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Romeo Okwara

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Lions, DE Age: 25-304d 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
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 3 yrs, $30,300,609
    • Avg. Salary: $10,100,203
    • NFL Rank: 171
    • DE Rank: 20

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2020
    • Avg. Salary: $3,400,000
    • NFL Rank: 399
    • DE Rank: 39

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Romeo Okwara to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Henry Anderson 3 $25,200,000 $8,400,000 27
    Carl Nassib 3 $25,250,000 $8,416,667 26
    Shaq Lawson 3 $30,000,000 $10,000,000 25
    Jordan Phillips 3 $30,000,000 $10,000,000 27
    Averages 3 $27,612,500 $9,204,167 26.3


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Okwara's current age (25), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    4 $36,515,556 $9,128,889


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Okwara statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Sacks, Tackles, Hurries, Stops, Rating

    Player GP% Sacks/GM Tkl/GM Hurries Stops Rating
    Henry Anderson 2017-2018, NYJ 78.13 0.36 1.52 1.56 1.52 75.05
    Carl Nassib 2018-2019, LV 90.63 0.43 1.59 1.31 1.48 69.3
    Shaq Lawson 2018-2019, MIA 90.63 0.36 1.34 1 1.38 71.65
    Jordan Phillips 2018-2019, ARI 100 0.33 1.25 0.31 0.69 53.4
    Average 89.85 0.37 1.43 1.05 1.27 67.35
    Romeo Okwara 2019-2020 93.75 0.38 1.53 2.17 1.13 65.25
    % Change 4.34% 2.70% 6.99% 106.67% -11.02% -3.12%
    Median Prime % Change 3.52%
    Average Prime % Change 17.76%


    Calculated Market Value: Romeo Okwara

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    3 years, $30,300,609 $10,100,203