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Dante Fowler Jr.

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Falcons, DE Age: 26-207d Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#3 overall), 2015 College: Florida Agent(s): Jovan Barnes

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  • Current Contract

    Dante Fowler Jr. signed a 3 year, $45,000,000 contract with the Atlanta Falcons, including a $14,000,000 signing bonus, $29,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $15,000,000. In 2021, Fowler Jr. will earn a base salary of $13,000,000 and a roster bonus of $875,000, while carrying a cap hit of $18,541,666 and a dead cap value of $15,333,334.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $45,000,000
    Signing Bonus $14,000,000
    Average Salary $15,000,000
    Total Guarantees $29,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $23,000,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 26 $2,000,000 $4,666,666 - $6,666,666 $29,000,000 $16,000,000($16,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $29,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-22,333,334 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $14,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-7,333,334 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $19,666,666 2021 Dead Cap: $9,333,334 2020 Cap Savings: $-13,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $4,666,666 2021 Dead Cap: $9,333,334 2020 Cap Savings: $2,000,000
    2021 Contract details by year 27 $13,000,000 $4,666,666 $875,000 $18,541,666 $15,333,334 $13,875,000($29,875,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $15,333,334 2021 Cap Savings: $3,208,332 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $9,333,334 2021 Cap Savings: $9,208,332 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $10,666,666 2022 Dead Cap: $4,666,668 2021 Cap Savings: $7,875,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,666,666 2022 Dead Cap: $4,666,668 2021 Cap Savings: $13,875,000

    Potential Out: 2022, 2 yr, $29,875,000; $4,666,668 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 28 $14,000,000 $4,666,668 $1,000,000 $19,666,668 $4,666,668 $15,000,000($44,875,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $4,666,668 2022 Cap Savings: $15,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $4,666,668 2022 Cap Savings: $15,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $4,666,668 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $15,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $4,666,668 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $15,000,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 29 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $23M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2020 salary + $6M of 2021 salary)
    • Additional $7M of 2021 salary fully guarantees on the 5th league day of 2021 (3/21/2021)
    • 2021 Per Game Active Bonus: $1M (14 LTBE)
    • 2022 Per Game Active Bonus: $1M
    • Annual Incentives: $1.5M (Pro Bowl, playing time, playoffs, sacks)
    • $1M annual de-escalator for missing workouts
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-3019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $12,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $12,000,000
    Total Guarantees $12,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $12,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2015-2018Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $23,490,253
    Signing Bonus $15,343,820
    Average Salary $5,872,563
    Total Guarantees $23,490,253
    Guaranteed at Signing $23,490,253
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $318,000 $15,343,820 - - - - - $15,661,820
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,502,739 - - - - - - $1,502,739
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $2,570,478 - - - - - - $2,570,478
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,926,114 - - - - - - $1,926,114
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,498,086 - - - - - - $1,498,086
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $9,000,000 - $3,000,000 - - - - $12,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $14,000,000 - - - - - $16,000,000
    6 seasons $18,815,417 $29,343,820 $3,000,000 - - - - $51,159,237
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - $875,000 - - - - $13,875,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - $15,000,000
    $45,815,417 $29,343,820 $4,875,000 - - - - $80,034,237
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,889,303 $15,343,820 - - - - - $21,233,123
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $10,926,114 - $3,000,000 - - - - $13,926,114
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $14,000,000 - - - - - $16,000,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/07/2018, $26,739

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Detroit (DET)


    • Player contract details by year 11/16/2018, $10,026

      Excessive Facemask against Seattle (SEA)


    • Player contract details by year 07/20/2018, 1 game $214,013

      Personal Conduct


    • Player contract details by year 11/18/2016, $9,115

      Late Hit against Houston (HOU)


    • Player contract details by year 11/04/2016, $9,115

      Unnecessary Roughness against Tennessee (TEN)


    • TOTAL: $269,008

  • Transactions

    Mar 18 2020Signed a 3 year $45 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Mar 10 2019Signed a 1 year $12 million contract extension with Los Angeles (LAR)
    Dec 7 2018Fined $26,739 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Detroit (DET)
    Nov 16 2018Fined $10,026 Excessive Facemask against Seattle (SEA)
    Oct 30 2018Traded to Los Angeles (LAR) from Jacksonville (JAC) for 2019 3rd round pick (#98 Quincy Williams) and 2020 5th round pick (#165)
    Jul 20 2018Suspended 1 game for violating the league's personal conduct policy, forfeiting $214,012 in 2018 salary with Jacksonville (JAC)
    May 2 2018Jacksonville (JAC) declined a $14.2 million option for 2019
    Nov 18 2016Fined $9,115 Late Hit against Houston (HOU)
    Nov 4 2016Fined $9,115 Unnecessary Roughness against Tennessee (TEN)
    May 12 2015Signed a 4 year $23.49 million contract with Jacksonville (JAC)
    Apr 30 2015Drafted by Jacksonville (JAC): Round 1 (#3 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2020 ATL 14 14 13 601 59.8 3 23 12 11
    2019 LAR 16 16 10 894 80.5 11.5 58 40 18 2
    2018 LAR 15 15 6 580 58.4 4 30 23 7 2
    2017 JAX 16 16 466 44.9 8 21 18 3 1
    2016 JAX 16 16 1 570 53.0 4 32 23 9
    Totals 77 77 30 3,111 - 31 164 116 48 5 0