A.J. Green

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Cardinals, WR Age: 33-16d Exp: 10 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#4 overall), 2011 College: Georgia Agent(s): Relativity Sports

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  • Current Contract

    A.J. Green signed a 1 year, $6,000,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals, including a $3,750,000 signing bonus, $6,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,000,000. In 2021, Green will earn a base salary of $2,250,000 and a signing bonus of $3,750,000, while carrying a cap hit of $3,500,000 and a dead cap value of $6,000,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,000,000
    Signing Bonus $3,750,000
    Average Salary $6,000,000
    Total Guarantees $6,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $6,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 33 $2,250,000 $1,250,000 $3,500,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000($6,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-2,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-250,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2022 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,250,000 2022 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $2,250,000
    2022 Contract details by year 34 - $1,250,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $2,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $2,500,000
    2023 Contract details by year 35 - $1,250,000 $1,250,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $1,250,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $1,250,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $1,250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $1,250,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 36 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2022-2023 automatically voids 5 days before the 2022 league year ($2.5M dead cap)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2020Franchise Tag

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $18,171,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $18,171,000
    Total Guarantees $18,171,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $18,171,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2015-2019

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $60,000,000
    Signing Bonus $15,000,000
    Average Salary $15,000,000
    Total Guarantees $32,750,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $26,750,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2011-2015Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $19,688,098
    Signing Bonus $12,818,620
    Average Salary $4,922,025
    Total Guarantees $19,688,098
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $375,000 $12,818,620 - - - - - $13,193,620
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $1,269,913 - - - - - - $1,269,913
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $2,164,826 - - - - - - $2,164,826
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $3,059,739 - - - - - - $3,059,739
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $11,750,000 $15,000,000 - - - - - $26,750,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $3,800,000 - $6,000,000 $200,000 - - - $10,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $10,300,000 - - $200,000 - - - $10,500,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $10,550,000 - - $200,000 - - - $10,750,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $11,976,000 - - $200,000 - - - $12,176,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $17,971,000 - - $200,000 - - $25,490 $18,196,490
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $2,250,000 $3,750,000 - - - - - $6,000,000
    11 seasons $75,466,478 $31,568,620 $6,000,000 $1,000,000 - - $25,490 $114,060,588
    $75,466,478 $31,568,620 $6,000,000 $1,000,000 - - $25,490 $114,060,588
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    10 seasons Player Cash Earnings $73,216,478 $27,818,620 $6,000,000 $1,000,000 - - $25,490 $108,060,588
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,250,000 $3,750,000 - - - - - $6,000,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/10/2017, $12,154

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Jacksonville (JAC)


    • Player contract details by year 11/09/2017, $30,387

      Fighting against Jalen Ramsey (JAC)


    • Player contract details by year 12/18/2015, $11,576

      Punting the ball into the stands


    • Player contract details by year 10/16/2015, $5,787

      Throwing the ball into the stands


    • TOTAL: $59,904

  • Transactions

    Mar 17 2021Signed a 1 year $6 million contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Mar 16 2020Signed a 1 year $18.171 million franchise tag by Cincinnati (CIN)
    Nov 10 2017Fined $12,154 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Jacksonville (JAC)
    Nov 9 2017Fined $42,000 Fighting against Jalen Ramsey (JAC)
    Dec 18 2015Fined $11,576 Punting the ball into the stands
    Oct 16 2015Fined $5,787 Throwing the ball into the stands
    Sep 11 2015Signed a 4 year $60 million extension with Cincinnati (CIN)
    Apr 21 2014Cincinnati (CIN) exercised a $10.176 million option for 2015
    Jul 29 2011Signed a 4 year $19.688 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
    Apr 28 2011Drafted by Cincinnati (CIN): Round 1 (#4 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Yds/Gm Rec TD Fum Drops Prod Pts
    2021 ARI 5 5 3 275 81.8 26 16 261 16.3 52.20 2 0 1 38.1
    2020 CIN 16 16 14 820 80.1 104 47 523 11.1 32.69 2 0 3 64.3
    2019 CIN 0 0 0 0 0
    2018 CIN 9 9 9 459 46.0 77 46 694 15.1 77.11 6 2 5 103.4
    2017 CIN 16 16 16 857 88.6 144 75 1078 14.4 67.38 8 2 5 151.8
    2016 CIN 10 10 10 554 51.0 100 66 964 14.6 96.40 4 0 4 120.4
    2015 CIN 16 16 16 936 88.3 132 86 1297 15.1 81.06 10 1 3 187.7
    2014 CIN 13 13 13 648 61.0 116 69 1041 15.1 80.08 6 3 4 136.3
    2013 CIN 16 16 16 1055 93.2 178 98 1426 14.6 89.13 11 1 11 208.6
    2012 CIN 16 16 16 960 90.8 164 97 1350 13.9 84.38 11 2 10 202.8
    2011 CIN 15 15 15 115 65 1057 16.3 70.47 7 1 5 153
    Totals 132 132 128 6,564 - 1,156 665 9,691 14.6 73.42 67 12 51 1,366.40