C.J. Uzomah

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Jets, TE Age: 30-326d Exp: 8 Years
Drafted: Round 5 (#157 overall), 2015 College: Auburn Agent(s): Jimmy Sexton (CAA Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    C.J. Uzomah signed a 3 year, $24,000,000 contract with the New York Jets, including a $5,000,000 signing bonus, $15,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,000,000. In 2023, Uzomah will earn a base salary of $3,500,000 and a restructure bonus of $4,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,721,666 and a dead cap value of $12,643,334.
    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $24,000,000
    Signing Bonus $5,000,000
    Average Salary $8,000,000
    Total Guarantees $15,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $15,000,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2022 Contract details by year 29 $1,035,000 $1,666,666 $655,000 $3,356,666 $8,700,001 $8,000,000($8,000,000) $8,000,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $8,700,001 2022 Cap Savings: $-5,343,335 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $6,965,001 2022 Cap Savings: $-3,608,335 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $4,056,667 2023 Dead Cap: $4,643,334 2022 Cap Savings: $-700,001 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,321,667 2023 Dead Cap: $4,643,334 2022 Cap Savings: $1,034,999
    2023 Contract details by year 30 $3,500,000 $1,666,666 $1,555,000 $6,721,666 $12,643,334 $8,000,000($16,000,000) $8,000,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $12,643,334 2023 Cap Savings: $-5,921,668 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $9,143,334 2023 Cap Savings: $-2,421,668 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $6,721,667 2024 Dead Cap: $5,921,667 2023 Cap Savings: $-1 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,221,667 2024 Dead Cap: $5,921,667 2023 Cap Savings: $3,499,999

    Potential Out: 2024, 2 yr, $16,000,000; $5,921,667 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 31 $8,000,000 $1,666,667 $1,555,000 $11,221,667 $5,921,667 $8,000,000($24,000,000) $8,000,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $5,921,667 2024 Cap Savings: $5,300,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $5,921,667 2024 Cap Savings: $5,300,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $3,221,667 2025 Dead Cap: $2,700,000 2024 Cap Savings: $8,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $3,221,667 2025 Dead Cap: $2,700,000 2024 Cap Savings: $8,000,000
    2025 Contract details by year 32 - - $900,000 $2,700,000 $2,700,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $2,700,000 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $2,700,000 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $2,700,000 2025 Cap Savings: $2,700,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $2,700,000 2025 Cap Savings: $2,700,000
    2026 Contract details by year 33 - - $900,000 $900,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $900,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $900,000 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $900,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $900,000
    2027 Contract details by year 34 - - $900,000 $900,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $900,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $900,000 Post-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $900,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $900,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $15M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2022 salary + $7M of 2023 salary)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2021

    C.J. Uzomah signed a 3 year, $18,300,000 contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, including a $3,250,000 signing bonus, $6,250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,100,000. In 2023, Uzomah will earn a base salary of $3,500,000 and a restructure bonus of $4,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,721,666 and a dead cap value of $12,643,334.
    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $18,300,000
    Signing Bonus $3,250,000
    Average Salary $6,100,000
    Total Guarantees $6,250,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $6,250,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2015-2018Entry Level

    C.J. Uzomah signed a 4 year, $2,492,762 contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, including a $212,762 signing bonus, $212,762 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $623,191. In 2023, Uzomah will earn a base salary of $3,500,000 and a restructure bonus of $4,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,721,666 and a dead cap value of $12,643,334.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,492,762
    Signing Bonus $212,762
    Average Salary $623,191
    Total Guarantees $212,762
    Guaranteed at Signing $212,762
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $435,000 $212,762 - - - - - $647,762
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $525,000 - - - - - - $525,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $615,000 - - - - - - $615,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $705,000 - - - - - - $705,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $3,250,000 $3,400,000 $100,000 - - $28,291 $8,278,291
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $3,050,000 - $1,650,000 $100,000 - - $10,178 $4,810,178
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $4,750,000 - $23,529 $300,000 - - - $5,073,529
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,035,000 $5,000,000 - - $1,965,000 - - $8,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $3,500,000 - - - $4,500,000 - - $8,000,000
    9 seasons $16,115,000 $8,462,762 $5,073,529 $500,000 $6,465,000 - $38,469 $36,654,760
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - - - - - $8,000,000
    $24,115,000 $8,462,762 $5,073,529 $500,000 $6,465,000 - $38,469 $44,654,760
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $11,580,000 $3,462,762 $5,073,529 $500,000 - - $38,469 $20,654,760
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,535,000 $5,000,000 - - $6,465,000 - - $16,000,000
  • Transactions

    Mar 8 2023Converted $4.5M of 2023 salary into signing bonus, adding 3 void years, clearing $3.6M of cap with New York (NYJ)
    Mar 14 2022Signed a 3 year $24 million contract with New York (NYJ)
    Mar 11 2019Signed a 3 year $18.3 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
    May 15 2015Signed a 4 year $2.492 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
    May 2 2015Drafted by Cincinnati (CIN): Round 5 (#157 overall)
  • 2023 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2023 NYJ 11 11 7 237 12 8 58 7.2 1 0 11.8
    2022 NYJ 15 15 12 525 49.6 27 21 232 11 2 0 35.2
    2021 CIN 17 16 16 803 73.0 63 49 493 10.1 5 0 79.3
    2020 CIN 2 2 2 96 8.9 11 8 87 10.9 1 0 14.7
    2019 CIN 16 16 16 654 58.2 40 27 242 9 2 0 36.2
    2018 CIN 16 16 15 841 84.4 64 43 439 10.2 3 0 61.9
    2017 CIN 14 14 4 213 22.0 15 10 92 9.2 1 0 15.2
    2016 CIN 10 10 8 411 37.8 38 25 234 9.4 1 0 29.4
    2015 CIN 5 5 48 4.5 1 1 4 4 0 0 0.4
    Totals 106 105 80 3,828 - 271 192 1,881 9.8 16 0 284.10