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Sterling Shepard

Wide Receiver

Age: 26
Free Agency: 2024 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 4
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $8,500,000 (4.30% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $6,500,000 (3.88% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.76
  • Contract Value: $41,000,000 ($10,250,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $16,210,624
  • Contract Ranking: 22/385 at WR

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2019)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201925$760,624$2,630,831$0$760,624$3,391,4551.7%
2020 📝
March 20: Remainder of base salary becomes fully guaranteed
26$6,475,000$2,000,000$25,000$6,475,000$8,500,0004.3%
2021 📝
March 15: $4.025 million becomes fully guaranteed
27$6,975,000$2,000,000$25,000$0$9,000,0004.2%
202228$8,475,000$2,000,000$25,000$0$10,500,0004.6%
202329$9,475,000$2,000,000$25,000$0$11,500,0004.8%
Total$32,160,624$10,630,831$100,000$7,235,624$42,891,455

Contract Notes

Sterling Shepard signed a four year, $41 million contract with the Giants on April 12, 2019. Shepard received $21.26 million in guarantees of which $16.21 million is fully guaranteed at signing. The full guarantee on the contract is made up of a $10 million signing bonus, his 2019 base salary, and $5.45 million of his 2020 base salary. The other salary, which is injury protected, will vest to a full guarantee on the 3rd day of the 2020 and 2021 league years. There is also $100,000 in workout bonuses due during the life of the contract.
Career Earnings: $15,444,572
Career APY: $3,861,143
Potential Earnings: $46,944,572
Total Guarantees: $16,210,624
Largest Cash Payment: $10,760,624 (2019)
Largest Cap Number: $11,500,000 (2023)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
GiantsDraftedRenegotiated20164$5,944,572$1,486,143$0$4,683,94878.8%$1,561,316
GiantsExtensionActive20194$41,000,000$10,250,000$16,210,624$10,760,62426.2%$10,760,624
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Giants4$15,444,572$3,861,143$7,444,5720.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2016Giants$450,000$630,831$0$450,000$1,080,8310.7%$2,973,324
2017Giants$720,208$630,831$0$720,208$1,351,0390.8%$720,208
2018Giants$990,416$630,831$0$0$1,621,2470.9%$990,416
2019Giants$760,624$2,630,831$0$760,624$3,391,4551.7%$10,760,624
2020Giants$6,475,000$2,000,000$25,000$6,475,000$8,500,0004.3%$6,500,000
2021Giants$6,975,000$2,000,000$25,000$0$9,000,0004.2%$7,000,000
2022Giants$8,475,000$2,000,000$25,000$0$10,500,0004.6%$8,500,000
2023Giants$9,475,000$2,000,000$25,000$0$11,500,0004.8%$9,500,000
Total$34,321,248$12,523,324$100,000$8,405,832$46,944,572$46,944,572

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2016160094.7%0.2%33110.306568310.5800
2017114163.4%0.0%441.005973112.4210
2018160090.8%2.0%33311.006687213.2410
2019105156.2%0.2%67212.005757610.1300

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$4,249,000$10,250,000
Injury Adjusted$7,592,281$7,046,875
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OTC Valuation $3.2M $6.4M $9.7M $12.9M $16.1M APY $3.7M $7.3M $11.0M $14.7M $18.3M $6,576,000 $6,500,000

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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