Bud Dupree

Los Angeles Chargers, Outside Linebacker
Age: 31-130d (Feb 12, 1993)
Exp: 10 Years
Country: US
College: Kentucky
Drafted: Round 1 (#22 overall), 2015
Agent(s): Todd France, Brian Ayrault (CAA Sports)
2024 Cap Hit

$2,360,000

2024 Cash

$19,000,000

Career Earnings

$72,531,262

2024-2025 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Bud Dupree signed a 2 year , $6,000,000 contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, including $1,280,000 signing bonus, $2,745,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,000,000. In 2024, Dupree will earn a base salary of $1,465,000 and a signing bonus of $1,280,000, while carrying a cap hit of $2,360,000 and a dead cap value of $2,745,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $6,000,000
Average Salary:
$3,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$1,280,000
GTD at Sign:
$2,745,000
Total GTD:
$2,745,000
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 31 $2,360,000 0.92% $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,745,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 1 YR, $3,000,000; $640,000 DEAD CAP
2025 32 $3,640,000 1.33% $3,000,000 $6,000,000 $640,000
2026 33
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster Bonus Roster/Gm Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 31 $1,465,000 $640,000 - $255,000 $2,360,000 0.92% $2,745,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 1 YR, $3,000,000; $640,000 DEAD CAP
2025 32 $1,995,000 $640,000 $750,000 $255,000 $3,640,000 1.33% $640,000
2026 33
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 31 $1,465,000 $1,280,000 - $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000
2025 32 $1,995,000 - $750,000 $3,000,000 $6,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000
Contract Notes
  1. $2.745M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2024 salary)
  2. Per Game Active Bonus: $15,000 ($255,000)
  3. 2025 Roster Bonus: $750,000
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2023 Free Agent

Bud Dupree signed a 1 year , $3,000,000 contract with the Atlanta Falcons, including $1,250,000 signing bonus, $2,490,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,000,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $3,000,000
Average Salary:
$3,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$1,250,000
GTD at Sign:
$2,490,000
Total GTD:
$2,490,000
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2021-2025 Free Agent

Bud Dupree signed a 5 year , $82,500,000 contract with the Tennessee Titans, including $16,000,000 signing bonus, $35,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $16,500,000. In 2024, Dupree will earn a base salary of $16,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $19,200,000 and a dead cap value of $6,400,000.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $82,500,000
Average Salary:
$16,500,000
Signing Bonus:
$16,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$33,750,000
Total GTD:
$35,000,000
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
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2020-2020 Franchise Tag

Bud Dupree signed a 1 year , $15,828,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including $15,828,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $15,828,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $15,828,000
Average Salary:
$15,828,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
$15,828,000
Total GTD:
$15,828,000
Free Agent:
2021 / UFA
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2015-2019 Rookie

Bud Dupree signed a 4 year , $9,222,282 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including $4,967,114 signing bonus, $8,631,999 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,305,571.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $9,222,282
Average Salary:
$2,305,571
Signing Bonus:
$4,967,114
GTD at Sign:
$8,631,999
Total GTD:
$8,631,999
Free Agent:
2020 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$72,531,262

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

3 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2015 22
Active
$5,464,411
$5,464,411
2016 23
Active
$854,195
$6,318,606
2017 24
Active
$1,273,390
$7,591,996
2018 25
Active
$1,692,583
$9,284,579
2019 26
Active / Club Exercised
$9,232,000
$18,516,579
2020 27
Injured / Franchise Tag
$15,828,000
$34,344,579
2021 28
Active
$17,911,755
$52,256,334
2022 29
Injured
$16,000,000
$68,256,334
2023 30
Retained
Active
$1,250,000
$3,024,928
$69,506,334
$72,531,262
Total      
$72,531,262
$69,506,334
$72,531,262
2024 31
Active
$3,000,000
2025 32
Active
$3,000,000
Total
$78,531,262
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2015
22
$435,000
$4,967,114
$62,297
$5,464,411
$5,464,411
2016
23
$854,195
$854,195
$6,318,606
2017
24
$1,273,390
$1,273,390
$7,591,996
2018
25
$1,692,583
$1,692,583
$9,284,579
2019
26
$9,232,000
$9,232,000
$18,516,579
2020
27
$15,828,000
$15,828,000
$34,344,579
2021
28
$1,750,000
$16,000,000
$161,755
$17,911,755
$52,256,334
2022
29
$16,000,000
$16,000,000
$68,256,334
2023
30
$1,250,000
$1,240,000
$1,250,000
$54,928
$1,250,000
$3,024,928
$69,506,334
$72,531,262
Total
$49,555,168
$22,217,114
$161,755
$117,225
$72,531,262
$69,506,334
$72,531,262
2024
31
$1,465,000
$1,280,000
$3,000,000
2025
32
$1,995,000
$750,000
$3,000,000
Total
$53,015,168
$23,497,114
$911,755
$117,225
$78,531,262

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
6 $29,315,168 $4,967,114 - - - $62,297 $34,344,579
3 $19,000,000 $16,000,000 $161,755 - - - $35,161,755
1 $1,240,000 $1,250,000 - - - $54,928 $3,024,928

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2016 PIT 1 - 10 Groin
2020 PIT 13 - 17 Knee (ACL)
2021 TEN 11 - 14 Abdominal
2021 TEN 17 - 17 COVID-19
2022 TEN 17 - 18 Chest
  • May 11, 2024 Signed a 2 year $6 million contract with Los Angeles (LAC)
  • Oct 06, 2023 Fined $10,927 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Jacksonville (JAX)
  • Apr 14, 2023 Signed a 1 year $3 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
  • Mar 16, 2023 Released by Tennessee (TEN), clearing $9.35M of cap
  • Dec 09, 2022 Fined $21,218 Roughing the Passer against Jalen Hurts (PHI)
  • Mar 15, 2021 Signed a 5 year $82.5 million contract with Tennessee (TEN)
  • Mar 16, 2020 Signed a 1 year $15.828 million franchise tag by Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Nov 22, 2019 Fined $3,507 Entering the field for a fight against Cleveland (CLE)
  • Sep 20, 2019 Fined $21,056 Roughing the Passer against Russell Wilson (SEA)
  • Apr 22, 2018 Pittsburgh (PIT) exercised a $9.232M option for 2019
  • Oct 20, 2017 Fined $24,309 Roughing the Passer against Alex Smith (KC)
  • Sep 22, 2017 Fined $12,154 Excessive Celebration against Minnesota (MIN)
  • Jan 12, 2017 Fined $18,231 Roughing the Passer against Matt Moore (MIA)
  • May 15, 2015 Signed a 4 year $9.222 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Apr 30, 2015 Drafted by Pittsburgh (PIT): Round 1 (#22 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Jan 12, 2017 Roughing the Passer against Matt Moore (MIA) $18,231
Sep 22, 2017 Excessive Celebration against Minnesota (MIN) $12,154
Oct 20, 2017 Roughing the Passer against Alex Smith (KC) $24,309
Sep 20, 2019 Roughing the Passer against Russell Wilson (SEA) $21,056
Nov 22, 2019 Entering the field for a fight against Cleveland (CLE) $3,507
Dec 09, 2022 Roughing the Passer against Jalen Hurts (PHI) $21,218
Oct 06, 2023 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Jacksonville (JAX) $10,927
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 ATL 16 15 679 63.30 7 39 17 22 2
2022 TEN 11 11 453 43.60 4 18 14 4 1
2021 TEN 11 6 397 43.30 3 17 13 4 1
2020 PIT 11 11 609 88.60 8 31 23 8 2
2019 PIT 16 16 1,000 90.70 12 68 49 19 4
2018 PIT 16 15 869 83.60 6 42 30 12 1 1
2017 PIT 15 15 799 81.30 6 40 31 9
2016 PIT 7 4 318 30.40 4 23 19 4 1
2015 PIT 16 5 563 51.00 4 26 17 9

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 1 years, $5,679,810
  • Avg. Salary: $5,679,810
  • NFL Rank: 368
  • OLB Rank: 25

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2026
  • Avg. Salary: $3,000,000
  • NFL Rank: 597
  • OLB Rank: 36

Comparable Players

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

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
Denico Autry 3 $21,500,000 $7,166,667 30
DeMarcus Walker 3 $21,000,000 $7,000,000 28
Tanoh Kpassagnon 2 $5,000,000 $2,500,000 28
Adam Gotsis 2 $2,880,000 $1,440,000 30
Averages 3 $12,595,000 $4,526,667 29.0

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Dupree's current age (31), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
1 $5,434,445 $5,434,445

Statistical Comparisons

Now we'll compare our variables and Dupree statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: GP%, Tackles/Gm, Sacks/Gm, Stops/Gm, QB Hurries/Gm, Rating

Player GP% Tackles/Gm Sacks/Gm Stops/Gm QB Hurries/Gm Rating
Denico Autry
2019-2020
87.50 1.43 0.39 1.46 1.54 66.75
DeMarcus Walker
2021-2022
88.24 1.47 0.30 1.23 1.20 67.00
Tanoh Kpassagnon
2021-2022
67.65 1.26 0.26 1.00 0.78 60.80
Adam Gotsis
2021-2022
91.18 0.90 0.16 0.84 0.45 58.95
Average 83.64 1.27 0.28 1.13 0.99 63.38
Bud Dupree
2022-2023
81.82 1.15 0.39 1.00 1.81 57.10
Pct Change -2.18 -9.45 39.29 -11.50 82.83 -9.91
Median Prime % Change -5.82%
Average Prime % Change 14.85%

Calculated Market Value: Bud Dupree

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
1 years, $5,679,810 $5,679,810
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