Josh Uche

New England Patriots, Outside Linebacker
Age: 25-276d (Sep 18, 1998)
Exp: 5 Years
Country: US
College: Michigan
Drafted: Round 2 (#60 overall), 2020
Agent(s): Drew Rosenhaus (Rosenhaus Sports)
2024 Cap Hit

$2,940,000

2024 Cash

$3,000,000

Career Earnings

$5,425,217

2024-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Josh Uche signed a 1 year , $3,000,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including $1,000,000 signing bonus, $2,300,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,000,000. In 2024, Uche will earn a base salary of $1,300,000, a signing bonus of $1,000,000 and a workout bonus of $190,000, while carrying a cap hit of $2,940,000 and a dead cap value of $2,300,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $3,000,000
Average Salary:
$3,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$1,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$2,300,000
Total GTD:
$2,300,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 26 $2,940,000 1.15% $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,300,000
2025 27
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 26 $1,300,000 $1,000,000 $450,000 $190,000 $2,940,000 1.15% $2,300,000
2025 27
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 26 $1,300,000 $1,000,000 $190,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000
Contract Notes
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $30,000 ($510,000)
  • Playng Time Incentives
    $500,000 each for 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%
  • Combined Incentives
    $500,000 each for:
    35% snaps + 6 sacks
    35% snaps + 8 sacks
    35% snaps + 10 sacks
    35% snaps + 12 sacks
    35% snaps + 14 sacks
  • Pro Bowl (original selection): $500,000
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2020-2023 Rookie

Josh Uche signed a 4 year , $5,389,335 contract with the New England Patriots, including $1,479,516 signing bonus, $2,334,486 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,347,334.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $5,389,335
Average Salary:
$1,347,334
Signing Bonus:
$1,479,516
GTD at Sign:
$2,334,486
Total GTD:
$2,334,486
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$5,425,217

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2020 22
Injured
$2,125,398
$2,125,398
2021 23
Active
$854,970
$2,980,368
2022 24
Active
$1,099,940
$4,080,308
2023 25
Active
$1,344,909
$5,425,217
Total      
$5,425,217
$5,425,217
2024 26
Active
$3,000,000
Total
$8,425,217
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2020
22
$548,235
$1,479,516
$97,647
$2,125,398
$2,125,398
2021
23
$854,970
$854,970
$2,980,368
2022
24
$1,099,940
$1,099,940
$4,080,308
2023
25
$1,344,909
$1,344,909
$5,425,217
Total
$3,848,054
$1,479,516
$97,647
$5,425,217
$5,425,217
2024
26
$1,300,000
$1,000,000
$190,000
$3,000,000
Total
$5,148,054
$2,479,516
$190,000
$97,647
$8,425,217

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $3,848,054 $1,479,516 - - - $97,647 $5,425,217

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2020 NE 3 - 7 Foot
2020 NE 17 - 17 Foot
2021 NE 11 - 15 Ankle
2021 NE 17 - 17 COVID-19
  • Mar 12, 2024 Signed a 1 year $3 million contract with New England (NE)
  • May 06, 2020 Signed a 4 year $5.389 million contract with New England (NE)
  • Apr 24, 2020 Drafted by New England (NE): Round 2 (#60 overall)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 NE 15 2 319 29.70 3 15 8 7
2022 NE 15 374 33.10 12 27 23 4 2
2021 NE 12 236 28.00 3 12 10 2
2020 NE 9 1 178 25.90 1 9 7 2

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 2 years, $11,702,594
  • Avg. Salary: $5,851,297
  • NFL Rank: 367
  • OLB Rank: 25

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2025
  • Avg. Salary: $3,000,000
  • NFL Rank: 597
  • OLB Rank: 36

Comparable Players

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

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
Anthony Nelson 2 $10,000,000 $5,000,000 26
Dennis Gardeck 3 $10,000,000 $3,333,333 27
Arden Key 3 $21,000,000 $7,000,000 26
Tyus Bowser 4 $22,000,000 $5,500,000 25
Averages 3 $15,750,000 $5,208,333 26.0

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Uche's current age (25), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
4 $19,898,988 $4,974,747

Statistical Comparisons

Now we'll compare our variables and Uche 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
Anthony Nelson
2021-2022
100.00 1.12 0.31 1.12 0.56 66.80
Dennis Gardeck
2020-2021
84.85 1.00 0.25 0.54 0.62 78.75
Arden Key
2021-2022
100.00 0.79 0.32 0.85 1.24 75.40
Tyus Bowser
2019-2020
100.00 1.16 0.22 0.97 1.09 70.50
Average 96.21 1.02 0.28 0.87 0.88 72.86
Josh Uche
2022-2023
90.91 1.03 0.48 0.83 2.30 70.10
Pct Change -5.51 0.98 71.43 -4.60 161.36 -3.79
Median Prime % Change -1.41%
Average Prime % Change 36.65%

Calculated Market Value: Josh Uche

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
2 years, $11,702,594 $5,851,297
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