Embed This Justin Houston

Outside Linebacker Age: 28 Exp: 7 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#70 overall), 2011 College: Georgia Agent(s): Joel Segal (Lagardere Unlimited)



  • Current Contract

    Justin Houston signed a 6 year, $101,000,000 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, including a $20,500,000 signing bonus, $52,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $16,833,333. The deal includes $32.5 million in upfront guarantees, consisting of his signing bonus, 2015 salary, and $11 million of his 2016 salary. An additional $3 million of 2016 salary plus $6.75M of his 2017 salary becomes fully guaranteed on the 3rd league day of 2016. $6.75M more of his 2017 salary fully guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2017.

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $101,000,000
    Signing Bonus $20,500,000
    Average Salary $16,833,333
    Total Guarantees $52,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $32,500,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Workout Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2015 Contract details by year 26 $1,000,000 $4,100,000 - - $5,100,000 $32,500,000 $13,000,000($13,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2015 Dead Cap: $32,500,0002015 Cap Savings: $-27,400,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2015 Dead Cap: $32,500,0002015 Cap Savings: $-27,400,000 Post-6/1 Release2015 Dead Cap: $16,100,0002016 Dead Cap: $16,400,0002015 Cap Savings: $-11,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade2015 Dead Cap: $16,100,0002016 Dead Cap: $16,400,0002015 Cap Savings: $-11,000,000
    2016 Contract details by year 27 $7,400,000 $4,100,000 $100,000 $1,500,000 $13,100,000 $38,150,000 $23,500,000($36,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2016 Dead Cap: $38,150,0002016 Cap Savings: $-25,050,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2016 Dead Cap: $23,900,0002016 Cap Savings: $-10,800,000 Post-6/1 Release2016 Dead Cap: $19,850,0002017 Dead Cap: $18,300,0002016 Cap Savings: $-6,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade2016 Dead Cap: $5,600,0002017 Dead Cap: $18,300,0002016 Cap Savings: $7,500,000
    2017 Contract details by year 28 $16,350,000 $4,100,000 $150,000 $1,500,000 $22,100,000 $34,800,000 $16,500,000($53,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2017 Dead Cap: $34,800,0002017 Cap Savings: $-12,700,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2017 Dead Cap: $18,450,0002017 Cap Savings: $3,650,000 Post-6/1 Release2017 Dead Cap: $22,100,0002018 Dead Cap: $12,700,0002017 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade2017 Dead Cap: $5,750,0002018 Dead Cap: $12,700,0002017 Cap Savings: $16,350,000
    2018 Contract details by year 29 $14,750,000 $4,100,000 $250,000 $1,500,000 $20,600,000 $12,700,000 $15,000,000($68,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2018 Dead Cap: $12,700,0002018 Cap Savings: $7,900,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2018 Dead Cap: $12,700,0002018 Cap Savings: $7,900,000 Post-6/1 Release2018 Dead Cap: $5,600,0002019 Dead Cap: $7,100,0002018 Cap Savings: $15,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade2018 Dead Cap: $5,600,0002019 Dead Cap: $7,100,0002018 Cap Savings: $15,000,000

    Potential Out: 2019, 4 yr, $68,000,000; $7,100,000 dead cap

    2019 Contract details by year 30 $15,250,000 $4,100,000 $250,000 $1,500,000 $21,100,000 $7,100,000 $15,500,000($83,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2019 Dead Cap: $7,100,0002019 Cap Savings: $14,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2019 Dead Cap: $7,100,0002019 Cap Savings: $14,000,000 Post-6/1 Release2019 Dead Cap: $5,600,0002020 Dead Cap: $1,500,0002019 Cap Savings: $15,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade2019 Dead Cap: $5,600,0002020 Dead Cap: $1,500,0002019 Cap Savings: $15,500,000
    2020 Contract details by year 31 $17,000,000 - $500,000 $1,500,000 $19,000,000 $1,500,000 $17,500,000($101,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2020 Dead Cap: $1,500,0002020 Cap Savings: $17,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2020 Dead Cap: $1,500,0002020 Cap Savings: $17,500,000 Post-6/1 Release2020 Dead Cap: $1,500,0002021 Dead Cap: $02020 Cap Savings: $17,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade2020 Dead Cap: $1,500,0002021 Dead Cap: $02020 Cap Savings: $17,500,000
    2021 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $32.5 million initially guaranteed (signing bonus + 2015 salary + $11M of 2016 salary)
    • $8.5M of signing bonus deferred until 4/1/16
    • Additional $3.75M of 2016 salary fully guarantees on 3rd league day, 3/11/2016
    • $6.75M of 2017 salary fully guarantees on 3rd league day, 3/11/2016
    • Additional $9.5M of 2017 salary fully guarantees on 3/11/2017
    • 2016 Restructure: $7.5M / 5 years

    Previous Contracts

    2015-2015Franchise Tag

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $13,195,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $13,195,000
    Guaranteed -
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead
    2015 26 $13,195,000 - - $13,195,000 -
    2016 Free agent year 27 UFA  
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $375,000 $671,248 - - - - - $1,046,248
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $465,000 - - $25,000 - - - $490,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $555,000 - - $25,000 - - - $580,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $1,406,000 - - $25,000 - - - $1,431,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $12,000,000 - - - - - $13,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $7,400,000 $8,500,000 - $100,000 $7,500,000 - - $23,500,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $16,350,000 - - $150,000 - - - $16,500,000
    7 seasons $27,551,000 $21,171,248 - $325,000 $7,500,000 - - $56,547,248
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $14,750,000 - - $250,000 - - - $15,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $15,250,000 - - $250,000 - - - $15,500,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $17,000,000 - - $500,000 - - - $17,500,000
    $74,551,000 $21,171,248 - $1,325,000 $7,500,000 - - $104,547,248
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/16/2012, $7,875

      Excessive group celebration against Cincinnati (CIN)


    • TOTAL: $7,875

  • 2017 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Justin Houston ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2017 9 9 9 573 0.915 7.5 37 30 7
    2016 9 9 5 295 0.264 4.5 22 20 2 1
    2015 11 11 11 621 0.572 7.5 30 25 5 1 2
    2014 16 16 16 1032 0.975 22 68 59 9 4
    2013 12 11 11 696 0.629 11 44 41 3 1
    2012 16 16 16 993 0.995 10 66 53 13 1 1
    2011 16 16 10 5.5 56 43 8 1