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John Brown

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Bills, WR Age: 30-333d Exp: 7 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#91 overall), 2014 College: Pittsburgh State Agent(s): Dave Butz (SportStars)

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  • Current Contract

    John Brown signed a 3 year, $27,000,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including a $4,800,000 signing bonus, $11,700,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $9,000,000. In 2021, Brown will earn a base salary of $7,050,000, a roster bonus of $781,250 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $9,531,250 and a dead cap value of $1,600,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $27,000,000
    Signing Bonus $4,800,000
    Average Salary $9,000,000
    Total Guarantees $11,700,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $10,100,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 29 $3,800,000 $1,600,000 $1,968,750 $100,000 $7,468,750 $10,200,000 $10,699,683($10,699,683)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $10,200,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-2,731,250 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $6,400,000 2019 Cap Savings: $1,068,750 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $7,000,000 2020 Dead Cap: $3,200,000 2019 Cap Savings: $468,750 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $3,200,000 2020 Dead Cap: $3,200,000 2019 Cap Savings: $4,268,750
    2020 Contract details by year 30 $7,050,000 $1,600,000 $781,250 $100,000 $9,531,250 $10,850,000 $7,931,250($18,630,933)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $10,850,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-1,318,750 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $3,800,000 2020 Cap Savings: $5,731,250 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $9,250,000 2021 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2020 Cap Savings: $281,250 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,200,000 2021 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2020 Cap Savings: $7,331,250
    2021 Contract details by year 31 $7,050,000 $1,600,000 $781,250 $100,000 $9,531,250 $1,600,000 $7,931,250($26,562,183)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2021 Cap Savings: $7,931,250 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2021 Cap Savings: $7,931,250 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $7,931,250 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $7,931,250
    2022 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $10.1M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2019 salary + 2019 roster bonus)
    • $1.5M of 2020 salary fully guarantees on t3/22/2020 (injury guaranteed now)
    • 2019 Roster Bonus: $1.5M (guaranteed)
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $500,000 (3/22/2020)
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $500,000 (5th league day of 2021, 3/21/2021)
    • Per Game 46-Man Roster Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000, 9 LTBE in 2021)
    • Workout Bonus: $100,000
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $5,000,000
    Signing Bonus $4,000,000
    Average Salary $5,000,000
    Total Guarantees $4,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $4,000,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2014-2017Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,798,900
    Signing Bonus $542,900
    Average Salary $699,725
    Total Guarantees $542,900
    Guaranteed at Signing $542,900
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 $542,900 - - - - - $962,900
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $522,000 - - - - - $190,406 $712,406
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $612,000 - - - - - - $612,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,797,000 - - - - - - $1,797,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $4,000,000 - - - - - $5,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $3,800,000 $4,800,000 $1,968,750 $100,000 - - $30,933 $10,699,683
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $7,050,000 - $781,250 $100,000 - - - $7,931,250
    7 seasons $15,201,000 $9,342,900 $2,750,000 $200,000 - - $221,339 $27,715,239
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $7,050,000 - $781,250 $100,000 - - - $7,931,250
    $22,251,000 $9,342,900 $3,531,250 $300,000 - - $221,339 $35,646,489
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,351,000 $542,900 - - - - $190,406 $4,084,306
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $4,000,000 - - - - - $5,000,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $10,850,000 $4,800,000 $2,750,000 $200,000 - - $30,933 $18,630,933
  • Transactions

    Mar 12 2019Signed a 3 year $27 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    Mar 13 2018Signed a 1 year $5 million contract with Baltimore (BAL)
    May 15 2014Signed a 4 year $2.7989 million contract with Arizona (ARI)
    May 9 2014Drafted by Arizona (ARI): Round 3 (#91 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how John Brown ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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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
    2020 BUF 9 9 7 453 41.6 52 33 458 13.9 50.89 3 0 2 63.8
    2019 BUF 15 15 15 939 85.6 115 72 1060 14.7 70.67 6 0 4 147.82
    2018 BAL 16 16 15 758 63.7 97 42 715 17 44.69 5 0 7 101.9
    2017 ARI 10 10 5 491 43.7 55 21 299 14.2 29.90 3 0 3 48.9
    2016 ARI 15 15 6 596 51.8 72 39 517 13.3 34.47 2 1 1 64.7
    2015 ARI 16 15 11 780 70.7 101 65 1003 15.4 66.87 7 2 5 142.5
    2014 ARI 16 16 5 653 61.7 103 48 696 14.5 43.50 5 0 3 99
    Totals 97 96 64 4,670 - 595 320 4,748 14.8 49.46 31 3 27 668.62