Derrick Brown

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Panthers, DT Age: 26-10d Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#7 overall), 2020 College: Auburn Agent(s): Drew Rosenhaus (Rosenhaus Sports)

 
  • Current Contract

    Derrick Brown signed a 4 year, $96,000,000 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including $59,315,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $24,000,000. In 2024, Brown will earn a base salary of $1,125,000, a signing bonus of $25,000,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,625,000 and a dead cap value of $41,165,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $96,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $24,000,000
    Total Guarantees $59,315,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $41,165,000
    Free Agent: 0 /
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster/Gm Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2024 Contract details by year 26 $1,125,000 $5,000,000 - $500,000 $6,625,000 $41,165,000 $26,625,000($26,625,000) $26,625,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $41,165,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-34,540,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $25,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-18,375,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $21,165,000 2025 Dead Cap: $20,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-14,540,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $20,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $1,625,000
    2025 Contract details by year 27 $13,190,000 $5,000,000 $850,000 $500,000 $19,540,000 $34,540,000 $14,540,000($41,165,000) $20,582,500
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $34,540,000 2025 Cap Savings: $-15,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $20,000,000 2025 Cap Savings: $-460,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $19,540,000 2026 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2026 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2025 Cap Savings: $14,540,000
    2026 Contract details by year 28 $18,150,000 $5,000,000 $850,000 $500,000 $24,500,000 $15,000,000 $19,500,000($60,665,000) $20,221,667
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2026 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2026 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2027 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2026 Cap Savings: $19,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2027 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2026 Cap Savings: $19,500,000

    Potential Out: 2027, 3 yr, $60,665,000; $10,000,000 dead cap

    2027 Contract details by year 29 $20,800,000 $5,000,000 $1,700,000 $500,000 $28,000,000 $10,000,000 $23,000,000($83,665,000) $20,916,250
    Pre-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2027 Cap Savings: $18,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2027 Cap Savings: $18,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2028 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2027 Cap Savings: $23,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2028 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2027 Cap Savings: $23,000,000
    2028 Contract details by year 30 $21,800,000 $5,000,000 $1,700,000 $500,000 $29,000,000 $5,000,000 $24,000,000($107,665,000) $21,533,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2028 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2028 Cap Savings: $24,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2028 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2028 Cap Savings: $24,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2028 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2029 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Cap Savings: $24,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2028 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2029 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Cap Savings: $24,000,000
    Free Agent Year 31  
    Contract Notes:
    • $41.165M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2024 compensation + 2025 compensation)
    • 2026 salary fully guarantees March 2025 (injury guaranteed at signing)
    • 2025-2026 Per Game Active Bonus: $50,000 ($850,000)
    • 2027-2028 Per Game Active Bonus: $100,000 ($1.7M)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

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    2020-2024Entry Level

    Derrick Brown signed a 4 year, $23,621,405 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including a $14,739,203 signing bonus, $23,621,405 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,905,351. In 2024, Brown will earn a base salary of $1,125,000, a signing bonus of $25,000,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,625,000 and a dead cap value of $41,165,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $23,621,405
    Signing Bonus $14,739,203
    Average Salary $5,905,351
    Total Guarantees $23,621,405
    Guaranteed at Signing $23,621,405
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $610,000 $14,739,204 - - - - $98,527 $15,447,731
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,683,700 - - - - - - $1,683,700
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,257,400 - $1,500,000 - - - - $2,757,400
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $2,331,101 - $1,500,000 - - - - $3,831,101
    4 seasons $5,882,201 $14,739,204 $3,000,000 - - - $98,527 $23,719,932
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $1,125,000 $25,000,000 - $500,000 - - - $26,625,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $13,190,000 - - $500,000 - - - $14,540,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $18,150,000 - - $500,000 - - - $19,500,000
    2027 Player Cash Earnings $20,800,000 - - $500,000 - - - $23,000,000
    2028 Player Cash Earnings $21,800,000 - - $500,000 - - - $24,000,000
    $80,947,201 $39,739,204 $3,000,000 $2,500,000 - - $98,527 $131,384,932
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,882,201 $14,739,204 $3,000,000 - - - $98,527 $23,719,932
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 01/05/2024, $10,927

      Role in a fight against Jacksonville (JAX)


    • Player contract details by year 12/30/2022, $15,914

      Roughing the Passer against Jared Goff (DET)


    • Player contract details by year 12/16/2020, $10,000

      Conduct detrimental to the team (breaking COVID-19 protocol)


    • TOTAL: $36,841

  • Transactions

    Apr 5 2024Signed a 4 year $96 million contract extension with Carolina (CAR)
    Jan 5 2024Fined $10,927 Role in a fight against Jacksonville (JAX)
    May 1 2023Carolina (CAR) exercised an $11.665 million option for 2024
    Dec 30 2022Fined $15,914 Roughing the Passer against Jared Goff (DET)
    Dec 16 2020Fined $10,000 Conduct detrimental to the team (breaking COVID-19 protocol)
    May 8 2020Signed a 4 year $23.6 million contract with Carolina (CAR)
    Apr 23 2020Drafted by Carolina (CAR): Round 1 (#7 overall)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2023 CAR 17 17 16 876 88.5 2 103 57 46 1
    2022 CAR 17 17 17 870 79.4 1 67 30 37 1
    2021 CAR 16 16 14 632 58.2 3 41 27 14
    2020 CAR 16 16 15 742 70.6 2 34 21 13
    Totals 66 66 62 3,120 - 8 245 135 110 0 2