John Brown

Wide Receiver

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $7,500,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 3.77%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $10,700,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 6.56%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.43
  • Total Contract Value: $27,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $9,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 27/317 at WR
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $10,100,000
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 179
  • College: Pittsburg State
  • Accrued Seasons: 5
  • Entry: 2014 Draft, Round 3, #91 overall (Cardinals)
  • Year Signed: 2019
  • Contract Type: UFA
  • Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)

Contract Notes

John Brown signed a three year, $27 million contract with the Bills on March 14, 2019. Brown received $11.6 million in guarantees, $10.1 million of which is fully guaranteed. Brown's full guarantee is made up of a $4.8 million signing bonus, a $2.5 million roster bonus, and his 2019 base salary. If on the roster on the 5th day of the 2020 league year he will earn another $1.5 million in full guarantees plus a $500,000 roster bonus. If on the roster on the 5th day of the 2021 league year he will earn a roster bonus worth $500,000. There are annual per game bonuses of $500,000 and workout bonuses of $100,000.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201929$3,800,000$1,600,000$1,500,000$500,000$100,000$5,300,000$7,500,0004.0%
2020 📝
March 15: $1.5 million of salary becomes guaranteed; 5th day of league year $500,000 roster bonus due
30$7,050,000$1,600,000$500,000$500,000$100,000$0$9,750,0004.9%
2021 📝
March 15: 5th day of league year $500,000 roster bonus due
31$7,050,000$1,600,000$500,000$500,000$100,000$0$9,750,000--
Total$17,900,000$4,800,000$2,500,000$1,500,000$300,000$5,300,000$27,000,000
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Career Earnings: $13,693,900
Career APY: $2,738,780
Potential Earnings: $35,893,900
Total Guarantees: $14,642,900
Largest Cash Payment: $10,700,000 (2019)
Largest Cap Hit: $9,750,000 (2020)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
CardinalsDraftedExpired20144$2,798,900$699,725$542,900$3,893,900139.1%$973,475
RavensUFAExpired20181$5,000,000$5,000,000$4,000,000$5,000,000100.0%$5,000,000
BillsUFAActive20193$27,000,000$9,000,000$10,100,000$4,800,00017.8%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Cardinals4$3,893,900$973,475$3,893,9000.0%$00.0%
Ravens1$5,000,000$5,000,000$5,000,0000.0%$00.0%
Bills0$4,800,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2014Cardinals$420,000$135,725$0$0$0$0$555,7250.4%$962,900
2015Cardinals$522,000$135,725$0$0$0$0$657,7250.5%$522,000
2016Cardinals$612,000$135,725$0$0$0$0$747,7250.5%$612,000
2017Cardinals$1,797,000$135,725$0$0$0$0$1,932,7251.2%$1,797,000
2018Ravens$1,000,000$4,000,000$0$0$0$0$5,000,0002.8%$5,000,000
2019Bills$3,800,000$1,600,000$1,500,000$500,000$100,000$5,300,000$7,500,0004.0%$10,700,000
2020Bills$7,050,000$1,600,000$500,000$500,000$100,000$0$9,750,0004.9%$8,150,000
2021Bills$7,050,000$1,600,000$500,000$500,000$100,000$0$9,750,000--$8,150,000
Total$22,251,000$9,342,900$2,500,000$1,500,000$300,000$5,300,000$35,893,900$35,893,900

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnapsReceivingRushingFumbles
OffenseSpecialRecYardsAvgTDAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
20141662.6%4.0%4869614.553-6-2.0000
20151678.5%3.5%65100315.473227.3011
20161651.9%9.6%3951713.3211010.0010
20171679.9%18.3%2129914.2311010.0000
20181663.8%0.0%4271517.05341.3000

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average