Darren Waller

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Raiders, TE Age: 30-21d Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 6 (#204 overall), 2015 College: Georgia Tech Agent(s): Drew Rosenhaus, Robert Bailey (Rosenhaus Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Darren Waller signed a 3 year, $51,000,000 contract with the Las Vegas Raiders, including a $825,000 signing bonus, $22,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $17,000,000. In 2022, Waller will earn a base salary of $11,000,000 and a restructure bonus of $825,000, while carrying a cap hit of $11,165,000 and a dead cap value of $20,075,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $51,000,000
    Signing Bonus $825,000
    Average Salary $17,000,000
    Total Guarantees $22,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $19,250,000
    Free Agent: 2027 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Roster Workout Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 30 $11,000,000 - - $165,000 $11,165,000 $20,075,000 $11,825,000($11,825,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $20,075,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-8,910,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $825,000 2022 Cap Savings: $10,340,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $19,415,000 2023 Dead Cap: $660,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-8,250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $165,000 2023 Dead Cap: $660,000 2022 Cap Savings: $11,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 31 $11,000,000 $1,275,000 $200,000 $165,000 $12,640,000 $8,910,000 $12,475,000($24,300,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $8,910,000 2023 Cap Savings: $3,730,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $660,000 2023 Cap Savings: $11,980,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $8,415,000 2024 Dead Cap: $495,000 2023 Cap Savings: $4,225,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $165,000 2024 Dead Cap: $495,000 2023 Cap Savings: $12,475,000

    Potential Out: 2024, 2 yr, $24,300,000; $495,000 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 32 $10,525,000 $1,275,000 $200,000 $165,000 $12,165,000 $495,000 $12,000,000($36,300,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $495,000 2024 Cap Savings: $11,670,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $495,000 2024 Cap Savings: $11,670,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $165,000 2025 Dead Cap: $330,000 2024 Cap Savings: $12,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $165,000 2025 Dead Cap: $330,000 2024 Cap Savings: $12,000,000
    2025 Contract details by year 33 $11,525,000 $1,275,000 $200,000 $165,000 $13,165,000 $330,000 $13,000,000($49,300,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $330,000 2025 Cap Savings: $12,835,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $330,000 2025 Cap Savings: $12,835,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $165,000 2026 Dead Cap: $165,000 2025 Cap Savings: $13,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $165,000 2026 Dead Cap: $165,000 2025 Cap Savings: $13,000,000
    2026 Contract details by year 34 $13,525,000 $1,275,000 $200,000 $165,000 $15,165,000 $165,000 $15,000,000($64,300,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $165,000 2026 Cap Savings: $15,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $165,000 2026 Cap Savings: $15,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $165,000 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $15,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $165,000 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $15,000,000
    2027 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $19.25M guaranteed at signing (2022 salary + $8.25M of 2023 salary)
    • Remaining $2.75M of 2023 salary fully guarantees 3/17/2023
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $75,000 ($1.275M, 11 LTBE in 2022, treated as signing bonus)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2023

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $29,800,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,450,000
    Total Guarantees $10,600,004
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,320,004
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA

    2018-2019

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $1,350,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $675,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2020 / RFA

    2015-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,391,096
    Signing Bonus $104,732
    Average Salary $597,774
    Total Guarantees $104,732
    Guaranteed at Signing $104,732
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $366,176 $104,732 - - - - - $470,908
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $401,471 - - - - - - $401,471
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $615,000 - - - - - - $615,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $91,200 - - - - - - $91,200
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $185,294 - - - - - - $185,294
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $3,320,004 - - - - - - $3,320,004
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $7,280,000 - - $250,000 - - $185,823 $7,715,823
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $6,020,000 - - $250,000 - - $100,000 $6,370,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - - $825,000 - - $11,825,000
    8 seasons $29,279,145 $104,732 - $500,000 $825,000 - $285,823 $30,994,700
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - $1,275,000 $200,000 - - - $12,475,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $10,525,000 - $1,275,000 $200,000 - - - $12,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $11,525,000 - $1,275,000 $200,000 - - - $13,000,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $13,525,000 - $1,275,000 $200,000 - - - $15,000,000
    $75,854,145 $104,732 $5,100,000 $1,300,000 $825,000 - $285,823 $83,469,700
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,473,847 $104,732 - - - - - $1,578,579
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,505,298 - - - - - - $3,505,298
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $24,300,000 - - $500,000 $825,000 - $285,823 $25,910,823
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/05/2020, $30,000

      Conduct Detrimental to the league


    • Player contract details by year 06/30/2017, 16 games, $642,774

      Substance Abuse


    • Player contract details by year 07/01/2016, 4 games, $145,064

      Substance abuse


    • TOTAL: $817,838

  • Transactions

    Sep 10 2022Signed a 3 year $51 million contract extension with Las Vegas (LV)
    Oct 5 2020Fined $30,000 Conduct Detrimental to the league
    Oct 16 2019Signed a 4 year $29.8 million contract extension with Oakland (OAK)
    Nov 27 2018Signed to the active roster by Oakland (OAK)
    Sep 3 2018Signed to the practice squad by Baltimore (BAL)
    Sep 2 2018Waived by Baltimore (BAL)
    Jun 30 2017Suspended 1 year for violating the league's substance abuse policy (2nd offense) forfeiting $642,774 with Baltimore (BAL)
    Jul 1 2016Suspended 4 games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, forfeiting $145,064 in 2016 salary with Baltimore (BAL)
    May 7 2015Signed a 4 year $2.391 million contract with Baltimore (BAL)
    May 2 2015Drafted by Baltimore (BAL): Round 6 (#204 overall)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2022 LV 3 3 3 86 68.8 19 13 151 11.6 1 0 21.1
    2021 LV 11 11 11 608 53.3 93 55 665 12.1 2 0 78.5
    2020 LV 16 16 15 992 91.7 145 107 1196 11.2 9 2 171.6
    2019 OAK 16 16 16 940 117 90 1145 12.7 3 1 131
    2018 OAK 4 4 42 4.0 6 6 75 12.5 0 0 9.6
    2017 BAL 0 0 0 0 0
    2016 BAL 13 12 3 235 20.7 17 10 85 8.5 2 0 20.5
    2015 BAL 6 6 1 45 4.0 6 2 18 9 0 0 1.8
    Totals 69 68 49 2,948 - 403 283 3,335 11.8 17 3 434.10