Ronald Darby

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Broncos, CB Age: 29-44d Exp: 8 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#50 overall), 2015 College: Florida State Agent(s): Tory Dandy (Relativity Sports)

Active (ACL)

Darby is recovering from a torn ACL and will miss the start of the 2023-2024 NFL season.

 
  • Current Contract

    Ronald Darby signed a 3 year, $30,000,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including a $9,000,000 signing bonus, $19,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,000,000. In 2023, Darby will earn a base salary of $9,500,000 and a roster bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $12,647,055 and a dead cap value of $3,000,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $30,000,000
    Signing Bonus $9,000,000
    Average Salary $10,000,000
    Total Guarantees $19,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $19,500,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 27 $1,000,000 $3,000,000 - $4,000,000 $19,500,000 $10,000,000($10,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $19,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-15,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-5,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $13,500,000 2022 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-9,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $1,000,000
    2022 Contract details by year 28 $9,500,000 $3,000,000 $323,521 $12,823,521 $15,500,000 $9,647,055($19,647,055)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $15,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-2,676,479 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $6,823,521 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $12,500,000 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $323,521 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $9,823,521

    Potential Out: 2023, 2 yr, $19,647,055; $3,000,000 dead cap

    2023 Contract details by year 29 $9,500,000 $3,000,000 $147,055 $12,647,055 $3,000,000 $10,000,000($29,647,055)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $9,647,055 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $9,647,055 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $9,647,055 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $9,647,055
    2024 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $19.5M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2021 salary + 2022 salary)
    • 2022-2023 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000, 5 LTBE in 2023)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2020

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,000,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $3,000,000
    Total Guarantees $1,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $1,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,500,000
    Signing Bonus $3,500,000
    Average Salary $6,500,000
    Total Guarantees $4,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $4,500,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2015-2018Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $4,569,691
    Signing Bonus $1,583,412
    Average Salary $1,142,423
    Total Guarantees $2,176,125
    Guaranteed at Signing $2,176,125
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $435,000 $1,583,412 - - - - - $2,018,412
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $592,713 - - $50,000 - - - $642,713
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $800,426 - - - - - - $800,426
    2017 Player Cash Earnings - - - $50,000 - - - $50,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,008,139 - - $50,000 - - - $1,058,139
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $3,500,000 $1,125,000 - - - - $5,625,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,250,000 $1,000,000 $562,500 - - - - $2,812,500
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $9,000,000 - - - - - $10,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $9,500,000 - $147,055 - - - - $9,647,055
    8 seasons $15,586,278 $15,083,412 $1,834,555 $150,000 - - - $32,654,245
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $9,500,000 - $500,000 - - - - $10,000,000
    $25,086,278 $15,083,412 $2,334,555 $150,000 - - - $42,654,245
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,027,713 $1,583,412 - $100,000 - - - $2,711,125
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,808,565 $3,500,000 $1,125,000 $50,000 - - - $7,483,565
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,250,000 $1,000,000 $562,500 - - - - $2,812,500
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $10,500,000 $9,000,000 $147,055 - - - - $19,647,055
  • Transactions

    Mar 15 2021Signed a 3 year $30 million contract with Denver (DEN)
    Mar 29 2020Signed a 1 year $3 million contract with Washington (WAS)
    Mar 15 2019Signed a 1 year $6.5 million contract with Philadelphia (PHI)
    Aug 11 2017Traded to Philadelphia (PHI) from Buffalo (BUF) for Jordan Matthews and 2018 3rd round pick (#96 Harrison Phillips)
    May 19 2015Signed a 4 year $4.569 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    May 1 2015Drafted by Buffalo (BUF): Round 2 (#50 overall)
  • 2023 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2022 DEN 5 5 5 281 26.1 14 12 2 1
    2021 DEN 11 11 11 676 62.2 53 42 11
    2020 WAS 16 16 15 1001 99.8 55 43 12
    2019 PHI 12 11 11 522 50.3 37 34 3 2
    2018 PHI 9 9 9 542 52.2 43 39 4 1
    2017 PHI 8 8 7 382 37.1 34 30 4 3
    2016 BUF 14 14 14 824 76.7 69 60 9
    2015 BUF 15 15 15 915 83.9 68 61 7 2
    Totals 90 89 87 5,143 - 0 373 321 52 1 8