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Darius Leonard

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Colts, LB Age: 26-1d Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#36 overall), 2018 College: South Carolina State Agent(s): Malki Kawa, Ethan Lock (First Round Management)

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  • Current Contract

    Darius Leonard signed a 4 year, $7,247,805 contract with the Indianapolis Colts, including a $3,351,131 signing bonus, $4,160,577 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,811,951. In 2021, Leonard will earn a base salary of $3,443,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,280,785 and a dead cap value of $837,785.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $7,247,805
    Signing Bonus $3,351,131
    Average Salary $1,811,951
    Total Guarantees $4,160,577
    Guaranteed at Signing $4,160,577
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2018 Contract details by year 23 $480,000 $837,782 $1,317,782 $4,160,577 $3,831,131($3,831,131)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $4,160,577 2018 Cap Savings: $-2,842,795 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $3,351,131 2018 Cap Savings: $-2,033,349 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $1,647,228 2019 Dead Cap: $2,513,349 2018 Cap Savings: $-329,446 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $837,782 2019 Dead Cap: $2,513,349 2018 Cap Savings: $480,000
    2019 Contract details by year 24 $809,446 $837,782 $1,647,228 $3,322,795 $809,446($4,640,577)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $3,322,795 2019 Cap Savings: $-1,675,567 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $2,513,349 2019 Cap Savings: $-866,121 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $1,647,228 2020 Dead Cap: $1,675,567 2019 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $837,782 2020 Dead Cap: $1,675,567 2019 Cap Savings: $809,446
    2020 Contract details by year 25 $1,138,891 $837,782 $1,976,673 $1,675,567 $1,420,487($6,061,064)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $1,675,567 2020 Cap Savings: $301,106 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,675,567 2020 Cap Savings: $301,106 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $837,782 2021 Dead Cap: $837,785 2020 Cap Savings: $1,138,891 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $837,782 2021 Dead Cap: $837,785 2020 Cap Savings: $1,138,891
    2021 Contract details by year 26 $3,443,000 $837,785 $4,280,785 $837,785 $3,443,000($9,504,064)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $837,785 2021 Cap Savings: $3,443,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $837,785 2021 Cap Savings: $3,443,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $837,785 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $3,443,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $837,785 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $3,443,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 27 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $4.16M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2019 salary)
    • 2021 Proven Performance Bonus
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2018 Player Cash Earnings DROY $480,000 $3,351,131 - - - - - $3,831,131
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $809,446 - - - - - - $809,446
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,138,891 - - - - - $281,596 $1,420,487
    3 seasons $2,428,337 $3,351,131 - - - - $281,596 $6,061,064
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $3,443,000 - - - - - - $3,443,000
    $5,871,337 $3,351,131 - - - - $281,596 $9,504,064
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,428,337 $3,351,131 - - - - $281,596 $6,061,064
  • Transactions

    Jul 23 2018Signed a 4 year $7.24 million contract with Indianapolis (IND)
    Apr 27 2018Drafted by Indianapolis (IND): Round 2 (#36 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Darius Leonard 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 IND 14 14 14 825 87.5 3 132 86 46 3
    2019 IND 13 13 13 837 80.7 5 121 71 50 2 5
    2018 IND 16 15 15 955 91.2 7 163 111 52 4 2
    Totals 43 42 42 2,617 - 15 416 268 148 9 7
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 4 yrs, $76,170,892
    • Avg. Salary: $19,042,723
    • NFL Rank: 38
    • LB Rank: 2

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2022
    • Avg. Salary: $1,811,951
    • NFL Rank: 733
    • LB Rank: 91

    Comparable Players

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

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    C.J. Mosley 5 $85,000,000 $17,000,000 26
    Myles Jack 4 $57,000,000 $14,250,000 23
    Bobby Wagner 3 $54,000,000 $18,000,000 29
    Zach Cunningham 4 $58,000,000 $14,500,000 25
    Averages 4 $63,500,000 $15,875,000 25.8


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Leonard's current age (26), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    5 $84,904,760 $16,980,952


    Statistical Comparisons

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

    Player GP% Tkl/GM Sacks/GM Stops Hurries Rating
    C.J. Mosley 2017-2018, NYJ 96.88 5.39 0.05 3.13 0.61 71.35
    Myles Jack 2017-2018, JAC 100 4.38 0.14 2.41 0.41 70.8
    Bobby Wagner 2017-2018, SEA 96.88 5.81 0.08 3.16 0.39 91.65
    Zach Cunningham 2018-2019, HOU 93.75 5.73 0.07 3.67 0.53 65.85
    Average 96.88 5.33 0.09 3.09 0.49 74.91
    Darius Leonard 2019-2020 84.38 5.81 0.3 2.59 0.78 73.5
    % Change -12.90% 9.01% 116.67% -16.18% 29.59% -1.88%
    Median Prime % Change 3.57%
    Average Prime % Change 20.72%


    Calculated Market Value: Darius Leonard

    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
    4 years, $76,170,892 $19,042,723