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O.J. Howard

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Tight End Age: 25 Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#19 overall), 2017 College: Alabama Agent(s): CAA Sports

Buccaneers – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    O.J. Howard signed a 4 year, $11,094,618 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including a $6,208,813 signing bonus, $11,094,618 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,773,655. In 2020, Howard will earn a base salary of $1,977,903, while carrying a cap hit of $3,530,107 and a dead cap value of $3,530,107.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $11,094,618
    Signing Bonus $6,208,813
    Average Salary $2,773,655
    Total Guarantees $11,094,618
    Guaranteed at Signing $11,094,618
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2017 Contract details by year 22 $451,235 $1,552,203 $2,003,438 $11,094,619 $6,660,048($6,660,048)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $11,094,619 2017 Cap Savings: $-9,091,181 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $6,208,813 2017 Cap Savings: $-4,205,375 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $6,438,009 2018 Dead Cap: $4,656,610 2017 Cap Savings: $-4,434,571 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $1,552,203 2018 Dead Cap: $4,656,610 2017 Cap Savings: $451,235
    2018 Contract details by year 23 $969,301 $1,552,203 $2,521,504 $9,077,416 $969,301($7,629,349)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $9,077,416 2018 Cap Savings: $-6,555,912 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $4,656,610 2018 Cap Savings: $-2,135,106 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $5,973,009 2019 Dead Cap: $3,104,407 2018 Cap Savings: $-3,451,505 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $1,552,203 2019 Dead Cap: $3,104,407 2018 Cap Savings: $969,301
    2019 Contract details by year 24 $1,473,602 $1,552,203 $3,025,805 $6,555,912 $1,473,602($9,102,951)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $6,555,912 2019 Cap Savings: $-3,530,107 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $3,104,407 2019 Cap Savings: $-78,602 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $5,003,708 2020 Dead Cap: $1,552,204 2019 Cap Savings: $-1,977,903 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $1,552,203 2020 Dead Cap: $1,552,204 2019 Cap Savings: $1,473,602
    2020 Contract details by year 25 $1,977,903 $1,552,204 $3,530,107 $3,530,107 $1,977,903($11,080,854)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $3,530,107 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,552,204 2020 Cap Savings: $1,977,903 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $3,530,107 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,552,204 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $1,977,903
    2021 Contract details by year 26 $6,013,000 - $6,013,000 - $6,013,000($17,093,854)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $6,013,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $6,013,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $6,013,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $6,013,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 27 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Fully guaranteed
    • 5th-year option available (exercised)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $451,235 $6,208,813 - - - - - $6,660,048
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $969,301 - - - - - - $969,301
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,473,602 - - - - - - $1,473,602
    3 seasons $2,894,138 $6,208,813 - - - - - $9,102,951
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,977,903 - - - - - - $1,977,903
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $6,013,000 - - - - - - $6,013,000
    $10,885,041 $6,208,813 - - - - - $17,093,854
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,894,138 $6,208,813 - - - - - $9,102,951
  • Transactions

    Apr 29 2020Tampa Bay (TB) exercised a $6.013 million option for 2021
    May 22 2017Signed a 4 year $11 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Apr 27 2017Drafted by Tampa Bay (TB): Round 1 (#19 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

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

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2019 TB 14 14 13 793 68.4 53 34 459 13.5 1 1 49.9
    2018 TB 10 10 8 436 39.1 48 34 565 16.6 5 0 86.5
    2017 TB 14 14 14 608 55.6 39 26 432 16.6 6 3 75.2
    Totals 38 38 35 1,837 - 140 94 1,456 15.5 12 4 211.60