John Johnson

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Browns, SS Age: 25-361d Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#91 overall), 2017 College: Boston College Agent(s): SportStars

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  • Current Contract

    John Johnson signed a 3 year, $33,750,000 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including a $12,000,000 signing bonus, $24,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $11,250,000. In 2021, Johnson will earn a base salary of $1,250,000 and a signing bonus of $12,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $3,650,000 and a dead cap value of $13,250,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $33,750,000
    Signing Bonus $12,000,000
    Average Salary $11,250,000
    Total Guarantees $24,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $13,250,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 26 $1,250,000 $2,400,000 - - $3,650,000 $13,250,000 $13,250,000($13,250,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $13,250,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-9,600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-8,350,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $3,650,000 2022 Dead Cap: $9,600,000 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,400,000 2022 Dead Cap: $9,600,000 2021 Cap Savings: $1,250,000
    2022 Contract details by year 27 $4,000,000 $2,400,000 - $1,350,000 $7,750,000 $16,350,000 $10,750,000($24,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $16,350,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-8,600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $16,350,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-8,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2023 Dead Cap: $12,600,000 2022 Cap Savings: $4,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2023 Dead Cap: $12,600,000 2022 Cap Savings: $4,000,000

    Potential Out: 2023, 2 yr, $24,000,000; $12,600,000 dead cap

    2023 Contract details by year 28 $8,750,000 $2,400,000 $1,000,000 $1,350,000 $13,500,000 $12,600,000 $9,750,000($33,750,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $12,600,000 2023 Cap Savings: $900,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $12,600,000 2023 Cap Savings: $900,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2024 Dead Cap: $8,850,000 2023 Cap Savings: $9,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2024 Dead Cap: $8,850,000 2023 Cap Savings: $9,750,000
    2024 Contract details by year 29 - $2,400,000 - $1,350,000 $8,850,000 $8,850,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $8,850,000 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $8,850,000 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $8,850,000 2024 Cap Savings: $8,850,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $8,850,000 2024 Cap Savings: $8,850,000
    2025 Contract details by year 30 - $2,400,000 - $1,350,000 $3,750,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $3,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $3,750,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $3,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $3,750,000
    2026 Contract details by year 31 - - - $1,350,000 $1,350,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $1,350,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $1,350,000 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $1,350,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $1,350,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $13.25M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2021 salary)
    • $4M 2022 salary fully guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2022
    • 2022 Option Bonus: $6.75M (must be exercised 4th-15th league days of 2022)
    • If option is declined, 2022 base increases to $10.75M ($6.75M fully guaranteed)
    • 2023 Roster Bonus: $1M (3rd league day of 2023)
    • 2024-25 years automaticall void ($4.8M dead cap)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2020Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,258,752
    Signing Bonus $757,752
    Average Salary $814,688
    Total Guarantees $757,752
    Guaranteed at Signing $757,752
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $465,000 $757,752 - - - - - $1,222,752
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $584,000 - - - - - - $584,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $677,000 - - - - - - $677,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,133,000 - - - - - $265,509 $2,398,509
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,250,000 $12,000,000 - - - - - $13,250,000
    5 seasons $5,109,000 $12,757,752 - - - - $265,509 $18,132,261
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - - - $6,750,000 - - $10,750,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $8,750,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - $9,750,000
    $17,859,000 $12,757,752 $1,000,000 - $6,750,000 - $265,509 $38,632,261
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,859,000 $757,752 - - - - $265,509 $4,882,261
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,250,000 $12,000,000 - - - - - $13,250,000
  • Transactions

    Mar 15 2021Signed a 3 year $33.75 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Jun 13 2017Signed a 4 year $3.25 million contract with Los Angeles (LA)
    Apr 28 2017Drafted by Los Angeles (LA): Round 3 (#91 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how John Johnson 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
    2021 CLE 12 12 12 733 93.9 47 31 16 1 3
    2020 LAR 16 16 6 1024 106.8 105 73 32 1
    2019 LAR 6 6 4 403 36.3 51 24 27 2
    2018 LAR 16 16 16 965 97.1 119 82 37 1 4
    2017 LAR 16 16 11 718 68.2 70 53 17 1
    Totals 66 66 49 3,843 - 0 392 263 129 2 11