DeMarcus Ware

Outside Linebacker Age: 32 Exp: 10 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#11 overall), 2005 College: Troy
  • Current Contract

    DeMarcus Ware signed a 3 year, $30,000,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including a $5,000,000 signing bonus, $20,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,000,000. In 2015, Ware will earn a base salary of $7,000,000. Ware has a cap hit of $8,666,666 while his dead money value is $10,333,334.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $30,000,000
    Signing Bonus $5,000,000
    Average Salary $10,000,000
    Guaranteed $20,000,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2014 Contract details by year $3,000,000 $1,666,666 $5,000,000 $9,666,666 $16,500,000
    2015 Contract details by year $7,000,000 $1,666,666 - $8,666,666 $10,333,334
    2016 Contract details by year $7,000,000 $1,666,668 $3,000,000 $11,666,668 $1,666,668
    2017 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $16.5 initially guaranteed (2014 base + 2014 bonus + signing bonus + $3.5M of 2015 base)
    • Additional $3.5M of 2015 base guarantees on the 5th league day of 2015.
    • 2014 Roster Bonus: $5M
    • 2016 Roster Bonus: $3M

    Previous Contracts

    2009-2015Entry Level

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $78,000,000
    Signing Bonus $20,000,000
    Average Salary $11,142,857
    Guaranteed $25,591,176
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Cap Hit Dead
    2009 $6,005,000 $4,000,000 - - $10,005,000 -
    2010 $7,800,000 $4,000,000 - - $11,800,000 -
    2011 $685,000 $4,000,000 $500,000 $1,303,000 $6,488,000 -
    2012 $825,000 $4,000,000 $500,000 $2,221,750 $7,546,750 -
    2013 $840,000 $4,000,000 $500,000 $3,253,750 $8,593,750 $15,825,250
    2014 $12,250,000 - $500,000 $3,253,750 $16,003,750 $8,571,500
    2015 $13,750,000 - $500,000 $3,253,750 $17,503,750 $5,317,750
    2016 $13,000,000 - - $1,032,000 $14,032,000 $2,064,000
    2017 $13,000,000 - - $1,032,000 $14,032,000 $1,032,000
    2016 Free agent year UFA  
    • $25.5 million guaranteed
    • 2011 Restructure Bonus: $6.515 million/5 years
    • 2012 Restructure Bonus: $3.675 million/4 years
    • 2013 Restrcuture Bonus: $5.16 million / 5 years
    • 2011-15 Workout Bonus: $500,000
    • 2013 Workout Bonus Waived
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $230,000 - $1,450,000 - - - - $1,680,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $350,000 - - - - $7,160,000 - $7,510,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $730,000 - - - - - - $730,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $725,000 - - - - - - $725,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $6,005,000 $20,000,000 - - - - - $26,005,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $7,800,000 - - - - - - $7,800,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $685,000 - - $500,000 $6,515,000 - - $7,700,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $825,000 - - $500,000 $3,675,000 - - $5,000,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $840,000 - - $500,000 $5,160,000 - - $6,500,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 - - - - $13,000,000
    Est. Earnings (10 seasons) $21,190,000 $25,000,000 $6,450,000 $1,500,000 $15,350,000 $7,160,000 - $76,650,000
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    12/20/2012 Player contract details by year Roughing the Passer $15,750 for roughing Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger
    - $15,750
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how DeMarcus Ware ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($8,666,666) Rank
    NFL: #75
    Denver Broncos: #0
    Outside Linebacker: #0

    Total Cash ($7,000,000) Rank
    NFL: #0
    Outside Linebacker: #0

    Average Annual ($10,000,000) Rank
    NFL: #0
    Outside Linebacker: #0