Jaylen Waddle

Wide Receiver

Age: 26
Free Agency: 2029 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 3
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $9,094,435 (3.55% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $19,928,546 (6.67% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.19
  • Contract Value: $84,750,000 ($28,250,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $35,978,546
  • Contract Ranking: 5/392 at WR

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2024)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
SigningOptionRegularPer Game
202426$1,055,000$8,039,435$0$0$0$0$1,055,000$9,094,4353.6%
2025 📝
March 18: 2026 salary is guaranteed
27$1,170,000$3,774,709$2,976,000$0$0$100,000$16,050,000$8,020,7093.1%
2026 📝
March 18: $15.2M of 2027 salary is guaranteed
28$1,215,000$3,774,709$6,059,200$0$510,000$100,000$0$11,658,9094.1%
2027 📝
March 15: $8.19M of salary is guaranteed
29$23,390,454$3,774,709$6,059,200$0$510,000$100,000$0$33,834,36310.8%
2028 📝
March 15: Roster bonus due
30$25,764,546$3,774,710$6,059,200$1,000,000$510,000$100,000$0$37,208,456--
2029 📝
February 15: Contract voids
31Void$0$6,059,200VoidVoidVoidVoid$9,142,400--
203032Void$0$3,083,200VoidVoidVoidVoid$0--
Total$52,595,000$23,138,272$30,296,000$1,000,000$1,530,000$400,000$17,105,000$108,959,272

Contract Notes

Jaylen Waddle signed a three year, $84.75 million extension with the Dolphins on May 30, 2024. $76 million of the total contract value is guaranteed for injury of which $36 million is fully guaranteed. The new money injury guarantee is $56.05 million. Waddle received an $18.87 million signing bonus and his 2024 and 2025 salaries are guaranteed. If on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2025 league year his 2026 salary will be guaranteed. On the 3rd day of the 2026 league year, $15.2 million of his 2027 salary is guaranteed. The balance of his 2027 salary is fully guaranteed on the 3rd day of the 2027 league year. The Dolphins can convert Waddle's 2025 and 2026 salaries to an option bonus for salary cap purposes. On the 3rd day of the 2028 league year, Waddle will receive a $1 million roster bonus. There are annual per game and workout bonuses as part of the contract. There are two void years for salary cap purposes. The extension increased his 2024 cap number by $476,000 and decreased his 2025 cap number by $7.57 million.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$28.3M
$56.5M
$84.8M
20242025202620272028
Cash Due$15,575,000$559,000$17,241,000$24,000,454$27,374,546
Running Cash$15,575,000$16,134,000$33,375,000$57,375,454$84,750,000
Career Earnings: $41,605,996
Career APY: $13,868,665
Potential Earnings: $127,426,996
Total Guarantees: $63,064,542
Largest Cash Payment: $27,374,546 (2028)
Largest Cap Number: $37,208,456 (2028)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
DolphinsDraftedExtended20214$27,085,996$6,771,499$27,085,996$22,732,45083.9%$7,577,483
DolphinsExtensionActive20243$84,750,000$28,250,000$35,978,546$18,873,54622.3%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Dolphins3$41,605,996$13,868,665$18,467,7240.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusOption BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2021Dolphins$660,000$4,264,726$0$0$0$0$660,000$4,924,7262.5%$17,718,904
2022Dolphins$825,000$4,264,726$0$1,066,182$0$0$1,891,182$6,155,9082.9%$1,891,182
2023Dolphins$940,000$4,264,726$0$2,182,364$0$0$3,122,364$7,387,0903.3%$3,122,364
2024Dolphins$1,055,000$8,039,435$0$0$0$0$1,055,000$9,094,4353.6%$19,928,546
2025Dolphins$1,170,000$3,774,709$2,976,000$0$0$100,000$16,050,000$8,020,7093.1%$16,150,000
2026Dolphins$1,215,000$3,774,709$6,059,200$0$510,000$100,000$0$11,658,9094.1%$17,241,000
2027Dolphins$23,390,454$3,774,709$6,059,200$0$510,000$100,000$0$33,834,36310.8%$24,000,454
2028Dolphins$25,764,546$3,774,710$6,059,200$1,000,000$510,000$100,000$0$37,208,456--$27,374,546
2029Dolphins$75,000,000$0$6,059,200$0$0$0$0$9,142,400--$0
2030Dolphins$75,000,000$0$3,083,200$0$0$0$0$0--$0
Total$205,020,000$35,932,450$30,296,000$4,248,546$1,530,000$400,000$22,778,546$127,426,996$127,426,996

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2021160078.2%11.8%231.5110410159.8600
2022170074.3%0.7%3268.7075135618.1800
2023143055.6%1.1%3124.0072101414.1400

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$9,568,000$28,250,000
Injury Adjusted$11,863,563$22,953,125
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OTC Valuation $4.3M $8.7M $13M $17.4M $21.7M APY $5.8M $11.7M $17.5M $23.3M $29.2M $9,208,000 $7,000,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

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