Dion Dawkins

Buffalo Bills, Left Tackle
Age: 30-90d (Apr 26, 1994)
Exp: 8 Years
Country: US
College: Temple
Drafted: Round 2 (#63 overall), 2017
Agent(s): Joel Segal (WME Sports)
2024 Cap Hit

$11,509,833

2024 Cash

$14,000,000

Career Earnings

$52,474,078

2024-2027 Extension (CURRENT)

Dion Dawkins signed a 3 year , $60,060,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including $11,000,000 signing bonus, $37,455,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $20,020,000. In 2024, Dawkins will earn a base salary of $2,160,000, a signing bonus of $11,000,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $11,509,833 and a dead cap value of $41,944,499.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $60,060,000
Average Salary:
$20,020,000
Signing Bonus:
$11,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$30,205,000
Total GTD:
$37,455,000
Free Agent:
2028 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 30 $11,509,833 4.51% $14,000,000 $14,000,000 $41,944,499
2025 31 $19,999,833 7.32% $19,885,000 $33,885,000 $31,274,666
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 2 YR, $33,885,000; $9,314,833 DEAD CAP
2026 32 $22,919,833 7.84% $16,805,000 $50,690,000 $9,314,833
2027 33 $23,070,000 7.37% $19,670,000 $70,360,000 $4,400,000
2028 34
Void
UFA
$4,600,000 1.37% - - $2,200,000
2029
Void
$1,200,000 0.34% - - -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Restructure Proration Roster Bonus Roster/Gm Bonus Option Proration Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 30 $2,160,000 $3,920,000 $2,714,833 - $340,000 $1,875,000 $500,000 $11,509,833 4.51% $41,944,499
2025 31 $11,045,000 $2,200,000 $2,714,833 $2,000,000 $340,000 $1,200,000 $500,000 $19,999,833 7.32% $31,274,666
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 2 YR, $33,885,000; $9,314,833 DEAD CAP
2026 32 $15,465,000 $2,200,000 $2,714,833 $500,000 $340,000 $1,200,000 $500,000 $22,919,833 7.84% $9,314,833
2027 33 $18,830,000 $2,200,000 - - $340,000 $1,200,000 $500,000 $23,070,000 7.37% $4,400,000
2028 34
Void
UFA
- $2,200,000 - - - $1,200,000 - $4,600,000 1.37% $2,200,000
2029
Void
- - - - - $1,200,000 - $1,200,000 0.34% -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 30 $2,160,000 $11,000,000 - - $500,000 $14,000,000 $14,000,000 $14,000,000 $17,590,000
2025 31 $11,045,000 - $2,000,000 $6,000,000 $500,000 $19,885,000 $33,885,000 $16,942,500 $18,786,667
2026 32 $15,465,000 - $500,000 - $500,000 $16,805,000 $50,690,000 $16,896,667 $18,237,500
2027 33 $18,830,000 - - - $500,000 $19,670,000 $70,360,000 $17,590,000 $19,670,000
2028 34
Void
- - - - - - - - -
2029 35
Void
- - - - - - - - -
Contract Notes
  • $30.205M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2024 salary + 2025 salary + 2025 option bonus)
  • 2025 Roster Bonus: $2M (5th league day of 2025)
  • $4.75M of 2026 salary + a $500,000 roster bonus fully guarantees the 5th league day of 2026
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $20,000 ($340,000)
  • 2028-2029 years automatically void
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2020-2024 Extension

Dion Dawkins signed a 4 year , $58,300,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including $8,600,000 signing bonus, $29,500,441 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $14,575,000. In 2024, Dawkins will earn a base salary of $9,300,000, a roster bonus of $500,000 and a workout bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $16,609,833 and a dead cap value of $11,739,499.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $58,300,000
Average Salary:
$14,575,000
Signing Bonus:
$8,600,000
GTD at Sign:
$29,500,441
Total GTD:
$29,500,441
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
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2017-2020 Rookie

Dion Dawkins signed a 4 year , $4,183,239 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including $1,182,356 signing bonus, $1,837,503 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,045,810.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $4,183,239
Average Salary:
$1,045,810
Signing Bonus:
$1,182,356
GTD at Sign:
$1,837,503
Total GTD:
$1,837,503
Free Agent:
2021 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$52,474,078

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2017 23
Active
$1,647,356
$1,647,356
2018 24
Active
$655,147
$2,302,503
2019 25
Active
$1,082,169
$3,384,672
2020 26
Active
$14,848,536
$18,233,208
2021 27
Active
$15,300,000
$33,533,208
2022 28
Active
$9,085,870
$42,619,078
2023 29
Active
$9,855,000
$52,474,078
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Total      
$52,474,078
$52,474,078
2024 30
Active
$14,000,000
2025 31
Active
$19,885,000
2026 32
Active
$16,805,000
2027 33
Active
$19,670,000
Total
$122,834,078
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2017
23
$465,000
$1,182,356
$1,647,356
$1,647,356
2018
24
$655,147
$655,147
$2,302,503
2019
25
$795,294
$50,000
$236,875
$1,082,169
$3,384,672
2020
26
$1,250,441
$8,600,000
$4,850,000
$50,000
$98,095
$14,848,536
$18,233,208
2021
27
$7,300,000
$250,000
$7,500,000
$250,000
$15,300,000
$33,533,208
2022
28
$1,035,000
$7,095,000
$705,870
$250,000
$9,085,870
$42,619,078
2023
29
$3,671,667
$5,183,333
$500,000
$250,000
$9,855,000
$52,474,078
Total
$15,172,549
$9,782,356
$12,278,333
$6,305,870
$7,500,000
$850,000
$334,970
$52,474,078
$52,474,078
2024
30
$2,160,000
$11,000,000
$500,000
$14,000,000
2025
31
$11,045,000
$2,000,000
$6,000,000
$500,000
$19,885,000
2026
32
$15,465,000
$500,000
$500,000
$16,805,000
2027
33
$18,830,000
$500,000
$19,670,000
Total
$62,672,549
$20,782,356
$12,278,333
$8,805,870
$13,500,000
$2,850,000
$334,970
$122,834,078

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
7 $15,172,549 $9,782,356 $6,305,870 $12,278,333 $850,000 $334,970 $52,474,078

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2021 BUF 15 - 15 COVID-19
  • Mar 11, 2024 Signed a 3 year $60.6 million contract extension with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Nov 24, 2023 Fined $10,927 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against New York (NYJ)
  • Oct 24, 2023 Converted $5.183M of 2023 salary into signing bonus, clearing $3.9M of cap with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Oct 20, 2023 Fined $10,927 Fighting against New York (NYG)
  • Aug 25, 2022 Converted $7.095M of 2022 base salary into signing bonus, adding two void year, clearing $5.676M of cap with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Jan 29, 2021 Fined $10,000 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Kansas City (KC)
  • Aug 13, 2020 Signed a 4 year $58.3 million contract extension with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Dec 14, 2018 Fined $20,054 Chop Block against New York (NYJ)
  • May 19, 2017 Signed a 4 year $4.18 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Apr 28, 2017 Drafted by Buffalo (BUF): Round 2 (#63 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Dec 14, 2018 Chop Block against New York (NYJ) $20,054
Jan 29, 2021 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Kansas City (KC) $10,000
Oct 20, 2023 Fighting against New York (NYG) $10,927
Nov 24, 2023 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against New York (NYJ) $10,927
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps%
2023 BUF 16 16 1,050 96.70
2022 BUF 15 15 957 88.20
2021 BUF 16 15 1,089 90.90
2020 BUF 16 15 1,032 94.90
2019 BUF 16 16 1,045 95.30
2018 BUF 16 16 1,057 99.80
2017 BUF 16 11 784 74.30
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