Justin Houston

3-4 Outside Linebacker

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $21,100,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 11.06%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $15,500,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 12.22%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.73
  • Total Contract Value: $101,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $16,833,333
  • Position Ranking: 1/18 at 34OLB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $32,500,000
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 258
  • College: Georgia
  • Accrued Seasons: 8
  • Entry: 2011 Draft, Round 3, #70 overall (Chiefs)
  • Year Signed: 2015
  • Contract Type: Franchise
  • Free Agency: 2021 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Justin Houston signed a six year, $101 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on July 15, 2015. Houston received $32.5 million in full guarantees including a $20.5 million signing bonus, his entire 2015 base salary and $11 million of his 2016 salary. On the third day of the 2016 League Year, the balance of his 2016 salary will become fully guaranteed as will $6.75 million of his 2017 salary. On the third day of the 2017 League Year, an additional $9.5 million of his 2017 salary becomes fully guaranteed. The total guaranteed compensation is $52.5 million.

Houston restructured his contract in 2016 by converting $7.5M of base salary into a signing bonus. The move created an additional $6 million of 2016 cap space for the Chiefs.

Current Contract

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2015 26 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $4,100,000 $0 $0 $0 $5,100,000 3.6%
2016 27 $7,400,000 $7,400,000 $5,600,000 $0 $100,000 $0 $13,100,000 8.4%
2017 28 $16,350,000 $16,250,000 $5,600,000 $0 $150,000 $0 $22,100,000 13.2%
2018 29 $14,750,000 $5,600,000 $0 $250,000 $0 $20,600,000 11.6%
2019 30 $15,250,000 $5,600,000 $0 $250,000 $0 $21,100,000 11.1%
2020 31 $17,000,000 $1,500,000 $0 $500,000 $0 $19,000,000 9.5%
Total $71,750,000 $28,000,000 $0 $1,250,000 $0 $101,000,000
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Career Earnings: $71,522,248
Career APY: $8,940,281
Potential Earnings: $104,522,248
Total Guarantees: $33,171,248
Largest Cash Payment: $21,500,000 (2015)
Largest Cap Hit: $22,100,000 (2017)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Chiefs Drafted Expired 2011 4 $3,547,248 $886,812 $671,248 $3,522,248 99.3% $880,562
Chiefs Franchise Active 2015 6 $101,000,000 $16,833,333 $32,500,000 $68,000,000 67.3% $17,000,000
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Chiefs 8 $71,522,248 $8,940,281 $64,447,248 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2011 Chiefs $375,000 $167,812 $0 $0 $0 $542,812 0.5% $1,046,248
2012 Chiefs $465,000 $167,812 $0 $25,000 $0 $657,812 0.5% $490,000
2013 Chiefs $555,000 $167,812 $0 $25,000 $0 $747,812 0.6% $580,000
2014 Chiefs $1,406,000 $167,812 $0 $25,000 $0 $1,598,812 1.2% $1,406,000
2015 Chiefs $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $4,100,000 $0 $0 $0 $5,100,000 3.6% $21,500,000
2016 Chiefs $7,400,000 $7,400,000 $5,600,000 $0 $100,000 $0 $13,100,000 8.4% $15,000,000
2017 Chiefs $16,350,000 $16,250,000 $5,600,000 $0 $150,000 $0 $22,100,000 13.2% $16,500,000
2018 Chiefs $14,750,000 $5,600,000 $0 $250,000 $0 $20,600,000 11.6% $15,000,000
2019 Chiefs $15,250,000 $5,600,000 $0 $250,000 $0 $21,100,000 11.1% $15,500,000
2020 Chiefs $17,000,000 $1,500,000 $0 $500,000 $0 $19,000,000 9.5% $17,500,000
Total $74,551,000 $28,671,248 $0 $1,325,000 $0 $104,547,248   $104,522,248

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Tackles Negative Plays Interceptions Fumbles TD
Defense Special SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2011 16 72.4% 0.0%46105.527.51094001100
2012 16 99.5% 22.6%53131069131861321140
2013 11 62.8% 7.6%413117511154001200
2014 16 97.3% 0.2%609229923255004000
2015 11 56.9% 0.2%2557.55491262161001
2016 5 26.1% 0.0%201417661001000
2017 15 86.3% 0.2%45139.554152050001131
2018 12 60.9% 0.2%289956.58121145300

Financial Reports

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