Antonio Brown

Wide Receiver

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $5,750,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 2.93%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $10,500,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 5.33%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.83
  • Total Contract Value: $30,500,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $15,250,000
  • Position Ranking: 10/272 at WR
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $10,000,000
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 186
  • College: Central Michigan
  • Accrued Seasons: 9
  • Entry: 2010 Draft, Round 6, #195 overall (Steelers)
  • Year Signed: 2019
  • Contract Type: SFA
  • Free Agency: 2021 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Based on initial reports from Ian Rapoport Antonio Brown signed a one year contract with the New England Patriots on September 9, 2019.  The contract has a team option for 2020 worth reportedly $20 million.  Brown received a $9 million signing bonus, and can earn up to $500,000 in per game roster bonus pay ($31,250 per game).  Brown can also earn up to $4.5 million in incentives ($1.5 million for each stat):  105 receptions, 1,298 reception yards, and 16 touchdowns.

The Raiders agreed to a trade for Brown on March 10, 2019. Brown had previously signed a $68 million contract extension with the Steelers in 2017 and had three years remaining at the time of the trade that were worth $38.925 million. As a condition of the trade Brown had his salary increased to $50.125 million with $30.125 million guaranteed. We are valuing this as an entirely new contract. The full guarantee is made up of Brown's 2019 and 2020 base salaries and $1 million in guaranteed bonuses. There are $5 million in total per game bonuses in the contract. Brown can also reach performance incentives that can increase the total value of the contract by $4 million.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201931$1,000,000$4,750,000$500,000$1,000,000$5,750,0003.1%
202032$20,000,000$4,750,000$0$0$24,750,00012.4%
Total$21,000,000$9,500,000$500,000$1,000,000$30,500,000
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Career Earnings: $82,278,369
Career APY: $9,142,041
Potential Earnings: $102,918,075
Total Guarantees: $67,698,075
Largest Cash Payment: $20,000,000 (2020)
Largest Cap Hit: $24,750,000 (2020)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
SteelersDraftedRenegotiated20103$1,288,075$429,358$73,075$843,07565.5%$421,538
SteelersExtensionRenegotiated20125$41,960,000$8,392,000$8,500,000$37,790,00090.1%$7,558,000
SteelersExtensionTraded20174$68,000,000$17,000,000$19,000,000$33,785,00049.7%$16,892,500
RaidersOtherTerminated20193$50,125,000$16,708,333$30,125,000$860,2941.7%$0
PatriotsSFAActive20192$30,500,000$15,250,000$10,000,000$9,000,00029.5%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Steelers9$72,418,075$8,046,453$51,298,0750.0%$21,120,0000.0%
Raiders0$860,294$0$00.0%$1,193,6270.0%
Patriots0$9,000,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2010Steelers$320,000$24,358$0$0$344,358--$393,075
2011Steelers$450,000$24,358$0$0$474,3580.4%$450,000
2012Steelers$540,000$1,724,359$0$0$2,264,3591.9%$9,040,000
2013Steelers$650,000$2,470,000$0$0$3,120,0002.5%$4,500,000
2014Steelers$730,000$3,787,500$0$0$4,517,5003.4%$6,000,000
2015Steelers$1,000,000$6,120,833$0$0$7,120,8335.0%$8,000,000
2016Steelers$1,275,000$10,608,333$0$0$11,883,3337.7%$10,250,000
2017Steelers$910,000$12,708,334$0$0$13,618,3348.2%$19,910,000
2018Steelers$915,000$7,040,000$0$0$7,955,0004.5%$13,875,000
2019Patriots$1,000,000$4,750,000$500,000$1,000,000$5,750,0003.1%$10,500,000
2020Patriots$20,000,000$4,750,000$0$0$24,750,00012.4%$20,000,000
Total$27,790,000$54,008,075$500,000$1,000,000$81,798,075$102,918,075
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Steelers2019$21,120,000$0
Raiders2019$1,193,627$860,294
Total$22,313,627$860,294

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnapsReceivingRushingFumbles
OffenseSpecialRecYardsAvgTDAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
20111656.7%0.0%69110816.127415.9000
20121361.3%13.1%6678711.957243.4042
20131690.7%17.7%110149913.68740.6010
20141695.5%15.9%129169813.2134133.3022
20151695.8%12.6%136183413.5103289.3032
20161590.0%15.1%106128412.112393.0000
20171480.1%9.5%101153315.29000.0040
20181589.4%1.1%104129712.515000.0000
2019116.9%0.0%45614.01155.0000

Financial Reports

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