Ja'Marr Chase

Cincinnati Bengals, Wide Receiver
Age: 24-147d (Mar 01, 2000)
Exp: 4 Years
Country: US
College: Louisiana State
Drafted: Round 1 (#5 overall), 2021
Agent(s): Rocky Arceneaux, Jason Lampert, Caitlin Aoki (Alliance Sports Management)
2024 Cap Hit

$9,806,250

2024 Cash

$4,862,679

Career Earnings

$25,956,963

2021-2025 Rookie (CURRENT)

Ja'Marr Chase signed a 4 year , $30,819,641 contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, including $19,774,284 signing bonus, $30,819,641 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,704,910. In 2024, Chase will earn a base salary of $1,055,000 and a roster bonus of $3,807,679, while carrying a cap hit of $9,806,250 and a dead cap value of $31,622,249.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $30,819,641
Average Salary:
$7,704,910
Signing Bonus:
$19,774,284
GTD at Sign:
$30,819,641
Total GTD:
$30,819,641
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2021 21 $5,603,571 3.07% $20,434,284 $20,434,284 $30,819,641
2022 22 $7,004,464 3.36% $2,060,893 $22,495,177 $25,216,070
2023 23 $8,405,357 3.74% $3,461,786 $25,956,963 $18,211,606
2024 24 $9,806,250 3.84% $4,862,679 $30,819,642 $31,622,249
2025 25
Club
$21,816,000 7.98% $21,816,000 $52,635,642 $21,816,000
2026 26
UFA
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2021 21 $660,000 $4,943,571 - $5,603,571 3.07% $30,819,641
2022 22 $825,000 $4,943,571 $1,235,893 $7,004,464 3.36% $25,216,070
2023 23 $940,000 $4,943,571 $2,521,786 $8,405,357 3.74% $18,211,606
2024 24 $1,055,000 $4,943,571 $3,807,679 $9,806,250 3.84% $31,622,249
2025 25
Club
$21,816,000 - - $21,816,000 7.98% $21,816,000
2026 26
UFA
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2021 21 $660,000 $19,774,284 - $20,434,284 $20,434,284 $20,434,284 $10,527,128
2022 22 $825,000 - $1,235,893 $2,060,893 $22,495,177 $11,247,589 $8,050,340
2023 23 $940,000 - $2,521,786 $3,461,786 $25,956,963 $8,652,321 $10,046,822
2024 24 $1,055,000 - $3,807,679 $4,862,679 $30,819,642 $7,704,911 $13,339,340
2025 25
Club
$21,816,000 - - $21,816,000 $52,635,642 $10,527,128 $21,816,000
Contract Notes
  • Fully Guaranteed
  • 5th Year Option Available 
  • Roster Bonuses due at training camp (fully guaranteed)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
Career Earnings thru 2024

$25,956,963

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2021 21
Active
$20,434,284
$20,434,284
All NFL (2nd) OROY
2022 22
Active
$2,060,893
$22,495,177
2023 23
Active
$3,461,786
$25,956,963
Afc Pro Bowl:WR
Total      
$25,956,963
$25,956,963
2024 24
Active
$4,862,679
2025 25
Active / Club Exercised
$21,816,000
Total
$52,635,642
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2021
21
$660,000
$19,774,284
$20,434,284
$20,434,284
2022
22
$825,000
$1,235,893
$2,060,893
$22,495,177
2023
23
$940,000
$2,521,786
$3,461,786
$25,956,963
Total
$2,425,000
$19,774,284
$3,757,679
$25,956,963
$25,956,963
2024
24
$1,055,000
$3,807,679
$4,862,679
2025
25
$21,816,000
$21,816,000
Total
$25,296,000
$19,774,284
$7,565,358
$52,635,642

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
3 $2,425,000 $19,774,284 $3,757,679 - - - $25,956,963
  • Apr 24, 2024 Cincinnati (CIN) exercised a $21.8 million option for 2025
  • Dec 09, 2022 Fined $15,914 Taunting against Kansas City (KC)
  • Sep 16, 2022 Fined $23,870 Multiple unsportsmanlike conducts against Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Jun 02, 2021 Signed a 4 year $30.8 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
  • Apr 29, 2021 Drafted by Cincinnati (CIN): Round 1 (#5 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Sep 16, 2022 Multiple unsportsmanlike conducts against Pittsburgh (PIT) $23,870
Dec 09, 2022 Taunting against Kansas City (KC) $15,914
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Receiving Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving Touchdowns Fum
2023 CIN 16 15 859 83.90 100 1,216 7 1
2022 CIN 12 12 793 71.60 87 1,046 9 2
2021 CIN 17 17 940 85.50 81 1,455 13 2

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 3 years, $91,584,162
  • Avg. Salary: $30,528,054
  • NFL Rank: 22
  • WR Rank: 2

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2026
  • Avg. Salary: $7,704,910
  • NFL Rank: 284
  • WR Rank: 38

Comparable Players

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

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
DeVonta Smith 3 $75,000,000 $25,000,000 25
Justin Jefferson 4 $140,000,000 $35,000,000 25
Amon-Ra St. Brown 4 $120,010,000 $30,002,500 24
A.J. Brown 3 $96,000,000 $32,000,000 26
Averages 4 $107,752,500 $30,500,625 25.0

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Chase's current age (24), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
5 $155,795,120 $31,159,024

Statistical Comparisons

Now we'll compare our variables and Chase statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: GP%, Rec Tgt/Gm, Rec/Gm, Rec Yds/Gm, Rec TD/Gm, GP/Yr, YAC/GM, Drops/Gm, Rating

Player GP% Rec Tgt/Gm Rec/Gm Rec Yds/Gm Rec TD/Gm GP/Yr YAC/GM Drops/Gm Rating
DeVonta Smith
2022-2023
100.00 7.52 5.33 68.55 0.42 16.50 23.55 0.30 77.00
Justin Jefferson
2022-2023
81.82 10.52 7.26 106.78 0.48 13.50 33.15 0.33 90.75
Amon-Ra St. Brown
2022-2023
96.97 9.69 7.03 83.62 0.50 16.00 38.16 0.25 90.65
A.J. Brown
2022-2023
103.03 8.94 5.71 86.82 0.53 17.00 30.85 0.29 89.00
Average 95.46 9.17 6.33 86.44 0.48 15.75 31.43 0.29 86.85
Ja'Marr Chase
2022-2023
87.50 9.96 6.68 80.79 0.57 14.00 34.64 0.36 84.30
Pct Change -8.34 8.62 5.53 -6.54 18.75 -11.11 10.21 -24.14 -2.94
Median Prime % Change -2.94%
Average Prime % Change -1.11%

Calculated Market Value: Ja'Marr Chase

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
3 years, $91,584,162 $30,528,054
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