• 2017 Salary Cap Charge: $22,100,000
  • % of 2017 Team Cap: 12.96%
  • 2017 Cash Payout: $16,500,000
  • % of 2017 Team Cash Spending: 10.19%
  • 2017 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.75
  • Total Contract Value: $101,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $16,833,333
  • Position Ranking: 2/157 at 34OLB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $32,500,000
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 258
  • College: Georgia
  • Accrued Seasons: 6
  • 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

YearAgeBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
201526$1,000,000 $1,000,000$4,100,000$0$0$0$5,100,0003.6%
201627$7,400,000 $7,400,000$5,600,000$0$100,000$0$13,100,0008.4%
201728$16,350,000 $16,250,000$5,600,000$0$150,000$0$22,100,00013.2%
201829$14,750,000$5,600,000$0$250,000$0$20,600,00011.6%
201930$15,250,000$5,600,000$0$250,000$0$21,100,00011.1%
202031$17,000,000$1,500,000$0$500,000$0$19,000,0009.5%
Total$71,750,000$28,000,000$0$1,250,000$0$101,000,000
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Contract History

Career Earnings: $40,022,248
Years: 6
Career APY: $6,670,375
TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
ChiefsDraftedExpired20114$3,547,248$886,812$3,522,24899.3%$880,562
ChiefsFranchiseActive20156$101,000,000$16,833,333$36,500,00036.1%$18,250,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Chiefs6$40,022,248$6,670,375$21,747,2480.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2011Chiefs$375,000$167,812$0$0$0$542,8120.5%
2012Chiefs$465,000$167,812$0$25,000$0$657,8120.5%
2013Chiefs$555,000$167,812$0$25,000$0$747,8120.6%
2014Chiefs$1,406,000$167,812$0$25,000$0$1,598,8121.2%
2015Chiefs$1,000,000 $1,000,000$4,100,000$0$0$0$5,100,0003.6%
2016Chiefs$7,400,000 $7,400,000$5,600,000$0$100,000$0$13,100,0008.4%
2017Chiefs$16,350,000 $16,250,000$5,600,000$0$150,000$0$22,100,00013.2%
2018Chiefs$14,750,000$5,600,000$0$250,000$0$20,600,00011.6%
2019Chiefs$15,250,000$5,600,000$0$250,000$0$21,100,00011.1%
2020Chiefs$17,000,000$1,500,000$0$500,000$0$19,000,0009.5%
Total$74,551,000$28,671,248$0$1,325,000$0$104,547,248 

Statistics (2014-present)

YearGames PlayedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
20141697.3%0.2%609229923255004000
20151156.9%0.2%2557.55491262161001
2016526.1%0.0%201417661001000
2017991.5%0.4%3077.540111540001131

Financial Reports

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