Taron Johnson

Cornerback

Age: 25
Free Agency: 2025 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 3
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $2,362,184 (1.26% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $5,200,667 (2.37% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.20
  • Contract Value: $24,000,000 ($8,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $6,005,555
  • Contract Ranking: 25/285 at CB

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2021)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202125$920,000$1,161,517$0$0$0$920,000$2,362,1841.3%
2022 📝
March 22: $4.5 million option bonus due
26$1,290,000$2,500,000$0$595,000$150,000$1,290,000$4,535,0002.1%
2023 📝
March 22: $500,000 roster bonus due
27$5,505,000$2,500,000$500,000$595,000$150,000$0$9,250,0004.1%
2024 📝
March 22: $500,000 roster bonus due
28$6,452,333$2,500,000$500,000$595,000$150,000$0$10,179,3334.0%
Total$14,167,333$8,661,517$1,000,000$1,785,000$450,000$2,210,000$26,326,517

Contract Notes

Taron Johnson signed a 3 year contract extension with the Buffalo Bills on September 9, 2021. Contract value is $24 million in new money with $13.75 million in guarantees. Johnson has fully guaranteed salaries in 2021 and 2022, with a $3.245 million injury guarantee in 2023. The injury guarantee vests to a full guarantee on the third day of the 2023 league year. Johnson will also earn a $4.5 million option bonus in 2022. Johnson has $500,000 roster bonuses in 2023 and 2024 (due on the 5th day of each league year). Johnson can also earn up to $595,000 ($35,000 per game) in per game roster bonuses in 2022-2024.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$8M
$16M
$24M
2021202220232024
Cash Due$3,017,667$6,535,000$6,750,000$7,697,333
Running Cash$3,017,667$9,552,667$16,302,667$24,000,000
Career Earnings: $6,425,421
Career APY: $2,141,807
Potential Earnings: $28,608,421
Total Guarantees: $6,651,623
Largest Cash Payment: $7,697,333 (2024)
Largest Cap Number: $10,179,333 (2024)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BillsDraftedExtended20184$3,106,068$776,517$646,068$2,425,42178.1%$808,474
BillsExtensionActive20213$24,000,000$8,000,000$6,005,555$4,000,00016.7%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Bills3$6,425,421$2,141,807$2,263,9040.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2018Bills$480,000$161,517$0$0$0$0$620,8700.3%$1,105,421
2019Bills$570,000$161,517$0$0$0$0$731,5170.4%$570,000
2020Bills$750,000$161,517$0$0$0$0$911,5170.4%$750,000
2021Bills$920,000$1,161,517$0$0$0$920,000$2,362,1841.3%$5,200,667
2022Bills$1,290,000$2,500,000$0$595,000$150,000$1,290,000$4,535,0002.1%$6,535,000
2023Bills$5,505,000$2,500,000$500,000$595,000$150,000$0$9,250,0004.1%$6,750,000
2024Bills$6,452,333$2,500,000$500,000$595,000$150,000$0$10,179,3334.0%$7,697,333
Total$15,967,333$9,146,068$1,000,000$1,785,000$450,000$2,210,000$28,590,421$28,608,421

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2018115039.9%13.6%34816113101000
2019124047.3%15.8%391117215001000
2020160077.0%36.7%702316537101000
202151082.5%0.5%21617115001000

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$13,853,000$8,000,000
Injury Adjusted$14,625,438$7,500,000
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OTC Valuation $2.9M $5.9M $8.8M $11.8M $14.7M APY $3.3M $6.7M $10.0M $13.3M $16.7M $5,759,000 $4,692,000

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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