DeForest Buckner

Interior Defensive Line

Age: 26
Free Agency: 2025 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 4
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $23,378,000 (9.74% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $23,378,000 (11.34% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.00
  • Contract Value: $84,000,000 ($21,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $39,378,000
  • Contract Ranking: 2/206 at IDL

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2020)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202026$12,378,000$11,000,000$23,378,000$23,378,0009.7%
2021 📝
March 22: $11M base salary and $5M 2022 roster bonus become fully guaranteed
27$1,000,000$16,000,000$16,000,000$17,000,0009.1%
202228$11,000,000$5,000,000$0$16,000,0007.0%
2023 📝
March 22: Roster bonus due
29$18,750,000$1,000,000$0$19,750,0008.2%
202430$20,250,000$0$0$20,250,0007.9%
Total$63,378,000$33,000,000$39,378,000$96,378,000

Contract Notes

The Colts signed DeForest Buckner to a four year, $84 million contract extension that will be executed once a trade is finalized between the Colts and 49ers. Details of the contract from from a report made by Mike Florio of PFT. Per Florio Buckner will receive $56.378 million in guarantees of which $39.378 million is fully guaranteed at signing. The full guarantee is made up of Buckner's 2020 salary and a $16 million 2020 roster bonus and $11 million 2021 roster bonus. If on the roster on the 5th day of the 2021 league year he will have his base salary for that year guaranteed and another $5 million roster bonus that becomes guaranteed. He has roster bonuses due on the 5th day of the 2022 and 2023 league year.
Career Earnings: $18,190,990
Career APY: $4,547,748
Potential Earnings: $114,568,990
Total Guarantees: $57,568,990
Largest Cash Payment: $23,378,000 (2020)
Largest Cap Number: $23,378,000 (2020)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
49ersDraftedTraded20164$18,190,990$4,547,748$18,190,990$18,190,990100.0%$4,547,748
ColtsExtensionActive20204$84,000,000$21,000,000$39,378,000$00.0%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
49ers4$18,190,990$4,547,748$18,190,9900.0%$00.0%
Colts0$0$0$00.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
201649ers$450,000$2,857,453$0$450,000$3,307,4531.9%$11,879,812
201749ers$540,000$2,857,453$736,863$1,276,863$4,134,3162.0%$1,276,863
201849ers$630,000$2,857,453$1,473,726$2,103,726$4,961,1792.1%$2,103,726
201949ers$720,000$2,857,453$2,210,589$2,930,589$5,788,0422.5%$2,930,589
2020Colts$12,378,000$0$11,000,000$23,378,000$23,378,0009.7%$23,378,000
2021Colts$1,000,000$0$16,000,000$16,000,000$17,000,0009.1%$17,000,000
2022Colts$11,000,000$0$5,000,000$0$16,000,0007.0%$16,000,000
2023Colts$18,750,000$0$1,000,000$0$19,750,0008.2%$19,750,000
2024Colts$20,250,000$0$0$0$20,250,0007.9%$20,250,000
Total$65,718,000$11,429,812$37,421,178$46,139,178$114,568,990$114,568,990

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2016151087.5%21.1%43306267181000200
2017160076.8%18.7%45153215215001000
2018160079.4%35.4%4423127117203000100
2019160079.2%35.4%34287.54791420024121
202020083.7%34.7%541.59240000000

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$13,414,000$21,000,000
Injury Adjusted$13,414,000$21,000,000
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OTC Valuation $3.0M $6.0M $9.0M $12.0M $15.0M APY $3.8M $7.5M $11.3M $15.0M $18.8M $5,453,000 $4,918,789

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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