Carlos Watkins

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Cardinals, DE Age: 29-190d Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 4 (#142 overall), 2017 College: Clemson Agent(s): Joby Branion (Vanguard Sports Group)

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  • Current Contract

    Carlos Watkins signed a 1 year, $1,670,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals, including a $250,000 signing bonus, $250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,670,000. In 2023, Watkins will earn a base salary of $1,080,000 and a signing bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $1,570,000 and a dead cap value of $250,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,670,000
    Signing Bonus $250,000
    Average Salary $1,670,000
    Total Guarantees $250,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $250,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster/Gm Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2023 Contract details by year 30 $1,080,000 $250,000 $240,000 $1,570,000 $250,000 $1,670,000($1,670,000) $1,670,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $250,000 2023 Cap Savings: $1,320,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $250,000 2023 Cap Savings: $1,320,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $250,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $1,320,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $250,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $1,320,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $20,000 ($340,000, 12 LTBE)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2022-2022

    Carlos Watkins signed a 1 year, $1,187,500 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including a $152,500 signing bonus, $152,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,187,500. In 2023, Watkins will earn a base salary of $1,080,000 and a signing bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $1,570,000 and a dead cap value of $250,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,187,500
    Signing Bonus $152,500
    Average Salary $1,187,500
    Total Guarantees $152,500
    Guaranteed at Signing $152,500
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2021-2021

    Carlos Watkins signed a 1 year, $1,750,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including a $400,000 signing bonus, $400,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,750,000. In 2023, Watkins will earn a base salary of $1,080,000 and a signing bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $1,570,000 and a dead cap value of $250,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,750,000
    Signing Bonus $400,000
    Average Salary $1,750,000
    Total Guarantees $400,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $400,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2017-2020Entry Level

    Carlos Watkins signed a 4 year, $2,819,648 contract with the Houston Texans, including a $419,648 signing bonus, $419,648 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $704,912. In 2023, Watkins will earn a base salary of $1,080,000 and a signing bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $1,570,000 and a dead cap value of $250,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,819,648
    Signing Bonus $419,648
    Average Salary $704,912
    Total Guarantees $419,648
    Guaranteed at Signing $419,648
    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 $419,648 - - - - - $884,648
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $555,000 - - - - - - $555,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $645,000 - - - - - - $645,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $825,000 - - - - - $340,360 $1,165,360
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,100,000 $400,000 $235,294 - - - - $1,735,294
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $690,000 - - - - - - $690,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $57,500 $152,500 - - - - - $210,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $119,400 - - - - - - $119,400
    6 seasons $4,456,900 $972,148 $235,294 - - - $340,360 $6,004,702
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $1,080,000 $250,000 - - - - - $1,670,000
    $5,536,900 $1,222,148 $235,294 - - - $340,360 $7,674,702
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,490,000 $419,648 - - - - $340,360 $3,250,008
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,966,900 $552,500 $235,294 - - - - $2,754,694
  • Transactions

    Mar 30 2023Signed a 1 year $1.67 million contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Oct 22 2022Signed to the active roster by Dallas (DAL)
    Aug 31 2022Signed to the practice squad by Dallas (DAL)
    Aug 30 2022Released by Dallas (DAL), clearing $895,000 of cap
    Mar 23 2022Signed a 1 year $1.18 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
    Mar 18 2021Signed a 1 year $1.75 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
    May 11 2017Signed a 4 year $2.81 million contract with Houston (HOU)
    Apr 29 2017Drafted by Houston (HOU): Round 4 (#142 overall)
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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2022 DAL 12 12 2 233 21.7 26 13 13 1
    2021 DAL 15 15 14 438 38.4 1 32 17 15 1
    2020 HOU 16 16 11 542 49.4 2 27 17 10
    2019 HOU 10 10 1 268 24.7 1 23 10 13
    2018 HOU 5 4 43 4.1 1 3 2 1
    2017 HOU 13 12 6 330 33.1 21 9 12
    Totals 71 69 34 1,854 - 5 132 68 64 1 1