Frankie Luvu

Washington Commanders, Linebacker
Age: 27-283d (Sep 19, 1996)
Exp: 7 Years
Country: US
College: Washington State
Drafted: Undrafted, NYJ, 2018
Agent(s): Blake Baratz (Team IFA)
2024 Cap Hit

$3,865,000

2024 Cash

$13,065,000

Career Earnings

$11,683,817

2024-2026 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Frankie Luvu signed a 3 year , $31,000,000 contract with the Washington Commanders, including $11,500,000 signing bonus, $19,125,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,333,333. In 2024, Luvu will earn a base salary of $1,125,000, a signing bonus of $11,500,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $3,865,000 and a dead cap value of $14,625,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $31,000,000
Average Salary:
$10,333,333
Signing Bonus:
$11,500,000
GTD at Sign:
$14,625,000
Total GTD:
$19,125,000
Free Agent:
2027 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 28 $3,865,000 1.51% $13,065,000 $13,065,000 $14,625,000
2025 29 $11,240,000 4.11% $8,940,000 $22,005,000 $11,200,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 2 YR, $22,005,000; $6,900,000 DEAD CAP
2026 30 $11,295,000 3.86% $8,995,000 $31,000,000 $6,900,000
2027 31
Void
UFA
$4,600,000 1.47% - - $4,600,000
2028
Void
$2,300,000 0.69% - - -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster Bonus Roster/Gm Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 28 $1,125,000 $2,300,000 - $340,000 $100,000 $3,865,000 1.51% $14,625,000
2025 29 $8,500,000 $2,300,000 - $340,000 $100,000 $11,240,000 4.11% $11,200,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 2 YR, $22,005,000; $6,900,000 DEAD CAP
2026 30 $7,555,000 $2,300,000 $1,000,000 $340,000 $100,000 $11,295,000 3.86% $6,900,000
2027 31
Void
UFA
- $2,300,000 - - - $4,600,000 1.47% $4,600,000
2028
Void
- $2,300,000 - - - $2,300,000 0.69% -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 28 $1,125,000 $11,500,000 - $100,000 $13,065,000 $13,065,000 $13,065,000 $10,333,333
2025 29 $8,500,000 - - $100,000 $8,940,000 $22,005,000 $11,002,500 $8,967,500
2026 30 $7,555,000 - $1,000,000 $100,000 $8,995,000 $31,000,000 $10,333,333 $8,995,000
2027 31
Void
- - - - - - - -
2028 32
Void
- - - - - - - -
Contract Notes
  • $14.625M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2024 salary + $2M of 2025 salary)
  • Additional $4.5M of 2025 salary fully guarantees 4/1/2025 (injury guaranteed at signing)
  • 2026 Roster Bonus: $1M (4/1/2026)
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $20,000 ($340,000)
  • 2027-2028 years automatically void the last league day of 2026
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2022-2023 Extension

Frankie Luvu signed a 2 year , $9,000,000 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including $3,000,000 signing bonus, $4,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,500,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $9,000,000
Average Salary:
$4,500,000
Signing Bonus:
$3,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$4,500,000
Total GTD:
$4,500,000
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2021-2021 Free Agent

Frankie Luvu signed a 1 year , $1,100,000 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including $180,000 signing bonus, $180,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,100,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,100,000
Average Salary:
$1,100,000
Signing Bonus:
$180,000
GTD at Sign:
$180,000
Total GTD:
$180,000
Free Agent:
2022 / UFA
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2020-2020

Frankie Luvu signed a 1 year , $675,000 contract with the New York Jets, including an average annual salary of $675,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $675,000
Average Salary:
$675,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2021 / UFA
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2019-2019

Frankie Luvu signed a 1 year , $570,000 contract with the New York Jets, including an average annual salary of $570,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $570,000
Average Salary:
$570,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2020 / ERFA
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2018-2018 Rookie

Frankie Luvu signed a 1 year , $480,000 contract with the New York Jets, including an average annual salary of $480,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $480,000
Average Salary:
$480,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2019 / ERFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$11,683,817

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2018 22
Active
$480,000
$480,000
2019 23
Active
Retained
Retained
$301,761
$201,174
$55,000
$781,761
$982,935
$1,037,935
2020 24
Active
$560,588
$1,598,523
2021 25
Active
$1,100,000
$2,698,523
2022 26
Active
$4,985,294
$7,683,817
2023 27
Active
$4,000,000
$11,683,817
Total      
$11,683,817
$11,683,817
2024 28
Active
$13,065,000
2025 29
Active
$8,940,000
2026 30
Active
$8,995,000
Total
$42,683,817
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2018
22
$480,000
$480,000
$480,000
2019
23
$301,761
$201,174
$55,000
$301,761
$201,174
$55,000
$781,761
$982,935
$1,037,935
2020
24
$560,588
$560,588
$1,598,523
2021
25
$920,000
$180,000
$1,100,000
$2,698,523
2022
26
$1,500,000
$3,000,000
$250,000
$4,985,294
$7,683,817
2023
27
$2,600,000
$1,000,000
$150,000
$4,000,000
$11,683,817
Total
$6,618,523
$3,180,000
$1,000,000
$400,000
$11,683,817
$11,683,817
2024
28
$1,125,000
$11,500,000
$100,000
$13,065,000
2025
29
$8,500,000
$100,000
$8,940,000
2026
30
$7,555,000
$1,000,000
$100,000
$8,995,000
Total
$23,798,523
$14,680,000
$2,000,000
$700,000
$42,683,817

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
3 $1,598,523 - - - - - $1,598,523
3 $5,020,000 $3,180,000 $1,000,000 - $400,000 - $10,085,294

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2020 NYJ 7 - 10 Groin
2021 CAR 13 - 13 COVID-19
  • Mar 11, 2024 Signed a 3 year $31 million contract with Washington (WAS)
  • Oct 07, 2022 Fined $10,609 Role in a fight against Arizona (ARI)
  • Feb 17, 2022 Signed a 2 year $9 million contract extension with Carolina (CAR)
  • Mar 23, 2021 Signed a 1 year $1.1 million contract with Carolina (CAR)
  • Apr 23, 2020 Signed a contract with New York (NYJ)
  • Nov 01, 2019 Signed to the active roster by New York (NYJ)
  • Oct 16, 2019 Signed to the practice squad by New York (NYJ)
  • Oct 14, 2019 Waived by New York (NYJ)
  • Mar 07, 2019 Signed a 1 year $570,000 contract with New York (NYJ)
  • Sep 09, 2018 Signed to the active roster by New York (NYJ)
  • Sep 03, 2018 Signed to the practice squad by New York (NYJ)
  • Sep 01, 2018 Waived by New York (NYJ)
  • Aug 24, 2018 Fined $20,054 Roughing the Passer against Washington (WAS)
  • May 06, 2018 Signed a contract with New York (NYJ)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Aug 24, 2018 Roughing the Passer against Washington (WAS) $20,054
Oct 07, 2022 Role in a fight against Arizona (ARI) $10,609
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 CAR 17 16 925 93.40 6 125 66 59 2
2022 CAR 15 14 940 81.30 7 111 77 34 1 1
2021 CAR 16 4 249 22.90 2 43 26 17 1
2020 NYJ 13 3 257 28.00 2 25 17 8
2019 NYJ 13 72 7.50 1 12 10 2
2018 NYJ 14 1 443 42.40 3 22 17 5

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 4 years, $41,478,704
  • Avg. Salary: $10,369,676
  • NFL Rank: 208
  • LB Rank: 2

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2027
  • Avg. Salary: $10,333,333
  • NFL Rank: 209
  • LB Rank: 3

Comparable Players

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

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
Demario Davis 3 $27,000,000 $9,000,000 30
Roquan Smith 5 $100,000,000 $20,000,000 25
Ja'whaun Bentley 2 $13,500,000 $6,750,000 27
Jordan Hicks 2 $10,000,000 $5,000,000 30
Averages 3 $37,625,000 $10,187,500 28.0

Base Calculated Value

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

Length Value Avg. Salary
4 $35,459,460 $8,864,865

Statistical Comparisons

Now we'll compare our variables and Luvu statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: GP%, Tackles/Gm, Sacks/Gm, Stops/Gm, Catch Rate/Yr, QB Hits/Gm, Rating

Player GP% Tackles/Gm Sacks/Gm Stops/Gm Catch Rate/Yr QB Hits/Gm Rating
Demario Davis
2018-2019
100.00 5.03 0.28 3.22 80.00 0.34 82.35
Roquan Smith
2021-2022
100.00 5.82 0.22 3.79 79.70 0.03 58.15
Ja'whaun Bentley
2021-2022
97.06 3.88 0.12 2.33 70.15 0.24 72.55
Jordan Hicks
2020-2021
100.00 4.67 0.15 2.48 72.05 0.18 57.00
Average 99.27 4.85 0.19 2.96 75.48 0.20 67.51
Frankie Luvu
2022-2023
96.97 4.47 0.39 3.44 80.75 0.25 76.65
Pct Change -2.32 -7.84 105.26 16.22 -6.98 25.00 13.54
Median Prime % Change 13.54%
Average Prime % Change 20.41%

Calculated Market Value: Frankie Luvu

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
4 years, $41,478,704 $10,369,676
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