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K.J. Wright

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Seahawks, OLB Age: 31-21d Exp: 10 Years
Drafted: Round 4 (#99 overall), 2011 College: Mississippi State Agent(s): Todd France (CAA Sports)

Inactive

 

Seahawks – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    K.J. Wright signed a 2 year, $14,000,000 contract with the Seattle Seahawks, including a $5,000,000 signing bonus, $6,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,000,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $14,000,000
    Signing Bonus $5,000,000
    Average Salary $7,000,000
    Total Guarantees $6,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $6,500,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 30 $1,500,000 $2,500,000 $1,500,000 $5,500,000 $6,500,000 $8,000,000($8,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $6,500,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-1,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $5,750,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-250,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2020 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2019 Cap Savings: $1,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $3,250,000 2020 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2019 Cap Savings: $2,250,000
    2020 Contract details by year 31 $5,000,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $10,000,000 $8,500,000 $7,500,000($15,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $8,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $6,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $8,500,000 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $1,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $6,500,000
    2021 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $6.5M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2019 roster bonus + $750,000 of 2019 salary))
    • 2019 Roster Bonus: $750,000 (guaranteed)
    • Per Game 46-Man Active Bonus: $46,875 ($750,000, 5 LTBE)
    • Per Game 53-Man Active Bonus: $46,875 ($750,000)
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $1M (3/22/2020)
    • 2020 Salary Escalator
      35% snaps: $500,000
      55% snaps: $1M
      80%: $1.5M
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2015-2018

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $27,000,000
    Signing Bonus $5,000,000
    Average Salary $6,750,000
    Total Guarantees $15,431,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $10,181,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2011-2014Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,526,000
    Signing Bonus $486,000
    Average Salary $631,500
    Total Guarantees $486,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $486,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $375,000 $486,000 - - - - - $861,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $465,000 - - - - - - $465,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $555,000 - - - - - - $555,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $1,431,000 $5,000,000 - - - - - $6,431,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $3,750,000 - - - - - $34,594 $3,784,594
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $5,250,000 - - - - - - $5,250,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $5,800,000 - - - - - - $5,800,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $7,200,000 - - - - - - $7,200,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $5,000,000 $1,500,000 - - - - $8,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - $2,500,000 - - - - $7,500,000
    10 seasons $31,326,000 $10,486,000 $4,000,000 - - - $34,594 $45,846,594
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    10 seasons Player Cash Earnings $31,326,000 $10,486,000 $4,000,000 - - - $34,594 $45,846,594
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/27/2017, $9,115

      Facemask against Orleans Darkwa (NYG)


    • Player contract details by year 12/16/2016, $48,620

      Helmet to helmet hit against Richard Rodgers (GB)


    • Player contract details by year 11/20/2015, $23,152

      Hit on a defenseless receiver (Larry Fitzgerald, ARI)


    • Player contract details by year 09/25/2015, $10,000

      Fighting with Richard Rodgers (GB)


    • TOTAL: $90,887

  • Transactions

    Mar 14 2019Signed a 2 year $14 million contract with Seattle (SEA)
    Oct 27 2017Fined $9,115 Facemask against Orleans Darkwa (NYG)
    Dec 16 2016Fined $48,620 Helmet to helmet hit against Richard Rodgers (GB)
    Nov 20 2015Fined $23,152 Hit on a defenseless receiver (Larry Fitzgerald, ARI)
    Sep 25 2015Fined $10,000 Fighting with Richard Rodgers (GB)
    Dec 18 2014Signed a 4 year $27 million extension with Seattle (SEA)
    Jul 29 2011Signed a 4 year $2.52 million contract with Seattle (SEA)
    Apr 30 2011Drafted by Seattle (SEA) from Denver (DEN): Round 4 (#99 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how K.J. Wright ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2020 SEA 16 16 15 990 86.1 2 86 60 26 1 1
    2019 SEA 16 16 16 1021 101.5 132 67 65 3
    2018 SEA 5 5 5 223 22.5 23 15 8
    2017 SEA 15 15 15 958 87.0 109 72 37 1
    2016 SEA 16 16 16 1051 97.4 4 126 72 54 1
    2015 SEA 16 16 16 969 97.1 1 116 71 45 4
    2014 SEA 16 16 16 919 94.6 2 107 73 33 3
    2013 SEA 13 13 13 739 71.7 1.5 80 46 34
    2012 SEA 15 15 15 865 87.4 1 98 66 30 1 1
    2011 SEA 16 16 12 2 65 46 15 1
    Totals 144 144 139 7,735 - 14 942 588 347 11 6
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 2 yrs, $14,388,706
    • Avg. Salary: $7,194,353
    • NFL Rank: 255
    • OLB Rank: 17

    Previous Contract

    • Free Agent:
    • Avg. Salary: -
    • NFL Rank: 0
    • OLB Rank: 0

    Comparable Players

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

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Jamie Collins 3 $30,000,000 $10,000,000 30
    Demario Davis 3 $27,000,000 $9,000,000 31
    A.J. Klein 3 $18,000,000 $6,000,000 28
    Sean Lee 1 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 33
    Averages 2.5 $19,875,000 $7,950,000 30.5


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Wright's current age (31), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    2 $14,681,818 $7,340,909


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Wright statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Tackles, Sacks, Stops, Coverage Catch %, Hurries, Rating

    Player GP% Tkl/GM Sacks/GM Stops Cov Catch% Hurries Rating
    Jamie Collins 2018-2019, DET 100 4.09 0.34 2.72 83 0.91 69.4
    Demario Davis 2018-2019, NO 100 5.03 0.28 3.22 80 0.81 82.8
    A.J. Klein 2018-2019, BUF 96.88 2.87 0.15 1.84 79.65 0.48 59.05
    Sean Lee 2018-2019, DAL 71.88 3.04 0.07 1.96 79.45 0.17 60.65
    Average 92.19 3.76 0.21 2.44 80.53 0.59 67.98
    K.J. Wright 2019-2020 100 3.97 0.06 2.59 73.15 0.44 68.25
    % Change 8.47% 5.59% -71.43% 6.15% 9.16% -25.42% 0.40%
    Median Prime % Change 5.59%
    Average Prime % Change -9.58%


    Calculated Market Value: K.J. Wright

    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, $14,388,706 $7,194,353