A.J. Klein

Linebacker

Age: 29
Free Agency: 2023 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 7
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $5,987,500 (2.71% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $6,800,000 (3.32% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.14
  • Contract Value: $18,000,000 ($6,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $9,700,000
  • Contract Ranking: 42/295 at LB

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2020)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
2020 📝
March 23: $3.1 million roster bonus due
29$2,200,000$400,000$3,100,000$200,000$100,000$5,300,000$5,987,5002.7%
2021 📝
March 22: $1.6 million roster bonus due
30$4,100,000$400,000$1,600,000$200,000$100,000$3,200,000$6,400,0003.6%
2022 📝
March 22: $700,000 roster bonus due
31$4,200,000$400,000$700,000$200,000$100,000$0$5,600,0002.5%
Total$10,500,000$1,200,000$5,400,000$600,000$300,000$8,500,000$17,987,500

Contract Notes

AJ Klein signed a three year contract with the Buffalo Bills on March 18, 2020.  Contract is worth $18 million with $9.7 million guaranteed at signing with a total guarantee of $12 million.  Klein will receive a $1.2 million signing bonus and guaranteed salary in 2020, and a $3.1 million roster bonus 5 days after contract execution.  $3.2 million of the 2021 salary is also guaranteed at signing.  Klein will earn a $1.6 million roster bonus on the 5th day of the 2021 league year, and a $700,000 roster bonus on the 5th day of the 2022 league year.  Klein can earn up to $200,000 in each year of the contract through per game active bonuses.
Career Earnings: $18,551,300
Career APY: $2,650,186
Potential Earnings: $25,271,300
Total Guarantees: $15,591,300
Largest Cash Payment: $6,800,000 (2020)
Largest Cap Number: $6,400,000 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PanthersDraftedExpired20134$2,351,300$587,825$191,300$2,351,300100.0%$587,825
SaintsUFAExpired20173$15,000,000$5,000,000$5,700,000$15,000,000100.0%$5,000,000
BillsUFAActive20203$18,000,000$6,000,000$9,700,000$1,200,0006.7%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Panthers4$2,351,300$587,825$2,351,3000.0%$00.0%
Saints3$15,000,000$5,000,000$14,000,0000.0%$1,000,0000.0%
Bills0$1,200,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2013Panthers$405,000$47,825$0$0$0$0$452,8250.4%$596,300
2014Panthers$495,000$47,825$0$0$0$0$542,8250.4%$495,000
2015Panthers$585,000$47,825$0$0$0$0$632,8250.4%$585,000
2016Panthers$675,000$47,825$0$0$0$0$722,8250.5%$675,000
2017Saints$1,700,000$1,000,000$0$0$100,000$1,700,000$2,800,0001.7%$5,800,000
2018Saints$4,100,000$1,000,000$0$0$100,000$3,700,000$5,200,0002.9%$4,200,000
2019Saints$4,100,000$1,000,000$400,000$400,000$100,000$400,000$6,000,0003.2%$5,000,000
2020Bills$2,200,000$400,000$3,100,000$200,000$100,000$5,300,000$5,987,5002.7%$6,800,000
2021Bills$4,100,000$400,000$1,600,000$200,000$100,000$3,200,000$6,400,0003.6%$600,000
2022Bills$4,200,000$400,000$700,000$200,000$100,000$0$5,600,0002.5%$520,000
Total$22,560,000$4,391,300$5,800,000$1,000,000$600,000$14,300,000$34,338,800$25,271,300
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Saints2020$1,000,000$0
Total$1,000,000$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2013160012.7%61.6%183221520000000
2014142027.4%59.6%251400200001000
2015151029.0%59.5%391618711181000
2016151032.7%48.1%171410211002000
2017124062.6%12.5%3717221634001000
2018160065.0%40.2%42272137431602170
2019151070.7%16.4%47222.5125521141101
2020110066.1%34.8%4612538582002100

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$2,527,000$6,000,000
Injury Adjusted$2,527,000$6,000,000
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OTC Valuation $4.4M $8.9M $13.3M $17.8M $22.2M APY $3.9M $7.8M $11.8M $15.7M $19.6M $5,146,000 $3,875,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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