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Vernon Butler

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Defensive Tackle Age: 25 Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#30 overall), 2016 College: Louisiana Tech Agent(s): Martin Fischman (Ballengee Group)

Bills – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Vernon Butler signed a 2 year, $15,000,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including a $2,000,000 signing bonus, $9,300,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,500,000. In 2020, Butler will earn a base salary of $2,800,000, a signing bonus of $2,000,000, a roster bonus of $3,218,750 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $7,118,750 and a dead cap value of $7,800,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $15,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000,000
    Average Salary $7,500,000
    Total Guarantees $9,300,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $7,800,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / 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 26 $2,800,000 $1,000,000 $3,218,750 $100,000 $7,118,750 $7,800,000 $8,118,750($8,118,750)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $7,800,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-681,250 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $2,118,750 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $6,800,000 2021 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $318,750 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $3,118,750

    Potential Out: 2021, 1 yr, $8,118,750; $1,000,000 dead cap

    2021 Contract details by year 27 $5,500,000 $1,000,000 $1,250,000 $100,000 $7,850,000 $1,000,000 $6,850,000($14,968,750)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $6,850,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $6,850,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $6,850,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $6,850,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 28 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $7.8M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2020 roster bonus)
    • $1.5M of 2021 salary fully guarantees on the 5th league day of 2021
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $3M (paid 3/23/2020)
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $1M (5th league day of 2021)
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $15,625 ($250,000, 14 LTBE in 2020)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2016-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $8,396,514
    Signing Bonus $4,306,556
    Average Salary $2,099,129
    Guaranteed $7,946,514
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2016 22 $450,000 $1,076,639 - - $1,526,639 $7,946,514 $4,756,556($4,756,556)
    2017 23 $831,660 $1,076,639 - - $1,908,299 $6,869,875 $831,660($5,588,216)
    2018 24 $1,213,319 $1,076,639 - - $2,289,958 $4,961,576 $1,213,319($6,801,535)
    2019 25 $1,144,980 $1,076,639 $400,000 $50,000 $2,671,619 $2,721,618 $1,638,333($8,439,868)
    2020 26 $7,690,000 - - - $7,690,000 - $7,690,000($16,129,868)
    2020 Free agent year 27 UFA  
    • 5th-year option available (declined)
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $4,306,556 - - - - - $4,756,556
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $831,660 - - - - - - $831,660
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,213,319 - - - - - - $1,213,319
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,144,980 - $400,000 $50,000 - - $43,353 $1,638,333
    4 seasons $3,639,959 $4,306,556 $400,000 $50,000 - - $43,353 $8,439,868
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,800,000 $2,000,000 $3,218,750 $100,000 - - - $8,118,750
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $5,500,000 - $1,250,000 $100,000 - - - $6,850,000
    $11,939,959 $6,306,556 $4,868,750 $250,000 - - $43,353 $23,408,618
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,639,959 $4,306,556 $400,000 $50,000 - - - $8,439,868
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/16/2018, $10,026

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Vance McDonald (PIT)


    • Player contract details by year 11/09/2018, $40,110

      Roughing the Passer against Ryan Fitzpatrick (TB)


    • TOTAL: $50,136

  • 2020 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2019 CAR 14 14 10 449 0.398 6 33 22 11 3
    2018 CAR 14 14 329 0.330 0.5 19 6 13
    2017 CAR 14 14 297 0.297 13 8 5
    2016 CAR 10 10 225 0.210 1.5 13 5 8
    Totals 52 52 10 1,300 - 8 78 41 37 3 0