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Za'Darius Smith

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Packers, OLB Age: 28-216d Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 4 (#122 overall), 2015 College: Kentucky Agent(s): Bill Johnson

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  • Current Contract

    Za'Darius Smith signed a 4 year, $66,000,000 contract with the Green Bay Packers, including a $20,000,000 signing bonus, $20,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $16,500,000. In 2021, Smith will earn a base salary of $990,000, a roster bonus of $500,000, a restructure bonus of $14,260,000 and a workout bonus of $750,000, while carrying a cap hit of $14,620,000 and a dead cap value of $24,760,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $66,000,000
    Signing Bonus $20,000,000
    Average Salary $16,500,000
    Total Guarantees $20,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $20,000,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 27 $1,000,000 $5,000,000 $500,000 $750,000 - $7,250,000 $20,750,000 $22,250,000($22,250,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $20,750,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-13,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $20,750,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-13,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $5,750,000 2020 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $1,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $5,750,000 2020 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $1,500,000
    2020 Contract details by year 28 $2,000,000 $5,000,000 $9,500,000 $750,000 - $17,250,000 $27,250,000 $12,250,000($34,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $27,250,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-10,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $25,250,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-8,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $16,750,000 2021 Dead Cap: $10,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $14,750,000 2021 Dead Cap: $10,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $2,500,000
    2021 Contract details by year 29 $990,000 $5,000,000 $500,000 $750,000 $7,380,000 $14,620,000 $24,760,000 $16,500,000($51,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $24,760,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-10,140,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $24,760,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-10,140,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $12,380,000 2022 Dead Cap: $12,380,000 2021 Cap Savings: $2,240,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $12,380,000 2022 Dead Cap: $12,380,000 2021 Cap Savings: $2,240,000

    Potential Out: 2022, 3 yr, $51,000,000; $12,380,000 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 30 $14,500,000 $5,000,000 $500,000 $750,000 $7,380,000 $28,130,000 $12,380,000 $15,750,000($66,750,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $12,380,000 2022 Cap Savings: $15,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $12,380,000 2022 Cap Savings: $15,750,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $12,380,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $15,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $12,380,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $15,750,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $20M guaranteed (signing bonus)
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $9M (3/20/2020)
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $5M (3rd league day of 2021, 3/19/21)
    • Per Game 46-Man Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
    • Workout Bonus: $750,000
    • Pro Bowl: $250,000 escalator (earned for 2021)
    • 10 Sacks: $500,000 escalator (earned for 2021)
    • 12 Sacks: $500,000 escalator
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2015-2018Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,763,152
    Signing Bonus $483,152
    Average Salary $690,788
    Total Guarantees $483,152
    Guaranteed at Signing $483,152
    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 $483,152 - - - - $118,224 $1,036,376
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $525,000 - - - - - - $525,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $615,000 - - - - - - $615,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,907,000 - - - - - - $1,907,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $20,000,000 $500,000 $750,000 - - - $22,250,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 - $9,500,000 $750,000 - - - $12,250,000
    6 seasons $6,482,000 $20,483,152 $10,000,000 $1,500,000 - - $118,224 $38,583,376
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $990,000 - $500,000 $750,000 $14,260,000 - - $16,500,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $14,500,000 - $500,000 $750,000 - - - $15,750,000
    $21,972,000 $20,483,152 $11,000,000 $3,000,000 $14,260,000 - $118,224 $70,833,376
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,482,000 $483,152 - - - - $118,224 $4,083,376
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 $20,000,000 $10,000,000 $1,500,000 - - - $34,500,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 09/25/2020, $10,000

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Detroit (DET)


    • Player contract details by year 10/11/2019, $10,527

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Dallas (DAL)


    • Player contract details by year 10/06/2017, $18,231

      Roughing the Passer against Ben Roethlisberger (PIT)


    • Player contract details by year 10/28/2016, $18,231

      Roughing the Passer against Ryan Fitzpatrick (NYJ)


    • TOTAL: $56,989

  • Transactions

    Mar 17 2021Converted $14.26 million of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $7.38M of cap space with Green Bay (GB)
    Sep 25 2020Fined $10,000 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Detroit (DET)
    Oct 11 2019Fined $10,527 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Dallas (DAL)
    Mar 12 2019Signed a 4 year $66 million contract with Green Bay (GB)
    Oct 6 2017Fined $18,231 Roughing the Passer against Ben Roethlisberger (PIT)
    Oct 28 2016Fined $18,231 Roughing the Passer against Ryan Fitzpatrick (NYJ)
    May 8 2015Signed a 4 year $2.763 million contract with Baltimore (BAL)
    May 2 2015Drafted by Baltimore (BAL): Round 4 (#122 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2020 GB 16 16 16 860 83.9 12.5 52 35 17 3
    2019 GB 16 16 16 883 84.3 13.5 55 41 14 1
    2018 BAL 16 16 8 692 66.9 8.5 45 27 18 1
    2017 BAL 14 14 4 531 48.6 3.5 24 15 9 1
    2016 BAL 13 13 4 494 47.5 1 20 10 10 1
    2015 BAL 15 15 407 38.1 5.5 30 20 10
    Totals 90 90 48 3,867 - 45 226 148 78 7 0