Age: 28
Free Agency: 2026 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 5
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $4,400,000 (1.71% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $3,700,000 (1.61% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.84
  • Contract Value: $12,300,000 ($4,100,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $4,600,000
  • Contract Ranking: 49/234 at IDL

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2023)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
RegularPer Game
202327$1,100,000$700,000$0$0$1,100,000$1,800,0000.8%
2024 📝
March 18: Roster bonus due
28$3,100,000$700,000$300,000$300,000$0$4,400,0001.7%
2025 📝
March 19: Roster bonus due
29$3,400,000$700,000$300,000$300,000$0$4,700,0001.8%
2026 📝
March 15: Contract voids
30Void$700,000VoidVoidVoid$1,400,0000.5%
202731Void$700,000VoidVoidVoid$00.0%
202832Void$0VoidVoidVoid$0--
Total$7,600,000$3,500,000$600,000$600,000$1,100,000$12,300,000

Contract Notes

Khalen Saunders signed a three year, $12.3 million contract with the Saints. $6.6 million is guaranteed with $4.6 million guaranteed at signing. If on the roster on the 3rd day of the league year Saunders will earn another $2 million in full guarantees and a $300,000 roster bonus. If on the roster on the 5th day of the 2025 league year he will earn a $300,000 bonus. There are per game bonuses in both 2024 and 2025.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$4.1M
$8.2M
$12.3M
202320242025
Cash Due$4,600,000$3,700,000$4,000,000
Running Cash$4,600,000$8,300,000$12,300,000
Career Earnings: $8,575,180
Career APY: $1,715,036
Potential Earnings: $16,275,180
Total Guarantees: $5,515,180
Largest Cash Payment: $4,600,000 (2023)
Largest Cap Number: $4,700,000 (2025)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
ChiefsDraftedExpired20194$3,673,180$918,295$915,180$3,975,180108.2%$993,795
SaintsUFAActive20233$12,300,000$4,100,000$4,600,000$4,600,00037.4%$4,600,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Chiefs4$3,975,180$993,795$3,975,1800.0%$00.0%
Saints1$4,600,000$4,600,000$1,800,0000.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2019Chiefs$495,000$228,795$0$0$0$0$723,7950.4%$1,410,180
2020Chiefs$675,000$228,795$0$0$25,000$0$928,7950.4%$700,000
2021Chiefs$850,000$228,795$0$0$25,000$0$1,103,7950.6%$875,000
2022Chiefs$965,000$228,795$0$0$25,000$0$1,218,7950.6%$990,000
2023Saints$1,100,000$700,000$0$0$0$1,100,000$1,800,0000.8%$4,600,000
2024Saints$3,100,000$700,000$300,000$300,000$0$0$4,400,0001.7%$3,700,000
2025Saints$3,400,000$700,000$300,000$300,000$0$0$4,700,0001.8%$4,000,000
2026Saints$0$700,000$0$0$0$0$1,400,0000.5%$0
2027Saints$0$700,000$0$0$0$0$00.0%$0
2028Saints$0$0$0$0$0$0$0--$0
Total$10,585,000$4,415,180$600,000$600,000$75,000$1,100,000$16,275,180$16,275,180

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2019120427.2%0.7%13910021000000
20203086.9%0.9%3000000000000
202172112.9%0.0%2600000000000
2022161034.8%14.7%22263.522.5381000000
2023170036.5%24.4%243300121000000

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$2,572,000$4,100,000
Injury Adjusted$2,572,000$4,100,000
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OTC Valuation $3.4M $6.8M $10.2M $13.5M $16.9M APY $5.3M $10.6M $15.8M $21.1M $26.4M $4,931,000 $5,451,546

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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