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John Brown

Wide Receiver

Age: 30
Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 6
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $9,718,750 (4.40% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $8,150,000 (4.03% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.84
  • Contract Value: $27,000,000 ($9,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $10,100,000
  • Contract Ranking: 32/385 at WR

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2019)
(📝: 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$7,500,0003.8%
2020 📝
March 22: $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$2,000,000$9,718,7504.4%
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$9,750,0004.5%
Total$17,900,000$4,800,000$2,500,000$1,500,000$300,000$7,300,000$26,968,750

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.
Career Earnings: $19,562,650
Career APY: $3,260,442
Potential Earnings: $35,862,650
Total Guarantees: $14,642,900
Largest Cash Payment: $10,668,750 (2019)
Largest Cap Number: $9,750,000 (2021)

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$10,668,75039.5%$10,668,750
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%
Bills1$10,668,750$10,668,750$7,500,0000.0%$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$657,7250.4%$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$1,932,7251.1%$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$7,500,0003.8%$10,668,750
2020Bills$7,050,000$1,600,000$500,000$500,000$100,000$2,000,000$9,718,7504.4%$8,150,000
2021Bills$7,050,000$1,600,000$500,000$500,000$100,000$0$9,750,0004.5%$8,150,000
Total$22,251,000$9,342,900$2,500,000$1,500,000$300,000$7,300,000$35,862,650$35,862,650

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2014160062.6%4.0%3-6-2.004869614.5500
2015160078.5%3.5%3227.3065100315.4711
2016161051.9%9.6%11010.003951713.3210
2017166079.9%18.3%11010.002129914.2300
2018160063.8%0.0%341.304271517.0500
2019150185.6%0.0%273.5072106014.7600

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$12,015,000$9,000,000
Injury Adjusted$12,015,000$9,000,000
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OTC Valuation $3.2M $6.4M $9.7M $12.9M $16.1M APY $3.7M $7.3M $11.0M $14.7M $18.3M $6,576,000 $6,500,000

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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