Chukwuma Okorafor

Age: 26-325d (Aug 08, 1997)
Exp: 7 Years
Country: US
College: Western Michigan
Drafted: Round 3 (#92 overall), 2018
Agent(s): Jimmy Sexton, Patrick Collins, Ben Renzin (CAA Sports)
2024 Cap Hit

$4,000,000

2024 Cash

$12,750,000

Career Earnings

$25,345,364

2024-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Chukwuma Okorafor signed a 1 year , $4,000,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including $2,000,000 signing bonus, $3,125,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,000,000. In 2024, Okorafor will earn a base salary of $1,125,000, a signing bonus of $2,000,000 and a workout bonus of $195,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,000,000 and a dead cap value of $3,125,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $4,000,000
Average Salary:
$4,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$2,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$3,125,000
Total GTD:
$3,125,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 27 $4,000,000 1.57% $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $3,125,000
2025 28
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 27 $1,125,000 $2,000,000 $680,000 $195,000 $4,000,000 1.57% $3,125,000
2025 28
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 27 $1,125,000 $2,000,000 $195,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Contract Notes
  • $3.125M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2024 salary)
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $40,000 ($680,000)
  • Incentives: $4.25M (playing time)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2022-2024 Extension

Chukwuma Okorafor signed a 3 year , $29,250,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including $9,250,000 signing bonus, $9,250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $9,750,000. In 2024, Okorafor will earn a base salary of $4,750,000 and a roster bonus of $4,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $11,833,334 and a dead cap value of $3,083,334.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $29,250,000
Average Salary:
$9,750,000
Signing Bonus:
$9,250,000
GTD at Sign:
$9,250,000
Total GTD:
$9,250,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
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2018-2021 Rookie

Chukwuma Okorafor signed a 4 year , $3,407,364 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including $812,364 signing bonus, $812,364 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $851,841.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $3,407,364
Average Salary:
$851,841
Signing Bonus:
$812,364
GTD at Sign:
$812,364
Total GTD:
$812,364
Free Agent:
2022 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$25,345,364

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2018 21
Active
$1,292,364
$1,292,364
2019 22
Active
$620,000
$1,912,364
2020 23
Active
$750,000
$2,662,364
2021 24
Active
$2,183,000
$4,845,364
2022 25
Active
$10,500,000
$15,345,364
2023 26
Active
$10,000,000
$25,345,364
Total      
$25,345,364
$25,345,364
2024 27
Active
$4,000,000
Total
$29,345,364
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2018
21
$480,000
$812,364
$1,292,364
$1,292,364
2019
22
$620,000
$620,000
$1,912,364
2020
23
$750,000
$750,000
$2,662,364
2021
24
$2,183,000
$2,183,000
$4,845,364
2022
25
$1,250,000
$9,250,000
$10,500,000
$15,345,364
2023
26
$6,000,000
$4,000,000
$10,000,000
$25,345,364
Total
$11,283,000
$10,062,364
$4,000,000
$25,345,364
$25,345,364
2024
27
$1,125,000
$2,000,000
$195,000
$4,000,000
Total
$12,408,000
$12,062,364
$4,000,000
$195,000
$29,345,364

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
6 $11,283,000 $10,062,364 $4,000,000 - - - $25,345,364
  • Mar 07, 2024 Signed a 1 year $4 million contract with New England (NE)
  • Feb 20, 2024 Released by Pittsburgh (PIT), clearing $8.75M of cap
  • Mar 14, 2022 Signed a 3 year $29.25 million contract extension with Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Dec 25, 2020 Fined $10,000 Unsportsmanlike Conduct (shoving) against Cincinnati (CIN)
  • May 22, 2018 Signed a 4 year $3.4 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Apr 27, 2018 Drafted by Pittsburgh (PIT): Round 3 (#92 overall)
  • Apr 27, 2018 Drafted by Pittsburgh (PIT): Round 3 (#92 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Dec 25, 2020 Unsportsmanlike Conduct (shoving) against Cincinnati (CIN) $10,000
Dec 16, 2022 Role in a scrum against Baltimore (BAL) $10,609
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps%
2023 PIT 14 6 437 40.80
2022 PIT 17 17 1,159 99.90
2021 PIT 16 16 1,079 92.00
2020 PIT 16 15 1,033 94.10
2019 PIT 1 1 74 7.30
2018 PIT 13 3 157 14.10
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