Age: 26
Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 4
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $7,368,750 (3.34% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $8,150,000 (4.26% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.11
  • Contract Value: $15,000,000 ($7,500,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $7,800,000
  • Contract Ranking: 32/228 at IDL

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2020)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202026$2,800,000$1,000,000$3,000,000$250,000$100,000$250,000$5,800,000$7,368,7503.3%
2021 📝
March 22: $1 million roster bonus due
27$5,500,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$250,000$100,000$0$0$7,850,0003.7%
Total$8,300,000$2,000,000$4,000,000$500,000$200,000$250,000$5,800,000$15,218,750

Contract Notes

Vernon Butler signed a two year, $15 million contract with the Bills. $9.3 million is guaranteed including a $2 million signing bonus and his 2020 base salary and a 2020 roster bonus. Butler has a roster bonus due if n the roster on the 5th day of the 2021 league year.
Career Earnings: $10,396,516
Career APY: $2,599,129
Potential Earnings: $23,396,516
Total Guarantees: $14,601,536
Largest Cash Payment: $8,150,000 (2020)
Largest Cap Number: $7,850,000 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PanthersDraftedExpired20164$8,396,516$2,099,129$6,801,536$8,396,516100.0%$2,099,129
BillsUFAActive20202$15,000,000$7,500,000$7,800,000$2,000,00013.3%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Panthers4$8,396,516$2,099,129$8,396,5160.0%$00.0%
Bills0$2,000,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2016Panthers$450,000$1,076,639$0$0$0$0$450,000$1,526,6391.0%$4,756,556
2017Panthers$831,660$1,076,639$0$0$0$0$831,660$1,908,2991.1%$831,660
2018Panthers$1,213,320$1,076,639$0$0$0$0$1,213,320$2,289,9591.2%$1,213,320
2019Panthers$1,144,980$1,076,639$400,000$0$50,000$0$0$2,671,6191.4%$1,594,980
2020Bills$2,800,000$1,000,000$3,000,000$250,000$100,000$250,000$5,800,000$7,368,7503.3%$8,150,000
2021Bills$5,500,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$250,000$100,000$0$0$7,850,0003.7%$6,850,000
Total$11,939,960$6,306,556$4,400,000$500,000$250,000$250,000$8,294,980$23,615,266$23,396,516

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2016105121.1%8.8%581.511231000100
2017141129.7%13.9%7500111000000
2018140233.0%15.6%6130.54040000100
2019140239.8%16.3%2211640780003000

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$2,589,000$7,500,000
Injury Adjusted$2,589,000$7,500,000
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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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