D’Ernest Johnson

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Browns, RB Age: 26-135d Exp: 4 Years
Undrafted: 2019, Browns College: South Florida Agent(s): Rosenhaus Sports

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  • Current Contract

    D’Ernest Johnson signed a 1 year, $1,216,500 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including a $151,500 signing bonus, $729,125 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,216,500. In 2022, Johnson will earn a base salary of $1,065,000 and a signing bonus of $151,500, while carrying a cap hit of $1,216,500 and a dead cap value of $729,125.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,216,500
    Signing Bonus $151,500
    Average Salary $1,216,500
    Total Guarantees $729,125
    Guaranteed at Signing $729,125
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 26 $1,065,000 $151,500 $1,216,500 $729,125 $1,216,500($1,216,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $729,125 2022 Cap Savings: $487,375 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $151,500 2022 Cap Savings: $1,065,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $729,125 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $487,375 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $151,500 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $1,065,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 27 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Rushing Yard Bonus (non-cumulative)
      545: $450,000
      670: $608,250
    • Scrimmage Yard Bonus (non-cumulative)
      700: $450,000
      835: $608,250

    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2021Entry Level

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $1,755,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $585,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2022 / RFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $495,000 - - - - - $127,544 $622,544
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $675,000 - - - - - $142,649 $817,649
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $850,000 - - - - - - $850,000
    3 seasons $2,020,000 - - - - - $270,193 $2,290,193
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,065,000 $151,500 - - - - - $1,216,500
    $3,085,000 $151,500 - - - - $270,193 $3,506,693
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,020,000 - - - - - $270,193 $2,290,193
  • Transactions

    Jun 14 2022Signed a 1 year $1.2 million restructured contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Mar 11 2022Assigned a 1 year $2.443 million tender by Cleveland (CLE)
    May 16 2019Signed a contract with Cleveland (CLE)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how D’Ernest Johnson ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Rush Att Rush Yds Yds/Att Rush TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2021 CLE 17 17 2 331 29.9 100 534 5.3 3 19 137 0 1 85.1
    2020 CLE 16 16 81 7.6 33 166 5 0 3 14 0 1 18
    2019 CLE 16 16 48 4.5 4 21 5.2 0 6 71 0 0 9.2
    Totals 49 49 2 460 - 137 721 5.3 3 28 222 0 2 112.30
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 2 yrs, $5,323,922
    • Avg. Salary: $2,661,961
    • NFL Rank: 609
    • RB Rank: 32

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2022
    • Avg. Salary: $585,000
    • NFL Rank: 2,030
    • RB Rank: 143

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare D’Ernest Johnson to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Raheem Mostert 3 $8,700,000 $2,900,000 26
    Devontae Booker 2 $5,500,000 $2,750,000 28
    Samaje Perine 2 $3,300,000 $1,650,000 25
    Jeremy McNichols 1 $920,000 $920,000 25
    Averages 2 $4,605,000 $2,302,500 26


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Johnson's current age (26), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    3 $8,000,217 $2,666,739


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Johnson statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Rushing Yards, Rushing Touchdowns, Fumbles, Receptions, Rating

    Player GP% Rush Yds/GM Rush TD/GM Fum/GM Rec Rating
    Raheem Mostert 2017-2018, SF 62.5 14.55 0.05 0.1 0.3 54.45
    Devontae Booker 2019-2020, NYG 100 13.5 0.09 0.03 0.72 66.25
    Samaje Perine 2019-2020, CIN 71.88 13.78 0.13 0 0.48 66.5
    Jeremy McNichols 2019-2020, TEN 53.13 12 0.06 0 0.71 59.65
    Average 71.88 13.46 0.08 0.03 0.55 61.71
    D’Ernest Johnson 2020-2021 100 17.52 0.07 0.07 0.52 76.55
    % Change 39.12% 30.16% -12.50% -133.33% -5.45% 24.05%
    Median Prime % Change 9.30%
    Average Prime % Change -9.66%


    Calculated Market Value: D’Ernest Johnson

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    2 years, $5,323,922 $2,661,961