Sam Martin

Punter

Age: 34
Free Agency: 2026 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 11
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $2,050,000 (0.80% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $1,650,000 (0.59% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.80
  • Contract Value: $6,000,000 ($2,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $2,365,000
  • Contract Ranking: 19/38 at P

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2023)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202333$1,165,000$400,000$51,000$49,000$1,165,000$1,665,0000.7%
2024 📝
March 18: $1.55M is guaranteed
34$1,550,000$400,000$51,000$49,000$1,550,000$2,050,0000.8%
202535$1,285,000$400,000$51,000$49,000$0$1,785,0000.7%
Total$4,000,000$1,200,000$153,000$147,000$2,715,000$5,500,000

Contract Notes

Sam Martin signed a three year, $6 million contract with the Bills. $3.9 million is guaranteed including a $1.2 million signing bonus. If on the roster on the 5th day of the 2024 league year, $1.55 million will become fully guaranteed. The contract has annual per game and workout bonuses. There are an additional $1.5 million in incentives available.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$2M
$4M
$6M
202320242025
Cash Due$2,465,000$1,650,000$1,885,000
Running Cash$2,465,000$4,115,000$6,000,000
Career Earnings: $20,407,800
Career APY: $1,855,255
Potential Earnings: $23,442,800
Total Guarantees: $9,400,300
Largest Cash Payment: $3,175,000 (2016)
Largest Cap Number: $3,500,000 (2017)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
LionsDraftedRenegotiated20134$2,320,300$580,075$160,300$1,645,30070.9%$548,433
LionsExtensionRenegotiated20164$13,600,276$3,400,069$3,175,000$8,425,00061.9%$2,808,333
LionsOtherExpired20191$1,700,000$1,700,000$1,700,000$1,800,000105.9%$1,800,000
BroncosUFATerminated20203$7,050,000$2,350,000$2,000,000$4,800,00068.1%$2,400,000
BillsSFAExpired20221$1,272,500$1,272,500$0$1,272,500100.0%$1,272,500
BillsUFAActive20233$6,000,000$2,000,000$2,365,000$2,465,00041.1%$2,465,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Lions7$11,870,300$1,695,757$11,545,3000.0%$500,0000.0%
Broncos2$4,800,000$2,400,000$4,316,6660.0%$483,3340.0%
Bills2$3,737,500$1,868,750$2,712,5000.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2013Lions$405,000$40,075$0$0$0$0$0$445,0750.4%$565,300
2014Lions$495,000$40,075$0$0$0$0$0$535,0750.4%$495,000
2015Lions$585,000$40,075$0$0$0$0$0$625,0750.4%$585,000
2016Lions$675,000$540,075$0$0$0$0$675,000$1,215,0750.8%$3,175,000
2017Lions$2,225,000$500,000$500,000$0$100,000$175,000$2,225,000$3,500,0002.1%$2,825,000
2018Lions$2,325,000$500,000$0$0$100,000$0$0$2,925,0001.6%$2,425,000
2019Lions$1,700,000$500,000$0$0$100,000$0$1,700,000$2,300,0001.2%$1,800,000
2020Broncos$1,050,000$483,333$0$0$0$0$550,000$1,533,3330.7%$2,500,000
2021Broncos$2,300,000$483,333$0$0$0$0$0$2,783,3331.4%$2,300,000
2022Bills$1,120,000$152,500$0$0$0$0$0$1,047,5000.5%$1,272,500
2023Bills$1,165,000$400,000$0$51,000$49,000$0$1,165,000$1,665,0000.7%$2,465,000
2024Bills$1,550,000$400,000$0$51,000$49,000$0$1,550,000$2,050,0000.8%$1,650,000
2025Bills$1,285,000$400,000$0$51,000$49,000$0$0$1,785,0000.7%$1,385,000
Total$16,880,000$4,479,466$500,000$153,000$447,000$175,000$7,865,000$22,409,466$23,442,800
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Lions2020$500,000$0
Broncos2022$483,334$0
Total$983,334$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsPunts
InjuredHealthySpecialPuntsYardsLongIn 20TBBlk
2013160045.9%7233997222101
2014160051.8%683138712950
2015160047.7%803679662530
2016160050.2%623010632330
2017106030.0%411779641360
2018160049.2%743310613240
2019160044.8%763445623170
2020160029.4%653040691941
2021170031.0%673083682830
2022160031.2%452146671651
2023170030.7%512334702430

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$2,114,000$2,000,000
Injury Adjusted$2,114,000$2,000,000
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OTC Valuation $508.3k $1M $1.5M $2M $2.5M APY $612.5k $1.2M $1.8M $2.4M $3.1M $2,176,000 $2,000,000

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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