Shaq Lawson

Edge Rusher

Age: 27
Free Agency: 2023 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 5
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $3,242,500 (1.67% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $8,000,000 (3.81% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.47
  • Contract Value: $30,000,000 ($10,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $21,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 26/175 at EDGE

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2020)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusWorkout BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202127$990,000$1,752,500$0$500,000$990,000$3,242,5001.7%
202228$8,900,000$1,752,500$100,000$0$0$10,752,5005.3%
202329Void$1,752,500VoidVoidVoid$3,505,0001.6%
202430Void$1,752,500VoidVoidVoid$00.0%
Total$9,890,000$7,010,000$100,000$500,000$990,000$17,500,000

Contract Notes

Houston and Shaq Lawson completed a contract restructure on March 31, 2021. $7.01 million of Lawson's 2021 salary (base + workout bonus) to a signing bonus for salary cap purposes, and added two voidable years to the contract. The restructure saves the Texans $,527,500 in cap space for 2021.

Shaq Lawson signed a three year contract with the Miami Dolphins on March 22, 2020.  Contract is worth base value of $30 million with $21 million virtually guaranteed at signing.  Lawson received a $4 million signing bonus and full guaranteed salaries in 2020 and 2021.  Lawson will also receive a $2.5 million roster bonus on March 26, 2020.  Lawson can earn up to $2 million through incentives (sacks and team achievements) in each year of the contract.

Cash Flows

- old money
- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$10M
$20M
$30M
Old Money20212022
Cash Due$13,000,000$8,000,000$9,000,000
Running Cash$21,000,000$30,000,000
Career Earnings: $30,788,976
Career APY: $6,157,795
Potential Earnings: $40,778,976
Total Guarantees: $52,278,976
Largest Cash Payment: $13,500,000 (2020)
Largest Cap Number: $10,833,333 (2020)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BillsDraftedExpired20164$10,278,976$2,569,744$10,278,976$10,278,976100.0%$2,569,744
DolphinsUFATraded20203$30,000,000$10,000,000$21,000,000$13,500,00045.0%$13,500,000
TexansUFAActive20203$30,000,000$10,000,000$21,000,000$7,010,00023.4%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Bills4$10,278,976$2,569,744$10,278,9760.0%$00.0%
Dolphins1$13,500,000$13,500,000$10,833,3330.0%$2,666,6670.0%
Texans0$7,010,000$0$00.0%$3,505,0000.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2016Bills$450,000$1,418,905$0$0$0$450,000$1,868,9051.2%$6,125,620
2017Bills$917,226$1,418,905$0$0$0$917,226$2,336,1311.4%$917,226
2018Bills$1,384,452$1,418,905$0$0$0$1,384,452$2,803,3571.5%$1,384,452
2019Bills$1,851,678$1,418,905$0$0$0$1,851,678$3,270,5831.6%$1,851,678
2020Dolphins$6,500,000$1,333,333$2,500,000$0$500,000$9,000,000$10,833,3335.0%$13,500,000
2021Texans$990,000$1,752,500$0$0$500,000$990,000$3,242,5001.7%$8,000,000
2022Texans$8,900,000$1,752,500$0$100,000$0$0$10,752,5005.3%$9,000,000
2023Texans$0$1,752,500$0$0$0$0$3,505,0001.6%$0
2024Texans$0$1,752,500$0$0$0$0$00.0%$0
Total$20,993,356$14,018,953$2,500,000$100,000$1,000,000$14,593,356$38,612,309$40,778,976
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Dolphins2021$2,666,667$0
Texans2023$3,505,000$0
Total$6,171,667$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2016106022.1%0.2%76217331001000
2017115039.3%8.7%171649452001000
2018142043.3%3.2%18124185116002000
2019151046.2%7.2%21116.549.513182001000
2020142055.3%14.3%17154264181001100

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
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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

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