Willie Gay, Jr.

Linebacker

Age: 26
Free Agency: 2025 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 4
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $3,000,000 (1.17% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $3,000,000 (1.13% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.00
  • Contract Value: $3,000,000 ($3,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $3,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 49/249 at LB

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2024)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202426$1,800,000$1,200,000$1,800,000$3,000,0001.2%
Total$1,800,000$1,200,000$1,800,000$3,000,000

Contract Notes

Willie Gay signed a one year, $3 million contract with the Saints.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$3M
2024
Cash Due$3,000,000
Running Cash$3,000,000
Career Earnings: $6,245,671
Career APY: $1,561,418
Potential Earnings: $8,045,671
Total Guarantees: $5,853,081
Largest Cash Payment: $3,000,000 (2024)
Largest Cap Number: $3,000,000 (2024)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
ChiefsDraftedExpired20204$5,271,046$1,317,762$2,853,081$5,045,67195.7%$1,261,418
SaintsUFAActive20241$3,000,000$3,000,000$3,000,000$1,200,00040.0%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Chiefs4$5,045,671$1,261,418$5,026,3170.0%$00.0%
Saints0$1,200,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2020Chiefs$610,000$348,372$0$610,000$958,3720.4%$2,003,488
2021Chiefs$784,593$348,372$65,000$722,154$1,197,9650.6%$849,593
2022Chiefs$1,014,186$348,372$75,000$0$1,212,1830.6%$863,811
2023Chiefs$1,253,779$329,018$75,000$0$1,657,7970.8%$1,328,779
2024Saints$1,800,000$1,200,000$0$1,800,000$3,000,0001.2%$3,000,000
Total$5,462,558$2,574,134$215,000$3,132,154$8,026,317$8,045,671

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2020160024.9%54.8%271011313001000
2021120039.1%6.5%26220.53.5114200000
2022130049.5%8.6%51372.58948100100
2023160057.4%1.9%4414113434101300

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$2,692,000$3,000,000
Injury Adjusted$2,692,000$3,000,000
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OTC Valuation $3.1M $6.1M $9.2M $12.2M $15.3M APY $3.3M $6.7M $10M $13.3M $16.7M $4,826,000 $3,000,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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