• 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $5,200,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 2.91%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $4,200,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 2.55%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.81
  • Total Contract Value: $15,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $5,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 2/28 at 43OLB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $5,700,000
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 245
  • College: Iowa State
  • Accrued Seasons: 6
  • Entry: 2013 Draft, Round 5, #148 overall (Panthers)
  • Year Signed: 2017
  • Contract Type: UFA
  • Free Agency: 2020 (UFA)

Contract Notes

AJ Klein signed a three year, $15 million contract with the Saints. Klein received a $4 million signing bonus and $9.4 million guaranteed. The final year of the contract is a void season for proration purposes.

Current Contract

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2017 26 $1,700,000 $1,700,000 $1,000,000 $0 $100,000 $0 $2,800,000 1.7%
2018 27 $4,100,000 $3,700,000 $1,000,000 $0 $100,000 $0 $5,200,000 2.9%
2019 28 $4,100,000 $1,000,000 $800,000 $100,000 $0 $6,000,000 3.2%
2020 29 $0 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $1,000,000 0.5%
Total $9,900,000 $4,000,000 $800,000 $300,000 $0 $15,000,000
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Career Earnings: $12,351,300
Career APY: $2,058,550
Potential Earnings: $17,351,300
Total Guarantees: $5,700,000
Largest Cash Payment: $5,800,000 (2017)
Largest Cap Hit: $6,000,000 (2019)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Panthers Drafted Expired 2013 4 $2,351,300 $587,825 $0 $2,351,300 100.0% $587,825
Saints UFA Active 2017 3 $15,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,700,000 $10,000,000 66.7% $5,000,000
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Panthers 4 $2,351,300 $587,825 $2,351,300 0.0% $0 0.0%
Saints 2 $10,000,000 $5,000,000 $8,000,000 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2013 Panthers $405,000 $47,825 $0 $0 $0 $452,825 0.4% $596,300
2014 Panthers $495,000 $47,825 $0 $0 $0 $542,825 0.4% $495,000
2015 Panthers $585,000 $47,825 $0 $0 $0 $632,825 0.4% $585,000
2016 Panthers $675,000 $47,825 $0 $0 $0 $722,825 0.5% $675,000
2017 Saints $1,700,000 $1,700,000 $1,000,000 $0 $100,000 $0 $2,800,000 1.7% $5,800,000
2018 Saints $4,100,000 $3,700,000 $1,000,000 $0 $100,000 $0 $5,200,000 2.9% $4,200,000
2019 Saints $4,100,000 $1,000,000 $800,000 $100,000 $0 $6,000,000 3.2% $5,000,000
2020 Saints $0 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $1,000,000 0.5% $0
Total $12,060,000 $4,191,300 $800,000 $300,000 $0 $17,351,300   $17,351,300

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Tackles Negative Plays Interceptions Fumbles TD
Defense Special SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2013 16 12.7% 61.6%183221520000000
2014 14 27.4% 59.6%251400200001000
2015 15 29.0% 59.5%391618711181000
2016 15 32.7% 48.1%171410211002000
2017 12 62.6% 12.5%3717221634001000
2018 16 65.0% 40.2%42272137431602170

Financial Reports

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