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Dante Fowler Jr.

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Outside Linebacker Age: 25 Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#3 overall), 2015 College: Florida Agent(s): Jovan Barnes ()

Falcons – The Athletic

  • 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 2020, Fowler Jr. will earn a base salary of $2,000,000 and a signing bonus of $14,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,666,666 and a dead cap value of $29,000,000.

    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 $29,000,000
    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 $1,000,000 $18,666,666 $22,333,334 $14,000,000($30,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $22,333,334 2021 Cap Savings: $-3,666,668 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $9,333,334 2021 Cap Savings: $9,333,332 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $17,666,666 2022 Dead Cap: $4,666,668 2021 Cap Savings: $1,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,666,666 2022 Dead Cap: $4,666,668 2021 Cap Savings: $14,000,000

    Potential Out: 2022, 2 yr, $30,000,000; $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($45,000,000)
    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:
    • $29M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2021 salary)
    • 2021 Per Game Active Bonus: $1M
    • 2022 Per Game Active Bonus: $1M
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2019-3019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $12,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $12,000,000
    Guaranteed $12,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2019 25 $9,000,000 - $3,000,000 - $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000($12,000,000)
    2020 Free agent year 26 UFA  
    • 2019 Roster Bonus: $3M (due 3/15/2019)
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $435,000 $15,343,820 - - - - - $15,778,820
    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
    5 seasons $16,932,417 $15,343,820 $3,000,000 - - - - $35,276,237
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $14,000,000 - - - - - $16,000,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - $14,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - $15,000,000
    $45,932,417 $29,343,820 $5,000,000 - - - - $80,276,237
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $6,006,303 $15,343,820 - - - - - $21,350,123
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $10,926,114 - $3,000,000 - - - - $13,926,114
  • 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

  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Dante Fowler Jr. ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2019 LAR 16 16 10 894 0.805 11.5 58 40 18 2
    2018 LAR 15 15 6 580 0.595 4 30 23 7 2
    2017 JAX 16 16 466 0.449 8 21 18 3 1
    2016 JAX 16 16 1 570 0.530 4 32 23 9
    Totals 63 63 17 2,510 - 28 141 104 37 5 0