Christian Kirksey

4-3 Outside Linebacker

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $8,200,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 3.33%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $7,000,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 4.08%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.85
  • Total Contract Value: $38,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $9,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 3/92 at 43OLB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $14,797,000
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 235
  • College: Iowa
  • Accrued Seasons: 6
  • Entry: 2014 Draft, Round 3, #71 overall (Browns)
  • Year Signed: 2017 (Extension)
  • Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $201,000

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

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201725$3,797,000$1,365,625$0$2,000,000$5,162,6253.1%
201826$5,000,000$1,200,000$0$5,000,000$6,200,0003.5%
201927$7,000,000$1,200,000$0$7,000,000$8,200,0004.4%
202028$7,750,000$1,200,000$1,000,000$0$9,950,0005.0%
202129$8,250,000$1,200,000$1,000,000$0$10,450,000--
Total$31,797,000$6,165,625$2,000,000$14,000,000$39,962,625
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Career Earnings: $24,071,500
Career APY: $4,011,917
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

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BrownsDraftedRenegotiated20144$3,040,000$760,000$662,500$2,274,50074.8%$758,167
BrownsExtensionActive20174$38,000,000$9,500,000$14,797,000$21,797,00057.4%$7,265,667
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%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2014Browns$420,000$165,625$0$0$585,6250.4%$1,082,500
2015Browns$542,000$165,625$0$0$707,6250.5%$542,000
2016Browns$650,000$165,625$0$0$815,6250.5%$650,000
2017Browns$3,797,000$1,365,625$0$2,000,000$5,162,6253.1%$9,797,000
2018Browns$5,000,000$1,200,000$0$5,000,000$6,200,0003.5%$5,000,000
2019Browns$7,000,000$1,200,000$0$7,000,000$8,200,0004.4%$7,000,000
2020Browns$7,750,000$1,200,000$1,000,000$0$9,950,0005.0%$8,750,000
2021Browns$8,250,000$1,200,000$1,000,000$0$10,450,000--$9,250,000
Total$33,409,000$6,662,500$2,000,000$14,000,000$42,071,500$42,071,500

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative 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

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$180,000$9,500,000
Injury Adjusted$2,015,458$1,187,500
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OTC Valuation $2.3M $4.5M $6.8M $9.1M $11.4M APY $3.0M $6.0M $9.0M $12.0M $15.0M $4,902,000 $4,717,942

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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