Courtland Sutton

Denver Broncos, Wide Receiver
Age: 28-259d (Oct 10, 1995)
Exp: 7 Years
Country: US
College: Southern Methodist
Drafted: Round 2 (#40 overall), 2018
Agent(s): Milk & Honey Sports
2024 Cap Hit

$17,395,576

2024 Cash

$13,600,000

Career Earnings

$40,219,672

2021-2025 Extension (CURRENT)

Courtland Sutton signed a 4 year , $60,800,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including $6,000,000 signing bonus, $34,900,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $15,200,000. In 2024, Sutton will earn a base salary of $13,000,000 and a incentive bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $17,395,576 and a dead cap value of $9,650,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $60,800,000
Average Salary:
$15,200,000
Signing Bonus:
$6,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$18,000,000
Total GTD:
$34,900,000
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2021 26 $4,146,987 2.27% $8,183,000 $8,183,000 $18,763,987
2022 27 $5,325,000 2.56% $12,000,000 $20,183,000 $30,800,000
2023 28 $18,295,576 8.14% $14,470,576 $34,653,576 $25,475,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2024, 3 YR, $34,653,576; $9,650,000 DEAD CAP
2024 29 $17,395,576 6.81% $13,600,000 $48,253,576 $9,650,000
2025 30 $17,825,000 6.52% $14,000,000 $62,253,576 $3,825,000
2026 31
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Restructure Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Incentives Likely Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2021 26 $2,183,000 $1,963,987 - - - $4,146,987 2.27% $18,763,987
2022 27 $1,500,000 $1,200,000 $2,625,000 - - $5,325,000 2.56% $30,800,000
2023 28 $14,000,000 $1,200,000 $2,625,000 $470,576 - $18,295,576 8.14% $25,475,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2024, 3 YR, $34,653,576; $9,650,000 DEAD CAP
2024 29 $13,000,000 $1,200,000 $2,625,000 $470,576 $100,000 $17,395,576 6.81% $9,650,000
2025 30 $13,500,000 $1,200,000 $2,625,000 $500,000 - $17,825,000 6.52% $3,825,000
2026 31
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Restructure Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2021 26 $2,183,000 $6,000,000 - $8,183,000 $8,183,000 $8,183,000 $12,450,715
2022 27 $1,500,000 - $10,500,000 $12,000,000 $20,183,000 $10,091,500 $13,517,644
2023 28 $14,000,000 - - $14,470,576 $34,653,576 $11,551,192 $14,023,525
2024 29 $13,000,000 - - $13,600,000 $48,253,576 $12,063,394 $13,800,000
2025 30 $13,500,000 - - $14,000,000 $62,253,576 $12,450,715 $14,000,000
Contract Notes
  • $18M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2022 salary + 2022 roster bonus)
  • 2023 salary fully guarantees 3/20/2022
  • 2022 Roster Bonus: $10.5M (due 3/20/2022)
  • $2M of 2024 salary fully guarantees 3/18/2024
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2018-2021 Rookie

Courtland Sutton signed a 4 year , $6,841,920 contract with the Denver Broncos, including $3,055,942 signing bonus, $3,846,938 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,710,480.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $6,841,920
Average Salary:
$1,710,480
Signing Bonus:
$3,055,942
GTD at Sign:
$3,846,938
Total GTD:
$3,846,938
Free Agent:
2022 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$40,219,672

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2018 23
Active
$3,664,802
$3,664,802
2019 24
Active
$790,996
$4,455,798
2020 25
Injured
$1,110,298
$5,566,096
2021 26
Active
$8,183,000
$13,749,096
2022 27
Active
$12,000,000
$25,749,096
2023 28
Active
$14,470,576
$40,219,672
Total      
$40,219,672
$40,219,672
2024 29
Active
$13,600,000
2025 30
Active
$14,000,000
Total
$67,819,672
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2018
23
$480,000
$3,055,942
$128,860
$3,664,802
$3,664,802
2019
24
$790,996
$790,996
$4,455,798
2020
25
$1,101,993
$8,305
$1,110,298
$5,566,096
2021
26
$2,183,000
$6,000,000
$8,183,000
$13,749,096
2022
27
$1,500,000
$10,500,000
$12,000,000
$25,749,096
2023
28
$14,000,000
$14,470,576
$40,219,672
Total
$20,055,989
$9,055,942
$10,500,000
$137,165
$40,219,672
$40,219,672
2024
29
$13,000,000
$100,000
$13,600,000
2025
30
$13,500,000
$14,000,000
Total
$46,555,989
$9,055,942
$10,500,000
$237,165
$67,819,672

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
6 $20,055,989 $9,055,942 - $10,500,000 - $137,165 $40,219,672

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2020 DEN 3 - 17 Knee (ACL)
  • Nov 25, 2022 Fined $15,914 Blindside Block against Las Vegas (LV)
  • Sep 23, 2022 Fined $10,609 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Houston (HOU)
  • Nov 22, 2021 Signed a 4 year $60.8 million contract extension with Denver (DEN)
  • May 10, 2018 Signed a 4 year $6.84 million contract with Denver (DEN)
  • Apr 27, 2018 Drafted by Denver (DEN): Round 2 (#40 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Sep 23, 2022 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Houston (HOU) $10,609
Nov 25, 2022 Blindside Block against Las Vegas (LV) $15,914
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Receiving Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving Touchdowns Fum
2023 DEN 16 13 754 74.60 59 772 10 3
2022 DEN 15 15 882 77.60 64 829 2 0
2021 DEN 17 16 920 85.10 58 776 2 0
2020 DEN 1 1 31 22.80 3 66 0 0
2019 DEN 16 14 943 92.00 72 1,112 6 2
2018 DEN 16 9 819 76.30 42 704 4 0

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 3 years, $56,118,057
  • Avg. Salary: $18,706,019
  • NFL Rank: 94
  • WR Rank: 22

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2026
  • Avg. Salary: $15,200,000
  • NFL Rank: 134
  • WR Rank: 26

Comparable Players

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

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
DeVonta Smith 3 $75,000,000 $25,000,000 25
Tyreek Hill 4 $120,000,000 $30,000,000 27
Cooper Kupp 3 $80,100,000 $26,700,000 28
Davante Adams 5 $140,000,000 $28,000,000 29
Averages 4 $103,775,000 $27,425,000 27.3

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Sutton's current age (28), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
3 $84,350,001 $28,116,667

Statistical Comparisons

Now we'll compare our variables and Sutton 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
DeVonta Smith
2022-2023
100.00 7.52 5.33 68.55 0.42 23.55 0.30 77.00
Tyreek Hill
2020-2021
96.97 9.19 6.19 78.59 0.75 27.34 0.59 84.15
Cooper Kupp
2020-2021
96.97 9.84 7.41 91.28 0.59 43.56 0.38 86.55
Davante Adams
2020-2021
90.91 10.57 7.93 97.57 0.97 41.41 0.17 92.50
Average 96.21 9.28 6.72 84.00 0.68 33.97 0.36 85.05
Courtland Sutton
2022-2023
93.94 6.42 3.97 51.65 0.39 9.71 0.42 72.45
Pct Change -2.36 -30.82 -40.92 -38.51 -42.65 -71.42 -16.67 -14.81
Median Prime % Change -34.67%
Average Prime % Change -32.27%

Calculated Market Value: Courtland Sutton

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, $56,118,057 $18,706,019
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