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Romeo Okwara

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Lions, DE Age: 25-1d Exp: 5 Years
Undrafted: 2016, Giants College: Notre Dame Agent(s): Kim Miale (Roc Nation Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Romeo Okwara signed a 3 year, $37,000,000 contract with the Detroit Lions, including a $14,000,000 signing bonus, $25,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $12,333,333. In 2021, Okwara will earn a base salary of $1,000,000 and a signing bonus of $14,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,500,000 and a dead cap value of $20,000,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $37,000,000
    Signing Bonus $14,000,000
    Average Salary $12,333,333
    Total Guarantees $25,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $20,000,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 26 $1,000,000 $3,500,000 $4,500,000 $20,000,000 $15,000,000($15,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $20,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-15,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $14,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-9,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $9,500,000 2022 Dead Cap: $10,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-5,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2022 Dead Cap: $10,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $1,000,000
    2022 Contract details by year 27 $11,000,000 $3,500,000 $14,500,000 $15,500,000 $11,000,000($26,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $15,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-1,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $10,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $4,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $8,500,000 2023 Dead Cap: $7,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $6,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2023 Dead Cap: $7,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $11,000,000

    Potential Out: 2023, 2 yr, $26,000,000; $7,000,000 dead cap

    2023 Contract details by year 28 $11,000,000 $3,500,000 $14,500,000 $7,000,000 $11,000,000($37,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $7,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $7,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $7,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $7,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2024 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $11,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2024 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $11,000,000
    2024 Contract details by year 29 - $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0
    2024 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $20M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2021 salary + $5M of 2022 salary)
    • Additional $5M of 2022 salary fully guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2022 (injury guaranteed now)
    • 2024 automatically voids 5 days after the 2023 Super Bowl ($3.5M dead cap)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2021 Player contract details by year - $901,668 - $901,668 -($0)

    Previous Contracts

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    2018-2019

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $6,800,000
    Signing Bonus $2,705,000
    Average Salary $3,400,000
    Total Guarantees $3,425,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,425,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2016-2018

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $1,635,000
    Signing Bonus $15,000
    Average Salary $545,000
    Total Guarantees $15,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $15,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / RFA
  • 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 $15,000 - - - - - $465,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $446,294 - - - - - - $446,294
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $630,000 - - - - - - $630,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $720,000 $2,705,000 $109,368 $7,812 - - - $3,542,180
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,750,000 - $375,000 $50,000 - - $126,551 $3,301,551
    5 seasons $4,996,294 $2,720,000 $484,368 $57,812 - - $126,551 $8,385,025
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $14,000,000 - - - - - $15,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - - - - - $11,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - - - - - $11,000,000
    $27,996,294 $16,720,000 $484,368 $57,812 - - $126,551 $45,385,025
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $896,294 $15,000 - - - - - $911,294
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,100,000 $2,705,000 $484,368 $57,812 - - $126,551 $7,473,731
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 09/18/2020, $10,000

      Face mask against Chicago (CHI)


    • TOTAL: $10,000

  • Transactions

    Mar 15 2021Signed a 3 year $37 million contract with Detroit (DET)
    Sep 18 2020Fined $10,000 Face mask against Chicago (CHI)
    Mar 1 2019Signed a 2 year $6.8 million contract extension with Detroit (DET)
    Sep 5 2018Claimed off waivers by Detroit (DET)
    Sep 4 2018Waived by New York (NYG)
    May 1 2016Signed a 3 year $1.62 million contract with New York (NYG)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Romeo Okwara 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
    2020 DET 16 16 9 748 71.3 10 44 32 12 2
    2019 DET 14 14 1 612 53.1 1.5 28 14 14 1
    2018 DET 15 15 14 715 72.6 7.5 39 28 11 1
    2017 NYG 6 6 82 7.4 3 1 2
    2016 NYG 16 16 4 368 33.2 1 25 12 13
    Totals 67 67 28 2,525 - 20 139 87 52 4 0