Contract details for extension Taron Johnson signed with the Bills

The Buffalo Bills signed cornerback Taron Johnson to a contract extension. Some details were already known.

At the time of reporting, it was said Johnson will now be the NFL’s highest-paid slot cornerback. He’s now inked to a deal with the Bills through the 2027 season.

Now we have the full details of the contract.

As the offseason has gone for the Bills, the salary cap played a big part.

Originally slated for a $12.4 million salary cap hit, it’s been lowered by almost $4M to $8.448M according to Over The Cap. Helping there is base salary that dropped down to $1.125M. In addition, there are two void years at the end of Johnson’s deal to spread out the cap hits.

Overall, Johnson signed a three-year, $31M extension.

That $8.44M cap hit is accompanied by a $22.5M dead cap. If the Bills were to release Johnson, it would cost them $22.5M against the cap as opposed to his actual cap hit. That same circumstance can be found in Year 2 of his deal, a $8.16M cap hit is next to a $15.25M dead cap hit.

Following that year, there is a potential out in his contract and Buffalo could release him and save against the cap.

Here’s how those salary cap hits break down (dead cap):

  • 2024: $8.44M ($22.5M)

  • 2025: $8.16M ($15.25M)

  • 2026: $11.06M ($4.35M)

  • 2027: $12.34M ($2.9M)

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