Embed This T.J. Ward

Strong Safety Age: 30 Exp: 7 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#38 overall), 2010 College: Oregon Agent(s): Josh Arnold (Synergy Sports International)
  • Current Contract

    T.J. Ward signed a 4 year, $22,500,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including a $5,000,000 signing bonus, $14,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,625,000. In 2017, Ward will earn a base salary of $4,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,750,000 and a dead cap value of $1,250,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $22,500,000
    Signing Bonus $5,000,000
    Average Salary $5,625,000
    Total Guarantees $14,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $7,000,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2014 Contract details by year 27 $2,000,000 $1,250,000 - $3,250,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000($7,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2014 Dead Cap: $7,000,0002014 Cap Savings: $-3,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2014 Dead Cap: $7,000,0002014 Cap Savings: $-3,750,000 Post-6/1 Release2014 Dead Cap: -2015 Dead Cap: $7,000,0002014 Cap Savings: $3,250,000 Post-6/1 Trade2014 Dead Cap: -2015 Dead Cap: $7,000,0002014 Cap Savings: $3,250,000
    2015 Contract details by year 28 $3,764,705 $1,250,000 $2,500,000 $7,514,705 $10,250,000 $6,117,646($13,117,646)
    Pre-6/1 Release2015 Dead Cap: $10,250,0002015 Cap Savings: $-2,735,295 Pre-6/1 Trade2015 Dead Cap: $10,250,0002015 Cap Savings: $-2,735,295 Post-6/1 Release2015 Dead Cap: $7,750,0002016 Dead Cap: $2,500,0002015 Cap Savings: $-235,295 Post-6/1 Trade2015 Dead Cap: $7,750,0002016 Dead Cap: $2,500,0002015 Cap Savings: $-235,295
    2016 Contract details by year 29 $4,500,000 $1,250,000 - $5,750,000 $7,000,000 $4,500,000($17,617,646)
    Pre-6/1 Release2016 Dead Cap: $7,000,0002016 Cap Savings: $-1,250,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2016 Dead Cap: $2,500,0002016 Cap Savings: $3,250,000 Post-6/1 Release2016 Dead Cap: $5,750,0002017 Dead Cap: $1,250,0002016 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade2016 Dead Cap: $1,250,0002017 Dead Cap: $1,250,0002016 Cap Savings: $4,500,000
    2017 Contract details by year 30 $4,500,000 $1,250,000 - $5,750,000 $1,250,000 $4,500,000($22,117,646)
    Pre-6/1 Release2017 Dead Cap: $1,250,0002017 Cap Savings: $4,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2017 Dead Cap: $1,250,0002017 Cap Savings: $4,500,000 Post-6/1 Release2017 Dead Cap: $1,250,0002018 Dead Cap: $02017 Cap Savings: $4,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade2017 Dead Cap: $1,250,0002018 Dead Cap: $02017 Cap Savings: $4,500,000
    2018 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $7M initial guaranteed (signing bonus + 2014 base)
    • 2015: $4M guarantees on 5th league day
    • 2015 Roster Bonus: $2.5 million

    Previous Contracts

    2010-2013Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $5,088,000
    Signing Bonus $2,075,000
    Average Salary $1,272,000
    Guaranteed $3,030,000
    Free Agent: 2014 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Misc. Cap Hit Dead
    2010 23 $302,000 $518,750 - - $820,750 -
    2011 24 $405,000 $518,750 - $973,000 $1,896,750 -
    2012 25 $490,000 $518,750 $50,000 - $1,058,750 -
    2013 26 $630,000 $518,750 $50,000 - $1,198,750 $518,750
    2014 Free agent year 27 UFA  
    • $3 million guaranteed
    • Incentives:$973,000
    • 2012 IR week 15
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $302,000 $2,075,000 - - - - - $2,377,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $405,000 - - - - - $973,000 $1,378,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $490,000 - - $50,000 - - - $540,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $630,000 - - $50,000 - - - $680,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $5,000,000 - - - - - $7,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $3,764,705 - $2,352,941 - - - - $6,117,646
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - - - - - - $4,500,000
    7 seasons $12,091,705 $7,075,000 $2,352,941 $100,000 - - $973,000 $22,592,646
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - - - - - - $4,500,000
    $16,591,705 $7,075,000 $2,352,941 $100,000 - - $973,000 $27,092,646
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/23/2016, $9,115

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct (slamming Julian Edelman NE) to the ground


    • Player contract details by year 11/21/2015, $10,000

      Fighting with Jeremy Maclin (KC)


    • Player contract details by year 11/13/2015, $17,363

      Defenseless hit against T.Y. Hilton (IND)


    • Player contract details by year 11/13/2015, $5,787

      Uniform violation (untucked jersey)


    • Player contract details by year 09/03/2015, 1 game $382,352

      Violating the league's Personal Conduct policy


    • Player contract details by year 11/23/2012, $25,000

      for helmet-to-helmet hit on Cowboys WR Kevin Ogletree


    • Player contract details by year 10/06/2010, $15,000

      Helmet to helmet hit against Jordan Shipley


    • TOTAL: $464,617

  • 2017 Player Rankings

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

     

    Cap Hit ($5,750,000) Rank
    NFL: #257
    Denver Broncos: #9
    Strong Safety: #6

    Total Cash ($4,500,000) Rank
    NFL: #310
    Strong Safety: #16

    Average Annual ($5,625,000) Rank
    NFL: #282
    Strong Safety: #11
  • Similar Players

    GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT AAV
    Ron Parker, KC
    Similarity Score: 69.37%
    16 16 16 1106 0.989 61 52 9 2 1 $465,000
    Antoine Bethea, SF
    Similarity Score: 68.99%
    16 16 16 1126 0.982 110 95 15 1 1 $6,500,000
    Patrick Chung, NE
    Similarity Score: 59.08%
    16 16 16 1005 0.979 1 91 49 39 1 $1,100,000
    Harold Jones-Quartey, CHI
    Similarity Score: 54.77%
    16 16 12 731 0.681 77 64 11 1 $525,000
    Tony Jefferson, ARI
    Similarity Score: 54.26%
    15 15 14 928 0.864 2 96 76 18 2 $498,367
     

    Statistics

    Season GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2016 14 14 14 988 0.867 1 87 69 18 3 1
    2015 12 12 12 707 0.688 2 61 50 11 2
    2014 15 15 15 1003 0.937 2 74 60 14 2
    2013 16 16 16 1114 0.969 1.5 112 75 37 2
    2012 14 14 14 981 0.959 1 68 50 18 3 1
    2011 8 8 8 1 38 27 10 1
    2010 16 16 16 123 80 25 1 2
  • Calculated Market Value

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    • NFL Rank: #0
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    Current Contract

    • SS Rank: #11

    Comparable Players

    The first step in evaluating is to identify players of the same position, with similar playing time/opportunity, who signed a contract around Ward's current age.

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    Base Calculated Value

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    Statistical Comparisons

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    T.J. Ward's Calculated Market Value

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