Mason Foster analysis

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Mason Foster analysis

  1. 1. Mason Foster Age: 24 Height: 6-2 Weight: 242 College: Washington
  2. 2. Age (24) • According to research done by Football Outsiders, linebackers don’t start to decline until after age 30. Minimal Injury Risk • Dating back to his four years at Washington, Foster has played in ALL 82 of the last 82 games.
  3. 3. Quick Start: First 2 Seasons • In his first 2 seasons, Mason Foster had more tackles (189) than the following linebackers did in their first 2 seasons: - London Fletcher (4x Pro Bowl, 2x second-team AllPro, 2011 NFL season leader in tackles) - Daryl Washington (Pro Bowl, second-team All-Pro, NFL Top 100) - Derrick Johnson (2x Pro Bowl, All-Pro) - Paul Posluszny (Buffalo Bills Defensive MVP) - Dannell Ellerbe, Stephen Tulloch, Lawrence Timmons
  4. 4. Quick Start: First 2 Seasons Tackles in first 2 NFL Seasons 200 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 ELLERBE TIMMONS TULLOCH FLETCHER POSLUSZNY JOHNSON WASHINGTON FOSTER
  5. 5. Similar Contracts • Mason Foster’s recent season is most similar to the performances the following players had in the year preceding their contract. - Jon Beason ($11,083,333.00 3APY) - Patrick Willis ($10,833,333.00 3APY) - Lawrence Timmons ($10,515,250.00 3APY) - David Harris ($10,333,333.00 3APY) - DeMeco Ryans ($8,766,667.00 3APY)
  6. 6. Foster vs. Beason (Contract Year) Jon Beason, Carolina Panthers Contract: 7/30/2011 3-year APY $11,083,333.00 APY $10,000,000.00 Signing Bonus $20,000,000.00 Total Guarantee $25,250,000.00 Player Games Solo Tack. TFL Sacks FR + Int Stuffs Beason (2010) 16 90 10 1 1 9 Foster (2012) 16 82 13 2 2 11
  7. 7. Foster vs. Willis (Contract Year) Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers Contract: 4/25/2013 3-year APY $10,833,333.00 APY $10,000,000.00 Signing Bonus $1,687,000.00 Total Guarantee $29,000,000.00 Player Games Solo Tack. TFL Sacks FR + Int Stuffs Willis (2012) 16 88 6 0.5 3 5 Foster (2012) 16 82 13 2 2 11
  8. 8. Foster vs. Timmons (Contract Year) Lawrence Timmons, Pittsburg Steelers Contract: 2/26/2013 3-year APY $10,515,250.00 APY $9,559,150.00 Signing Bonus $7,125,000.00 Total Guarantee $7,125,000.00 Player Games Solo Tack. TFL Sacks FR + Int Stuffs Timmons (2012) 16 75 10 6 4 5 Foster (2012) 16 82 13 2 2 11
  9. 9. Foster vs. Harris (Contract Year) David Harris, New York Jets Contract: 8/3/2011 3-year APY $10,333,333.00 APY $9,000,000.00 Signing Bonus $8,000,000.00 Total Guarantee $29,400,000.00 Player Games Solo Tack. TFL Sacks FR + Int Stuffs Harris (2010) 16 69 6 3 1 3 Foster (2012) 16 82 13 2 2 11
  10. 10. Foster vs. Ryans (Contract Year) DeMeco Ryans, Philadelphia Eagles Contract: 3/20/2012 3-year APY $8,766,667.00 APY $7,800,000.00 Signing Bonus $0.00 Total Guarantee $21,475,000.00 Player Games Solo Tack. TFL Sacks FR + Int Stuffs Ryans (2011) 16 44 6 0 0 6 Foster (2012) 16 82 13 2 2 11
  11. 11. Solo Tackles/Game (2012) 3 YR APY WILLIS, PATRICK SOLO TACKLES GAMES SOLO/GM $10,833,333.00 88 16 5.50 82 16 5.13 FOSTER, MASON HARRIS, DAVID $10,333,333.00 79 16 4.94 TIMMONS, LAWRENCE $10,525,250.00 75 16 4.69
  12. 12. Conclusion • Based on the analysis and data presented, Mason Foster is deserving of a contract with an estimated $10.7 million 3-year APY and $25 million guarantee.

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