Christian Kirksey

Linebacker

Age: 30
Free Agency: 2024 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 8
  • 2022 Salary Cap Charge: $3,764,706 (1.76% of cap)
  • 2022 Cash Payout: $5,000,000 (2.16% of spending)
  • 2022 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.33
  • Contract Value: $10,000,000 ($5,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $4,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 20/268 at LB

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2022)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202230$2,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$2,000,000$3,764,7061.8%
202331$4,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$0$6,000,0002.7%
Total$6,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000$9,764,706

Contract Notes

Christian Kirksey signed a two year contract with the Houston Texans on March 11, 2022. Base value is $10 million with $4 million guaranteed. There is an additional $500,000 available through incentives. Up to $1 million in each year through per game bonuses.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$5M
$10M
20222023
Cash Due$5,000,000$5,000,000
Running Cash$5,000,000$10,000,000
Career Earnings: $36,082,530
Career APY: $4,510,316
Potential Earnings: $44,082,530
Total Guarantees: $23,959,500
Largest Cash Payment: $9,797,000 (2017)
Largest Cap Number: $8,200,000 (2019)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BrownsDraftedRenegotiated20144$3,040,000$760,000$662,500$2,274,50074.8%$758,167
BrownsExtensionTerminated20174$38,000,000$9,500,000$14,797,000$21,797,00057.4%$7,265,667
PackersSFATerminated20202$13,000,000$6,500,000$4,000,000$6,687,50051.4%$6,687,500
TexansSFAExpired20211$3,000,000$3,000,000$500,000$3,323,530110.8%$3,323,530
TexansUFAActive20222$10,000,000$5,000,000$4,000,000$2,000,00020.0%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Browns6$24,071,500$4,011,917$21,671,5000.0%$2,400,0000.0%
Packers1$6,687,500$6,687,500$4,687,5000.0%$2,000,0000.0%
Texans1$5,323,530$5,323,530$2,823,5290.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2014Browns$420,000$165,625$0$0$0$585,6250.4%$1,082,500
2015Browns$542,000$165,625$0$0$0$707,6250.4%$542,000
2016Browns$650,000$165,625$0$0$0$815,6250.5%$650,000
2017Browns$3,797,000$1,365,625$0$0$2,000,000$5,162,6252.4%$9,797,000
2018Browns$5,000,000$1,200,000$0$0$5,000,000$6,200,0002.6%$5,000,000
2019Browns$7,000,000$1,200,000$0$0$7,000,000$8,200,0003.3%$7,000,000
2020Packers$1,750,000$2,000,000$1,000,000$250,000$0$4,687,5002.3%$6,687,500
2021Texans$1,500,000$500,000$1,000,000$0$0$2,823,5291.5%$3,323,530
2022Texans$2,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$0$2,000,000$3,764,7061.8%$5,000,000
2023Texans$4,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$0$0$6,000,0002.7%$5,000,000
Total$26,659,000$8,762,500$4,000,000$250,000$16,000,000$38,947,235$44,082,530
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Browns2020$2,400,000$0
Packers2021$2,000,000$0
Total$4,400,000$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2014160058.6%55.0%473427542001000
2015160054.3%49.7%40233.513551001100
2016160099.8%39.3%96522.5161173000000
20171600100.0%19.8%82503.513.5665002100
201879040.3%4.1%2914001052170180
2019214010.8%1.8%6500200000000
2020110053.3%9.8%4632211224200000
2021130068.7%6.9%553800628100200

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$3,217,000$5,000,000
Injury Adjusted$3,217,000$5,000,000
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OTC Valuation $2.5M $5M $7.5M $10.1M $12.6M APY $3.3M $6.6M $9.9M $13.1M $16.4M $3,019,000 $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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