Travis Benjamin

Wide Receiver

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $3,750,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 2.00%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $4,000,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 2.50%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.07
  • Total Contract Value: $4,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $4,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 53/346 at WR
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $3,000,000
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 175
  • College: Miami
  • Accrued Seasons: 8
  • Entry: 2012 Draft, Round 4, #100 overall (Browns)
  • Year Signed: 2019 (Other)
  • Free Agency: 2020 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $208,000

Contract Notes

On April 15, 2019, Travis Benjamin and the Los Angeles Chargers agreed on a contract revision.  The team added a voidable year to the contract for contract purposes.  $3 million of Benjamin's base salary was converted into a signing bonus.  And the remaining $1.25 million was changed to an incentive for receptions.  Under Benjamin's old contract he was due $5.25 million in base salary; now Benjamin will earn $4 million base value with the opportunity to earn a total of $5.25 million.  The revision saved the Chargers $2.75 million in 2019 cap dollars.

Travis Benjamin signed a 4 year, $24 million contract with the San Diego Chargers on March 10, 2016.  $13 million is guaranteed including a $5 million signing bonus.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201930$1,000,000$2,750,000$3,750,0002.0%
2020 📝
March 8: Contract voids if on roster 10 days prior to the start of the 2020 league year.
31$0$1,500,000$1,500,0000.8%
Total$1,000,000$4,250,000$5,250,000
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Career Earnings: $25,327,000
Career APY: $3,165,875
Potential Earnings: $25,327,000
Total Guarantees: $16,477,000
Largest Cash Payment: $7,750,000 (2016)
Largest Cap Hit: $7,000,000 (2018)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BrownsDraftedExpired20124$2,577,000$644,250$477,000$2,577,000100.0%$644,250
ChargersUFARenegotiated20164$24,000,000$6,000,000$13,000,000$18,750,00078.1%$6,250,000
ChargersOtherActive20191$4,000,000$4,000,000$3,000,000$4,000,000100.0%$4,000,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Browns4$2,577,000$644,250$2,577,0000.0%$00.0%
Chargers4$22,750,000$5,687,500$21,250,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2012Browns$390,000$119,250$0$509,2500.4%$867,000
2013Browns$480,000$119,250$0$599,2500.5%$480,000
2014Browns$570,000$119,250$0$689,2500.5%$570,000
2015Browns$660,000$119,250$0$779,2500.5%$660,000
2016Chargers$2,750,000$1,250,000$2,750,000$4,000,0002.6%$7,750,000
2017Chargers$5,250,000$1,250,000$5,250,000$6,500,0003.9%$5,250,000
2018Chargers$5,750,000$1,250,000$0$7,000,0004.0%$5,750,000
2019Chargers$1,000,000$2,750,000$0$3,750,0002.0%$4,000,000
2020Chargers$0$1,500,000$0$1,500,0000.8%$0
Total$16,850,000$8,477,000$8,000,000$25,327,000$25,327,000

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsReceivingRushingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialRecYardsAvgTDAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
201214----29.0%3.5%1829816.6266611.0011
201388013.0%8.7%510521.0014545.0021
2014160036.4%12.0%1831417.433113.7020
2015160077.1%14.9%6896614.254123.0032
2016140251.5%3.8%4767714.442-3-1.5053
2017160053.2%18.9%3047115.7311928.4020
2018124027.9%5.0%1218615.517415.9000
2019511018.0%0.0%6305.00000.0000

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$208,000$4,000,000
Injury Adjusted$1,403,013$1,250,000
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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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