Sammy Watkins

Wide Receiver

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $19,200,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 10.07%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $12,200,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 9.62%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.64
  • Total Contract Value: $48,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $16,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 1/73 at WR
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $30,000,000
  • Age: 25
  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 205
  • College: Clemson
  • Accrued Seasons: 5
  • 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

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2018 25 $790,000 $790,000 $7,000,000 $0 $10,000 $0 $7,800,000 4.4%
2019 26 $11,950,000 $8,210,000 $7,000,000 $0 $250,000 $0 $19,200,000 10.1%
2020 27 $13,750,000 $7,000,000 $0 $250,000 $0 $21,000,000 10.5%
Total $26,490,000 $21,000,000 $0 $510,000 $0 $48,000,000
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Career Earnings: $41,735,603
Career APY: $8,347,121
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

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Bills Drafted Traded 2014 4 $19,935,603 $4,983,901 $19,935,603 $19,245,603 96.5% $6,415,201
Rams Drafted Expired 2014 4 $19,935,603 $4,983,901 $19,935,603 $690,000 3.5% $690,000
Chiefs UFA Active 2018 3 $48,000,000 $16,000,000 $30,000,000 $21,800,000 45.4% $21,800,000
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Bills 3 $19,245,603 $6,415,201 $13,592,457 0.0% $5,653,146 0.0%
Rams 1 $690,000 $690,000 $690,000 0.0% $0 0.0%
Chiefs 1 $21,800,000 $21,800,000 $7,800,000 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2014 Bills $420,000 $420,000 $3,204,655 $0 $0 $0 $3,624,655 2.7% $13,238,620
2015 Bills $510,000 $1,326,164 $3,204,655 $816,164 $0 $0 $4,530,819 3.2% $1,326,164
2016 Bills $600,000 $2,232,328 $3,204,655 $1,632,328 $0 $0 $5,436,983 3.5% $2,232,328
2017 Rams $690,000 $690,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $690,000 0.4% $690,000
2018 Chiefs $790,000 $790,000 $7,000,000 $0 $10,000 $0 $7,800,000 4.4% $21,800,000
2019 Chiefs $11,950,000 $8,210,000 $7,000,000 $0 $250,000 $0 $19,200,000 10.1% $12,200,000
2020 Chiefs $13,750,000 $7,000,000 $0 $250,000 $0 $21,000,000 10.5% $14,000,000
Total $28,710,000 $30,613,965 $2,448,492 $510,000 $0 $62,282,457   $65,487,112
Dead Money History
Team Year Cap Charge Cash Paid
Bills 2017 $5,653,146 $2,448,491
Total$5,653,146$2,448,491

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Receiving Rushing Fumbles
Offense Special RecYardsAvgTD AttYardsAvgTD TotalLost
2014 16 96.7% 0.4%6598215.16284.0011
2015 13 66.5% 0.9%60104717.59111.0000
2016 8 35.8% 0.0%2843015.42000.0000
2017 15 74.7% 0.2%3959315.28000.0000
2018 10 44.1% 0.0%4051913.0355210.4010

Financial Reports

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