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Derek Wolfe Embed This

Defensive End Age: 29 Exp: 7 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#36 overall), 2012 College: Cincinnati Agent(s): Vantage Management Group

Broncos – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Derek Wolfe signed a 4 year, $36,700,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including a $7,500,000 signing bonus, $17,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $9,175,000. In 2019, Wolfe will earn a base salary of $8,000,000, a roster bonus of $500,000 and a workout bonus of $50,000, while carrying a cap hit of $10,925,000 and a dead cap value of $2,875,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $36,700,000
    Signing Bonus $7,500,000
    Average Salary $9,175,000
    Total Guarantees $17,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $12,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Option Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2015 Contract details by year 25 $1,100,018 $556,691 - - - $1,397,881 - $1,100,018($1,100,018)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2015 Dead Cap: $0 2015 Cap Savings: $1,397,881 Pre-6/1 Trade 2015 Dead Cap: $0 2015 Cap Savings: $1,397,881 Post-6/1 Release 2015 Dead Cap: $0 2016 Dead Cap: $0 2015 Cap Savings: $1,397,881 Post-6/1 Trade 2015 Dead Cap: $0 2016 Dead Cap: $0 2015 Cap Savings: $1,397,881
    2016 Contract details by year 26 $4,500,000 $1,875,000 $375,000 - $50,000 $6,800,000 $12,050,000 $12,487,500($13,587,518)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2016 Dead Cap: $12,050,000 2016 Cap Savings: $-5,250,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2016 Dead Cap: $7,500,000 2016 Cap Savings: $-700,000 Post-6/1 Release 2016 Dead Cap: $6,425,000 2017 Dead Cap: $5,625,000 2016 Cap Savings: $375,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2016 Dead Cap: $1,875,000 2017 Dead Cap: $5,625,000 2016 Cap Savings: $4,925,000
    2017 Contract details by year 27 $5,500,000 $1,875,000 $437,500 - $50,000 $7,862,500 $11,175,000 $13,393,750($26,981,268)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $11,175,000 2017 Cap Savings: $-3,312,500 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $5,675,000 2017 Cap Savings: $2,187,500 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $7,425,000 2018 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2017 Cap Savings: $437,500 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $1,925,000 2018 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2017 Cap Savings: $5,937,500
    2018 Contract details by year 28 $8,000,000 $1,875,000 $500,000 $500,000 $50,000 $10,925,000 $12,800,000 $9,573,635($36,554,903)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $12,800,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-1,875,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $4,800,000 2018 Cap Savings: $6,125,000 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $10,425,000 2019 Dead Cap: $2,375,000 2018 Cap Savings: $500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $2,425,000 2019 Dead Cap: $2,375,000 2018 Cap Savings: $8,500,000
    2019 Contract details by year 29 $8,000,000 $1,875,000 $500,000 $500,000 $50,000 $10,925,000 $2,875,000 $8,550,000($45,104,903)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $2,875,000 2019 Cap Savings: $8,050,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $2,875,000 2019 Cap Savings: $8,050,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $2,875,000 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $8,050,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $2,875,000 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $8,050,000
    2020 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $12M initially guaranteed (signing bonus + 2016 salary)
    • $5.5M 2017 salary becomes fully guaranteed on 3/13/2017
    • 2016 Per Game Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000)
    • 2017 Per Game Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000, 14 LTBE)
    • 2018 Per Game Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000, 11 LTBE)
    • 2018 Option Bonus: $1M (due 3/18/2018)
    • 2019 Per Game Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000)
    • Annual Workout Bonus: $50,000

    Previous Contracts

    2012-2015Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $5,206,800
    Signing Bonus $2,226,764
    Average Salary $1,301,700
    Guaranteed $3,096,764
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2012 22 $390,000 $556,691 - - $946,691 - $2,657,640($2,657,640)
    2013 23 $480,000 $556,691 $146,672 - $1,183,363 $2,150,073 $626,672($3,284,312)
    2014 24 $710,017 $556,691 $153,328 - $1,420,036 $1,113,382 $863,345($4,147,657)
    2015 25 $841,190 $556,691 - - $1,397,881 $556,691 $841,190($4,988,847)
    2016 Free agent year 26 UFA  
    • $3.2 million guaranteed (Signing bonus + 2013-14 base + 2013 roster bonus)
    • 2013 Roster Bonus: $146,672 (LTBE)
    • 2014 Roster Bonus: $153,328 (LTBE)
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $390,000 $2,267,640 - - - - - $2,657,640
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $480,000 - $146,672 - - - - $626,672
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $710,017 - $153,328 - - - - $863,345
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,100,018 - - - - - - $1,100,018
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 $7,500,000 $437,500 $50,000 - - - $12,487,500
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $5,500,000 $7,500,000 $343,750 $50,000 - - - $13,393,750
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - $500,000 $50,000 - $1,000,000 $23,635 $9,573,635
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - $500,000 $50,000 - - - $8,550,000
    8 seasons $28,680,035 $17,267,640 $2,081,250 $200,000 - $1,000,000 $23,635 $49,252,560
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $28,680,035 $17,267,640 $2,081,250 $200,000 - $1,000,000 - $49,252,560
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/02/2018, $10,026

      Unnecessary Roughness against Kansas City (KC)


    • Player contract details by year 07/24/2015, 4 games, $389,813

      PEDs


    • TOTAL: $399,839

  • 2019 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Derek Wolfe 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 DEN 7 7 7 293 0.634 2 19 14 5
    2018 DEN 16 16 16 710 0.659 1.5 43 31 12 1
    2017 DEN 11 11 11 459 0.614 2 30 17 13
    2016 DEN 14 14 14 667 0.585 5.5 51 38 13
    2015 DEN 12 12 12 648 0.799 5.5 49 35 14
    2014 DEN 16 16 16 719 0.671 1.5 35 24 11
    2013 DEN 11 11 11 552 0.498 4 16 11 5
    2012 DEN 16 16 16 901 0.842 6 40 26 14
    Totals 103 103 103 4,949 - 28 283 196 87 0 1