Vontaze Burfict

4-3 Outside Linebacker

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $8,653,125
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 4.38%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $7,387,500
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 5.78%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.85
  • Total Contract Value: $33,234,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $11,078,000
  • Position Ranking: 0/26 at 43OLB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $3,300,000
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 255
  • College: Arizona State
  • Accrued Seasons: 7
  • Entry: 2012 Undrafted Free Agent (Bengals)
  • Year Signed: 2017
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2021 (UFA)

Contract Notes

LB Vontaze Burfict signed a three year contract extension worth $33.234 million with the Cincinnati Bengals on September 8, 2017.  Burfict received a $3.3 million signing bonus which is the only guaranteed portion of the contract. If Burfict is on the roster on March 31, 2018 he will earn $2 million as a roster bonus. In each year of the contract there are per game active roster bonuses that total $2.25 million and his 2017 per game bonuses remained at $500,000. Burfict's contract also contains $500,000 workout bonuses in each contract year.  Burfict can earn an additional $1.5 million based on honors from 2017 through 2019. The first reporting on this contract came from Mike Florio of PFT so please credit him if using the details of the contract.

Current Contract

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2017 27 $7,936,000 $1,725,000 $0 $200,000 $0 $8,460,529 5.1%
2018 28 $3,810,000 $2,000,000 $903,125 $4,250,000 $500,000 $0 $7,722,904 4.4%
2019 29 $5,000,000 $903,125 $2,250,000 $500,000 $0 $8,653,125 4.6%
2020 30 $6,188,000 $903,125 $2,250,000 $500,000 $0 $9,841,125 4.9%
Total $22,934,000 $4,434,375 $8,750,000 $1,700,000 $0 $34,677,683
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Career Earnings: $32,960,867
Career APY: $4,708,695
Potential Earnings: $49,286,367
Total Guarantees: $10,201,000
Largest Cash Payment: $10,441,779 (2017)
Largest Cap Hit: $9,841,125 (2020)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Bengals UDFA Renegotiated 2012 3 $1,441,000 $480,333 $1,000 $871,000 60.4% $435,500
Bengals Extension Renegotiated 2014 3 $18,430,000 $6,143,333 $6,900,000 $14,547,059 78.9% $4,849,020
Bengals Extension Active 2017 3 $33,234,000 $11,078,000 $3,300,000 $17,542,808 52.8% $8,771,404
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Bengals 7 $32,960,867 $4,708,695 $30,826,492 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2012 Bengals $390,000 $333 $0 $0 $0 $390,333 0.3% $391,000
2013 Bengals $480,000 $333 $0 $0 $0 $480,333 0.4% $480,000
2014 Bengals $700,000 $775,334 $3,800,000 $0 $0 $5,275,334 4.0% $7,600,000
2015 Bengals $1,050,000 $775,000 $3,150,000 $200,000 $0 $5,175,000 3.6% $4,400,000
2016 Bengals $2,850,000 $775,000 $0 $200,000 $0 $3,322,059 2.1% $2,547,059
2017 Bengals $7,936,000 $1,725,000 $0 $200,000 $0 $8,460,529 5.1% $10,441,779
2018 Bengals $3,810,000 $2,000,000 $903,125 $4,250,000 $500,000 $0 $7,722,904 4.4% $7,101,029
2019 Bengals $5,000,000 $903,125 $2,250,000 $500,000 $0 $8,653,125 4.6% $7,387,500
2020 Bengals $6,188,000 $903,125 $2,250,000 $500,000 $0 $9,841,125 4.9% $8,938,000
Total $28,404,000 $6,760,375 $15,700,000 $2,100,000 $0 $49,320,742   $49,286,367

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Tackles Negative Plays Interceptions Fumbles TD
Defense Special SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2012 16 83.0% 14.9%7354111732000200
2013 16 95.9% 13.9%1145732095611212131
2014 5 19.3% 0.9%151400232001100
2015 10 43.1% 1.4%57171106452160000
2016 11 62.0% 0.2%73282115482541000
2017 10 51.0% 0.7%4920218652001000
2018 7 26.4% 0.4%161700103000000

Financial Reports

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