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Star Lotulelei

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Bills, DT Age: 31-117d Exp: 7 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#14 overall), 2013 College: Utah Agent(s): Bruce Tollner (Rep 1 Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Star Lotulelei signed a 3 year, $18,600,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including $7,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,200,000. In 2021, Lotulelei will earn a base salary of $4,500,000, a roster bonus of $250,000 and a workout bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $7,600,000 and a dead cap value of $11,800,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $18,600,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $6,200,000
    Total Guarantees $7,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $7,000,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 31 - - $500,000 $250,000 $750,000 - $900,000($900,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $750,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $750,000
    2021 Contract details by year 32 $4,500,000 $2,600,000 $250,000 $250,000 $7,600,000 $11,800,000 $5,000,000($5,900,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $11,800,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-4,200,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $5,200,000 2021 Cap Savings: $2,400,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $9,200,000 2022 Dead Cap: $2,600,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-1,600,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,600,000 2022 Dead Cap: $2,600,000 2021 Cap Savings: $5,000,000

    Potential Out: 2022, 2 yr, $5,900,000; $5,100,000 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 33 $6,150,000 $2,600,000 $350,000 $250,000 $9,350,000 $5,100,000 $6,750,000($12,650,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $5,100,000 2022 Cap Savings: $4,250,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,600,000 2022 Cap Savings: $6,750,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $5,100,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $4,250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,600,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $6,750,000
    2023 Contract details by year 34 $4,600,000 $2,600,000 $1,500,000 $250,000 $8,950,000 - $6,350,000($19,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $8,950,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $8,950,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $8,950,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $8,950,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $7M guaranteed (202 salary + $2.5M of 2022 salary)
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $500,000 (3/22/2020)
    • 2021 Per Game Active Bonus: $14,705 ($250,000)
    • 2022 Per Game Active Bonus: $20,588 ($350,000)
    • 2023 Roster Bonus: $1M (due the 5th league day of 2022)
    • 2023 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2018-2022

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $50,000,000
    Signing Bonus $13,000,000
    Average Salary $10,000,000
    Total Guarantees $24,650,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $18,500,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2013-2017Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $9,604,500
    Signing Bonus $5,365,092
    Average Salary $2,401,125
    Total Guarantees $9,604,500
    Guaranteed at Signing $9,604,500
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $405,000 $5,365,092 - - - - - $5,770,092
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $841,568 - - - - - - $841,568
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,278,136 - - - - - - $1,278,136
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,714,704 - - - - - - $1,714,704
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $6,757,000 - - - - - - $6,757,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $3,500,000 $13,000,000 $500,000 $100,000 - - - $17,100,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $7,150,000 - $1,500,000 $250,000 - - $11,813 $8,911,813
    2020 Player Cash Earnings - - $500,000 $250,000 - - $150,000 $900,000
    8 seasons $21,646,408 $18,365,092 $2,500,000 $600,000 - - $161,813 $43,273,313
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - $250,000 $250,000 - - - $5,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $6,150,000 - $350,000 $250,000 - - - $6,750,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $4,600,000 - $1,500,000 $250,000 - - - $6,350,000
    $36,896,408 $18,365,092 $4,600,000 $1,350,000 - - $161,813 $61,373,313
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $10,996,408 $5,365,092 - - - - - $16,361,500
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $10,650,000 $13,000,000 $2,500,000 $600,000 - - $161,813 $26,911,813
  • Transactions

    Jul 28 2020Opted out of the 2020 season (COVID-19)
    Feb 11 2020Accepted a $1.75M paycut in 2020, guaranteeing remaining $4.5M of salary with Buffalo (BUF)
    Mar 13 2018Signed a 5 year $50 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    Apr 26 2016Carolina (CAR) exercised a $6.757M 5th-year option for 2017
    May 22 2013Signed a 4 year $9.604 million contract with Carolina (CAR)
    Apr 25 2013Drafted by Carolina (CAR): Round 1 (#14 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Star Lotulelei 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
    2019 BUF 16 16 16 489 46.6 2 19 12 7 1
    2018 BUF 16 16 16 476 46.9 17 10 7
    2017 CAR 16 16 16 590 58.9 1.5 25 6 19
    2016 CAR 16 16 16 702 65.7 4 26 14 12 1
    2015 CAR 14 14 14 535 48.6 1 22 13 9 1
    2014 CAR 14 14 13 478 46.5 2 25 18 7
    2013 CAR 16 16 16 601 59.3 3 42 31 11
    Totals 108 108 107 3,871 - 14 176 104 72 2 1