Calvin Ridley

Tennessee Titans, Wide Receiver
Age: 29-192d (Dec 20, 1994)
Exp: 6 Years
Country: US
College: Alabama
Drafted: Round 1 (#26 overall), 2018
Agent(s): David Mulugheta (Athletes First)
2024 Cap Hit

$10,000,000

2024 Cash

$25,000,000

Career Earnings

$22,245,024

2024-2027 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Calvin Ridley signed a 4 year , $92,000,000 contract with the Tennessee Titans, including $20,000,000 signing bonus, $50,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $23,000,000. In 2024, Ridley will earn a base salary of $4,490,000 and a signing bonus of $20,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $10,000,000 and a dead cap value of $46,980,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $92,000,000
Average Salary:
$23,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$20,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$46,980,000
Total GTD:
$50,000,000
Free Agent:
2028 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 30 $10,000,000 3.92% $25,000,000 $25,000,000 $46,980,000
2025 31 $28,000,000 10.25% $23,000,000 $48,000,000 $37,490,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 2 YR, $51,020,000; $13,020,000 DEAD CAP
2026 32 $26,750,000 9.15% $21,750,000 $69,750,000 $10,000,000
2027 33 $27,250,000 8.71% $22,250,000 $92,000,000 $5,000,000
2028 34
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster Bonus Roster/Gm Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 30 $4,490,000 $5,000,000 - $510,000 $10,000,000 3.92% $46,980,000
2025 31 $22,490,000 $5,000,000 - $510,000 $28,000,000 10.25% $37,490,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 2 YR, $51,020,000; $13,020,000 DEAD CAP
2026 32 $20,240,000 $5,000,000 $1,000,000 $510,000 $26,750,000 9.15% $10,000,000
2027 33 $20,740,000 $5,000,000 $1,000,000 $510,000 $27,250,000 8.71% $5,000,000
2028 34
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 30 $4,490,000 $20,000,000 - $25,000,000 $25,000,000 $25,000,000 $23,000,000
2025 31 $22,490,000 - - $23,000,000 $48,000,000 $24,000,000 $22,333,333
2026 32 $20,240,000 - $1,000,000 $21,750,000 $69,750,000 $23,250,000 $22,000,000
2027 33 $20,740,000 - $1,000,000 $22,250,000 $92,000,000 $23,000,000 $22,250,000
Contract Notes
  • $46.98M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2024 salary + 2025 salary)
  • $3.02M of 2026 salary fully guarantees the 5th league day of 2025 (injury guaranteed at signing)
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $30,000 ($510,000)
  • 2026 Roster Bonus: $1M (5th league day of 2026)
  • 2027 Roster Bonus: $1M (5th league day of 2027)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2018-2023 Rookie

Calvin Ridley signed a 4 year , $10,900,711 contract with the Atlanta Falcons, including $6,007,790 signing bonus, $8,454,251 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,725,178.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $10,900,711
Average Salary:
$2,725,178
Signing Bonus:
$6,007,790
GTD at Sign:
$8,454,251
Total GTD:
$8,454,251
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$22,245,024

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2018 24
Active
$6,487,790
$6,487,790
2019 25
Injured
$1,037,618
$7,525,408
2020 26
Active
$1,637,155
$9,162,563
2021 27
Reserve
$1,966,461
$11,129,024
2023 29
Active / Club Exercised
$11,116,000
$22,245,024
Total      
$22,245,024
$22,245,024
2024 30
Active
$25,000,000
2025 31
Active
$23,000,000
2026 32
Active
$21,750,000
2027 33
Active
$22,250,000
Total
$114,245,024
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2018
24
$480,000
$6,007,790
$6,487,790
$6,487,790
2019
25
$975,487
$62,131
$1,037,618
$7,525,408
2020
26
$1,470,974
$166,181
$1,637,155
$9,162,563
2021
27
$1,966,461
$1,966,461
$11,129,024
2023
29
$11,116,000
$11,116,000
$22,245,024
Total
$16,008,922
$6,007,790
$228,312
$22,245,024
$22,245,024
2024
30
$4,490,000
$20,000,000
$25,000,000
2025
31
$22,490,000
$23,000,000
2026
32
$20,240,000
$1,000,000
$21,750,000
2027
33
$20,740,000
$1,000,000
$22,250,000
Total
$83,968,922
$26,007,790
$2,000,000
$228,312
$114,245,024

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $4,892,922 $6,007,790 - - - $228,312 $11,129,024
1 $11,116,000 - - - - - $11,116,000

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2019 ATL 15 - 17 Abdominal
2021 ATL 9 - 0 Illness
  • Mar 13, 2024 Signed a 4 year $92 million contract with Tennessee (TEN)
  • Nov 01, 2022 Traded to Jacksonville (JAX) from Atlanta (ATL) for 2024 3rd round pick (#79 - traded) and 2023 5th round pick (#159 - traded)
  • Mar 07, 2022 Suspended for the entire 2022 season for gambling on the NFL, tolling his $11.1M salary to 2023 with Atlanta (ATL)
  • Apr 28, 2021 Atlanta (ATL) exercised an $11.1 million option for 2022
  • Jul 04, 2018 Signed a 4 year $10.9 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
  • Apr 26, 2018 Drafted by Atlanta (ATL): Round 1 (#26 overall)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Receiving Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving Touchdowns Fum
2023 JAX 17 16 933 85.20 76 1,016 8 1
2021 ATL 5 5 299 62.80 31 281 2 0
2020 ATL 15 15 822 73.30 90 1,374 9 1
2019 ATL 13 10 732 76.30 63 866 7 0
2018 ATL 16 5 645 60.80 64 821 10 2

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 3 years, $48,805,383
  • Avg. Salary: $16,268,461
  • NFL Rank: 127
  • WR Rank: 25

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2028
  • Avg. Salary: $23,000,000
  • NFL Rank: 51
  • WR Rank: 13

Comparable Players

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

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
Amari Cooper 5 $100,000,000 $20,000,000 25
Mike Williams 3 $60,000,000 $20,000,000 27
Brandin Cooks 2 $39,764,000 $19,882,000 28
Tyler Lockett 4 $69,000,000 $17,250,000 28
Averages 4 $67,191,000 $19,283,000 27.0

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Ridley's current age (29), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
2 $35,855,334 $17,927,667

Statistical Comparisons

Now we'll compare our variables and Ridley 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
Amari Cooper
2018-2019
96.88 7.29 4.97 70.74 0.48 20.87 0.39 81.00
Mike Williams
2020-2021
93.94 6.90 4.00 61.35 0.45 18.60 0.33 73.90
Brandin Cooks
2020-2021
93.94 8.16 5.52 70.55 0.39 22.33 0.27 77.75
Tyler Lockett
2019-2020
100.00 7.56 5.69 65.97 0.56 18.87 0.35 75.90
Average 96.19 7.48 5.05 67.15 0.47 20.17 0.34 77.14
Calvin Ridley
2023-2023
106.25 8.00 4.47 59.76 0.47 11.88 0.41 71.40
Pct Change 10.46 6.95 -11.49 -11.01 0.00 -41.10 -20.59 -7.44
Median Prime % Change -9.23%
Average Prime % Change -9.28%

Calculated Market Value: Calvin Ridley

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, $48,805,383 $16,268,461
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