Age: 26
Free Agency: 2024 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 4
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $10,062,500 (4.83% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $22,250,000 (9.89% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.21
  • Contract Value: $53,000,000 ($13,250,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $20,250,000
  • Contract Ranking: 11/226 at IDL

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2020)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202026$2,000,000$4,062,500$4,000,000$0$0$4,000,000$10,062,5004.8%
2021 📝
March 22: $5 million roster bonus due
27$4,300,000$4,062,500$5,000,000$0$200,000$0$13,526,5006.3%
202228$9,050,000$4,062,500$0$400,000$200,000$0$13,712,5006.0%
202329$11,000,000$4,062,500$0$400,000$200,000$0$15,662,5006.5%
Total$26,350,000$16,250,000$9,000,000$800,000$600,000$4,000,000$52,964,000

Contract Notes

DJ Reader signed a four year, $53 million contract with the Bengals. Readers guarantee is $20.25 million which includes a signing bonus worth $16.25 million. If Reader is on the roster on the fifth day of the 2021 league year he will earn a $5 million roster bonus. There are up to $400,000 in per game bonuses in each of the final two years of the contract.
Career Earnings: $20,089,557
Career APY: $5,022,389
Potential Earnings: $56,839,557
Total Guarantees: $20,465,380
Largest Cash Payment: $22,250,000 (2020)
Largest Cap Number: $15,662,500 (2023)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
TexansDraftedExpired20164$3,870,380$967,595$215,380$3,839,55799.2%$959,889
BengalsUFAActive20204$53,000,000$13,250,000$20,250,000$16,250,00030.7%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Texans4$3,839,557$959,889$3,839,5570.0%$00.0%
Bengals0$16,250,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2016Texans$450,000$53,845$0$0$0$0$503,8450.3%$665,380
2017Texans$540,000$53,845$0$0$0$0$573,0220.3%$519,177
2018Texans$630,000$53,845$0$0$0$0$683,8450.4%$630,000
2019Texans$2,025,000$53,845$0$0$0$0$2,078,8451.0%$2,025,000
2020Bengals$2,000,000$4,062,500$4,000,000$0$0$4,000,000$10,062,5004.8%$22,250,000
2021Bengals$4,300,000$4,062,500$5,000,000$0$200,000$0$13,526,5006.3%$9,500,000
2022Bengals$9,050,000$4,062,500$0$400,000$200,000$0$13,712,5006.0%$9,650,000
2023Bengals$11,000,000$4,062,500$0$400,000$200,000$0$15,662,5006.5%$11,600,000
Total$29,995,000$16,465,380$9,000,000$800,000$600,000$4,000,000$56,803,557$56,839,557

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2016160040.0%21.0%71518221000000
2017142051.2%11.3%232412360000000
2018160059.6%9.9%2310210530000000
2019150157.5%16.6%28242.5176130000000

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$8,828,000$13,250,000
Injury Adjusted$8,828,000$13,250,000
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OTC Valuation $2.8M $5.7M $8.5M $11.4M $14.2M APY $3.8M $7.5M $11.3M $15.0M $18.8M $4,373,000 $5,933,333

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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