Buddy Johnson

Linebacker

Age: 23
Free Agency: 2025 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 1
  • 2022 Salary Cap Charge: $949,836 (0.44% of cap)
  • 2022 Cash Payout: $825,000 (0.34% of spending)
  • 2022 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.87
  • Contract Value: $3,979,344 ($994,836 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $499,344
  • Contract Ranking: 128/263 at LB

Current Contract

(Drafted, signed 2021)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202122$660,000$124,836$784,8360.4%
202223$825,000$124,836$949,8360.4%
202324$940,000$124,836$1,064,8360.5%
202425$1,055,000$124,836$1,179,8360.5%
Total$3,480,000$499,344$3,979,344

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$1M
$2M
$3M
$4M
2021202220232024
Cash Due$1,159,344$825,000$940,000$1,055,000
Running Cash$1,159,344$1,984,344$2,924,344$3,979,344
Career Earnings: $1,159,344
Career APY: $1,159,344
Potential Earnings: $3,979,344
Total Guarantees: $499,344
Largest Cash Payment: $1,159,344 (2021)
Largest Cap Number: $1,179,836 (2024)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
SteelersDraftedActive20214$3,979,344$994,836$499,344$1,159,34429.1%$1,159,344
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Steelers1$1,159,344$1,159,344$784,8360.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2021Steelers$660,000$124,836$784,8360.4%$1,159,344
2022Steelers$825,000$124,836$949,8360.4%$825,000
2023Steelers$940,000$124,836$1,064,8360.5%$940,000
2024Steelers$1,055,000$124,836$1,179,8360.5%$1,055,000
Total$3,480,000$499,344$3,979,344$3,979,344

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
20214380.5%12.0%0000000000000

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$561,000$994,836
Injury Adjusted$592,031$808,304
test
OTC Valuation $2.5M $5M $7.5M $10.1M $12.6M APY $3.3M $6.6M $9.9M $13.1M $16.4M $3,032,000 $2,433,000

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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