Whitney Mercilus

3-4 Outside Linebacker

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $7,300,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 3.46%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $6,250,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 3.29%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.86
  • Total Contract Value: $26,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $6,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 9/68 at 34OLB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $10,681,012
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 258
  • College: Illinois
  • Accrued Seasons: 7
  • Entry: 2012 Draft, Round 1, #26 overall (Texans)
  • Year Signed: 2015
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2020 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Whitney Mercilus signed a 4 year contract extension on May 5, 2015. The contract contains $10,681,012 in full guarantees including a signing bonus of $5.25 million.  Mercilus base salaries in 2015 and 2016 are both fully guaranteed. He is elibible for per game active roster bonuses in each year of his exension. The Texans increases his cap charge by $550,000 in 2015 with the extension.

 

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201525$931,012$2,048,018$0$931,012$2,979,0302.1%
201626$4,500,000$1,050,000$250,000$4,500,000$5,800,0003.7%
201727$4,500,000$1,050,000$500,000$0$6,018,7503.6%
201828$4,750,000$1,050,000$500,000$0$6,300,0003.6%
201929$5,750,000$1,050,000$500,000$0$7,300,0003.9%
Total$20,431,012$6,248,018$1,750,000$5,431,012$28,397,780
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Career Earnings: $27,040,346
Career APY: $3,862,907
Potential Earnings: $33,290,346
Total Guarantees: $16,884,096
Largest Cash Payment: $6,250,000 (2019)
Largest Cap Hit: $7,300,000 (2019)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
TexansDraftedRenegotiated20124$7,634,096$1,908,524$6,203,084$6,203,08481.3%$2,067,695
TexansExtensionActive20154$26,000,000$6,500,000$10,681,012$20,837,26280.1%$5,209,316
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Texans7$27,040,346$3,862,907$26,302,8460.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2012Texans$390,000$998,018$0$0$1,388,0181.2%$4,382,072
2013Texans$737,004$998,018$0$737,004$1,735,0221.4%$737,004
2014Texans$1,084,008$998,018$0$1,084,008$2,082,0261.6%$1,084,008
2015Texans$931,012$2,048,018$0$931,012$2,979,0302.1%$6,181,012
2016Texans$4,500,000$1,050,000$250,000$4,500,000$5,800,0003.7%$4,750,000
2017Texans$4,500,000$1,050,000$500,000$0$6,018,7503.6%$4,656,250
2018Texans$4,750,000$1,050,000$500,000$0$6,300,0003.6%$5,250,000
2019Texans$5,750,000$1,050,000$500,000$0$7,300,0003.9%$6,250,000
Total$22,642,024$9,242,072$1,750,000$7,252,024$33,602,846$33,290,346

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
20121646.6%41.9%205617671002100
20131691.4%18.0%33147366180000000
20141571.2%29.8%31195309110002000
20151670.9%31.2%3220126014162001250
20161586.0%21.7%36177.556.513221001470
2017519.8%3.0%9116110001000
20181673.6%13.7%22174285140002000

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average