NFL: Dollars pouring in for former Alabama football players

Check out a deep dive into former Alabama football players’ NFL contract extensions, new free-agent deals and the former Tide players still looking for a team.

Several Alabama football players have recently gained new NFL contracts. A few are still looking for a new deal or a new team.

In the myriad of options available to NFL teams, some form of free agency will continue into July. Players can join an NFL team after July, often as a practice squad player.

Through Mar. 22, NFL  business, 58 former Alabama football players had a 2020 contract. The 58 number includes Maurice Smith and Alvin Kamara who were first Alabama football players before transferring to other schools. A complete list of the 58 players and salary deals for 2020 is provided below. In compiling the list, spotrac.com and overthecap.com were used.

The list includes only the salary and guaranteed bonuses for 2020. Incentive bonuses are not included. Those bonuses can significantly increase a year’s compensation. Mack Wilson earned $416K in performance bonus last season.

The other consideration in evaluating a player’s contract is guaranteed money. For most players, a signed contract does not gain much income unless the player makes the final roster. Some of the deals include guaranteed money protecting players if they are cut because of less skill, cap moves or injury. Any contract can have none or any of those ‘guarantees.’

Former Alabama football wide receiver, Gehrig Dieter has earned $669K in three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. His 2020 contract is valued at $585K, however, so much of it is tied to incentives, Over the Cap lists his 2020 cash at just $90K. Another example is the new contract for HaHa Clinton-Dix. His new one-year, $4M deal with the Cowboys includes guaranteed money of $2.5M.

2020 NFL Money – Former Alabama Football Players

  • Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons $22M
  • Amari Cooper – Dallas Cowboys $20M
  • C.J. Mosley – New York Jets $16M
  • Landon Collins – New York Giants $16M
  • Jarran Reed – Seattle Seahawks $14.5M
  • Eddie Jackson – Chicago Bears $13.15M
  • Kareem Jackson – Denver Broncos $11M
  • Ryan Kelly – Indianapolis Colts  $10.35M
  • Derrick Henry – Tennessee Titans $10.28M
  • Dre Kirkpatrick – Cincinnati Bengals $9.85M
  • Dont’a Hightower – New England Patriots $8.875M
  • Kenyan Drake – Arizona Cardinals $8.48M
  • A’Shawn Robinson – Los Angeles Rams $7M (estimated)
  • James Carpenter – Atlanta Falcons $5M
  • Mark Ingram – Baltimore Ravens $4M
  • A.J. McCarron – Houston Texans $4M
  • D.J. Fluker – Seattle Seahawks $3M
  • HaHa Clinton Dix – Dallas Cowboys $2.5M
  • Alvin Kamara – New Orleans Saints $2.13M
  • Marlon Humphrey – Baltimore Ravens $2.08M
  • Quinnen Williams – New York Jets $2.06M
  • O.J. Howard – Tampa Bay Bucs $1.98M
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick – Miami Dolphins $1.98M
  • Da’Ron Payne – Washington Redskins $1.97M
  • Reuben Foster – Washington Redskins $1.7M
  • T.J. Yeldon – Buffalo Bills $1.65M
  • Rashaan Evans – Tennessee Titans $1.53M
  • Calvin Ridley – Atlanta Falcons $1.47M
  • Cam Robinson – Jacksonville Jaguars $1.42M
  • Jonah Williams – Cincinnati Bengals $1.3M
  • Ryan Anderson – Washington Redskins
  • Dalvin Tomlinson – New York Giants $1.09M
  • Josh Jacobs – Las Vegas Raiders $1.04M
  • Tim Williams – Green Bay Packers $875K
  • Andre Smith – Baltimore Ravens $750K
  • Da’Shawn Hand – Detroit Lions $750K
  • Anthony Averett – Baltimore Ravens $750K
  • Robert Foster – Buffalo Bills $750K
  • Levi Wallace – Buffalo Bills $750K
  • J.K. Scott – Green Bay Packers $750K
  • Tony Brown – Cincinnati Bengals $750K
  • Shaun Dion-Hamilton – Washington Redskins $750K
  • Maurice Smith – Washington Redskins $750K
  • Bradley Bozeman – Baltimore Ravens $750K
  • Damien Harris – New England Patriots $675K
  • Christian Miller – Carolina Panthers $675K
  • Deionte Thompson – Arizona Cardinals $675K
  • Ross Piersbacher – Washington Redskins $675K
  • Mack Wilson – Cleveland Browns $675K
  • Isaiah Buggs – Pittsburgh Steelers $675K
  • Hale Hentges – Washington Redskins $675K
  • Cole Mazza – Los Angeles Chargers $675K
  • Bo Scarbrough – Detroit Lions $675K
  • Cam Sims – Washington Redskins $675K
  • J.C. Hassenauer – Pittsburg Steelers $610K
  • Lester Cotton – Las Vegas Raiders $610K
  • Chance Warmack – Seattle Seahawks – $500K (estimated)
  • Gehrig Dieter – Kansas City Chiefs – $90K

Former Alabama football players, Mark Barron, Damion Square, Reggie Ragland, Cyrus Jones and DeAndrew White are seeking a contract extension or a new team.

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We have done the math on the above list. The total is $226.7M for 2020, with hopefully more contracts to be added and before the NFL Draft.

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