Chidobe Awuzie

Cornerback

Age: 29
Free Agency: 2027 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 7
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $6,940,000 (2.67% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $12,000,000 (4.39% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.73
  • Contract Value: $36,000,000 ($12,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $19,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 14/342 at CB

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2024)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202429$3,990,000$2,500,000$510,000$3,990,000$6,940,0002.7%
2025 📝
March 17: $3.98M is guaranteed
30$11,490,000$2,500,000$510,000$7,510,000$14,500,0005.6%
202631$11,490,000$2,500,000$510,000$0$14,500,0005.1%
Total$26,970,000$7,500,000$1,530,000$11,500,000$35,940,000

Contract Notes

Chidobe Awuzie signed a three year, $21.75 million contract with the Bengals on March 16, 2021. Awuzie received a $4.5 million signing bonus. He can earn up to $400,000 per year in per game roster bonus. Another $750,000 in Pro Bowl incentives are available.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$12M
$24M
$36M
202420252026
Cash Due$12,000,000$12,000,000$12,000,000
Running Cash$12,000,000$24,000,000$36,000,000
Career Earnings: $33,227,697
Career APY: $4,746,814
Potential Earnings: $61,727,697
Total Guarantees: $28,240,217
Largest Cash Payment: $12,000,000 (2024)
Largest Cap Number: $14,500,000 (2025)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
CowboysDraftedExpired20174$4,283,580$1,070,895$1,740,217$4,283,580100.0%$1,070,895
BengalsUFAExpired20213$21,750,000$7,250,000$7,500,000$21,444,11798.6%$7,148,039
TitansUFAActive20243$36,000,000$12,000,000$19,000,000$7,500,00020.8%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Cowboys4$4,283,580$1,070,895$4,283,5800.0%$00.0%
Bengals3$21,444,117$7,148,039$21,608,8230.0%$00.0%
Titans0$7,500,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2017Cowboys$465,000$313,833$0$0$0$0$778,8330.5%$1,720,332
2018Cowboys$659,708$313,833$0$0$0$484,885$973,5410.5%$659,708
2019Cowboys$854,416$313,833$0$0$0$0$1,168,2490.6%$854,416
2020Cowboys$1,049,124$313,833$0$0$0$0$1,362,9570.6%$1,049,124
2021Bengals$1,350,000$1,500,000$3,000,000$400,000$0$3,000,000$6,202,9413.2%$9,202,941
2022Bengals$5,250,000$1,500,000$0$400,000$200,000$0$7,302,9413.4%$5,638,235
2023Bengals$6,050,000$1,500,000$0$400,000$200,000$0$8,102,9413.6%$6,602,941
2024Titans$3,990,000$2,500,000$0$510,000$0$3,990,000$6,940,0002.7%$12,000,000
2025Titans$11,490,000$2,500,000$0$510,000$0$7,510,000$14,500,0005.6%$12,000,000
2026Titans$11,490,000$2,500,000$0$510,000$0$0$14,500,0005.1%$12,000,000
Total$42,648,248$13,255,332$3,000,000$2,730,000$400,000$14,984,885$61,832,403$61,727,697

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2017106029.8%11.5%121100006001000
2018150086.3%24.8%5714000011101000
2019160094.6%15.3%4831001114100100
202080040.9%8.2%29900005100100
2021141069.2%9.9%5311004014200000
202280045.5%7.4%29600005001000
2023152065.8%12.2%431400206001100

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$2,208,000$12,000,000
Injury Adjusted$3,060,650$10,500,000
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OTC Valuation $3.1M $6.3M $9.4M $12.5M $15.7M APY $3.5M $7M $10.5M $14M $17.5M $4,180,000 $3,576,437

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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