Emmanuel Sanders

Wide Receiver

Age: 34
Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 11
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $4,616,176 (2.46% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $6,000,000 (2.77% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.30
  • Contract Value: $6,000,000 ($6,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $5,900,000
  • Contract Ranking: 36/317 at WR

Current Contract

(SFA, signed 2021)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
2021 📝
March 22: $350,000 roster bonus due
34$2,800,000$1,375,000$350,000$50,000$50,000$3,150,000$4,616,1762.5%
Total$2,800,000$1,375,000$350,000$50,000$50,000$3,150,000$4,616,176

Contract Notes

Emmanuel Sanders signed a 1 year contract with the Buffalo Bills on March 18, 2021. Contract value is $6 million with $5.9 million guaranteed. The second year of the contract voids 23 days prior to the start of the 2022 league year.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$6M
2021
Cash Due$6,000,000
Running Cash$6,000,000
Career Earnings: $64,696,069
Career APY: $5,881,461
Potential Earnings: $63,566,657
Total Guarantees: $62,486,069
Largest Cash Payment: $13,250,000 (2016)
Largest Cap Number: $10,937,500 (2018)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
SteelersDraftedExpired20103$1,801,069$600,356$586,069$1,896,069105.3%$632,023
SteelersRFAExpired20131$2,500,000$2,500,000$0$2,500,000100.0%$2,500,000
BroncosUFARenegotiated20143$15,000,000$5,000,000$6,000,000$10,850,00072.3%$5,425,000
BroncosExtensionTraded20163$33,000,000$11,000,000$20,000,000$28,350,00085.9%$9,450,000
49ersExtensionExpired20163$33,000,000$11,000,000$20,000,000$5,970,58818.1%$5,970,588
SaintsUFATerminated20202$16,000,000$8,000,000$10,000,000$8,000,00050.0%$8,000,000
BillsSFAActive20211$6,000,000$6,000,000$5,900,000$2,750,00045.8%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Steelers4$4,396,069$1,099,017$4,396,0690.0%$00.0%
Broncos5$43,479,412$8,695,882$36,512,5000.0%$6,966,9120.0%
49ers1$5,970,588$5,970,588$5,970,5880.0%$00.0%
Saints1$8,100,000$8,100,000$4,000,0000.0%$4,100,0000.0%
Bills0$2,750,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2010Steelers$320,000$195,356$0$0$0$0$515,356--$906,069
2011Steelers$450,000$195,356$0$0$0$0$645,3560.5%$450,000
2012Steelers$540,000$195,357$0$0$0$0$735,3570.6%$540,000
2013Steelers$2,500,000$0$0$0$0$0$2,500,0002.0%$2,500,000
2014Broncos$2,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$0$0$3,000,000$4,000,0002.8%$6,000,000
2015Broncos$4,850,000$1,000,000$0$0$0$0$5,850,0003.9%$4,850,000
2016Broncos$2,500,000$3,687,500$0$0$0$2,500,000$6,187,5004.0%$13,250,000
2017Broncos$6,750,000$2,687,500$0$0$100,000$6,750,000$9,537,5005.7%$6,850,000
2018Broncos$8,150,000$2,687,500$0$0$100,000$6,900,000$10,937,5005.8%$8,250,000
201949ers$10,150,000$0$0$0$0$0$5,970,5882.6%$5,970,588
2020Saints$2,000,000$2,000,000$0$0$0$2,000,000$4,000,0002.0%$8,000,000
2021Bills$2,800,000$1,375,000$350,000$50,000$50,000$3,150,000$4,616,1762.5%$6,000,000
Total$43,010,000$15,023,569$1,350,000$50,000$250,000$24,300,000$55,495,333$63,566,657
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Broncos2019$6,966,912$4,279,412
Saints2021$4,100,000$100,000
Total$11,066,912$4,379,412

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
201111----32.0%0.0%000.002228813.1200
201216----67.7%9.1%144.004462614.2132
2013160075.8%4.4%12525.006774011.0610
2014160088.8%2.2%8445.50101140413.9910
2015151077.4%11.3%3299.7076113514.9622
2016160080.4%0.0%144.0079103213.1510
2017123056.4%0.4%000.004755511.8200
2018124061.3%0.0%45313.317186812.2410
2019170081.1%0.0%000.006686913.2500
2020140052.0%0.2%11212.006172611.9500
202150080.4%0.0%177.001932216.9400

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$14,296,000$6,000,000
Injury Adjusted$14,296,000$6,000,000
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OTC Valuation $3.3M $6.5M $9.8M $13.0M $16.3M APY $4.5M $9.1M $13.6M $18.2M $22.7M $9,514,000 $4,937,514

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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