Age: 31
Free Agency: 2024 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 7
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $0 (0.00% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $0 (0.00% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0
  • Contract Value: $1,670,000 ($1,670,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $250,000
  • Contract Ranking: 83/234 at IDL

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2023)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusPer Game Roster BonusCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202330$1,080,000$250,000$340,000$1,570,0000.7%
Total$1,080,000$250,000$340,000$1,570,000

Contract Notes

Carlos Watkins signed a 4 year contract worth $2,819,648 with the Texans on May 12, 2017. Watkins received a guarantee worth $419,648 including a $419,648 signing bonus.

Cash Flows

- old money
- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$1.7M
Old Money2023
Cash Due$300,000$1,370,000
Running Cash$1,670,000
Career Earnings: $7,029,148
Career APY: $1,004,164
Potential Earnings: $6,719,648
Total Guarantees: $1,222,148
Largest Cash Payment: $1,750,000 (2021)
Largest Cap Number: $1,735,294 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
TexansDraftedExpired20174$2,819,648$704,912$419,648$2,909,648103.2%$727,412
CowboysUFAExpired20211$1,750,000$1,750,000$400,000$1,750,000100.0%$1,750,000
CowboysUFATerminated20221$1,187,500$1,187,500$152,500$00.0%$0
CowboysPracticeElevated20221$358,200$358,200$0$00.0%$0
CowboysPracticeRenegotiated20221$395,800$395,800$0$00.0%$0
CowboysSFAExpired20221$1,035,000$1,035,000$0$690,00066.7%$690,000
CardinalsUFAActive20231$1,670,000$1,670,000$250,000$1,370,00082.0%$1,370,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Texans4$2,909,648$727,412$2,909,6480.0%$00.0%
Cowboys2$2,749,500$1,374,750$2,331,9610.0%$301,7220.0%
Cardinals1$1,370,000$1,370,000$1,570,0000.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2017Texans$465,000$104,912$0$569,9120.3%$884,648
2018Texans$555,000$104,912$0$659,9120.3%$555,000
2019Texans$645,000$104,912$0$749,9120.4%$645,000
2020Texans$825,000$104,912$0$929,9120.4%$825,000
2021Cowboys$1,100,000$400,000$250,000$1,735,2940.8%$1,750,000
2022Cowboys$1,035,000$0$0$596,6670.3%$690,000
2023Cardinals$1,080,000$250,000$340,000$1,570,0000.7%$1,370,000
Total$5,705,000$1,069,648$590,000$6,811,609$6,719,648
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Cowboys2022$152,500$152,500
Cowboys2022$149,222$157,000
Total$301,722$309,500

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2017120332.1%11.7%7900301000000
201840114.0%0.4%2112110000000
2019102424.5%13.8%101313121000100
2020160049.0%18.7%1710210423000100
2021152038.1%3.7%171518521100100
2022120024.2%2.1%131300200001000
20232003.9%0.8%4316111000000

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$250,000$1,670,000
Injury Adjusted$250,000$1,670,000
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OTC Valuation $3.4M $6.8M $10.2M $13.5M $16.9M APY $5.3M $10.6M $15.8M $21.1M $26.4M $4,931,000 $5,451,546

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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