Budda Baker

Safety

Age: 24
Free Agency: 2025 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 3
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $3,776,813 (1.92% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $11,000,000 (5.12% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.91
  • Contract Value: $59,000,000 ($14,750,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $22,100,000
  • Contract Ranking: 1/195 at S

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2020)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202024$1,000,000$2,776,813$1,000,000$3,776,8131.9%
202125$4,000,000$3,775,000$4,000,000$7,775,0004.2%
202226$11,000,000$3,775,000$0$14,775,0006.5%
202327$13,096,359$3,775,000$0$16,871,3597.0%
202428$14,200,000$3,775,000$0$17,975,0007.0%
Total$43,296,359$17,876,813$5,000,000$61,173,172

Contract Notes

Budda Baker signed a 4 year contract extension worth $59 million with the Cardinals on August 27, 2020. Baker received $33.1 million in guarantees, $22.1 million of which is fully guaranteed. The full guarantee consists of Baker's 2020 and 2021 salaries, a $10 million signing bonus and a protected $7.1 million option bonus due in 2021. Baker's 2020 cap charge increases by just over $1.6 million as part of the extension.
Career Earnings: $15,433,611
Career APY: $5,144,537
Potential Earnings: $65,829,970
Total Guarantees: $26,572,705
Largest Cash Payment: $14,200,000 (2024)
Largest Cap Number: $17,975,000 (2024)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
CardinalsDraftedRenegotiated20174$6,829,970$1,707,493$4,472,705$5,433,61179.6%$1,811,204
CardinalsExtensionActive20204$59,000,000$14,750,000$22,100,000$10,000,00016.9%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Cardinals3$15,433,611$5,144,537$4,656,7980.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2017Cardinals$465,000$776,813$465,000$1,241,8130.7%$3,572,252
2018Cardinals$775,453$776,813$775,453$1,552,2660.9%$775,453
2019Cardinals$1,085,906$776,813$125,000$1,862,7191.0%$1,085,906
2020Cardinals$1,000,000$2,776,813$1,000,000$3,776,8131.9%$11,000,000
2021Cardinals$4,000,000$3,775,000$4,000,000$7,775,0004.2%$11,100,000
2022Cardinals$11,000,000$3,775,000$0$14,775,0006.5%$11,000,000
2023Cardinals$13,096,359$3,775,000$0$16,871,3597.0%$13,096,359
2024Cardinals$14,200,000$3,775,000$0$17,975,0007.0%$14,200,000
Total$45,622,718$20,207,252$6,365,453$65,829,970$65,829,970

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2017160048.7%64.2%561517326002100
2018142084.1%16.6%7824220.58310012341
2019160098.8%14.1%104430.54726001100
202051079.8%8.2%378223332101000

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$8,719,000$14,750,000
Injury Adjusted$9,313,250$13,828,125
test
OTC Valuation $2.3M $4.6M $6.9M $9.3M $11.6M APY $2.5M $4.9M $7.4M $9.8M $12.3M $4,883,000 $4,111,942

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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