Chris Lindstrom

Right Guard

Age: 27
Free Agency: 2029 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 5
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $18,000,000 (7.30% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $12,500,000 (7.31% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.69
  • Contract Value: $102,500,000 ($20,500,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $48,202,000
  • Contract Ranking: 1/76 at RG

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2023)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202326$4,202,000$5,500,000$4,000,000$8,202,000$13,702,0006.0%
202427$12,500,000$5,500,000$0$12,500,000$18,000,0007.3%
2025 📝
March 19: Salary is guaranteed
28$14,500,000$5,500,000$0$0$20,000,0007.7%
202629$16,000,000$5,500,000$0$0$21,500,0007.6%
2027 📝
March 19: $2M roster bonus due
30$15,750,000$5,500,000$2,000,000$0$23,250,0007.4%
2028 📝
March 19: $2M roster bonus due
31$17,250,000$0$2,000,000$0$19,250,000--
Total$80,202,000$27,500,000$8,000,000$20,702,000$115,702,000

Contract Notes

Chris Lindstrom signed a five year contract extension with the Falcons worth $105.2 million. Lindstrom received $62.7 million in guarantees. The full guarantee at signing is worth $48.2 million. The full guarantee consists of a $27.5 million signing bonus, 2023 salary and roster bonus, and his 2024 base salary. There are roster bonuses that are due on the 5th day of the league year in 2027 and 2028. The extension increased Lindstrom's 2023 salary cap number by $500,000.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$20.5M
$41M
$61.5M
$82M
$102.5M
202320242025202620272028
Cash Due$22,500,000$12,500,000$14,500,000$16,000,000$17,750,000$19,250,000
Running Cash$22,500,000$35,000,000$49,500,000$65,500,000$83,250,000$102,500,000
Career Earnings: $50,410,756
Career APY: $10,082,151
Potential Earnings: $130,410,756
Total Guarantees: $62,910,756
Largest Cash Payment: $35,702,000 (2023)
Largest Cap Number: $23,250,000 (2027)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
FalconsDraftedExtended20194$14,708,756$3,677,189$14,708,756$14,708,756100.0%$3,677,189
FalconsExtensionActive20235$102,500,000$20,500,000$48,202,000$35,702,00034.8%$35,702,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Falcons5$50,410,756$10,082,151$28,410,7560.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2019Falcons$495,000$2,179,319$0$495,000$2,674,3191.4%$9,212,276
2020Falcons$1,163,580$2,179,319$0$1,163,580$3,342,8991.7%$1,163,580
2021Falcons$1,832,160$2,179,319$0$1,832,160$4,011,4792.2%$1,832,160
2022Falcons$2,500,740$2,179,319$0$2,500,740$4,680,0592.2%$2,500,740
2023Falcons$4,202,000$5,500,000$4,000,000$8,202,000$13,702,0006.0%$35,702,000
2024Falcons$12,500,000$5,500,000$0$12,500,000$18,000,0007.3%$12,500,000
2025Falcons$14,500,000$5,500,000$0$0$20,000,0007.7%$14,500,000
2026Falcons$16,000,000$5,500,000$0$0$21,500,0007.6%$16,000,000
2027Falcons$15,750,000$5,500,000$2,000,000$0$23,250,0007.4%$17,750,000
2028Falcons$17,250,000$0$2,000,000$0$19,250,000--$19,250,000
Total$86,193,480$36,217,276$8,000,000$26,693,480$130,410,756$130,410,756

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnaps
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecial
2019511026.5%4.9%
20201600100.0%17.8%
2021170098.6%14.4%
2022170099.6%16.6%
2023161094.5%10.5%

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$10,493,000$20,500,000
Injury Adjusted$11,111,031$19,218,750
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OTC Valuation $1.7M $3.5M $5.2M $7M $8.7M APY $3.4M $6.8M $10.3M $13.7M $17.1M $4,471,000 $2,096,962

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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