Whitney Mercilus

3-4 Outside Linebacker

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $7,300,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 3.50%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $6,250,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 5.28%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.86
  • Total Contract Value: $26,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $6,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 2/18 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

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2015 25 $931,012 $931,012 $2,048,018 $0 $0 $0 $2,979,030 2.1%
2016 26 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $1,050,000 $250,000 $0 $0 $5,800,000 3.7%
2017 27 $4,500,000 $1,050,000 $500,000 $0 $0 $6,018,750 3.6%
2018 28 $4,750,000 $1,050,000 $500,000 $0 $0 $6,300,000 3.6%
2019 29 $5,750,000 $1,050,000 $500,000 $0 $0 $7,300,000 3.8%
Total $20,431,012 $6,248,018 $1,750,000 $0 $0 $28,397,780
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Career Earnings: $27,040,346
Career APY: $3,862,907
Potential Earnings: $33,290,346
Total Guarantees: $10,681,012
Largest Cash Payment: $6,250,000 (2019)
Largest Cap Hit: $7,300,000 (2019)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Texans 2012 3 $5,205,066 $1,735,022 $0 $6,203,084 119.2% $2,067,695
Texans Extension Active 2015 4 $26,000,000 $6,500,000 $10,681,012 $20,837,262 80.1% $5,209,316
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Texans 7 $27,040,346 $3,862,907 $26,302,846 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2012 Texans $390,000 $998,018 $0 $0 $0 $1,388,018 1.2% $4,382,072
2013 Texans $737,004 $737,004 $998,018 $0 $0 $0 $1,735,022 1.4% $737,004
2014 Texans $1,084,008 $1,084,008 $998,018 $0 $0 $0 $2,082,026 1.6% $1,084,008
2015 Texans $931,012 $931,012 $2,048,018 $0 $0 $0 $2,979,030 2.1% $6,181,012
2016 Texans $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $1,050,000 $250,000 $0 $0 $5,800,000 3.7% $4,750,000
2017 Texans $4,500,000 $1,050,000 $500,000 $0 $0 $6,018,750 3.6% $4,656,250
2018 Texans $4,750,000 $1,050,000 $500,000 $0 $0 $6,300,000 3.6% $5,250,000
2019 Texans $5,750,000 $1,050,000 $500,000 $0 $0 $7,300,000 3.8% $6,250,000
Total $22,642,024 $9,242,072 $1,750,000 $0 $0 $33,602,846   $33,290,346

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Tackles Negative Plays Interceptions Fumbles TD
Defense Special SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2012 16 46.6% 41.9%205617671002100
2013 16 91.4% 18.0%33147366180000000
2014 15 71.2% 29.8%31195309110002000
2015 16 70.9% 31.2%3220126014162001250
2016 15 86.0% 21.7%36177.556.513221001470
2017 5 19.8% 3.0%9116110001000
2018 16 73.6% 13.7%22174285140002000

Financial Reports

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