Budda Baker

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Cardinals, S Age: 26-141d Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#36 overall), 2017 College: Washington Agent(s): David Mulugheta (Athletes First)

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  • Current Contract

    Budda Baker signed a 4 year, $59,000,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals, including a $10,000,000 signing bonus, $33,100,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $14,750,000. In 2022, Baker will earn a base salary of $11,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $14,775,000 and a dead cap value of $22,325,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $59,000,000
    Signing Bonus $10,000,000
    Average Salary $14,750,000
    Total Guarantees $33,100,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $22,100,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Option Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 24 $1,000,000 $2,776,820 - $3,776,820 $22,876,820 $11,159,602($11,159,602)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $22,876,820 2020 Cap Savings: $-19,100,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $17,876,820 2020 Cap Savings: $-14,100,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $7,776,820 2021 Dead Cap: $15,100,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-4,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,776,820 2021 Dead Cap: $15,100,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,000,000
    2021 Contract details by year 25 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,775,000 $7,775,000 $21,100,000 $11,100,000($22,259,602)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $21,100,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-13,325,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $15,100,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-7,325,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $9,775,000 2022 Dead Cap: $11,325,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-2,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $3,775,000 2022 Dead Cap: $11,325,000 2021 Cap Savings: $4,000,000

    Potential Out: 2022, 2 yr, $22,259,602; $22,325,000 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 26 $11,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,775,000 $14,775,000 $22,325,000 $11,000,000($33,259,602)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $22,325,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-7,550,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $11,325,000 2022 Cap Savings: $3,450,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $14,775,000 2023 Dead Cap: $7,550,000 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $3,775,000 2023 Dead Cap: $7,550,000 2022 Cap Savings: $11,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 27 $13,100,000 $2,000,000 $1,775,000 $16,875,000 $7,550,000 $13,100,000($46,359,602)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $7,550,000 2023 Cap Savings: $9,325,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $7,550,000 2023 Cap Savings: $9,325,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,775,000 2024 Dead Cap: $3,775,000 2023 Cap Savings: $13,100,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,775,000 2024 Dead Cap: $3,775,000 2023 Cap Savings: $13,100,000
    2024 Contract details by year 28 $14,200,000 $2,000,000 $1,775,000 $17,975,000 $3,775,000 $14,200,000($60,559,602)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $3,775,000 2024 Cap Savings: $14,200,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $3,775,000 2024 Cap Savings: $14,200,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $3,775,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $14,200,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $3,775,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $14,200,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 29 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $22.1M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2021 salary + 2021 option bonus)
    • 2021 Option Bonus: $7.1M (must be exercised between 3/17/2021 - 3/27/2021)
    • $2M of 2022 salary fully guarantees 3/19/2021
    • Additional $9M of 2022 salary fully guarantees 3/20/2022
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2020Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $6,830,005
    Signing Bonus $3,107,277
    Average Salary $1,707,501
    Total Guarantees $3,882,732
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,882,732
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $465,000 $3,107,277 - - - - - $3,572,277
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $775,455 - - - - - - $775,455
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,085,910 - - - - - $130,476 $1,216,386
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $10,000,000 - - - - $159,602 $11,159,602
    2021 Player Cash Earnings ALL NFL (2ND) $4,000,000 - - - - $7,100,000 - $11,100,000
    5 seasons $7,326,365 $13,107,277 - - - $7,100,000 $290,078 $27,823,720
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - - - - - $11,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $13,100,000 - - - - - - $13,100,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $14,200,000 - - - - - - $14,200,000
    $45,626,365 $13,107,277 - - - $7,100,000 $290,078 $66,123,720
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,326,365 $13,107,277 - - - $7,100,000 $290,078 $27,823,720
  • Transactions

    Aug 25 2020Signed a 4 year $59 million contract extension with Arizona (ARI)
    May 25 2017Signed a 4 year $6.83 million contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Apr 28 2017Drafted by Arizona (ARI): Round 2 (#36 overall)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 ARI 17 17 17 1037 95.8 2 98 63 35 3
    2020 ARI 15 15 15 1007 91.0 2 118 90 28 1 2
    2019 ARI 16 16 16 1146 98.8 0.5 147 104 43 2
    2018 ARI 14 14 13 938 84.1 2 102 78 24 1
    2017 ARI 16 16 7 517 48.7 1 69 53 16 3
    Totals 78 78 68 4,645 - 8 534 388 146 7 5