Sammy Watkins

Wide Receiver

Age: 27
Free Agency: 2021 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 6
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $15,875,000 (7.14% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $9,000,000 (4.58% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.57
  • Contract Value: $9,000,000 ($9,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $9,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 32/385 at WR

Current Contract

(Other, signed 2020)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202027$7,000,000$8,000,000$1,000,000$7,000,000$15,875,0007.1%
Total$7,000,000$8,000,000$1,000,000$7,000,000$15,875,000

Contract Notes

Sammy Watkins agreed to a new one year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on April 3, 2020.  Contract is worth a base value of $9 million, potentially up to $16 million through incentives.  The move saves the team $3.75 million in cap dollars initially.  Mike Garafolo has the details here.Sammy Watkins signed a three year, $48 million contract with the Chiefs on March 14, 2018. Watkins received a $21 million signing as part of his $30 million guarantee package. The entire $30 million is fully guaranteed at signing and consists of his signing bonus, 2019 base salary and $8.21 million of his 2019 base salary.
Career Earnings: $52,487,112
Career APY: $8,747,852
Potential Earnings: $60,487,112
Total Guarantees: $78,871,206
Largest Cash Payment: $21,800,000 (2018)
Largest Cap Number: $19,200,000 (2019)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BillsDraftedTraded20144$19,935,603$4,983,901$19,935,603$16,797,11284.3%$5,599,037
RamsDraftedExpired20144$19,935,603$4,983,901$19,935,603$690,0003.5%$690,000
ChiefsUFARenegotiated20183$48,000,000$16,000,000$30,000,000$34,000,00070.8%$17,000,000
ChiefsOtherActive20201$9,000,000$9,000,000$9,000,000$1,000,00011.1%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Bills3$16,797,112$5,599,037$13,592,4570.0%$5,653,1460.0%
Rams1$690,000$690,000$690,0000.0%$00.0%
Chiefs2$35,000,000$17,500,000$27,000,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2014Bills$420,000$3,204,655$0$0$0$420,000$3,624,6552.4%$13,238,620
2015Bills$510,000$3,204,655$816,164$0$0$1,326,164$4,530,8193.1%$1,326,164
2016Bills$600,000$3,204,655$1,632,328$0$0$2,232,328$5,436,9833.5%$2,232,328
2017Rams$690,000$0$0$0$0$690,000$690,0000.4%$690,000
2018Chiefs$790,000$7,000,000$0$0$10,000$790,000$7,800,0004.4%$21,800,000
2019Chiefs$11,950,000$7,000,000$0$0$250,000$8,210,000$19,200,00010.1%$12,200,000
2020Chiefs$7,000,000$8,000,000$0$1,000,000$0$7,000,000$15,875,0007.1%$9,000,000
Total$21,960,000$31,613,965$2,448,492$1,000,000$260,000$20,668,492$57,157,457$60,487,112
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Bills2017$5,653,146$2,448,491
Total$5,653,146$2,448,491

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2014160096.7%0.4%284.006598215.1611
2015133066.5%0.9%111.0060104717.5900
201688035.8%0.0%000.002843015.4200
2017150074.7%0.2%000.003959315.2800
2018106044.1%0.0%55210.404051913.0310
2019142070.2%0.0%2126.005267312.9321

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$5,397,000$9,000,000
Injury Adjusted$6,403,740$7,875,000
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OTC Valuation $3.2M $6.4M $9.7M $12.9M $16.1M APY $3.7M $7.3M $11.0M $14.7M $18.3M $6,576,000 $6,500,000

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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