Justin Herbert

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Chargers, QB Age: 25-1d Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#6 overall), 2020 College: Oregon Agent(s): David Dunn, Justin Schulman (Athletes First)

 
  • Current Contract

    Justin Herbert signed a 5 year, $262,500,000 contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, including a $16,128,376 signing bonus, $218,738,376 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $52,500,000. In 2024, Herbert will earn a base salary of $6,000,000 and a signing bonus of $50,600,000, while carrying a cap hit of $19,345,675 and a dead cap value of $129,502,700.
    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $262,500,000
    Signing Bonus $16,128,376
    Average Salary $52,500,000
    Total Guarantees $218,738,376
    Guaranteed at Signing $133,738,376
    Free Agent: 2030 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Option Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2023 Contract details by year 25 $1,010,000 $7,448,176 - - $8,458,176 $137,960,876 $17,138,376($17,138,376) $17,138,376
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $137,960,876 2023 Cap Savings: $-129,502,700 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $115,950,876 2023 Cap Savings: $-107,492,700 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $29,458,176 2024 Dead Cap: $108,502,700 2023 Cap Savings: $-21,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $7,448,176 2024 Dead Cap: $108,502,700 2023 Cap Savings: $1,010,000
    2024 Contract details by year 26 $6,000,000 $3,225,675 - $10,120,000 $19,345,675 $129,502,700 $56,600,000($73,738,376) $36,869,188
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $129,502,700 2024 Cap Savings: $-110,157,025 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $108,502,700 2024 Cap Savings: $-89,157,025 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $34,345,675 2025 Dead Cap: $95,157,025 2024 Cap Savings: $-15,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $13,345,675 2025 Dead Cap: $95,157,025 2024 Cap Savings: $6,000,000
    2025 Contract details by year 27 $15,000,000 $3,225,675 - $19,120,000 $37,345,675 $110,157,025 $60,000,000($133,738,376) $44,579,459
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $110,157,025 2025 Cap Savings: $-72,811,350 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $95,157,025 2025 Cap Savings: $-57,811,350 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $37,345,675 2026 Dead Cap: $72,811,350 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $22,345,675 2026 Dead Cap: $72,811,350 2025 Cap Savings: $15,000,000
    2026 Contract details by year 28 $24,000,000 $3,225,675 - $19,120,000 $46,345,675 $72,811,350 $24,000,000($157,738,376) $39,434,594
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $72,811,350 2026 Cap Savings: $-26,465,675 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $72,811,350 2026 Cap Savings: $-26,465,675 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $22,345,675 2027 Dead Cap: $50,465,675 2026 Cap Savings: $24,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $22,345,675 2027 Dead Cap: $50,465,675 2026 Cap Savings: $24,000,000
    2027 Contract details by year 29 $36,000,000 $3,225,675 - $19,120,000 $58,345,675 $50,465,675 $36,000,000($193,738,376) $38,747,675
    Pre-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $50,465,675 2027 Cap Savings: $7,880,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $50,465,675 2027 Cap Savings: $7,880,000 Post-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $22,345,675 2028 Dead Cap: $28,120,000 2027 Cap Savings: $36,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $22,345,675 2028 Dead Cap: $28,120,000 2027 Cap Savings: $36,000,000
    2028 Contract details by year 30 $47,000,000 - $5,000,000 $19,120,000 $71,120,000 $28,120,000 $52,000,000($245,738,376) $40,956,396
    Pre-6/1 Release 2028 Dead Cap: $28,120,000 2028 Cap Savings: $43,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2028 Dead Cap: $28,120,000 2028 Cap Savings: $43,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2028 Dead Cap: $19,120,000 2029 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2028 Cap Savings: $52,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2028 Dead Cap: $19,120,000 2029 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2028 Cap Savings: $52,000,000

    Potential Out: 2029, 6 yr, $245,738,376; $9,000,000 dead cap

    2029 Contract details by year 31 $40,500,000 - $10,000,000 $9,000,000 $59,500,000 $9,000,000 $50,500,000($296,238,376) $42,319,768
    Pre-6/1 Release 2029 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2029 Cap Savings: $50,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2029 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2029 Cap Savings: $50,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2029 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2030 Dead Cap: $0 2029 Cap Savings: $50,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2029 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2030 Dead Cap: $0 2029 Cap Savings: $50,500,000
    2030 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $133.7M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2023 salary + 2024 salary + 2024 option bonus + 2025 salary + 2025 option bonus)
    • 2024 Option Bonus: $50.6M (guaranteed, due 3/22/2024)
    • 2025 Option Bonus: $45M (guaranteed)
    • $24M 2026 salary fully guarantees March 2025 (injury guaranteed at signing)
    • $36M 2027 salary fully guarantees March 2026 (injury guaranteed at signing)
    • $25M of 2028 salary fully guarantees March 2027 (injury guarantees March 2026)
    • 2028 Roster Bonus: $5M
    • 2029 Roster Bonus: $10M
    • Full No Trade Clause
    • Annual Incentives:
      Conference Championship Win: $1.25M
      Super Bowl Win: $1.25M
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

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    2020-2024Entry Level

    Justin Herbert signed a 4 year, $26,578,755 contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, including a $16,890,004 signing bonus, $26,578,755 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,644,689. In 2024, Herbert will earn a base salary of $6,000,000 and a signing bonus of $50,600,000, while carrying a cap hit of $19,345,675 and a dead cap value of $129,502,700.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $26,578,755
    Signing Bonus $16,890,004
    Average Salary $6,644,689
    Total Guarantees $26,578,755
    Guaranteed at Signing $26,578,755
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2020 Player Cash Earnings ROY,
    OROY
    $610,000 $16,890,004 - - - - $116,998 $17,617,002
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,818,125 - - - - - - $1,818,125
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $3,026,250 - - - - - - $3,026,250
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $1,010,000 $16,128,376 - - - - - $17,138,376
    4 seasons $6,464,375 $33,018,380 - - - - $116,998 $39,599,753
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - - - $50,600,000 - $56,600,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - - - $45,000,000 - $60,000,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $24,000,000 - - - - - - $24,000,000
    2027 Player Cash Earnings $36,000,000 - - - - - - $36,000,000
    2028 Player Cash Earnings $47,000,000 - $5,000,000 - - - - $52,000,000
    2029 Player Cash Earnings $40,500,000 - $10,000,000 - - - - $50,500,000
    $174,964,375 $33,018,380 $15,000,000 - - $95,600,000 $116,998 $318,699,753
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $6,464,375 $33,018,380 - - - - $116,998 $39,599,753
  • Transactions

    Jul 25 2023Signed a 5 year $262.5 million contract extension with Los Angeles (LAC). The deal reportedly includes $218.7 million guaranteed.
    Apr 28 2023Los Angeles (LAC) exercised a $29.504 million option for 2024
    Jul 25 2020Signed a 4 year $26.5 million contract with Los Angeles (LAC)
    Apr 23 2020Drafted by Los Angeles (LAC): Round 1 (#6 overall)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Att Pass Cmp Pass Cmp% Pass Yds Pass Yds/Gm Pass TD Pass INT Pass Rating Rush Att Rush Yds Rush TD Fum Prod Pts
    2023 LAC 13 13 13 838 78.0 456 297 65.1 3134 241.08 20 7 93.22 52 228 3 4 233.16
    2022 LAC 17 17 17 1162 103.4 699 477 68.2 4739 278.76 25 10 93.16 54 147 0 8 279.26
    2021 LAC 17 17 17 1191 99.6 672 443 65.9 5014 294.94 38 15 97.66 63 302 3 1 380.76
    2020 LAC 16 15 15 1096 93.4 595 396 66.6 4336 289.07 31 10 98.27 55 234 5 8 332.84
    Totals 63 62 62 4,287 - 2,422 1,613 66.6 17,223 277.79 114 42 - 224 911 11 21 1,226.02