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Sammy Watkins

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Wide Receiver Age: 27 Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#4 overall), 2014 College: Clemson Agent(s): Tory Dandy (CAA Sports)

Chiefs – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Sammy Watkins signed a 1 year, $9,000,000 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, including a $1,000,000 signing bonus, $8,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $9,000,000. In 2020, Watkins will earn a base salary of $7,000,000, a signing bonus of $1,000,000 and a roster bonus of $875,000, while carrying a cap hit of $15,875,000 and a dead cap value of $15,000,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $9,000,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $9,000,000
    Total Guarantees $8,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $8,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 27 $7,000,000 $8,000,000 $875,000 $15,875,000 $15,000,000 $8,875,000($8,875,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $875,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $7,875,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $875,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $7,875,000
    2021 Free Agent Year 28 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $62,500 ($1M, 14 LTBE)
    • No Trade Clause
    • Incentives
      8 TDS + Playoffs: $750,000
      65 REC + Playoffs: $750,000
      800 REC Yards + Playoffs: $750,000
      AFC Championship Win (50% snaps): $1.25M
      65 REC + AFC Championship Win: $1.25M
      800 REC Yards + AFC Championship Win: $1.25M

    Previous Contracts

    2018-2020

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $48,000,000
    Signing Bonus $21,000,000
    Average Salary $16,000,000
    Total Guarantees $30,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $30,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
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    2014-2017Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $19,935,603
    Signing Bonus $12,818,620
    Average Salary $4,983,901
    Total Guarantees $19,935,603
    Guaranteed at Signing $19,935,603
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 $12,818,620 - - - - - $13,238,620
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,326,164 - - - - - - $1,326,164
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $600,000 - $1,632,328 - - - - $2,232,328
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $690,000 - - - - - - $690,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings - - $2,448,491 - - - - $2,448,491
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $790,000 $21,000,000 - $10,000 - - - $21,800,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $11,950,000 - - $250,000 - - - $12,200,000
    6 seasons $15,776,164 $33,818,620 $4,080,819 $260,000 - - - $53,935,603
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 $1,000,000 $875,000 - - - - $8,875,000
    $22,776,164 $34,818,620 $4,955,819 $260,000 - - - $62,810,603
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,346,164 $12,818,620 $4,080,819 - - - - $19,245,603
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $690,000 - - - - - - $690,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $12,740,000 $21,000,000 - $260,000 - - - $34,000,000
  • Transactions

    Apr 3 2020Signed a 1 year $9M restructured contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Mar 13 2018Agreed to a 3 year $48 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Aug 11 2017Traded to Los Angeles (LAR) from Buffalo (BUF) with 2018 6th round pick (#195 Sebastian Joseph) for E.J. Gaines and 2018 2nd round pick (#56 - traded)
    May 2 2017Buffalo (BUF) declined a $13.258 million 5th-year option for 2018
    May 28 2014Signed a 4 year $19.935 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    May 8 2014Drafted by Buffalo (BUF): Round 1 (#4 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Sammy Watkins ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Yds/Gm Rec TD Fum Drops Prod Pts
    2019 KC 14 14 13 746 70.2 90 52 673 12.9 48.07 3 2 4 86.5
    2018 KC 10 10 9 462 47.7 55 40 519 13 51.90 3 1 2 75.1
    2017 LAR 16 15 14 778 74.7 70 39 593 15.2 39.53 8 0 0 107.3
    2016 BUF 8 8 8 382 35.9 52 28 430 15.4 53.75 2 0 3 55
    2015 BUF 13 13 13 714 66.4 96 60 1047 17.4 80.54 9 0 4 158.8
    2014 BUF 16 16 16 1027 96.7 128 65 982 15.1 61.38 6 1 5 133
    Totals 77 76 73 4,109 - 491 284 4,244 14.9 55.84 31 4 18 615.70