Vance McDonald

Tight End

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $5,780,625
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 2.80%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $5,100,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 2.50%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.88
  • Total Contract Value: $32,500,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $6,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 15/188 at TE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $9,100,000
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 267
  • College: Rice
  • Accrued Seasons: 7
  • Entry: 2013 Draft, Round 2, #55 overall (49ers)
  • Year Signed: 2016 (Extension)
  • Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $4,504,000

Contract Notes

Vance McDonald signed a 5 year, $32.5 million contract extension with the 49ers on December 9, 2016. McDonald received $16 million in guarantees, including a $7 million signing bonus. There are annual $750,000 per game roster bonuses and $150,000 workout bonuses as part of the contract. If McDonald is on the roster on April 1 or the 2017, 2018, or 2019 seasons his injury guarantee will become fully guaranteed for the season.

McDonald was traded to the Steelers on August 29, 2017. The Steelers converted $2.91 million of McDonald's 2018 base salary into a signing bonus for salary cap purposes. The move created $2,182,500 in cap space in 2018. McDonald's cap number from 2019-2021 increased by $727,500 in each year.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201727$2,100,000$0$750,000$0$2,100,000$2,615,6251.6%
201828$790,000$727,500$750,000$150,000$790,000$2,136,2501.2%
2019 📝
April 1: Base salary becomes fully guaranteed
29$4,200,000$727,500$750,000$150,000$0$5,780,6253.1%
2020 📝
March 17: deadline to exercise 2020 option
30$5,500,000$727,500$750,000$150,000$0$7,127,5003.6%
2021 📝
March 9: deadline to exercise 2021 option
31$5,500,000$727,500$750,000$150,000$0$7,127,500--
Total$18,090,000$2,910,000$3,750,000$600,000$2,890,000$24,787,500
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Career Earnings: $23,252,303
Career APY: $3,321,758
Potential Earnings: $35,902,303
Total Guarantees: $20,121,183
Largest Cash Payment: $7,895,797 (2016)
Largest Cap Hit: $7,127,500 (2020)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
49ersDraftedRenegotiated20134$3,599,178$899,795$1,921,183$2,703,38175.1%$901,127
49ersExtensionTraded20165$32,500,000$6,500,000$9,100,000$8,045,79724.8%$8,045,797
SteelersExtensionActive20165$32,500,000$6,500,000$9,100,000$12,503,12538.5%$4,167,708
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
49ers4$10,749,178$2,687,295$4,999,1780.0%$5,750,0000.0%
Steelers3$12,503,125$4,167,708$10,532,5000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
201349ers$405,000$249,396$0$0$405,000$654,3960.5%$1,402,584
201449ers$518,599$249,396$0$50,000$518,599$817,9950.6%$568,599
201549ers$632,198$249,396$0$100,000$0$981,5940.7%$732,198
201649ers$795,797$1,649,396$0$100,000$0$2,545,1931.6%$7,895,797
2017Steelers$2,100,000$0$750,000$0$2,100,000$2,615,6251.6%$2,850,000
2018Steelers$790,000$727,500$750,000$150,000$790,000$2,136,2501.2%$4,553,125
2019Steelers$4,200,000$727,500$750,000$150,000$0$5,780,6253.1%$5,100,000
2020Steelers$5,500,000$727,500$750,000$150,000$0$7,127,5003.6%$6,400,000
2021Steelers$5,500,000$727,500$750,000$150,000$0$7,127,500--$6,400,000
Total$20,441,594$5,307,584$3,750,000$850,000$3,813,599$29,786,678$35,902,303
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
49ers2017$1,550,000$150,000
49ers2018$4,200,000$0
Total$5,750,000$150,000

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsReceivingRushingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialRecYardsAvgTDAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2013151048.3%24.5%811914.90000.0000
201487120.2%15.6%23015.00000.0011
2015142046.4%24.0%3032610.93000.0020
2016115042.8%9.3%2439116.34000.0000
2017106024.4%8.6%1318314.11000.0000
2018151050.5%10.7%5061012.24000.0021
2019142069.1%13.0%382737.23122.0010

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$4,359,000$6,500,000
Injury Adjusted$4,987,400$5,687,500
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OTC Valuation $1.8M $3.6M $5.5M $7.3M $9.1M APY $1.7M $3.3M $5.0M $6.7M $8.3M $5,966,000 $6,100,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

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