Brian Burns

New York Giants, Outside Linebacker
Age: 26-98d (Apr 23, 1998)
Exp: 6 Years
Country: US
College: Florida State
Drafted: Round 1 (#16 overall), 2019
Agent(s): Todd France (Athletes First)
2024 Cap Hit

$15,500,000

2024 Cash

$43,500,000

Career Earnings

$29,759,466

2024-2028 Extension (CURRENT)

Brian Burns signed a 5 year , $141,000,000 contract with the New York Giants, including $35,000,000 signing bonus, $87,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $28,200,000. In 2024, Burns will earn a base salary of $8,000,000, a signing bonus of $35,000,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $15,500,000 and a dead cap value of $76,000,000.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $141,000,000
Average Salary:
$28,200,000
Signing Bonus:
$35,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$76,000,000
Total GTD:
$87,500,000
Free Agent:
2029 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 26 $15,500,000 6.07% $43,500,000 $43,500,000 $76,000,000
2025 27 $29,750,000 10.89% $22,750,000 $66,250,000 $61,000,000
2026 28 $30,750,000 10.52% $23,750,000 $90,000,000 $31,750,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2027, 3 YR, $90,000,000; $14,000,000 DEAD CAP
2027 29 $32,500,000 10.39% $25,500,000 $115,500,000 $14,000,000
2028 30 $32,500,000 9.71% $25,500,000 $141,000,000 $7,000,000
2029 31
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster Bonus Roster/Gm Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 26 $8,000,000 $7,000,000 - - $500,000 $15,500,000 6.07% $76,000,000
2025 27 $22,250,000 $7,000,000 - - $500,000 $29,750,000 10.89% $61,000,000
2026 28 $22,250,000 $7,000,000 - $1,000,000 $500,000 $30,750,000 10.52% $31,750,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2027, 3 YR, $90,000,000; $14,000,000 DEAD CAP
2027 29 $21,500,000 $7,000,000 $2,500,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 $32,500,000 10.39% $14,000,000
2028 30 $21,500,000 $7,000,000 $2,500,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 $32,500,000 9.71% $7,000,000
2029 31
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 26 $8,000,000 $35,000,000 - $500,000 $43,500,000 $43,500,000 $43,500,000 $28,200,000
2025 27 $22,250,000 - - $500,000 $22,750,000 $66,250,000 $33,125,000 $24,375,000
2026 28 $22,250,000 - - $500,000 $23,750,000 $90,000,000 $30,000,000 $24,916,667
2027 29 $21,500,000 - $2,500,000 $500,000 $25,500,000 $115,500,000 $28,875,000 $25,500,000
2028 30 $21,500,000 - $2,500,000 $500,000 $25,500,000 $141,000,000 $28,200,000 $25,500,000
Contract Notes
  • $76M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2024 salary + 2025 salary + $10.75M of 2026 salary)
  • Additional $11.5M of 2026 salary fully guarantees the 5th league day of 2025
  • 2027 Roster Bonus: $2.5M (5th league day)
  • 2028 Roster Bonus: $2.5M (5th league day)
  • 2026-2028 Per Game Active Bonus: $58,824 ($1M)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2024-2024 Franchise Tag

Brian Burns signed a 1 year , $24,007,000 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including an average annual salary of $24,007,000. In 2024, Burns will earn a base salary of $24,007,000, while carrying a cap hit of $24,007,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $24,007,000
Average Salary:
$24,007,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
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2019-2023 Rookie

Brian Burns signed a 4 year , $13,540,182 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including $7,867,404 signing bonus, $13,540,182 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,385,046.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $13,540,182
Average Salary:
$3,385,046
Signing Bonus:
$7,867,404
GTD at Sign:
$13,540,182
Total GTD:
$13,540,182
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$29,759,466

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2019 21
Active
$8,417,426
$8,417,426
2020 22
Active
$1,262,725
$9,680,151
2021 23
Active
$1,725,926
$11,406,077
2022 24
Active
$2,341,389
$13,747,466
2023 25
Active / Club Exercised
$16,012,000
$29,759,466
Total      
$29,759,466
$29,759,466
2024 26
Active
$43,500,000
2025 27
Active
$22,750,000
2026 28
Active
$23,750,000
2027 29
Active
$25,500,000
2028 30
Active
$25,500,000
Total
$170,759,466
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2019
21
$495,000
$7,867,404
$55,022
$8,417,426
$8,417,426
2020
22
$1,110,463
$152,262
$1,262,725
$9,680,151
2021
23
$1,725,926
$1,725,926
$11,406,077
2022
24
$2,341,389
$2,341,389
$13,747,466
2023
25
$16,012,000
$16,012,000
$29,759,466
Total
$21,684,778
$7,867,404
$207,284
$29,759,466
$29,759,466
2024
26
$8,000,000
$35,000,000
$500,000
$43,500,000
2025
27
$22,250,000
$500,000
$22,750,000
2026
28
$22,250,000
$500,000
$23,750,000
2027
29
$21,500,000
$2,500,000
$500,000
$25,500,000
2028
30
$21,500,000
$2,500,000
$500,000
$25,500,000
Total
$117,184,778
$42,867,404
$5,000,000
$2,500,000
$207,284
$170,759,466

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
5 $21,684,778 $7,867,404 - - - $207,284 $29,759,466

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2021 CAR 17 - 17 COVID-19
  • Mar 11, 2024 Signed a 5 year $141 million contract extension with New York (NYG)
  • Mar 11, 2024 Traded to New York (NYG) from Carolina (CAR) with 2024 5th round pick (#166 Tyrone Tracy) for 2025 5th round pick, 2024 2nd round pick (#39 - traded) and 2025 5th round pick (#141 - traded)
  • Mar 05, 2024 Offered a 1 year $24.007 million franchise tag by Carolina (CAR)
  • Dec 08, 2023 Fined $11,473 Fighting against Tampa Bay (TB)
  • Sep 16, 2022 Fined $15,914 Roughing the Passer against Jacoby Brissett (CLE)
  • Apr 26, 2022 Carolina (CAR) exercised a $16 million option for 2023
  • Jul 24, 2019 Signed a 4 year $13.5 million contract with Carolina (CAR)
  • Apr 25, 2019 Drafted by Carolina (CAR): Round 1 (#16 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Sep 16, 2022 Roughing the Passer against Jacoby Brissett (CLE) $15,914
Dec 08, 2023 Fighting against Tampa Bay (TB) $11,473
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 CAR 16 15 752 76.00 8 50 32 18 1
2022 CAR 16 16 951 82.30 13 63 34 29 1
2021 CAR 17 16 840 77.30 9 50 31 19 2
2020 CAR 15 14 750 71.40 9 58 35 23 3
2019 CAR 16 5 483 42.90 8 25 19 6 1

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 4 years, $104,009,884
  • Avg. Salary: $26,002,471
  • NFL Rank: 32
  • OLB Rank: 3

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2029
  • Avg. Salary: $28,200,000
  • NFL Rank: 27
  • OLB Rank: 2

Comparable Players

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

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
Maxx Crosby 4 $94,000,000 $23,500,000 24
Myles Garrett 5 $125,000,000 $25,000,000 24
Leonard Williams 3 $63,000,000 $21,000,000 26
Nick Bosa 5 $170,000,000 $34,000,000 25
Averages 4 $113,000,000 $25,875,000 24.8

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Burns's current age (26), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
4 $108,939,392 $27,234,848

Statistical Comparisons

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

Player GP% Tackles/Gm Sacks/Gm Stops/Gm QB Hurries/Gm Rating
Maxx Crosby
2020-2021
100.00 1.70 0.45 1.91 3.15 74.65
Myles Garrett
2018-2019
81.25 2.12 0.90 2.04 2.58 86.70
Leonard Williams
2019-2020
96.88 1.61 0.39 1.65 1.90 75.20
Nick Bosa
2021-2022
97.06 2.45 1.03 2.36 2.52 90.05
Average 93.80 1.97 0.69 1.99 2.54 81.65
Brian Burns
2022-2023
96.97 2.06 0.64 2.00 2.03 69.30
Pct Change 3.38 4.57 -7.25 0.50 -20.08 -15.13
Median Prime % Change -3.38%
Average Prime % Change -5.67%

Calculated Market Value: Brian Burns

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, $104,009,884 $26,002,471
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