Justin Simmons

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Broncos, FS Age: 28-15d Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#98 overall), 2016 College: Boston College Agent(s): Todd France (CAA Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Justin Simmons signed a 4 year, $61,000,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including a $15,000,000 signing bonus, $35,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $15,250,000. In 2021, Simmons will earn a base salary of $2,000,000 and a signing bonus of $15,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,750,000 and a dead cap value of $32,100,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $61,000,000
    Signing Bonus $15,000,000
    Average Salary $15,250,000
    Total Guarantees $35,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $32,100,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 28 $2,000,000 $3,750,000 $5,750,000 $32,100,000 $17,000,000($17,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $32,100,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-26,350,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-9,250,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $20,850,000 2022 Dead Cap: $11,250,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-15,100,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2022 Dead Cap: $11,250,000 2021 Cap Savings: $2,000,000
    2022 Contract details by year 29 $15,100,000 $3,750,000 $18,850,000 $26,350,000 $15,100,000($32,100,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $26,350,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-7,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $11,250,000 2022 Cap Savings: $7,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $18,850,000 2023 Dead Cap: $7,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2023 Dead Cap: $7,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $15,100,000
    2023 Contract details by year 30 $14,400,000 $3,750,000 $18,150,000 $7,500,000 $14,400,000($46,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $7,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $10,650,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $7,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $10,650,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2024 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2023 Cap Savings: $14,400,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2024 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2023 Cap Savings: $14,400,000

    Potential Out: 2024, 3 yr, $46,500,000; $3,750,000 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 31 $14,500,000 $3,750,000 $18,250,000 $3,750,000 $14,500,000($61,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2024 Cap Savings: $14,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2024 Cap Savings: $14,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $14,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $14,500,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $32.1M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2021 salary + 2022 salary)
    • $2.9M of 2023 salay fully guarantees the 5th league day of 2022 (injury guaranteed now)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

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    2021-2021Franchise Tag

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $13,729,200
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $13,729,200
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2020-2020Franchise Tag

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $11,441,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $11,441,000
    Total Guarantees $11,441,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $11,441,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2016-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,069,552
    Signing Bonus $645,420
    Average Salary $767,388
    Total Guarantees $645,420
    Guaranteed at Signing $645,420
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $645,420 - - - - - $1,095,420
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $508,769 - - $13,000 - - - $521,768
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $630,000 - - $14,000 - - $408,951 $1,052,951
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $2,025,000 - - $15,000 - - - $2,040,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $11,441,000 - - - - - $51,808 $11,492,808
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $15,000,000 - - - - - $17,000,000
    6 seasons $17,054,769 $15,645,420 - $42,000 - - $460,759 $33,202,947
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $15,100,000 - - - - - - $15,100,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $14,400,000 - - - - - - $14,400,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $14,500,000 - - - - - - $14,500,000
    $61,054,769 $15,645,420 - $42,000 - - $460,759 $77,202,947
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $17,054,769 $15,645,420 - $42,000 - - $460,759 $33,202,947
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/12/2021, $10,300

      Facemask against Baltimore (BAL)


    • Player contract details by year 11/23/2018, $53,482

      Helmet to helmet hit against Los Angeles (LAC)


    • Player contract details by year 11/03/2017, $24,309

      Hit on a defenseless receiver against Demarcus Robinson (KC)


    • TOTAL: $88,091

  • Transactions

    Oct 12 2021Fined $10,300 Facemask against Baltimore (BAL)
    Mar 19 2021Signed a 4 year $61 million contract extension with Denver (DEN)
    Mar 5 2021Offered a 1 year $13.73 million franchise tag by Denver (DEN)
    Mar 13 2020Signed a 1 year $11.441 million franchise tag by Denver (DEN)
    Nov 23 2018Fined $53,482 Helmet to helmet hit against Los Angeles (LAC)
    Nov 3 2017Fined $24,309 Hit to a defenseless receiver against Demarcus Robinson (KC)
    May 13 2016Signed a 4 year $3.069 million contract with Denver (DEN)
    Apr 29 2016Drafted by Denver (DEN): Round 3 (#98 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Justin Simmons 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 DEN 10 10 10 628 100.0 48 35 13 4
    2020 DEN 16 16 16 1088 100.0 96 77 19 5
    2019 DEN 16 16 16 1081 100.0 93 65 28 4
    2018 DEN 16 16 16 1077 107.8 97 71 26 3
    2017 DEN 13 13 13 737 74.8 1 68 49 19 2
    2016 DEN 13 13 3 296 26.0 1 29 25 4 2
    Totals 84 84 74 4,907 - 2 431 322 109 0 20