Vance McDonald

Tight End

Age: 30
Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 7
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $3,827,500 (1.91% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $5,100,000 (2.86% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.33
  • Contract Value: $10,300,000 ($5,150,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $4,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 19/194 at TE

Current Contract

(Other, signed 2020)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202030$1,100,000$2,727,500$3,827,5001.9%
202131$5,200,000$2,727,500$7,927,5003.7%
Total$6,300,000$5,455,000$11,755,000

Contract Notes

Vance McDonald renegotiated his contract with the Steelers on March 18, 2020. The new contract is worth $10.3 million and has $4 million guaranteed. His prior contract was worth $12.8 million with no guarantees remaining on the contract.Vance McDonald agreed to a contract renegotiation on March 17, 2020.  McDonald's cash for 2020 was lowered from $6.4 million to $5.1 million while providing $4 million guaranteed via signing bonus conversion.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.
Career Earnings: $27,102,303
Career APY: $3,871,758
Potential Earnings: $33,402,303
Total Guarantees: $24,121,183
Largest Cash Payment: $7,895,797 (2016)
Largest Cap Number: $7,927,500 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
49ersDraftedRenegotiated20134$3,599,178$899,795$1,921,183$2,703,38175.1%$901,127
SteelersExtensionRenegotiated20165$32,500,000$6,500,000$9,100,000$12,503,12538.5%$4,167,708
49ersExtensionTraded20165$32,500,000$6,500,000$9,100,000$7,895,79724.3%$7,895,797
SteelersOtherActive20202$10,300,000$5,150,000$4,000,000$4,000,00038.8%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
49ers4$10,599,178$2,649,795$4,999,1780.0%$5,750,0000.0%
Steelers3$16,503,125$5,501,042$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
2017Steelers$2,100,000$0$750,000$0$2,100,000$2,615,6251.5%$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$5,780,6252.8%$5,100,000
201649ers$795,797$1,649,396$0$100,000$0$2,545,1931.4%$7,895,797
2020Steelers$1,100,000$2,727,500$0$0$0$3,827,5001.9%$5,100,000
2021Steelers$5,200,000$2,727,500$0$0$0$7,927,5003.7%$5,200,000
Total$15,741,594$9,307,584$2,250,000$550,000$3,813,599$27,286,678$33,402,303
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 MissedSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2013151048.3%24.5%000.00811914.9000
201487120.2%15.6%000.0023015.0011
2015142046.4%24.0%000.003032610.9320
2016115042.8%9.3%000.002439116.3400
2017106024.4%8.6%000.001318314.1100
2018151050.5%10.7%000.005061012.2421
2019142069.1%13.0%122.00382737.2310

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$5,150,000
Injury Adjusted$4,987,400$4,506,250
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OTC Valuation $1.8M $3.6M $5.5M $7.3M $9.1M APY $1.8M $3.5M $5.3M $7.1M $8.8M $5,966,000 $5,650,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

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