Sheldon Richardson

Interior Defensive Line

Age: 30
Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 7
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $13,666,666 (5.98% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $12,000,000 (5.37% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.88
  • Contract Value: $37,000,000 ($12,333,333 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $15,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 13/225 at IDL

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2019)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201929$8,000,000$1,666,666$0$8,000,000$9,666,6663.9%
2020 📝
March 20: $6.5 million of base salary becomes fully guaranteed
30$11,900,000$1,666,666$100,000$8,500,000$13,666,6666.0%
202131$11,900,000$1,666,668$100,000$0$13,666,6686.4%
Total$31,800,000$5,000,000$200,000$16,500,000$37,000,000

Contract Notes

Sheldon Richardson signed a 3 year, $37 million contract with the Browns. Richardson received $15 million fully guaranteed at signing including a $5 million signing bonus. If on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2020 league year another $6.5 million will become guaranteed. Another $3 million in escalators are available.
Career Earnings: $38,246,176
Career APY: $5,463,739
Potential Earnings: $61,396,176
Total Guarantees: $50,977,000
Largest Cash Payment: $13,000,000 (2019)
Largest Cap Number: $13,666,668 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
SeahawksDraftedExpired20135$10,054,000$3,362,200$18,123,000$6,757,00067.2%$6,757,000
JetsDraftedTraded20135$16,811,000$3,362,200$10,054,000$9,639,17657.3%$2,409,794
VikingsUFAExpired20181$8,000,000$8,000,000$7,800,000$8,000,000100.0%$8,000,000
BrownsUFAActive20193$37,000,000$12,333,333$15,000,000$13,000,00035.1%$13,000,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Seahawks1$7,607,000$7,607,000$6,757,0000.0%$850,0000.0%
Jets4$9,639,176$2,409,794$9,555,4700.0%$00.0%
Vikings1$8,000,000$8,000,000$8,000,0000.0%$00.0%
Browns1$13,000,000$13,000,000$9,666,6660.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2017Seahawks$6,757,000$0$0$6,757,000$6,757,0004.0%$6,757,000
2013Jets$405,000$1,423,000$0$405,000$1,828,0001.5%$6,097,000
2014Jets$862,000$1,423,000$0$862,000$2,285,0001.7%$862,000
2015Jets$1,319,000$1,423,000$0$0$2,431,6471.6%$1,008,647
2016Jets$1,776,000$1,423,000$0$0$3,010,8231.9%$1,671,529
2018Vikings$5,800,000$2,000,000$200,000$5,800,000$8,000,0004.2%$8,000,000
2019Browns$8,000,000$1,666,666$0$8,000,000$9,666,6663.9%$13,000,000
2020Browns$11,900,000$1,666,666$100,000$8,500,000$13,666,6666.0%$12,000,000
2021Browns$11,900,000$1,666,668$100,000$0$13,666,6686.4%$12,000,000
Total$48,719,000$12,692,000$400,000$30,324,000$61,312,470$61,396,176
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Seahawks2019$850,000$850,000
Total$850,000$850,000

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2013160080.0%15.4%42363.5291281001000
2014160079.5%16.3%4225841.511211001100
2015111059.0%5.7%2015528.54152002000
2016150073.5%7.4%38241.5131392001200
2017151059.4%13.3%2516153711512200
2018160068.9%13.6%26234.531.56160000000
2019160072.9%14.7%4319317464003000

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$8,738,000$12,333,333
Injury Adjusted$8,738,000$12,333,333
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OTC Valuation $2.8M $5.7M $8.5M $11.4M $14.2M APY $3.8M $7.5M $11.3M $15.0M $18.8M $4,373,000 $5,933,333

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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