Sammy Watkins

Wide Receiver

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $7,800,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 4.38%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $21,800,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 13.13%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.79
  • Total Contract Value: $48,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $16,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 1/206 at WR
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $30,000,000
  • Age: 24
  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 205
  • College: Clemson
  • Accrued Seasons: 4
  • Entry: 2014 Draft, Round 1, #4 overall (Bills)
  • Year Signed: 2018
  • Contract Type: UFA
  • Free Agency: 2021 (UFA)

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

YearAgeBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
201825$790,000 $790,000$7,000,000$0$10,000$0$7,800,0004.4%
201926$11,950,000 $8,210,000$7,000,000$0$250,000$0$19,200,00010.1%
202027$13,750,000$7,000,000$0$250,000$0$21,000,00010.5%
Total$26,490,000$21,000,000$0$510,000$0$48,000,000
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Contract History

Career Earnings: $40,935,603
Years: 4
Career APY: $10,233,901
TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BillsDraftedTraded20144$19,935,603$4,983,901$19,245,60396.5%$6,415,201
RamsDraftedExpired20144$19,935,603$4,983,901$690,0003.5%$690,000
ChiefsUFAActive20183$48,000,000$16,000,000$21,000,00043.8%$0
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%
Chiefs0$21,000,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2014Bills$420,000 $420,000$3,204,655$0$0$0$3,624,6552.7%
2015Bills$510,000 $1,326,164$3,204,655$816,164$0$0$4,530,8193.2%
2016Bills$600,000 $2,232,328$3,204,655$1,632,328$0$0$5,436,9833.5%
2017Rams$690,000 $690,000$0$0$0$0$690,0000.4%
2018Chiefs$790,000 $790,000$7,000,000$0$10,000$0$7,800,0004.4%
2019Chiefs$11,950,000 $8,210,000$7,000,000$0$250,000$0$19,200,00010.1%
2020Chiefs$13,750,000$7,000,000$0$250,000$0$21,000,00010.5%
Total$28,710,000$30,613,965$2,448,492$510,000$0$62,282,457 
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Bills2017$5,653,146$2,448,491
Total$5,653,146$2,448,491

Statistics (2014-present)

YearGames PlayedSnapsReceivingRushingFumbles
OffenseSpecialRecYardsAvgTDAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
20141696.7%0.4%6598215.16284.0011
20151366.5%0.9%60104717.59111.0000
2016835.8%0.0%2843015.42000.0000
20171574.7%0.2%3959315.28000.0000

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average