Curtis Samuel

Buffalo Bills, Wide Receiver
Age: 27-344d (Aug 11, 1996)
Exp: 8 Years
Country: US
College: Ohio State
Drafted: Round 2 (#40 overall), 2017
Agent(s): Todd France (Athletes First)
2024 Cap Hit

$3,405,000

2024 Cash

$8,600,000

Career Earnings

$40,893,339

2024-2026 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Curtis Samuel signed a 3 year , $24,000,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including $6,900,000 signing bonus, $15,020,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,000,000. In 2024, Samuel will earn a base salary of $1,210,000, a signing bonus of $6,900,000 and a workout bonus of $150,000, while carrying a cap hit of $3,405,000 and a dead cap value of $13,110,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $24,000,000
Average Salary:
$8,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$6,900,000
GTD at Sign:
$13,110,000
Total GTD:
$15,020,000
Free Agent:
2027 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 28 $3,405,000 1.33% $8,600,000 $8,600,000 $13,110,000
2025 29 $9,125,000 3.34% $7,400,000 $16,000,000 $10,175,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 2 YR, $16,000,000; $3,450,000 DEAD CAP
2026 30 $9,725,000 3.33% $8,000,000 $24,000,000 $3,450,000
2027 31
Void
UFA
$1,725,000 0.55% - - $1,725,000
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster Bonus Roster/Gm Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 28 $1,210,000 $1,725,000 - $320,000 $150,000 $3,405,000 1.33% $13,110,000
2025 29 $6,910,000 $1,725,000 - $340,000 $150,000 $9,125,000 3.34% $10,175,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 2 YR, $16,000,000; $3,450,000 DEAD CAP
2026 30 $6,510,000 $1,725,000 $1,000,000 $340,000 $150,000 $9,725,000 3.33% $3,450,000
2027 31
Void
UFA
- $1,725,000 - - - $1,725,000 0.55% $1,725,000
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 28 $1,210,000 $6,900,000 - $150,000 $8,600,000 $8,600,000 $8,600,000 $8,000,000
2025 29 $6,910,000 - - $150,000 $7,400,000 $16,000,000 $8,000,000 $7,700,000
2026 30 $6,510,000 - $1,000,000 $150,000 $8,000,000 $24,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000
2027 31
Void
- - - - - - - -
Contract Notes
  • $13.11M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2024 salary + $5M of 2025 salary)
  • Additional $1.91M of 2025 salary fully guarantees 2/10/2025 (injury guaranteed at signing)
  • 2026 Roster Bonus: $1M (5th league day of 2026)
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $20,000 ($340,000)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2021-2023 Free Agent

Curtis Samuel signed a 3 year , $34,500,000 contract with the Washington Football Team, including $12,000,000 signing bonus, $23,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $11,500,000. In 2024, Samuel will earn, while carrying a cap hit of $4,800,000 and a dead cap value of $4,800,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $34,500,000
Average Salary:
$11,500,000
Signing Bonus:
$12,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$21,500,000
Total GTD:
$23,000,000
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2017-2020 Rookie

Curtis Samuel signed a 4 year , $6,453,683 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including $2,833,588 signing bonus, $4,056,937 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,613,421.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $6,453,683
Average Salary:
$1,613,421
Signing Bonus:
$2,833,588
GTD at Sign:
$4,056,937
Total GTD:
$4,056,937
Free Agent:
2021 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$40,893,339

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2017 21
Injured
$3,257,291
$3,257,291
2018 22
Active
$758,349
$4,015,640
2019 23
Active
$1,172,755
$5,188,395
2020 24
Active
$1,528,480
$6,716,875
2021 25
Active
$13,375,000
$20,091,875
2022 26
Active
$10,225,000
$30,316,875
2023 27
Active
$10,576,464
$40,893,339
Total      
$40,893,339
$40,893,339
2024 28
Active
$8,600,000
2025 29
Active
$7,400,000
2026 30
Active
$8,000,000
Total
$64,893,339
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2017
21
$423,703
$2,833,588
$3,257,291
$3,257,291
2018
22
$758,349
$758,349
$4,015,640
2019
23
$926,696
$125,000
$121,059
$1,172,755
$5,188,395
2020
24
$1,220,044
$125,000
$183,436
$1,528,480
$6,716,875
2021
25
$1,000,000
$12,000,000
$375,000
$13,375,000
$20,091,875
2022
26
$8,500,000
$1,625,000
$100,000
$10,225,000
$30,316,875
2023
27
$10,100,000
$100,000
$10,576,464
$40,893,339
Total
$22,928,792
$14,833,588
$2,000,000
$450,000
$304,495
$40,893,339
$40,893,339
2024
28
$1,210,000
$6,900,000
$150,000
$8,600,000
2025
29
$6,910,000
$150,000
$7,400,000
2026
30
$6,510,000
$1,000,000
$150,000
$8,000,000
Total
$37,558,792
$21,733,588
$3,000,000
$900,000
$304,495
$64,893,339

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $3,328,792 $2,833,588 - - $250,000 $304,495 $6,716,875
3 $19,600,000 $12,000,000 $2,000,000 - $200,000 - $34,176,464

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2017 CAR 12 - 17 Ankle
2020 CAR 14 - 14 COVID-19
2021 WAS 1 - 3 Groin
  • Mar 14, 2024 Signed a 3 year $24 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Mar 17, 2021 Signed a 3 year $34.5 million contract with Washington (WAS)
  • May 05, 2017 Signed a 4 year $6.45 million contract with Carolina (CAR)
  • Apr 28, 2017 Drafted by Carolina (CAR): Round 2 (#40 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Dec 16, 2020 Conduct detrimental to the team (breaking COVID-19 protocol) $10,000
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Receiving Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving Touchdowns Fum
2023 WAS 16 12 543 51.30 62 613 4 0
2022 WAS 17 12 850 71.40 64 656 4 1
2021 WAS 5 1 84 8.90 6 27 0 0
2020 CAR 15 5 658 63.60 77 851 3 1
2019 CAR 16 15 970 85.80 54 627 6 0
2018 CAR 13 8 466 50.50 39 494 5 1
2017 CAR 9 4 226 29.90 15 115 0 0

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 3 years, $27,054,759
  • Avg. Salary: $9,018,253
  • NFL Rank: 237
  • WR Rank: 33

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2027
  • Avg. Salary: $8,000,000
  • NFL Rank: 267
  • WR Rank: 37

Comparable Players

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

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
Michael Gallup 5 $57,500,000 $11,500,000 26
Tim Patrick 3 $34,000,000 $11,333,333 27
DeVante Parker 2 $10,800,000 $5,400,000 30
Kendrick Bourne 3 $15,000,000 $5,000,000 25
Averages 3 $29,325,000 $8,308,333 27.0

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Samuel's current age (27), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
3 $25,058,823 $8,352,941

Statistical Comparisons

Now we'll compare our variables and Samuel statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: GP%, Rec Tgt/Gm, Rec/Gm, Rec Yds/Gm, Rec TD/Gm, YAC/GM, Drops/Gm, Rating

Player GP% Rec Tgt/Gm Rec/Gm Rec Yds/Gm Rec TD/Gm YAC/GM Drops/Gm Rating
Michael Gallup
2020-2021
75.76 6.68 3.76 51.52 0.28 15.25 0.38 70.75
Tim Patrick
2019-2020
71.88 4.78 2.91 41.74 0.26 10.91 0.05 69.90
DeVante Parker
2021-2022
67.65 5.22 3.09 45.83 0.22 9.26 0.17 73.45
Kendrick Bourne
2019-2020
96.88 3.81 2.55 33.06 0.23 10.10 0.23 68.15
Average 78.04 5.12 3.08 43.04 0.25 11.38 0.21 70.56
Curtis Samuel
2022-2023
100.00 5.55 3.82 38.45 0.24 16.91 0.21 70.10
Pct Change 28.14 8.40 24.03 -10.66 -4.00 48.59 0.00 -0.65
Median Prime % Change 4.20%
Average Prime % Change 11.73%

Calculated Market Value: Curtis Samuel

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, $27,054,759 $9,018,253
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