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A.J. Klein Embed This

Outside Linebacker Age: 28 Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 5 (#148 overall), 2013 College: Iowa State Agent(s): Scott Smith (XAM Sports)

Saints – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    A.J. Klein signed a 4 year, $24,000,000 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $4,000,000 signing bonus, $9,400,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,000,000. In 2020, Klein will earn a base salary of $9,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $1,000,000 and a dead cap value of $1,000,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $24,000,000
    Signing Bonus $4,000,000
    Average Salary $6,000,000
    Total Guarantees $9,400,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $9,400,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2017 Contract details by year 26 $1,700,000 $1,000,000 - $100,000 $2,800,000 $9,500,000 $5,800,000($5,800,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $9,500,000 2017 Cap Savings: $-6,700,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $4,100,000 2017 Cap Savings: $-1,300,000 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $6,500,000 2018 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2017 Cap Savings: $-3,700,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $1,100,000 2018 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2017 Cap Savings: $1,700,000
    2018 Contract details by year 27 $4,100,000 $1,000,000 - $100,000 $5,200,000 $7,200,000 $4,200,000($10,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $7,200,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-2,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $3,100,000 2018 Cap Savings: $2,100,000 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $5,200,000 2019 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2018 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $1,100,000 2019 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2018 Cap Savings: $4,100,000
    2019 Contract details by year 28 $4,100,000 $1,000,000 $475,000 $100,000 $5,675,000 $2,500,000 $4,675,000($14,675,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2019 Cap Savings: $3,175,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2019 Cap Savings: $3,175,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2020 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $4,175,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2020 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $4,175,000
    2020 Contract details by year 29 $9,000,000 $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $9,000,000($23,675,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release

    N/A in 2020

    Post-6/1 Trade

    N/A in 2020

    2020 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $9.4M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2017 salary + $3.7M of 2018 salary)
    • 2019 Roster Bonus: $400,000 (due 3/17/2019)
    • 2019 Per Game Active Bonus: $25,000 ($400,000)
    • 2017-19 Workout Bonus: $100,000
    • 2020 voids on 3/18/2020 ($1M dead cap)

    Previous Contracts

    2013-2016Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,351,300
    Signing Bonus $191,300
    Average Salary $587,825
    Guaranteed $191,300
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2013 22 $405,000 $47,825 - $452,825 $191,300 $596,300($596,300)
    2014 23 $495,000 $47,825 - $542,825 $143,475 $495,000($1,091,300)
    2015 24 $585,000 $47,825 - $632,825 $95,650 $721,260($1,812,560)
    2016 25 $675,000 $47,825 - $722,825 $47,825 $675,000($2,487,560)
    2017 Free agent year 26 UFA  

     

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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $405,000 $191,300 - - - - - $596,300
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $495,000 - - - - - - $495,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $585,000 - - - - - $136,260 $721,260
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $675,000 - - - - - - $675,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,700,000 $4,000,000 - $100,000 - - - $5,800,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $4,100,000 - - $100,000 - - - $4,200,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $4,100,000 - $475,000 $100,000 - - - $4,675,000
    7 seasons $12,060,000 $4,191,300 $475,000 $300,000 - - $136,260 $17,162,560
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $9,000,000 - - - - - - $9,000,000
    $21,060,000 $4,191,300 $475,000 $300,000 - - $136,260 $26,162,560
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,160,000 $191,300 - - - - - $2,487,560
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $9,900,000 $4,000,000 $475,000 $300,000 - - - $14,675,000
  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how A.J. Klein 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
    2019 NO 15 15 15 766 0.707 2.5 69 47 22 1 1
    2018 NO 16 16 15 669 0.662 2 69 42 27 1
    2017 NO 12 12 12 664 0.728 2 54 37 17 1
    2016 CAR 15 15 7 351 0.328 2 31 16 14 2
    2015 CAR 15 15 6 320 0.291 1 55 34 14 1 1
    2014 CAR 14 14 9 282 0.274 39 22 13 1
    2013 CAR 16 16 2 129 0.127 2 21 16 1
    Totals 103 103 66 3,181 - 12 338 214 108 6 3