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Matt Milano

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Bills, OLB Age: 26-338d Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 5 (#163 overall), 2017 College: Boston College Agent(s): Joel Segal (Lagardere Unlimited)

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  • Current Contract

    Matt Milano signed a 4 year, $41,500,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including a $7,000,000 signing bonus, $23,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,375,000. In 2021, Milano will earn a base salary of $5,500,000, a signing bonus of $7,000,000, a roster bonus of $312,500 and a workout bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $7,812,500 and a dead cap value of $20,000,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $41,500,000
    Signing Bonus $7,000,000
    Average Salary $10,375,000
    Total Guarantees $23,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $20,000,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 26 $5,500,000 $1,750,000 $312,500 $250,000 $7,812,500 $20,000,000 $13,062,500($13,062,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $20,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-12,187,500 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $7,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $812,500 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $14,750,000 2022 Dead Cap: $5,250,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-6,937,500 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2022 Dead Cap: $5,250,000 2021 Cap Savings: $6,062,500
    2022 Contract details by year 27 $7,500,000 $1,750,000 $500,000 $250,000 $10,000,000 $12,750,000 $8,250,000($21,312,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $12,750,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-2,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $5,250,000 2022 Cap Savings: $4,750,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $9,250,000 2023 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2023 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $8,250,000

    Potential Out: 2023, 2 yr, $21,312,500; $3,500,000 dead cap

    2023 Contract details by year 28 $9,250,000 $1,750,000 $500,000 $250,000 $11,750,000 $3,500,000 $10,000,000($31,312,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $8,250,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $8,250,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2024 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2023 Cap Savings: $10,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2024 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2023 Cap Savings: $10,000,000
    2024 Contract details by year 29 $9,250,000 $1,750,000 $500,000 $250,000 $11,750,000 $1,750,000 $10,000,000($41,312,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2024 Cap Savings: $10,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2024 Cap Savings: $10,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $10,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $10,000,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $20M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2021 salary + 2022 salary)
    • $3.5M of 2023 salary fully guarantees the 5th league day of 2023 (injury guaranteed now)
    • Annual Incentives: $325,000
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2020Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,661,506
    Signing Bonus $2,615,062
    Average Salary $665,377
    Total Guarantees $261,506
    Guaranteed at Signing $261,506
    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 $261,506 - - - - - $726,506
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $523,764 - - - - - - $523,763
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $645,000 - - - - - $360,498 $1,005,498
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,133,000 - - - - - $113,291 $2,246,291
    4 seasons $3,766,764 $261,506 - - - - $473,789 $4,502,058
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $5,500,000 $7,000,000 $312,500 $250,000 - - - $13,062,500
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - $500,000 $250,000 - - - $8,250,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $9,250,000 - $500,000 $250,000 - - - $10,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $9,250,000 - $500,000 $250,000 - - - $10,000,000
    $35,266,764 $7,261,506 $1,812,500 $1,000,000 - - $473,789 $45,814,558
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,766,764 $261,506 - - - - $473,789 $4,502,058
  • Transactions

    Mar 11 2021Signed a 4 year $44 million contract extension with Buffalo (BUF)
    May 11 2017Signed a 4 year $2.66 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    Apr 29 2017Drafted by Buffalo (BUF): Round 5 (#163 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Matt Milano ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2020 BUF 10 10 4 335 31.9 3.5 45 35 10 1
    2019 BUF 15 15 15 906 86.4 1.5 101 65 36 1
    2018 BUF 13 13 13 741 73.0 1 78 52 26 3
    2017 BUF 16 16 5 452 40.9 48 31 17 1 1
    Totals 54 54 37 2,434 - 6 272 183 89 2 5
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 3 yrs, $41,479,215
    • Avg. Salary: $13,826,405
    • NFL Rank: 93
    • OLB Rank: 6

    Previous Contract

    • Free Agent:
    • Avg. Salary: -
    • NFL Rank: 0
    • OLB Rank: 0

    Comparable Players

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

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Myles Jack 4 $57,000,000 $14,250,000 23
    Deion Jones 4 $57,000,000 $14,250,000 24
    Shaq Thompson 4 $54,433,000 $13,608,250 25
    Anthony Barr 5 $67,500,000 $13,500,000 26
    Averages 4.3 $58,983,250 $13,878,412 24.5


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Milano's current age (26), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    4 $54,706,584 $13,676,646


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Milano statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Tackles, Sacks, Stops, Coverage Catch %, Hurries, Rating

    Player GP% Tkl/GM Sacks/GM Stops Cov Catch% Hurries Rating
    Myles Jack 2017-2018, JAC 100 4.38 0.14 2.41 78.5 0.41 70.8
    Deion Jones 2017-2018, ATL 68.75 5.68 0.09 3.36 71.1 0.23 83.45
    Shaq Thompson 2017-2018, CAR 87.5 3.25 0.2 1.89 82.9 0.57 66.25
    Anthony Barr 2017-2018, MIN 90.63 3.14 0.14 2 78.2 0.9 71.45
    Average 86.72 4.11 0.14 2.42 77.68 0.53 72.99
    Matt Milano 2019-2020 78.13 4 0.2 2.44 68.35 0.52 63.75
    % Change -9.91% -2.68% 42.86% 0.83% 12.01% -1.89% -12.66%
    Median Prime % Change -1.89%
    Average Prime % Change 4.08%


    Calculated Market Value: Matt Milano

    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
    3 years, $41,479,215 $13,826,405