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Sammy Watkins

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Wide Receiver Age: 26 Exp: 5 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 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 $7,000,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $9,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $9,000,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    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 $7,000,000 $8,875,000($8,875,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $7,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $8,875,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $7,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $8,875,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $7,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $8,875,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $7,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $8,875,000
    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
    Guaranteed $30,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2018 25 $790,000 $7,000,000 $10,000 $7,800,000 $30,010,000 $21,800,000($21,800,000)
    2019 26 $11,950,000 $7,000,000 $250,000 $19,200,000 $22,460,000 $12,200,000($34,000,000)
    2020 27 $13,750,000 $7,000,000 $250,000 $21,000,000 $7,000,000 $14,000,000($48,000,000)
    2021 Free agent year 28 UFA  
    • $30M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2018 salary + $8.21M of 2019 salary)
    • 2018 Workout Bonus: $10,000
    • 2019-20 Workout Bonus: $250,000
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team 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
  • 2020 Player Rankings

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

     

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    Kansas City Chiefs: #
    Wide Receiver: #

    Total Cash ($0) Rank
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    Wide Receiver: #

    Average Annual ($0) Rank
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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 0.702 90 52 673 12.9 48.07 3 2 4 86.5
    2018 KC 10 10 9 462 0.441 55 40 519 13 51.90 3 1 2 75.1
    2017 LAR 16 15 14 778 0.747 70 39 593 15.2 39.53 8 0 0 107.3
    2016 BUF 8 8 8 382 0.359 52 28 430 15.4 53.75 2 0 3 55
    2015 BUF 13 13 13 714 0.664 96 60 1047 17.4 80.54 9 0 4 158.8
    2014 BUF 16 16 16 1027 0.967 128 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
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 3 yrs, $32,706,071
    • Avg. Salary: $10,902,024
    • NFL Rank: 127
    • WR Rank: 19

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2021
    • Avg. Salary: $16,000,000
    • NFL Rank: 45
    • WR Rank: 9

    Comparable Players

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

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Allen Robinson 3 $42,000,000 $14,000,000 24
    Tyrell Williams 4 $44,300,000 $11,075,000 27
    Tyler Boyd 4 $43,000,000 $10,750,000 25
    Sterling Shepard 4 $41,000,000 $10,250,000 25
    Averages 3.8 $42,575,000 $11,353,333 25.3


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Watkins's current age (26), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    3 $32,718,750 $10,906,250


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Watkins statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Receiving Targets, Receptions, Receiving Yards, Receiving Touchdowns, Yards After Catch, Dropped Passes, Rating

    Player GP% Rec Tgt Rec/GM Rec Yds/GM Rec TD/GM YAC Dropped Rating
    Allen Robinson 2016-2017, CHI 53.13 8.94 4.35 52.94 0.35 1.85 0.53 79.05
    Tyrell Williams 2017-2018, OAK 100 4.19 2.63 43.16 0.28 6.35 0.28 64.4
    Tyler Boyd 2017-2018, CIN 75 5.83 4.08 52.21 0.38 4.9 0.25 73.3
    Sterling Shepard 2017-2018, NYG 84.38 7.07 4.63 59.37 0.22 4.95 0.44 69
    Average 78.13 6.51 3.92 51.92 0.31 4.51 0.38 71.44
    Sammy Watkins 2018-2019 75 6.04 3.83 49.67 0.25 5.85 0.25 69.95
    % Change -4.01% -7.22% -2.30% -4.33% -19.35% 29.71% 34.21% -2.09%
    Median Prime % Change -3.16%
    Average Prime % Change 3.08%


    Sammy Watkins's Calculated Market Value

    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
    3 years, $32,706,071 $10,902,024