Richard Sherman

Cornerback

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $6,750,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 2.84%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $8,800,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 4.57%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.30
  • Total Contract Value: $27,150,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $9,050,000
  • Position Ranking: 2/79 at CB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $3,000,000
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 195
  • College: Stanford
  • Accrued Seasons: 8
  • 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

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2018 30 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $4,000,000 $50,000 $0 $6,750,000 3.8%
2019 31 $7,000,000 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $50,000 $0 $9,800,000 5.2%
2020 32 $7,000,000 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $50,000 $0 $10,005,000 5.0%
Total $16,000,000 $3,000,000 $8,000,000 $150,000 $0 $26,555,000
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Career Earnings: $56,808,424
Career APY: $7,101,053
Potential Earnings: $74,908,424
Total Guarantees: $15,613,424
Largest Cash Payment: $12,569,000 (2016)
Largest Cap Hit: $14,769,000 (2016)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Seahawks Drafted Renegotiated 2011 4 $2,222,424 $555,606 $182,424 $1,577,424 71.0% $525,808
Seahawks Extension Terminated 2014 4 $56,000,000 $14,000,000 $12,431,000 $46,431,000 82.9% $11,607,750
49ers SFA Active 2018 3 $27,150,000 $9,050,000 $3,000,000 $8,800,000 32.4% $8,800,000
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Seahawks 7 $48,008,424 $6,858,346 $45,808,524 0.0% $2,200,000 0.0%
49ers 1 $8,800,000 $8,800,000 $6,750,000 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2011 Seahawks $375,000 $45,606 $0 $0 $0 $420,606 0.4% $557,424
2012 Seahawks $465,000 $45,606 $0 $0 $0 $510,606 0.4% $465,000
2013 Seahawks $555,000 $45,606 $0 $0 $0 $600,606 0.5% $555,000
2014 Seahawks $1,431,000 $1,431,000 $2,245,606 $0 $0 $0 $3,676,706 2.8% $12,431,000
2015 Seahawks $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $2,200,000 $0 $0 $0 $12,200,000 8.5% $10,000,000
2016 Seahawks $12,569,000 $12,569,000 $2,200,000 $0 $0 $0 $14,769,000 9.5% $12,569,000
2017 Seahawks $11,431,000 $11,431,000 $2,200,000 $0 $0 $0 $13,631,000 8.2% $11,431,000
2018 49ers $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $4,000,000 $50,000 $0 $6,750,000 3.8% $8,800,000
2019 49ers $7,000,000 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $50,000 $0 $9,800,000 5.2% $9,050,000
2020 49ers $7,000,000 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $50,000 $0 $10,005,000 5.0% $9,050,000
Total $52,826,000 $11,982,424 $8,000,000 $150,000 $0 $72,363,524   $74,908,424
Dead Money History
Team Year Cap Charge Cash Paid
Seahawks 2018 $2,200,000 $0
Total$2,200,000$0

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Tackles Negative Plays Interceptions Fumbles TD
Defense Special SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2011 14 69.0% 0.0%4780000174451000
2012 16 94.8% 18.5%541111601248573101
2013 16 94.0% 11.2%381000011681250201
2014 16 98.7% 21.8%4512002084811000
2015 16 98.1% 23.8%33170010142300000
2016 16 95.8% 13.7%382000201343701140
2017 9 51.9% 7.9%2510001072200100
2018 14 77.9% 2.6%30717314000100

Financial Reports

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