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Sam Darnold

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Panthers, QB Age: 24-27d Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#3 overall), 2018 College: Southern California Agent(s): Jimmy Sexton, RJ Gonser, Jim Denton (CAA Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Sam Darnold signed a 4 year, $30,247,715 contract with the New York Jets, including a $20,078,338 signing bonus, $30,247,715 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,561,929. In 2021, Darnold will earn a base salary of $920,000 and a roster bonus of $3,854,685, while carrying a cap hit of $4,774,685 and a dead cap value of $4,774,685.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $30,247,715
    Signing Bonus $20,078,338
    Average Salary $7,561,929
    Total Guarantees $30,247,715
    Guaranteed at Signing $30,247,715
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2018 Contract details by year 21 $480,000 $5,019,584 - $5,499,584 $30,247,714 $20,558,338($20,558,338)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $30,247,714 2018 Cap Savings: $-24,748,130 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $20,078,338 2018 Cap Savings: $-14,578,754 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $15,188,960 2019 Dead Cap: $15,058,754 2018 Cap Savings: $-9,689,376 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $5,019,584 2019 Dead Cap: $15,058,754 2018 Cap Savings: $480,000
    2019 Contract details by year 22 $570,000 $5,019,584 $1,284,895 $6,874,479 $24,748,130 $1,854,895($22,413,233)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $24,748,130 2019 Cap Savings: $-17,873,651 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $15,058,754 2019 Cap Savings: $-8,184,275 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $14,708,960 2020 Dead Cap: $10,039,170 2019 Cap Savings: $-7,834,481 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $5,019,584 2020 Dead Cap: $10,039,170 2019 Cap Savings: $1,854,895
    2020 Contract details by year 23 $750,000 $5,019,584 $2,569,790 $8,339,374 $17,873,650 $3,319,790($25,733,023)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $17,873,650 2020 Cap Savings: $-9,534,276 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $10,039,170 2020 Cap Savings: $-1,699,796 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $12,854,064 2021 Dead Cap: $5,019,586 2020 Cap Savings: $-4,514,690 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $5,019,584 2021 Dead Cap: $5,019,586 2020 Cap Savings: $3,319,790
    2021 Contract details by year 24 $920,000 - $3,854,685 $4,774,685 $4,774,685 $4,774,685($30,507,708)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $4,774,685 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $4,774,685 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $4,774,685 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $4,774,685
    2022 Contract details by year 25 $18,858,000 - - $18,858,000 $18,858,000 $18,858,000($49,365,708)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $18,858,000 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $18,858,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $18,858,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $18,858,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 26 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Fully guaranteed
    • 5th-year option available (exercised)
    • Roster Bonuses due at the start of training camp
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2021 Player contract details by year - $5,019,586 - $5,019,586 -($0)
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $480,000 $20,078,338 - - - - - $20,558,338
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $570,000 - $1,284,895 - - - - $1,854,895
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $750,000 - $2,569,790 - - - - $3,319,790
    3 seasons $1,800,000 $20,078,338 $3,854,685 - - - - $25,733,023
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $920,000 - $3,854,685 - - - - $4,774,685
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $18,858,000 - - - - - - $18,858,000
    $21,578,000 $20,078,338 $7,709,370 - - - - $49,365,708
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,800,000 $20,078,338 $3,854,685 - - - - $25,733,023
  • Transactions

    Apr 30 2021Carolina (CAR) exercised an $18.8 million option for 2022
    Apr 5 2021Traded to Carolina (CAR) from New York (NYJ) for 2022 2nd round pick, 2022 4th round pick and 2021 6th round pick (#226 - traded)
    Jul 30 2018Signed a 4 year $30.2 million contract with New York (NYJ)
    Apr 26 2018Drafted by New York (NYJ): Round 1 (#3 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Sam Darnold ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Att Pass Cmp Pass Cmp% Pass Yds Pass Yds/Gm Pass TD Pass INT Pass Rating Rush Att Rush Yds Rush TD Fum Prod Pts
    2020 NYJ 12 12 12 739 80.0 364 217 59.6 2208 184.00 9 11 72.69 37 217 2 4 134.02
    2019 NYJ 13 13 13 853 82.4 441 273 61.9 3024 232.62 19 13 84.32 33 62 2 11 189.16
    2018 NYJ 13 13 13 809 80.8 414 239 57.7 2865 220.38 17 15 77.62 44 138 1 5 168.4
    Totals 38 38 38 2,401 - 1,219 729 59.8 8,097 213.08 45 39 - 114 417 5 20 491.58