Jesse James

Tight End

Age: 28
Free Agency: 2023 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 8
  • 2022 Salary Cap Charge: $526,111 (0.24% of cap)
  • 2022 Cash Payout: $617,778 (0.24% of spending)
  • 2022 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.17
  • Contract Value: $1,120,000 ($1,120,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $0
  • Contract Ranking: 59/166 at TE

Current Contract

(SFA, signed 2022)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202228$1,120,000$526,1110.2%
Total$1,120,000$526,111

Contract Notes

Jesse James signed a one year deal worth $1.65 million, with incentives that could push the maximum value to $2.15 million. James earned a $650,000 signing bonus, which is prorated over three void years added onto the end of the deal. James' 2021 base salary is guaranteed.

Cash Flows

- old money
- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$1.1M
Old Money2022
Cash Due$502,222$617,778
Running Cash$1,120,000
Career Earnings: $17,808,690
Career APY: $2,226,086
Potential Earnings: $17,808,690
Total Guarantees: $12,358,912
Largest Cash Payment: $8,000,000 (2019)
Largest Cap Number: $5,279,000 (2020)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
SteelersDraftedExpired20154$2,488,912$622,228$208,912$3,690,912148.3%$922,728
LionsUFATerminated20194$22,600,000$5,650,000$10,500,000$11,850,00052.4%$5,925,000
BearsSFAExpired20211$1,650,000$1,650,000$1,650,000$1,650,000100.0%$1,650,000
BrownsSFAActive20221$1,120,000$1,120,000$0$617,77855.2%$617,778
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Steelers4$3,690,912$922,728$3,690,9120.0%$00.0%
Lions2$11,850,000$5,925,000$7,563,0000.0%$4,287,0000.0%
Bears1$1,650,000$1,650,000$1,162,5000.0%$487,5000.0%
Browns1$617,778$617,778$526,1110.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2015Steelers$435,000$52,228$0$0$487,2280.3%$643,912
2016Steelers$525,000$52,228$0$0$577,2280.4%$525,000
2017Steelers$615,000$52,228$0$0$667,2280.4%$615,000
2018Steelers$1,907,000$52,228$0$0$1,959,2281.1%$1,907,000
2019Lions$805,000$1,429,000$50,000$805,000$2,284,0001.2%$8,000,000
2020Lions$3,800,000$1,429,000$50,000$2,550,000$5,279,0002.5%$3,850,000
2021Bears$1,000,000$162,500$0$1,000,000$1,162,5000.6%$1,650,000
2022Browns$1,120,000$0$0$0$526,1110.2%$617,778
Total$10,207,000$3,229,412$100,000$4,355,000$12,942,523$17,808,690
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Lions2021$4,287,000$0
Bears2022$487,500$0
Total$4,774,500$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
201580816.9%4.0%000.008567.0100
2016160078.9%21.8%000.00393388.7300
2017160081.9%17.6%000.00413638.9300
2018160050.4%16.3%000.003042314.1200
2019160045.5%25.6%000.00161428.9000
2020160044.3%34.5%000.00141299.2200
2021140123.6%26.2%000.007628.9100
20222001.5%2.5%000.00000.0000

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$285,000$1,120,000
Injury Adjusted$285,000$1,120,000
test
OTC Valuation $2.1M $4.2M $6.4M $8.5M $10.6M APY $2.8M $5.7M $8.5M $11.3M $14.2M $6,305,000 $8,021,667

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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