Dawson Knox

Tight End

Age: 28
Free Agency: 2027 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 5
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $7,728,000 (3.02% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $8,500,000 (3.04% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.10
  • Contract Value: $29,500,000 ($9,833,333 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $12,750,000
  • Contract Ranking: 12/189 at TE

Current Contract

(Other, signed 2024)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
RegularPer Game
202428$2,410,000$5,068,000$0$0$250,000$2,410,000$7,728,0003.0%
2025 📝
March 18: Injury guarantee vests
29$8,750,000$5,068,000$0$0$250,000$4,500,000$14,068,0005.4%
2026 📝
March 18: Roster Bonus due
30$9,910,000$5,068,000$1,500,000$340,000$250,000$0$17,068,0006.0%
202731Void$1,168,000VoidVoidVoidVoid$2,336,0000.7%
202832Void$1,168,000VoidVoidVoidVoid$0--
Total$21,070,000$17,540,000$1,500,000$340,000$750,000$6,910,000$41,200,000

Contract Notes

Dawson Knox signed a four year, $52 million contract extension with the Bills. Knox received $31.2M in guarantees. Know will earn a $7 million signing bonus and his 2022 and 2023 salaries are fully guaranteed. There is also a guaranteed $10 million option bonus due in 2023. $340,000 per year is tied to being active on gameday.

Knox agreed to a renegotiated contract in 2024, reducing his compensation from 2024 to 2026 by $4.5 million in return for $17 million in guarantees. The new contract reduced Knox's 2024 salary cap number by $6.57 million. Knox has a partial guarantee on his 2025 salary and he will earn a full guarantee on the entire salary if on the roster on the 5th day of the 2025 league year.

 

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$9.8M
$19.7M
$29.5M
202420252026
Cash Due$10,500,000$11,500,000$12,000,000
Running Cash$6,000,000$17,500,000$29,500,000
Career Earnings: $29,182,180
Career APY: $5,836,436
Potential Earnings: $52,842,180
Total Guarantees: $33,492,180
Largest Cash Payment: $12,445,000 (2023)
Largest Cap Number: $17,068,000 (2026)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BillsDraftedExtended20194$3,521,600$880,400$822,180$2,902,18082.4%$967,393
BillsExtensionRenegotiated20224$52,000,000$13,000,000$19,920,000$20,440,00039.3%$10,220,000
BillsOtherActive20243$29,500,000$9,833,333$12,750,000$5,840,00019.8%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Bills5$29,182,180$5,836,436$11,722,1800.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusOption BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2019Bills$495,000$205,545$0$0$0$0$0$700,5450.4%$1,317,180
2020Bills$675,000$205,545$0$0$0$30,000$0$910,5450.4%$705,000
2021Bills$850,000$205,545$0$0$0$30,000$0$1,085,5450.6%$880,000
2022Bills$965,000$1,605,545$0$0$0$30,000$965,000$2,600,5451.2%$7,995,000
2023Bills$1,955,000$1,400,000$2,500,000$0$340,000$250,000$1,955,000$6,425,0002.8%$12,445,000
2024Bills$2,410,000$5,068,000$0$0$0$250,000$2,410,000$7,728,0003.0%$8,500,000
2025Bills$8,750,000$5,068,000$0$0$0$250,000$4,500,000$14,068,0005.4%$9,000,000
2026Bills$9,910,000$5,068,000$0$1,500,000$340,000$250,000$0$17,068,0006.0%$12,000,000
2027Bills$1,345,000$1,168,000$0$0$0$0$0$2,336,0000.7%$0
2028Bills$15,000,000$1,168,000$0$0$0$0$0$0--$0
Total$42,355,000$21,162,180$2,500,000$1,500,000$680,000$1,090,000$9,830,000$52,922,180$52,842,180

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2019150160.0%18.4%199.002838813.9200
2020122044.8%8.1%000.002428812.0300
2021152076.5%4.1%040.004958712.0900
2022151076.0%1.2%000.004851710.8600
2023120041.8%0.0%000.00221868.5200

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$3,067,000$9,833,333
Injury Adjusted$3,067,000$9,833,333
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OTC Valuation $2M $4M $6M $8M $10M APY $2.9M $5.7M $8.6M $11.4M $14.3M $6,604,000 $7,500,000

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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