million in per game roster bonuses in each year of the contract. Sherman can earn up to $4 million a year in incentives which would maximize the contract at $39.15 million. The incentives are $1 million for 90% playtime, $1 million for being named to the Pro Bowl, and $2 million for being named to the All Pro team.

If named to the 2018 Pro Bowl other escalators/de-escalators and guarantees kick in. If Sherman makes the Pro Bowl, then $1 million of per game bonuses in the following two years will be moved from per game roster bonuses to regular base salary. The $8 million base salary in both years would be injury guaranteed and vest to fully guaranteed on April 1 of that year.

Per Field Yates, the 49ers gave Richard Sherman a $1M signing bonus for 2020 to account for the 90% play-time incentive he narrowly missed out on in 2019.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201830$2,000,000$1,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000$50,000$0$0$6,750,0003.8%
201931$7,000,000$1,000,000$0$2,000,000$50,000$0$0$9,925,0005.3%
2020 📝
April 1: Base salary becomes fully guaranteed
32$8,000,000$2,000,000$0$1,000,000$50,000$3,000,000$8,000,000$13,987,5007.1%
Total$17,000,000$4,000,000$2,000,000$5,000,000$150,000$3,000,000$8,000,000$30,662,500
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Career Earnings: $68,733,424
Career APY: $7,637,047
Potential Earnings: $78,783,424
Total Guarantees: $15,613,424
Largest Cash Payment: $12,569,000 (2016)
Largest Cap Hit: $14,769,000 (2016)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
SeahawksDraftedRenegotiated20114$2,222,424$555,606$182,424$1,577,42471.0%$525,808
SeahawksExtensionTerminated20144$56,000,000$14,000,000$12,431,000$46,431,00082.9%$11,607,750
49ersSFAActive20183$27,150,000$9,050,000$3,000,000$20,725,00076.3%$10,362,500
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Seahawks7$48,008,424$6,858,346$45,808,5240.0%$2,200,0000.0%
49ers2$20,725,000$10,362,500$16,675,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2011Seahawks$375,000$45,606$0$0$0$0$0$420,6060.3%$557,424
2012Seahawks$465,000$45,606$0$0$0$0$0$510,6060.4%$465,000
2013Seahawks$555,000$45,606$0$0$0$0$0$600,6060.5%$555,000
2014Seahawks$1,431,000$2,245,606$0$0$0$0$1,431,000$3,676,7062.8%$12,431,000
2015Seahawks$10,000,000$2,200,000$0$0$0$0$10,000,000$12,200,0008.5%$10,000,000
2016Seahawks$12,569,000$2,200,000$0$0$0$0$12,569,000$14,769,0009.5%$12,569,000
2017Seahawks$11,431,000$2,200,000$0$0$0$0$11,431,000$13,631,0008.2%$11,431,000
201849ers$2,000,000$1,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000$50,000$0$0$6,750,0003.8%$8,800,000
201949ers$7,000,000$1,000,000$0$2,000,000$50,000$0$0$9,925,0005.3%$11,925,000
202049ers$8,000,000$2,000,000$0$1,000,000$50,000$3,000,000$8,000,000$13,987,5007.1%$10,050,000
Total$53,826,000$12,982,424$2,000,000$5,000,000$150,000$3,000,000$43,431,000$76,471,024$78,783,424
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Seahawks2018$2,200,000$0
Total$2,200,000$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
201114----69.0%0.0%4780000174451000
201216----94.8%18.5%541111601248573101
2013160094.0%11.2%381000011681250201
2014160098.7%21.8%4512002084811000
2015160098.1%23.8%33170010142300000
2016160095.8%13.7%382000201343701140
201797051.9%7.9%2510001072200100
2018142077.9%2.6%30717314000100
2019151087.5%0.2%48130020113650001

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$14,704,000$9,050,000
Injury Adjusted$15,389,692$8,484,375
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OTC Valuation $2.5M $4.9M $7.4M $9.8M $12.3M APY $2.8M $5.6M $8.3M $11.1M $13.9M $4,088,000 $3,839,934

Weekly Valuation Trends

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