Michael Danna

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Chiefs, DE Age: 26-142d Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 5 (#177 overall), 2020 College: Michigan Agent(s): Uso Sports

 
  • Current Contract

    Michael Danna signed a 3 year, $24,000,000 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, including a $6,500,000 signing bonus, $13,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,000,000. In 2024, Danna will earn a base salary of $2,250,000, a signing bonus of $6,500,000 and a workout bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,666,666 and a dead cap value of $13,000,000.
    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $24,000,000
    Signing Bonus $6,500,000
    Average Salary $8,000,000
    Total Guarantees $13,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $13,000,000
    Free Agent: 2027 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster/Gm Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2024 Contract details by year 27 $2,250,000 $2,166,666 - $250,000 $4,666,666 $13,000,000 $9,000,000($9,000,000) $9,000,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-8,333,334 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $6,500,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-1,833,334 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $8,666,666 2025 Dead Cap: $4,333,334 2024 Cap Savings: $-4,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $2,166,666 2025 Dead Cap: $4,333,334 2024 Cap Savings: $2,500,000
    2025 Contract details by year 28 $5,240,000 $2,166,666 $510,000 $250,000 $8,166,666 $8,583,334 $6,000,000($15,000,000) $7,500,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $8,583,334 2025 Cap Savings: $-416,668 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $4,333,334 2025 Cap Savings: $3,833,332 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $6,416,666 2026 Dead Cap: $2,166,668 2025 Cap Savings: $1,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $2,166,666 2026 Dead Cap: $2,166,668 2025 Cap Savings: $6,000,000

    Potential Out: 2026, 2 yr, $15,000,000; $2,166,667 dead cap

    2026 Contract details by year 29 $8,240,000 $2,166,667 $510,000 $250,000 $11,166,667 $2,166,667 $9,000,000($24,000,000) $8,000,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $2,166,667 2026 Cap Savings: $9,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $2,166,667 2026 Cap Savings: $9,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $2,166,667 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $9,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $2,166,667 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $9,000,000
    2027 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $13M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2024 salary + $4.25M of 2025 salary)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

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    2020-2023Entry Level

    Michael Danna signed a 4 year, $3,558,660 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, including a $263,660 signing bonus, $263,660 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $889,665. In 2024, Danna will earn a base salary of $2,250,000, a signing bonus of $6,500,000 and a workout bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,666,666 and a dead cap value of $13,000,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,558,660
    Signing Bonus $263,660
    Average Salary $889,665
    Total Guarantees $263,660
    Guaranteed at Signing $263,660
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $572,941 $263,660 - - - - $185,496 $1,022,097
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $780,000 - - - - - - $780,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $895,000 - - - - - - $895,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $2,743,000 - - - - - - $2,743,000
    4 seasons $4,990,941 $263,660 - - - - $185,496 $5,440,097
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $2,250,000 $6,500,000 - $250,000 - - - $9,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $5,240,000 - - $250,000 - - - $6,000,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $8,240,000 - - $250,000 - - - $9,000,000
    $20,720,941 $6,763,660 - $750,000 - - $185,496 $29,440,097
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,990,941 $263,660 - - - - $185,496 $5,440,097
  • Transactions

    Apr 10 2024Signed a 3 year $24 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Apr 25 2020Drafted by Kansas City (KC): Round 5 (#177 overall)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Michael Danna 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
    2023 KC 16 16 16 745 78.5 6.5 50 32 18
    2022 KC 13 13 471 41.3 5 27 9 18 2
    2021 KC 17 17 6 534 47.9 3 25 11 14 2
    2020 KC 13 13 1 333 33.1 2.5 25 16 9
    Totals 59 59 23 2,083 - 17 127 68 59 4 0
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 3 yrs, $50,334,324
    • Avg. Salary: $16,778,108
    • NFL Rank: 107
    • DE Rank: 10

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2024
    • Avg. Salary: $889,665
    • NFL Rank: 1,783
    • DE Rank: 144

    Comparable Players

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

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Carl Lawson 3 $45,000,000 $15,000,000 25
    Montez Sweat 4 $98,000,000 $24,500,000 27
    Dawuane Smoot 1 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 28
    Dre'Mont Jones 3 $51,530,000 $17,176,667 26
    Averages 2.8 $49,507,500 $18,002,727 26.5


    Base Calculated Value

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

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    4 $70,016,968 $17,504,242


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Danna 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
    Carl Lawson 2019-2020, NYJ 87.5 0.38 1.25 1.57 1.04 67.2
    Montez Sweat 2021-2022, CHI 79.41 0.48 1.48 1.7 1.52 81
    Dawuane Smoot 2021-2022, JAC 91.18 0.35 1.16 1.84 1 69.35
    Dre'Mont Jones 2021-2022, SEA 85.29 0.41 1.45 2.1 1.34 54.95
    Average 85.85 0.41 1.34 1.80 1.23 68.13
    Michael Danna 2022-2023 84.62 0.48 1.32 1.45 1.09 63.25
    % Change -1.43% 17.07% -1.49% -19.44% -11.38% -7.16%
    Median Prime % Change -4.33%
    Average Prime % Change -3.97%


    Calculated Market Value: Michael Danna

    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, $50,334,324 $16,778,108