Age: 31
Free Agency: 2023 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 7
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $8,100,000 (3.67% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $5,500,000 (2.72% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.68
  • Contract Value: $18,600,000 ($6,200,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $7,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 38/249 at IDL

Current Contract

(Other, signed 2020)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
2020 📝
March 22: $500,000 roster bonus due
31$4,500,000$2,600,000$500,000$250,000$250,000$5,000,000$8,100,0003.7%
202132$6,150,000$2,600,000$0$350,000$250,000$2,500,000$9,350,0004.3%
2022 📝
March 17: $1 million roster bonus due
33$4,600,000$2,600,000$1,000,000$500,000$250,000$0$8,950,0003.9%
Total$15,250,000$7,800,000$1,500,000$1,100,000$750,000$7,500,000$26,400,000

Contract Notes

Star Lotulelei signed a $50 million contract with the Bills on March 15, 2018. Lotulelei received $18.5 million fully guaranteed at signing including a $13 million signing bonus. $2 million of Lotulelei's 2019 salary is fully guaranteed and the remaining $5.15 million becomes guaranteed on the 5th day of the 2019 league year. There are yearly roster bonuses of $1 million (2019), $500,000 (2020), $1,000,000 (2021), and $1,000,000 (2022) due on the 5th bday of the respective league year. There are $500,000 in per game bonuses available in each contract year.The Bills and Lotulelei agreed to a renegotiated contract in February of 2020. The new contract reduced the value of the final three years of the contract by $5.4 million and in return the Bills fully guaranteed an additional $5.65 million in salary. The Bills gained $2 million in 2020 cap space with the new contract.
Career Earnings: $42,361,500
Career APY: $6,051,643
Potential Earnings: $60,961,500
Total Guarantees: $35,104,500
Largest Cash Payment: $17,100,000 (2018)
Largest Cap Number: $11,500,000 (2019)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PanthersDraftedExpired20135$16,361,500$3,272,300$9,604,500$16,361,500100.0%$3,272,300
BillsUFARenegotiated20185$50,000,000$10,000,000$18,500,000$26,000,00052.0%$13,000,000
BillsOtherActive20203$18,600,000$6,200,000$7,000,000$00.0%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Panthers5$16,361,500$3,272,300$16,361,5000.0%$00.0%
Bills2$26,000,000$13,000,000$18,200,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2013Panthers$405,000$1,341,273$0$0$0$405,000$1,746,2731.4%$5,770,092
2014Panthers$841,568$1,341,273$0$0$0$841,568$2,182,8411.6%$841,568
2015Panthers$1,278,136$1,341,273$0$0$0$1,278,136$2,619,4091.7%$1,278,136
2016Panthers$1,714,704$1,341,273$0$0$0$1,714,704$3,055,9772.0%$1,714,704
2017Panthers$6,757,000$0$0$0$0$6,757,000$6,757,0003.8%$6,757,000
2018Bills$3,500,000$2,600,000$0$500,000$100,000$3,500,000$6,700,0003.6%$17,100,000
2019Bills$7,150,000$2,600,000$1,000,000$500,000$250,000$8,150,000$11,500,0005.8%$8,900,000
2020Bills$4,500,000$2,600,000$500,000$250,000$250,000$5,000,000$8,100,0003.7%$5,500,000
2021Bills$6,150,000$2,600,000$0$350,000$250,000$2,500,000$9,350,0004.3%$6,750,000
2022Bills$4,600,000$2,600,000$1,000,000$500,000$250,000$0$8,950,0003.9%$6,350,000
Total$36,896,408$18,365,092$2,500,000$2,100,000$1,100,000$30,146,408$60,961,500$60,961,500

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2013160059.6%14.0%3111320940000000
2014141146.5%13.5%19729741000000
2015142048.5%10.9%13918332001100
2016160065.6%16.7%1412418561001000
2017160058.9%18.9%6191.59.5351000100
2018160046.9%17.0%10600101000000
2019160046.4%11.5%12724331100000

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$1,258,000$6,200,000
Injury Adjusted$1,258,000$6,200,000
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OTC Valuation $2.8M $5.7M $8.5M $11.4M $14.2M APY $3.8M $7.5M $11.3M $15.0M $18.8M $4,373,000 $5,933,333

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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