Sam Martin

Buffalo Bills, Punter
Age: 34-149d (Feb 27, 1990)
Exp: 12 Years
College: Appalachian State
Drafted: Round 5 (#165 overall), 2013
Agent(s): Sean Kiernan (Athletes First)
2024 Cap Hit

$2,050,000

2024 Cash

$1,650,000

Career Earnings

$20,493,866

2023-2025 Extension (CURRENT)

Sam Martin signed a 3 year , $6,000,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including $1,200,000 signing bonus, $2,365,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,000,000. In 2024, Martin will earn a base salary of $1,550,000 and a workout bonus of $49,000, while carrying a cap hit of $2,050,000 and a dead cap value of $800,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $6,000,000
Average Salary:
$2,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$1,200,000
GTD at Sign:
$2,365,000
Total GTD:
$2,365,000
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2023 33 $1,665,000 0.74% $2,465,000 $2,465,000 $2,414,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2024, 1 YR, $2,465,000; $800,000 DEAD CAP
2024 34 $2,050,000 0.80% $1,650,000 $4,115,000 $800,000
2025 35 $2,285,000 0.84% $1,885,000 $6,000,000 $400,000
2026 36
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2023 33 $1,165,000 $400,000 $51,000 $49,000 $1,665,000 0.74% $2,414,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2024, 1 YR, $2,465,000; $800,000 DEAD CAP
2024 34 $1,550,000 $400,000 $51,000 $49,000 $2,050,000 0.80% $800,000
2025 35 $1,785,000 $400,000 $51,000 $49,000 $2,285,000 0.84% $400,000
2026 36
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2023 33 $1,165,000 $1,200,000 $49,000 $2,465,000 $2,465,000 $2,465,000 $2,000,000
2024 34 $1,550,000 - $49,000 $1,650,000 $4,115,000 $2,057,500 $1,767,500
2025 35 $1,785,000 - $49,000 $1,885,000 $6,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,885,000
Contract Notes
  • $2.365M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2023 salary)
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $3,000 ($51,000, 16 LTBE in 2023)
  • 2024 salary fully guarantees 03/18/2024
  • Incentives: $750,000
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2016-2019 Extension

Sam Martin signed a 4 year , $13,600,276 contract with the Detroit Lions, including $2,500,000 signing bonus, $5,900,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,400,069.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $13,600,276
Average Salary:
$3,400,069
Signing Bonus:
$2,500,000
GTD at Sign:
$3,175,000
Total GTD:
$5,900,000
Free Agent:
2020 / UFA
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2013-2016 Rookie

Sam Martin signed a 4 year , $2,320,300 contract with the Detroit Lions, including $160,300 signing bonus, $160,300 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $580,075.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $2,320,300
Average Salary:
$580,075
Signing Bonus:
$160,300
GTD at Sign:
$160,300
Total GTD:
$160,300
Free Agent:
2017 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$20,493,866

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

3 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2013 23
Active
$565,300
$565,300
2014 24
Active
$547,605
$1,112,905
2015 25
Active
$585,000
$1,697,905
2016 26
Active
$3,175,000
$4,872,905
2017 27
Active
$2,825,000
$7,697,905
2018 28
Active
$2,425,000
$10,122,905
2019 29
Active
$1,800,000
$11,922,905
2020 30
Active
$2,533,461
$14,456,366
2021 31
Active
$2,300,000
$16,756,366
2022 32
Active
$1,272,500
$18,028,866
2023 33
Active
$2,465,000
$20,493,866
Total      
$20,493,866
$20,493,866
2024 34
Active
$1,650,000
2025 35
Active
$1,885,000
Total
$24,028,866
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2013
23
$405,000
$160,300
$565,300
$565,300
2014
24
$495,000
$52,605
$547,605
$1,112,905
2015
25
$585,000
$585,000
$1,697,905
2016
26
$675,000
$2,500,000
$3,175,000
$4,872,905
2017
27
$2,225,000
$500,000
$100,000
$2,825,000
$7,697,905
2018
28
$2,325,000
$100,000
$2,425,000
$10,122,905
2019
29
$1,700,000
$100,000
$1,800,000
$11,922,905
2020
30
$1,050,000
$1,450,000
$33,461
$2,533,461
$14,456,366
2021
31
$2,300,000
$2,300,000
$16,756,366
2022
32
$1,120,000
$152,500
$1,272,500
$18,028,866
2023
33
$1,165,000
$1,200,000
$49,000
$2,465,000
$20,493,866
Total
$14,045,000
$5,462,800
$500,000
$349,000
$86,066
$20,493,866
$20,493,866
2024
34
$1,550,000
$49,000
$1,650,000
2025
35
$1,785,000
$49,000
$1,885,000
Total
$17,380,000
$5,462,800
$500,000
$447,000
$86,066
$24,028,866

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
7 $8,410,000 $2,660,300 $500,000 - $300,000 $52,605 $11,922,905
2 $3,350,000 $1,450,000 - - - $33,461 $4,833,461
2 $2,285,000 $1,352,500 - - $49,000 - $3,737,500

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2017 DET 1 - 7 Ankle
2021 DEN 18 - 18 COVID-19
  • Mar 13, 2023 Signed a 3 year $6 million contract extension with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Aug 31, 2022 Signed a 1 year $1.2 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Aug 29, 2022 Released by Denver (DEN), clearing $2.25M of cap
  • Mar 24, 2020 Signed a 3 year $7.05 million contract with Denver (DEN)
  • Sep 09, 2016 Signed a 4 year $13.6 million extension with Detroit (DET)
  • May 09, 2013 Signed a 4 year $2.32 million contract with Detroit (DET)
  • Apr 27, 2013 Drafted by Detroit (DET): Round 5 (#165 overall)
Year Team GP Snaps Snaps% ATT YDS AVG Inside 20 Touchbacks
2023 BUF 17 128 0.00 51 2,334 45.8 24 3
2022 BUF 16 128 0.00 45 2,146 47.7 16 5
2021 DEN 17 101 0.00 67 3,083 46.0 28 3
2020 DEN 16 136 0.00 65 3,040 46.8 19 4
2019 DET 16 212 0.00 76 3,445 45.3 31 7
2018 DET 16 213 0.00 74 3,310 44.7 32 4
2017 DET 10 141 0.00 41 1,779 43.4 13 6
2016 DET 16 209 0.00 62 3,010 48.5 23 3
2015 DET 16 218 0.00 80 3,679 46.0 25 3
2014 DET 16 218 0.00 68 3,138 46.1 29 5
2013 DET 16 217 0.00 72 3,399 47.2 22 10
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