Sammy Watkins

Wide Receiver

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $19,200,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 10.11%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $12,200,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 6.97%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.64
  • Total Contract Value: $48,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $16,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 9/347 at WR
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $30,000,000
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 205
  • College: Clemson
  • Accrued Seasons: 6
  • Entry: 2014 Draft, Round 1, #4 overall (Bills)
  • Year Signed: 2018 (UFA)
  • Free Agency: 2021 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $5,397,000

Contract Notes

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.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201825$790,000$7,000,000$10,000$790,000$7,800,0004.4%
201926$11,950,000$7,000,000$250,000$8,210,000$19,200,00010.2%
202027$13,750,000$7,000,000$250,000$0$21,000,00010.5%
Total$26,490,000$21,000,000$510,000$9,000,000$48,000,000
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Career Earnings: $53,935,603
Career APY: $8,989,267
Potential Earnings: $65,487,112
Total Guarantees: $69,871,206
Largest Cash Payment: $21,800,000 (2018)
Largest Cap Hit: $21,000,000 (2020)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BillsDraftedTraded20144$19,935,603$4,983,901$19,935,603$19,245,60396.5%$6,415,201
RamsDraftedExpired20144$19,935,603$4,983,901$19,935,603$690,0003.5%$690,000
ChiefsUFAActive20183$48,000,000$16,000,000$30,000,000$34,000,00070.8%$17,000,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Bills3$19,245,603$6,415,201$13,592,4570.0%$5,653,1460.0%
Rams1$690,000$690,000$690,0000.0%$00.0%
Chiefs2$34,000,000$17,000,000$27,000,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2014Bills$420,000$3,204,655$0$0$420,000$3,624,6552.7%$13,238,620
2015Bills$510,000$3,204,655$816,164$0$1,326,164$4,530,8193.2%$1,326,164
2016Bills$600,000$3,204,655$1,632,328$0$2,232,328$5,436,9833.5%$2,232,328
2017Rams$690,000$0$0$0$690,000$690,0000.4%$690,000
2018Chiefs$790,000$7,000,000$0$10,000$790,000$7,800,0004.4%$21,800,000
2019Chiefs$11,950,000$7,000,000$0$250,000$8,210,000$19,200,00010.2%$12,200,000
2020Chiefs$13,750,000$7,000,000$0$250,000$0$21,000,00010.5%$14,000,000
Total$28,710,000$30,613,965$2,448,492$510,000$13,668,492$62,282,457$65,487,112
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Bills2017$5,653,146$2,448,491
Total$5,653,146$2,448,491

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsReceivingRushingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialRecYardsAvgTDAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2014160096.7%0.4%6598215.16284.0011
2015133066.5%0.9%60104717.59111.0000
201688035.8%0.0%2843015.42000.0000
2017150074.7%0.2%3959315.28000.0000
2018106044.1%0.0%4051913.0355210.4010
2019142070.2%0.0%5267312.932126.0021

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$16,000,000
Injury Adjusted$6,403,740$14,000,000
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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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