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DeForest Buckner

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Defensive Tackle Age: 26 Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#7 overall), 2016 College: Oregon Agent(s): Joel Segal, Chafie Fields, Greg Barnett (Lagardere Unlimited)

Colts – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    DeForest Buckner signed a 4 year, $84,000,000 contract with the Indianapolis Colts, including $44,378,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $21,000,000. In 2020, Buckner will earn a base salary of $12,378,000 and a roster bonus of $11,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $23,378,000 and a dead cap value of $39,378,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $84,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $21,000,000
    Total Guarantees $44,378,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $39,378,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 26 $12,378,000 $11,000,000 $23,378,000 $39,378,000 $23,378,000($23,378,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $39,378,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-16,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $11,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $12,378,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $39,378,000 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $-16,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $11,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $12,378,000
    2021 Contract details by year 27 $1,000,000 $16,000,000 $17,000,000 $32,000,000 $17,000,000($40,378,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $32,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-15,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $16,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $1,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $16,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $16,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $1,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $16,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $17,000,000
    2022 Contract details by year 28 $11,000,000 $5,000,000 $16,000,000 - $16,000,000($56,378,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $16,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $16,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $16,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $16,000,000

    Potential Out: 2023, 1 yr, $16,000,000; $0 dead cap

    2023 Contract details by year 29 $18,750,000 $1,000,000 $19,750,000 - $19,750,000($76,128,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $19,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $19,750,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $19,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $19,750,000
    2024 Contract details by year 30 $20,250,000 - $20,250,000 - $20,250,000($96,378,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $20,250,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $20,250,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $20,250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $20,250,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $39.3M guaranteed at signing (2020 salary + 2020 roster bonus + 2021 roster bonus)
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $11M (guaranteed, paid 3/20/2020)
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $16M (guarantees 3/22/2020. paid the 5th league day of 2021)
    • 2022 Roster Bonus: $5M (5th league day of 2021)
    • 2023 Roster Bonus: $1M (5th league day of 2023)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2016-2020Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $18,190,995
    Signing Bonus $11,429,814
    Average Salary $4,547,749
    Total Guarantees $18,190,995
    Guaranteed at Signing $18,190,995
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
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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 $11,429,814 - - - - - $11,879,814
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $540,000 - $736,863 - - - - $1,276,863
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $630,000 - $1,473,726 - - - - $2,103,726
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $720,000 - $2,210,589 - - - - $2,930,589
    4 seasons $2,340,000 $11,429,814 $4,421,178 - - - - $18,190,992
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $12,378,000 - $11,000,000 - - - - $23,378,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - $16,000,000 - - - - $17,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - $5,000,000 - - - - $16,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $18,750,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - $19,750,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $20,250,000 - - - - - - $20,250,000
    $65,718,000 $11,429,814 $37,421,178 - - - - $114,568,992
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,340,000 $11,429,814 $4,421,178 - - - - $18,190,992
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/28/2018, $10,026

      Excessive facemask against Chicago (CHI)


    • Player contract details by year 10/28/2016, $9,115

      Unnecessary roughness against Tampa Bay (TB)


    • TOTAL: $19,141

  • Transactions

    Mar 16 2020Signed a 4 year $84 million contract extension with Indianapolis (IND)
    Mar 16 2020Traded to Indianapolis (IND) from San Francisco (SF) for 2020 1st round pick (#13 - traded)
    Apr 25 2019San Francisco (SF) exercised a $14.36 million option for 2020
    Dec 28 2018Fined $10,026 Excessive facemask against Chicago (CHI)
    Oct 28 2016Fined $9,115 Unnecessary roughness against Tampa Bay (TB)
    May 6 2016Signed a 4 year
    Apr 28 2016Drafted by San Francisco (SF): Round 1 (#7 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2019 SF 16 16 16 824 0.807 7.5 62 34 28 2
    2018 SF 16 16 16 852 0.794 12 67 44 23
    2017 SF 16 16 16 868 0.768 3 61 45 16 1
    2016 SF 15 15 15 1005 0.876 6 74 44 30
    Totals 63 63 63 3,549 - 29 264 167 97 3 0