James Conner

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Cardinals, RB Age: 27-103d Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#105 overall), 2017 College: Pittsburgh Agent(s): Rep 1 Sports

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  • Current Contract

    James Conner signed a 3 year, $21,000,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals, including a $6,000,000 signing bonus, $13,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,000,000. In 2022, Conner will earn a base salary of $1,750,000, a signing bonus of $6,000,000 and a roster bonus of $225,000, while carrying a cap hit of $3,975,000 and a dead cap value of $13,500,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $21,000,000
    Signing Bonus $6,000,000
    Average Salary $7,000,000
    Total Guarantees $13,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $13,500,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 27 $1,750,000 $2,000,000 $225,000 $3,975,000 $13,500,000 $7,975,000($7,975,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $13,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-9,525,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-2,025,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $9,500,000 2023 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-5,525,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $1,975,000
    2023 Contract details by year 28 $5,750,000 $2,000,000 $2,255,000 $10,005,000 $9,750,000 $8,005,000($15,980,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $9,750,000 2023 Cap Savings: $255,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $6,005,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $7,750,000 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $2,255,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $8,005,000

    Potential Out: 2024, 2 yr, $15,980,000; $2,000,000 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 29 $3,235,000 $2,000,000 $1,755,000 $6,990,000 $2,000,000 $4,990,000($20,970,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $4,990,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $4,990,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $4,990,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $4,990,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $13.5M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2022 salary + 2023 salary)
    • 2023 Roster Bonus: $2M (5th league day of 2023)
    • 2024 Roster Bonus: $1.5M (5th league day of 2024)
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $15,000 ($255,000, 15 LTBE in 2022)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2021-2021

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,750,000
    Signing Bonus $500,000
    Average Salary $1,750,000
    Total Guarantees $1,750,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $1,750,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2017-2020Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,161,523
    Signing Bonus $706,288
    Average Salary $790,381
    Total Guarantees $706,288
    Guaranteed at Signing $706,288
    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 $451,235 $706,288 - - - - - $1,157,523
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $578,000 - - - - - - $578,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $668,000 - - - - - - $668,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $825,000 - - - - - - $825,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,250,000 $500,000 - - - - - $1,750,000
    5 seasons $3,772,235 $1,206,288 - - - - - $4,978,523
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,750,000 $6,000,000 $225,000 - - - - $7,975,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $5,750,000 - $2,255,000 - - - - $8,005,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $3,235,000 - $1,755,000 - - - - $4,990,000
    $14,507,235 $7,206,288 $4,235,000 - - - - $25,948,523
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,522,235 $706,288 - - - - - $3,228,523
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,250,000 $500,000 - - - - - $1,750,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/02/2020, $5,000

      Uniform violation (socks too low)


    • TOTAL: $5,000

  • Transactions

    Mar 14 2022Signed a 3 year $21 million contract extension with Arizona (ARI)
    Apr 13 2021Signed a 1 year $1.75 million contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Nov 2 2020Fined $5,000 Uniform violation (socks too low)
    May 11 2017Signed a 4 year $3.1 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Apr 28 2017Drafted by Pittsburgh (PIT): Round 3 (#105 overall)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how James Conner ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Rush Att Rush Yds Yds/Att Rush TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2021 ARI 15 15 6 598 51.0 202 752 3.7 15 37 375 3 2 220.7
    2020 PIT 13 13 11 561 51.1 169 721 4.3 6 35 215 0 2 129.6
    2019 PIT 10 10 10 335 32.9 116 464 4 4 34 251 3 1 111.5
    2018 PIT 13 13 12 721 64.5 215 973 4.5 12 55 497 1 4 225
    2017 PIT 14 14 68 6.1 32 144 4.5 0 0 0 0 0 14.4
    Totals 65 65 39 2,283 - 734 3,054 4.2 37 161 1,338 7 9 701.20
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 2 yrs, $11,952,244
    • Avg. Salary: $5,976,122
    • NFL Rank: 326
    • RB Rank: 14

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2022
    • Avg. Salary: $1,750,000
    • NFL Rank: 743
    • RB Rank: 44

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare James Conner to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Kenyan Drake 2 $11,000,000 $5,500,000 27
    Christopher Carson 2 $10,425,000 $5,212,500 26
    Melvin Gordon 2 $16,000,000 $8,000,000 26
    Kareem Hunt 2 $12,000,000 $6,000,000 24
    Averages 2 $12,356,250 $6,178,125 25.8


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Conner's current age (27), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    2 $12,041,176 $6,020,588


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Conner statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Rushing Yards, Rushing Touchdowns, Fumbles, Receptions, Receiving Yards, Rating

    Player GP% Rush Yds/GM Rush TD/GM Fum/GM Rec Rec Yds Rating
    Kenyan Drake 2019-2020, LV 90.63 61.1 0.62 0.17 2.59 16.62 65.35
    Christopher Carson 2019-2020, SEA 84.38 70.78 0.44 0.3 2.74 20.48 78.05
    Melvin Gordon 2018-2019, DEN 75 62.38 0.75 0.21 3.83 32.75 76.1
    Kareem Hunt 2018-2019, CLE 59.38 52.79 0.47 0.05 3.32 34.89 79.8
    Average 77.35 61.76 0.57 0.18 3.12 26.19 74.83
    James Conner 2020-2021 90 52.63 0.74 0.15 2.44 20.33 73.5
    % Change 16.35% -14.78% 29.82% 16.67% -21.79% -22.37% -1.78%
    Median Prime % Change -1.78%
    Average Prime % Change 0.30%


    Calculated Market Value: James Conner

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    2 years, $11,952,244 $5,976,122