• 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $6,000,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 3.15%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $5,000,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 2.58%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.83
  • Total Contract Value: $15,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $5,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 11/92 at 43OLB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $5,700,000
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 245
  • College: Iowa State
  • Accrued Seasons: 7
  • Entry: 2013 Draft, Round 5, #148 overall (Panthers)
  • Year Signed: 2017 (UFA)
  • Free Agency: 2020 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $3,049,000

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

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201726$1,700,000$1,000,000$0$0$100,000$1,700,000$2,800,0001.7%
201827$4,100,000$1,000,000$0$0$100,000$3,700,000$5,200,0002.9%
2019 📝
March 27: $400,000 roster bonus is due
28$4,100,000$1,000,000$400,000$400,000$100,000$400,000$6,000,0003.2%
202029$0$1,000,000$0$0$0$0$1,000,0000.5%
Total$9,900,000$4,000,000$400,000$400,000$300,000$5,800,000$15,000,000
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Career Earnings: $17,351,300
Career APY: $2,478,757
Potential Earnings: $17,351,300
Total Guarantees: $5,891,300
Largest Cash Payment: $5,800,000 (2017)
Largest Cap Hit: $6,000,000 (2019)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PanthersDraftedExpired20134$2,351,300$587,825$191,300$2,351,300100.0%$587,825
SaintsUFAActive20173$15,000,000$5,000,000$5,700,000$15,000,000100.0%$5,000,000
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%$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
2020Saints$0$1,000,000$0$0$0$0$1,000,0000.5%$0
Total$12,060,000$4,191,300$400,000$400,000$300,000$5,800,000$17,351,300$17,351,300

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

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$2,583,000$5,000,000
Injury Adjusted$2,894,163$4,687,500
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OTC Valuation $2.3M $4.5M $6.8M $9.1M $11.4M APY $3.0M $6.0M $9.0M $12.0M $15.0M $4,902,000 $4,717,942

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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