Dawson Knox

Buffalo Bills, Tight End
Age: 27-251d (Nov 14, 1996)
Exp: 6 Years
Country: US
College: Mississippi
Drafted: Round 3 (#96 overall), 2019
Agent(s): Chase Callahan (Excel Sports Management)
2024 Cap Hit

$7,728,000

2024 Cash

$8,500,000

Career Earnings

$23,729,674

2024-2026 Extension (CURRENT)

Dawson Knox signed a 3 year , $29,500,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including $5,840,000 signing bonus, $17,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $9,833,333. In 2024, Knox will earn a base salary of $2,410,000, a signing bonus of $5,840,000 and a workout bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $7,728,000 and a dead cap value of $24,450,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $29,500,000
Average Salary:
$9,833,333
Signing Bonus:
$5,840,000
GTD at Sign:
$12,750,000
Total GTD:
$17,000,000
Free Agent:
2027 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 28 $7,728,000 3.03% $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $24,450,000
2025 29 $14,068,000 5.15% $9,000,000 $17,500,000 $16,972,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 2 YR, $17,500,000; $7,404,000 DEAD CAP
2026 30 $17,068,000 5.84% $12,000,000 $29,500,000 $7,404,000
2027 31
Void
UFA
$1,168,000 0.37% - - $2,336,000
2028
Void
$1,168,000 0.35% - - -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster Bonus Roster/Gm Bonus Option Proration Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 28 $2,410,000 $2,568,000 - - $2,500,000 $250,000 $7,728,000 3.03% $24,450,000
2025 29 $8,750,000 $2,568,000 - - $2,500,000 $250,000 $14,068,000 5.15% $16,972,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 2 YR, $17,500,000; $7,404,000 DEAD CAP
2026 30 $9,910,000 $2,568,000 $1,500,000 $340,000 $2,500,000 $250,000 $17,068,000 5.84% $7,404,000
2027 31
Void
UFA
- $1,168,000 - - - - $1,168,000 0.37% $2,336,000
2028
Void
- $1,168,000 - - - - $1,168,000 0.35% -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 28 $2,410,000 $5,840,000 - $250,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $9,833,333
2025 29 $8,750,000 - - $250,000 $9,000,000 $17,500,000 $8,750,000 $10,500,000
2026 30 $9,910,000 - $1,500,000 $250,000 $12,000,000 $29,500,000 $9,833,333 $12,000,000
2027 31
Void
- - - - - - - -
2028 32
Void
- - - - - - - -
Contract Notes
  • $12.75M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2024 salary + $4.5M of 2025 salary)
  • Remaining $4.25M of 2025 salary fully guarantees the 5th league day of 2025
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2022-2026 Extension

Dawson Knox signed a 4 year , $52,000,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including $7,000,000 signing bonus, $31,200,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $13,000,000. In 2024, Knox will earn a base salary of $4,910,000, a roster bonus of $5,000,000 and a workout bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $14,300,000 and a dead cap value of $20,280,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $52,000,000
Average Salary:
$13,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$7,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$19,920,000
Total GTD:
$31,200,000
Free Agent:
2027 / UFA
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2019-2022 Rookie

Dawson Knox signed a 4 year , $3,521,600 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including $822,180 signing bonus, $822,180 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $880,400.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $3,521,600
Average Salary:
$880,400
Signing Bonus:
$822,180
GTD at Sign:
$822,180
Total GTD:
$822,180
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$23,729,674

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2019 23
Active
$1,577,618
$1,577,618
2020 24
Active
$832,056
$2,409,674
2021 25
Active
$880,000
$3,289,674
2022 26
Active
$7,995,000
$11,284,674
2023 27
Active
$12,445,000
$23,729,674
Total      
$23,729,674
$23,729,674
2024 28
Active
$8,500,000
2025 29
Active
$9,000,000
2026 30
Active
$12,000,000
Total
$53,229,674
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2019
23
$495,000
$822,180
$260,438
$1,577,618
$1,577,618
2020
24
$513,236
$30,000
$288,820
$832,056
$2,409,674
2021
25
$850,000
$30,000
$880,000
$3,289,674
2022
26
$965,000
$7,000,000
$30,000
$7,995,000
$11,284,674
2023
27
$1,955,000
$10,000,000
$250,000
$12,445,000
$23,729,674
Total
$4,778,236
$7,822,180
$10,000,000
$340,000
$549,258
$23,729,674
$23,729,674
2024
28
$2,410,000
$5,840,000
$250,000
$8,500,000
2025
29
$8,750,000
$250,000
$9,000,000
2026
30
$9,910,000
$1,500,000
$250,000
$12,000,000
Total
$25,848,236
$13,662,180
$1,500,000
$10,000,000
$1,090,000
$549,258
$53,229,674

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
5 $4,778,236 $7,822,180 - - $340,000 $549,258 $23,729,674

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2020 BUF 7 - 8 COVID-19
2023 BUF 8 - 13 Wrist
  • Sep 07, 2022 Signed a 4 year $52 million contract extension with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Sep 20, 2019 Fined $28,075 Blindside block against New York (NYG)
  • Jun 14, 2019 Signed a 4 year $3.5 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Apr 26, 2019 Drafted by Buffalo (BUF): Round 3 (#96 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Sep 20, 2019 Blindside block against New York (NYG) $28,075
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Receiving Targets Receiving Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving Yards/Rec Receiving Yards/Gm Receiving Touchdowns Fum
2023 BUF 12 11 450 61.30 36 22 186 8.5 15.5 2 0
2022 BUF 15 15 825 76.00 65 48 517 10.8 34.5 6 0
2021 BUF 15 14 917 76.50 71 49 587 12.0 39.1 9 0
2020 BUF 12 7 487 44.80 44 24 288 12.0 24.0 3 2
2019 BUF 15 10 659 60.10 50 28 388 13.9 25.9 2 0
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