James Cook

Buffalo Bills, Running Back
Age: 24-308d (Sep 25, 1999)
Exp: 3 Years
Country: US
College: Georgia
Drafted: Round 2 (#63 overall), 2022
Agent(s): Matt Leist (LAA Sports)
2024 Cap Hit

$1,590,562

2024 Cash

$1,235,188

Career Earnings

$3,096,590

2022-2025 Rookie (CURRENT)

James Cook signed a 4 year , $5,832,057 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including $1,421,496 signing bonus, $2,391,590 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,458,014. In 2024, Cook will earn a base salary of $1,160,188 and a workout bonus of $75,000, while carrying a cap hit of $1,590,562 and a dead cap value of $710,748.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $5,832,057
Average Salary:
$1,458,014
Signing Bonus:
$1,421,496
GTD at Sign:
$2,391,590
Total GTD:
$2,391,590
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2022 23 $1,060,374 0.51% $2,126,496 $2,126,496 $2,391,590
2023 24 $1,325,468 0.59% $970,094 $3,096,590 $2,036,216
2024 25 $1,590,562 0.62% $1,235,188 $4,331,778 $710,748
2025 26 $1,855,655 0.68% $1,500,281 $5,832,059 $355,374
2026 27
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2022 23 $705,000 $355,374 - $1,060,374 0.51% $2,391,590
2023 24 $970,094 $355,374 - $1,325,468 0.59% $2,036,216
2024 25 $1,160,188 $355,374 $75,000 $1,590,562 0.62% $710,748
2025 26 $1,500,281 $355,374 - $1,855,655 0.68% $355,374
2026 27
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2022 23 $705,000 $1,421,496 - $2,126,496 $2,126,496 $2,126,496 $1,458,015
2023 24 $970,094 - - $970,094 $3,096,590 $1,548,295 $1,235,188
2024 25 $1,160,188 - $75,000 $1,235,188 $4,331,778 $1,443,926 $1,367,735
2025 26 $1,500,281 - - $1,500,281 $5,832,059 $1,458,015 $1,500,281
Contract Notes
  • $2.39M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2023 salary)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
Career Earnings thru 2024

$3,096,590

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2022 23
Active
$2,126,496
$2,126,496
2023 24
Active
$970,094
$3,096,590
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Total      
$3,096,590
$3,096,590
2024 25
Active
$1,235,188
2025 26
Active
$1,500,281
Total
$5,832,059
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2022
23
$705,000
$1,421,496
$2,126,496
$2,126,496
2023
24
$970,094
$970,094
$3,096,590
Total
$1,675,094
$1,421,496
$3,096,590
$3,096,590
2024
25
$1,160,188
$75,000
$1,235,188
2025
26
$1,500,281
$1,500,281
Total
$4,335,563
$1,421,496
$75,000
$5,832,059

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
2 $1,675,094 $1,421,496 - - - - $3,096,590
  • May 13, 2022 Signed a 4 year $5.83 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Apr 29, 2022 Drafted by Buffalo (BUF): Round 2 (#63 overall)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Rush Attempts Rush Yards Rush Yards/Gm Rush Touchdowns Receiving Targets Receiving Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving Yards/Rec Receiving Yards/Gm Receiving Touchdowns Fum
2023 BUF 17 12 586 54.00 237 1,122 66.0 2 54 44 445 10.1 26.2 4 4
2022 BUF 16 269 24.80 89 507 31.7 2 32 21 180 8.6 11.3 1 1
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