Christian Kirksey

4-3 Outside Linebacker

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $6,200,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 2.57%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $5,000,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 2.49%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.81
  • Total Contract Value: $38,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $9,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 0/40 at 43OLB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $14,797,000
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 235
  • College: Iowa
  • Accrued Seasons: 4
  • Entry: 2014 Draft, Round 3, #71 overall (Browns)
  • Year Signed: 2017
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Christian Kirksey signed a four year, $38 million extension with the Browns on May 31, 2017. Kirksey received $20 million in guarantees including a $6 million signing bonus. Kirksey can earn $1 million in roster bonuses in the final two years of the contract. If using this information please cite OTC as your source and link back to this page.

Current Contract

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2017 25 $3,797,000 $2,000,000 $1,365,625 $0 $0 $0 $5,162,625 3.1%
2018 26 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $1,200,000 $0 $0 $0 $6,200,000 3.5%
2019 27 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $1,200,000 $0 $0 $0 $8,200,000 4.3%
2020 28 $7,750,000 $1,200,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $9,950,000 5.0%
2021 29 $8,250,000 $1,200,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $10,450,000 --
Total $31,797,000 $6,165,625 $2,000,000 $0 $0 $39,962,625
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Career Earnings: $12,071,500
Career APY: $3,017,875
Potential Earnings: $42,071,500
Total Guarantees: $15,459,500
Largest Cash Payment: $9,797,000 (2017)
Largest Cap Hit: $10,450,000 (2021)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Browns Drafted Renegotiated 2014 4 $3,040,000 $760,000 $662,500 $2,274,500 74.8% $758,167
Browns Extension Active 2017 4 $38,000,000 $9,500,000 $14,797,000 $9,797,000 25.8% $9,797,000
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Browns 4 $12,071,500 $3,017,875 $7,271,500 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2014 Browns $420,000 $165,625 $0 $0 $0 $585,625 0.4% $1,082,500
2015 Browns $542,000 $165,625 $0 $0 $0 $707,625 0.5% $542,000
2016 Browns $650,000 $165,625 $0 $0 $0 $815,625 0.5% $650,000
2017 Browns $3,797,000 $2,000,000 $1,365,625 $0 $0 $0 $5,162,625 3.1% $9,797,000
2018 Browns $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $1,200,000 $0 $0 $0 $6,200,000 3.5% $5,000,000
2019 Browns $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $1,200,000 $0 $0 $0 $8,200,000 4.3% $7,000,000
2020 Browns $7,750,000 $1,200,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $9,950,000 5.0% $8,750,000
2021 Browns $8,250,000 $1,200,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $10,450,000 -- $9,250,000
Total $33,409,000 $6,662,500 $2,000,000 $0 $0 $42,071,500   $42,071,500

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Tackles Negative Plays Interceptions Fumbles TD
Defense Special SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2014 16 58.6% 55.0%473427542001000
2015 16 54.3% 49.7%40233.513551001100
2016 16 99.8% 39.3%96522.5161173000000
2017 16 100.0% 19.8%82503.513.5665002100
2018 7 45.1% 4.7%2914001052170180

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average