DeForest Buckner

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Colts, DT Age: 29-355d Exp: 7 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#7 overall), 2016 College: Oregon Agent(s): Joel Segal (Lagardere Unlimited)

 
  • 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 2024, Buckner will earn a base salary of $20,250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $22,750,000 and a dead cap value of $2,500,000.
    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 Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2020 Contract details by year 26 $12,378,000 $11,000,000 - $23,378,000 $39,378,000 $23,401,981($23,401,981) $23,401,981
    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 $21,000,000 $17,000,000($40,401,981) $20,200,991
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $21,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-4,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $16,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $1,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $21,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $-4,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $16,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $1,000,000
    2022 Contract details by year 28 $11,000,000 $5,000,000 - $16,000,000 $16,000,000 $16,000,000($56,401,981) $18,800,660
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $16,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $11,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $16,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $11,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 29 $13,750,000 $1,000,000 $2,500,000 $17,250,000 $19,750,000 $19,750,000($76,151,981) $19,037,995
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $19,750,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-2,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $11,250,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $17,250,000 2024 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2024 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $13,750,000
    2024 Contract details by year 30 $20,250,000 - $2,500,000 $22,750,000 $2,500,000 $20,250,000($96,401,981) $19,280,396
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2024 Cap Savings: $20,250,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2024 Cap Savings: $20,250,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $20,250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 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, 3/21/21)
    • 2022 Roster Bonus: $5M (5th league day of 2021, 3/21/21)
    • 2022 salary fully guarantees 3/20/2022
    • 2023 Roster Bonus: $1M (3/19/2023)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

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    2016-2020Entry Level

    DeForest Buckner signed a 4 year, $18,190,995 contract with the San Francisco 49ers, including a $11,429,814 signing bonus, $18,190,995 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,547,749. In 2024, Buckner will earn a base salary of $20,250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $22,750,000 and a dead cap value of $2,500,000.
    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
  • 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 $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
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $12,378,000 - $11,000,000 - - - $23,981 $23,401,981
    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 $13,750,000 - $1,000,000 - $5,000,000 - - $19,750,000
    8 seasons $40,468,000 $11,429,814 $37,421,178 - $5,000,000 - $23,981 $94,342,973
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $20,250,000 - - - - - - $20,250,000
    $60,718,000 $11,429,814 $37,421,178 - $5,000,000 - $23,981 $114,592,973
    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
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $38,128,000 - $33,000,000 - $5,000,000 - $23,981 $76,151,981
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/27/2023, $16,391

      Roughing the Passer against Cleveland (CLE)


    • Player contract details by year 12/23/2022, $15,914

      Roughing the Passer against Minnesota (MIN)


    • 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: $51,446

  • Transactions

    Apr 12 2023Converted $5M of 2023 salary into signing bonus, clearing $2.5M of cap space with Indianapolis (IND)
    Dec 23 2022Fined $15,914 Roughing the Passer against Minnesota (MIN)
    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)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2023 IND 17 17 16 840 71.6 8 81 45 36 2
    2022 IND 17 17 16 873 87.0 8 74 44 30 2
    2021 IND 17 17 16 844 78.2 7 68 40 28
    2020 IND 15 15 14 751 74.2 9.5 58 37 21 2
    2019 SF 16 16 16 824 87.0 7.5 62 34 28 2
    2018 SF 16 16 16 852 79.4 12 67 44 23
    2017 SF 16 16 16 868 76.8 3 61 45 16 1
    2016 SF 15 15 15 1005 87.6 6 74 44 30
    Totals 129 129 125 6,857 - 61 545 333 212 9 0