Darius Leonard

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Colts, LB Age: 26-131d Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#36 overall), 2018 College: South Carolina State Agent(s): Malki Kawa, Ethan Lock (First Round Management)

Active (Ankle)

Leonard will be active for Week 12 versus the Buccaneers.

 

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  • Current Contract

    Darius Leonard signed a 5 year, $98,500,000 contract with the Indianapolis Colts, including a $20,000,000 signing bonus, $52,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $19,700,000. In 2021, Leonard will earn a base salary of $3,384,000 and a signing bonus of $20,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $8,221,785 and a dead cap value of $33,837,785.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $98,500,000
    Signing Bonus $20,000,000
    Average Salary $19,700,000
    Total Guarantees $52,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $33,000,000
    Free Agent: 2027 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 26 $3,384,000 $4,837,785 - $8,221,785 $33,837,785 $23,384,000($23,384,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $33,837,785 2021 Cap Savings: $-25,616,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $20,837,785 2021 Cap Savings: $-12,616,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $17,837,785 2022 Dead Cap: $16,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-9,616,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,837,785 2022 Dead Cap: $16,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $3,384,000
    2022 Contract details by year 27 $6,916,000 $4,000,000 - $10,916,000 $25,616,000 $6,916,000($30,300,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $25,616,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-14,700,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $16,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-5,084,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $13,616,000 2023 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-2,700,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $6,916,000
    2023 Contract details by year 28 $15,700,000 $4,000,000 $510,000 $20,210,000 $14,700,000 $16,210,000($46,510,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $14,700,000 2023 Cap Savings: $5,510,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $8,210,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $6,700,000 2024 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $13,510,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $16,210,000

    Potential Out: 2024, 3 yr, $46,510,000; $8,000,000 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 29 $13,614,000 $4,000,000 $2,510,000 $20,124,000 $8,000,000 $16,124,000($62,634,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $12,124,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $12,124,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $16,124,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $16,124,000
    2025 Contract details by year 30 $14,840,000 $4,000,000 $4,710,000 $23,550,000 $4,000,000 $19,550,000($82,184,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2025 Cap Savings: $19,550,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2025 Cap Savings: $19,550,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $19,550,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $19,550,000
    2026 Contract details by year 31 $19,190,000 - $510,000 $19,700,000 - $19,700,000($101,884,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $19,700,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $19,700,000 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $19,700,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $19,700,000
    2027 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $33M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2021 salary + 2022 salary + $2.7M of 2023 salary)
    • Remaining $13M of 2023 salary fully guarantees in March 2022
    • $6.5M of 2024 salary guaranteed for injury
    • 2024 Roster Bonus: $2M
    • 2025 Roster Bonus: $4.2M
    • 2023-26 Per Game Active Bonus: $30,000 ($510,000)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2018-2021Entry Level

    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
  • 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
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $3,384,000 $20,000,000 - - - - - $23,384,000
    4 seasons $5,812,337 $23,351,131 - - - - $281,596 $29,445,064
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $6,916,000 - - - - - - $6,916,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $15,700,000 - $510,000 - - - - $16,210,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $13,614,000 - $2,510,000 - - - - $16,124,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $14,840,000 - $4,710,000 - - - - $19,550,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $19,190,000 - $510,000 - - - - $19,700,000
    $76,072,337 $23,351,131 $8,240,000 - - - $281,596 $107,945,064
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,812,337 $23,351,131 - - - - $281,596 $29,445,064
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/06/2021, $5,150

      Uniform Violation against New York (NYJ)


    • TOTAL: $5,150

  • Transactions

    Nov 6 2021Fined $5,150 Uniform Violation against New York (NYJ)
    Aug 8 2021Signed a 5 year $98.5 million contract extension with Indianapolis (IND)
    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

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 IND 11 11 11 692 98.3 78 46 32 4 2
    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 54 53 53 3,309 - 15 494 314 180 13 9