Richard Sherman

Cornerback

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $6,175,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 2.60%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $9,050,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 4.68%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.47
  • Total Contract Value: $27,150,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $9,050,000
  • Position Ranking: 2/113 at CB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $3,000,000
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 195
  • College: Stanford
  • Accrued Seasons: 7
  • Entry: 2011 Draft, Round 5, #154 overall (Seahawks)
  • Year Signed: 2018
  • Contract Type: SFA
  • Free Agency: 2021 (UFA)

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.

Current Contract

YearAgeBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
201830$2,000,000$1,000,000$4,000,000$50,000$0$6,175,0003.5%
201931$7,000,000$1,000,000$2,000,000$50,000$0$10,005,0005.3%
202032$7,000,000$1,000,000$2,000,000$50,000$0$10,005,0005.0%
Total$16,000,000$3,000,000$8,000,000$150,000$0$26,185,000
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Career Earnings: $51,008,424
Career APY: $7,286,918
Potential Earnings: $75,158,424
Total Guarantees: $15,613,424
Largest Cash Payment: $12,569,000 (2016)
Largest Cap Hit: $14,769,000 (2016)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
SeahawksDraftedRenegotiated20114$2,222,424$555,606$1,577,42471.0%$525,808
SeahawksExtensionTerminated20144$56,000,000$14,000,000$46,431,00082.9%$11,607,750
49ersSFAActive20183$27,150,000$9,050,000$3,000,00011.0%$0
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%
49ers0$3,000,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %Cash Due
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2011Seahawks$375,000$45,606$0$0$0$420,6060.4%$557,424
2012Seahawks$465,000$45,606$0$0$0$510,6060.4%$465,000
2013Seahawks$555,000$45,606$0$0$0$600,6060.5%$555,000
2014Seahawks$1,431,000 $1,431,000$2,245,606$0$0$0$3,676,7062.8%$12,431,000
2015Seahawks$10,000,000 $10,000,000$2,200,000$0$0$0$12,200,0008.5%$10,000,000
2016Seahawks$12,569,000 $12,569,000$2,200,000$0$0$0$14,769,0009.5%$12,569,000
2017Seahawks$11,431,000 $11,431,000$2,200,000$0$0$0$13,631,0008.2%$11,431,000
201849ers$2,000,000$1,000,000$4,000,000$50,000$0$6,175,0003.5%$9,050,000
201949ers$7,000,000$1,000,000$2,000,000$50,000$0$10,005,0005.3%$9,050,000
202049ers$7,000,000$1,000,000$2,000,000$50,000$0$10,005,0005.0%$9,050,000
Total$52,826,000$11,982,424$8,000,000$150,000$0$71,993,524 $75,158,424
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Seahawks2018$2,200,000$0
Total$2,200,000$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
20111469.0%0.0%4780000174451000
20121694.8%18.5%541111601248573101
20131694.0%11.2%381000011681250201
20141698.7%21.8%4512002084811000
20151698.1%23.8%33170010142300000
20161695.8%13.7%382000201343701140
2017951.9%7.9%2510001072200100
20181177.5%3.2%25417314000100

Financial Reports

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