DeForest Buckner

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Colts, DT Age: 30-36d 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.

    Previous Contracts

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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

    A visual look at how DeForest Buckner 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
    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
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 2 yrs, $34,266,666
    • Avg. Salary: $17,133,333
    • NFL Rank: 95
    • DT Rank: 12

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2025
    • Avg. Salary: $21,000,000
    • NFL Rank: 46
    • DT Rank: 6

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare DeForest Buckner to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Cameron Heyward 4 $65,600,000 $16,400,000 31
    Daron Payne 4 $90,000,000 $22,500,000 25
    Kenny Clark 4 $70,000,000 $17,500,000 24
    Jeffery Simmons 4 $94,000,000 $23,500,000 25
    Averages 4 $79,900,000 $19,975,000 26.3


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Buckner's current age (30), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    1 $16,429,730 $16,429,730


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Buckner statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Sacks, Tackles, Hurries, Stops, Rating

    Player GP% Sacks/GM Tkl/GM Hurries Stops Rating
    Cameron Heyward 2018-2019, PIT 100 0.53 2.5 2.38 2.25 88.95
    Daron Payne 2021-2022, WAS 100 0.47 2.03 1.65 2.29 61.3
    Kenny Clark 2018-2019, GB 90.63 0.41 2.31 3.03 2.55 85.2
    Jeffery Simmons 2021-2022, TEN 94.12 0.5 2.09 2.53 2.16 76.5
    Average 96.19 0.48 2.23 2.40 2.31 77.99
    DeForest Buckner 2022-2023 100 0.48 2.58 1.94 2.73 82.05
    % Change 3.96% 0.00% 15.70% -19.17% 18.18% 5.21%
    Median Prime % Change 4.59%
    Average Prime % Change 3.98%


    Calculated Market Value: DeForest Buckner

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    2 years, $34,266,666 $17,133,333