Vernon Butler

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Bills, DT Age: 27-176d Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#30 overall), 2016 College: Louisiana Tech Agent(s): Martin Fischman (Ballengee Group)

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  • 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 2021, Butler will earn a base salary of $3,000,000, a roster bonus of $1,705,882 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,805,882 and a dead cap value of $5,600,000.

    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 Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 26 $2,800,000 $1,000,000 $3,218,750 $100,000 $250,000 $7,368,750 $7,900,000 $8,417,191($8,417,191)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $7,900,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-531,250 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $5,100,000 2020 Cap Savings: $2,268,750 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $6,900,000 2021 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $468,750 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $4,100,000 2021 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $3,268,750
    2021 Contract details by year 27 $3,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,705,882 $100,000 - $5,805,882 $5,600,000 $4,805,882($13,223,073)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $5,600,000 2021 Cap Savings: $205,882 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,600,000 2021 Cap Savings: $3,205,882 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $8,100,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $-2,294,118 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $5,100,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $705,882
    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: $1.5M (5th league day of 2021, 3/21/2021)
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $14,705 ($250,000, 14 LTBE in 2021)
    • Sack Bonuses (non cumulative)
      4: $1M
      6: $2M
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2016-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $8,396,514
    Signing Bonus $4,306,556
    Average Salary $2,099,129
    Total Guarantees $7,946,514
    Guaranteed at Signing $7,946,514
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    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
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,800,000 $2,000,000 $3,218,750 $100,000 - - $298,441 $8,417,191
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - $1,705,882 $100,000 - - - $4,805,882
    6 seasons $9,439,959 $6,306,556 $5,324,632 $250,000 - - $341,794 $21,662,941
    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 - - $43,353 $8,439,868
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,800,000 $2,000,000 $4,924,632 $200,000 - - $298,441 $13,223,073
  • 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

  • Transactions

    Mar 13 2021Accepted a $2M pay cut with Buffalo (BUF)
    Mar 17 2020Signed a 2 year $15 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    May 2 2019Carolina (CAR) declined a $7.69 million option for 2020
    Nov 16 2018Fined $10,026 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Vance McDonald (PIT)
    Nov 9 2018Fined $40,110 Roughing the Passer against Ryan Fitzpatrick (TB)
    May 13 2016Signed a 4 year $8.39 million contract with Carolina (CAR)
    Apr 28 2016Drafted by Carolina (CAR): Round 1 (#30 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 BUF 7 7 1 221 32.0 9 5 4
    2020 BUF 14 14 9 428 40.7 18 9 9 1
    2019 CAR 14 14 10 449 39.8 6 33 22 11 3
    2018 CAR 14 14 329 33.0 0.5 19 6 13
    2017 CAR 14 14 297 29.7 13 8 5
    2016 CAR 10 10 225 21.0 1.5 13 5 8
    Totals 73 73 20 1,949 - 8 105 55 50 4 0