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Ja'Wuan James

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Broncos, RT Age: 28 Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#19 overall), 2014 College: Tennessee Agent(s): Bill Johnson

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  • Current Contract

    Ja'Wuan James signed a 4 year, $51,000,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including a $12,000,000 signing bonus, $32,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $12,750,000. In 2020, James will earn a incentive bonus of $150,000, while carrying a cap hit of .

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $51,000,000
    Signing Bonus $12,000,000
    Average Salary $12,750,000
    Total Guarantees $32,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $27,000,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 27 $5,000,000 $3,000,000 - - $8,000,000 $27,000,000 $17,000,000($17,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $27,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-19,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-4,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $18,000,000 2020 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-10,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2020 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $5,000,000
    2020 Contract details by year 28 - - - - - - $150,000($17,150,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $0
    2021 Contract details by year 29 $9,850,000 $3,000,000 - $150,000 $13,000,000 $19,000,000 $10,000,000($27,150,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $19,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-6,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $4,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $10,000,000

    Potential Out: 2022, 3 yr, $27,150,000; $6,000,000 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 30 $11,000,000 $3,000,000 - - $14,000,000 $6,000,000 $11,000,000($38,150,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $8,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $8,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $11,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $11,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 31 $11,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 - $16,000,000 $3,000,000 $13,000,000($51,150,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $13,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $13,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $13,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $13,000,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $27M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2019 salary + 2020 salary)
    • $5M of 2021 salary fully guarantees on the 5th league day of 2021 (injury guaranteed now)
    • 2022 is an option year to be exercised by the 1st league day of 2022
    • 2022 Roster Bonus: $2M (5th league day of 2022)

     

    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2014-2018Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $8,428,398
    Signing Bonus $4,449,744
    Average Salary $2,107,100
    Total Guarantees $8,428,398
    Guaranteed at Signing $8,428,398
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 $4,449,744 - - - - - $4,869,744
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $803,109 - - - - - - $803,109
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,186,218 - - - - - - $1,186,218
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,569,327 - - - - - - $1,569,327
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $9,341,000 - - - - - - $9,341,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 $12,000,000 - - - - - $17,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings - - - - - - $150,000 $150,000
    7 seasons $18,319,654 $16,449,744 - - - - $150,000 $34,919,398
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $9,850,000 - - - - - - $10,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - - - - - $11,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - $2,000,000 - - - - $13,000,000
    $50,169,654 $16,449,744 $2,000,000 - - - $150,000 $68,919,398
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $13,319,654 $4,449,744 - - - - - $17,769,398
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 $12,000,000 - - - - - $17,150,000
  • Transactions

    Aug 3 2020Opted out of the 2020 season (COVID-19)
    Mar 13 2019Signed a 4 year $51 million contract with Denver (DEN)
    May 1 2017Miami (MIA) exercised a $9.341 million 5th-year option for 2018
    Jun 19 2014Signed a 4 year $8.428 million contract with Miami (MIA)
    May 8 2014Drafted by Miami (MIA): Round 1 (#19 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Ja'Wuan James ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps%
    2020 DEN
    2019 DEN 3 3 3 63 6.1
    2018 MIA 15 15 15 815 88.6
    2017 MIA 8 8 8 494 47.5
    2016 MIA 16 16 16 935 98.6
    2015 MIA 7 7 7 395 38.2
    2014 MIA 16 16 16 1038 94.8
    Totals 65 65 65 3,740 -