Justin Pugh

Left Guard

Age: 31
Free Agency: 2023 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 8
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $6,882,353 (3.60% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $5,000,000 (2.37% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.73
  • Contract Value: $15,025,000 ($7,512,500 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $4,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 8/110 at LG

Current Contract

(Other, signed 2021)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202131$4,000,000$2,000,000$0$1,000,000$4,000,000$6,882,3533.6%
2022 📝
March 21: Roster bonus due
32$8,025,000$2,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$0$12,025,0005.8%
Total$12,025,000$4,000,000$1,000,000$2,000,000$4,000,000$18,907,353

Contract Notes

The Cardinals signed Justin Pugh to a five year, $45.025 million contract. Pugh received a $10 million signing bonus. In addition his 2018 salary and $2 million of his 2019 salary are fully guaranteed at signing. If Pugh is on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2019 league year another $3 million becomes fully guaranteed. There is a $2.75 million injury guarantee in 2020 that becomes fully guaranteed if on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2020 league year. In 2020,  2021, and 2022 there are offseason roster bonuses that will be earned on the 5th day of the league year. There are per game bonuses of $500,000 in 2018, $750,000 in 2019, and $1 million in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Pugh agreed to a pay cut in 2021 reducing his salary from $9.25 million to $5 million with $4 million in guarantees.

Cash Flows

- old money
- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$7.5M
$15M
Old Money20212022
Cash Due$9,023,000$5,000,000$1,002,000
Running Cash$14,023,000$15,025,000
Career Earnings: $42,666,898
Career APY: $5,333,362
Potential Earnings: $48,668,898
Total Guarantees: $24,960,128
Largest Cash Payment: $11,250,000 (2018)
Largest Cap Number: $12,025,000 (2022)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
GiantsDraftedExpired20135$17,166,898$3,433,380$7,960,128$17,166,898100.0%$3,433,380
CardinalsUFARenegotiated20185$45,025,000$9,005,000$13,000,000$25,500,00056.6%$8,500,000
CardinalsOtherActive20212$15,025,000$7,512,500$4,000,000$00.0%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Giants5$17,166,898$3,433,380$17,166,8980.0%$00.0%
Cardinals3$25,500,000$8,500,000$21,500,0000.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2013Giants$405,000$1,112,436$0$0$405,000$1,517,4361.2%$4,854,744
2014Giants$784,359$1,112,436$0$0$784,359$1,896,7951.4%$784,359
2015Giants$1,163,718$1,112,436$0$0$1,163,718$2,276,1541.6%$1,163,718
2016Giants$1,157,307$1,112,436$385,770$0$1,157,307$2,655,5131.6%$1,543,077
2017Giants$8,821,000$0$0$0$8,821,000$8,821,0005.2%$8,821,000
2018Cardinals$1,000,000$2,000,000$0$500,000$1,000,000$3,250,0001.8%$11,250,000
2019Cardinals$5,000,000$2,000,000$0$750,000$5,000,000$7,750,0004.0%$5,750,000
2020Cardinals$7,250,000$2,000,000$250,000$1,000,000$3,000,000$10,500,0005.3%$8,500,000
2021Cardinals$4,000,000$2,000,000$0$1,000,000$4,000,000$6,882,3533.6%$5,000,000
2022Cardinals$8,025,000$2,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$0$12,025,0005.8%$1,002,000
Total$37,606,384$14,449,744$1,635,770$4,250,000$25,331,384$57,574,251$48,668,898

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnaps
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecial
20131600100.0%12.1%
2014141180.7%0.8%
2015142086.9%6.0%
2016115064.7%8.3%
201787140.1%4.9%
201878036.4%3.2%
2019160097.6%9.2%
2020151084.7%15.3%

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$8,821,000$7,512,500
Injury Adjusted$9,351,146$7,042,969
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OTC Valuation $2.0M $3.9M $5.9M $7.8M $9.8M APY $2.7M $5.3M $8.0M $10.7M $13.3M $4,808,000 $3,500,000

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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