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Embed This Aaron Donald

Defensive End Age: 27 Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#13 overall), 2014 College: Pittsburgh Agent(s): Todd France (CAA Sports)
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  • Current Contract

    Aaron Donald signed a 6 year, $135,000,000 contract with the Los Angeles Rams, including a $40,000,000 signing bonus, $86,892,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $22,500,000. In 2018, Donald will earn a base salary of $892,000 and a signing bonus of $40,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $8,892,000 and a dead cap value of $50,000,000.

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $135,000,000
    Signing Bonus $40,000,000
    Average Salary $22,500,000
    Total Guarantees $86,892,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $50,000,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2018 Contract details by year 27 $892,000 $8,000,000 - $8,892,000 $50,000,000 $40,892,000($40,892,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $50,000,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-41,108,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $40,000,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-31,108,000 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $18,000,000 2019 Dead Cap: $32,000,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-9,108,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2019 Dead Cap: $32,000,000 2018 Cap Savings: $892,000
    2019 Contract details by year 28 $9,108,000 $8,000,000 - $17,108,000 $41,108,000 $9,108,000($50,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $41,108,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-24,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $32,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-14,892,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $17,108,000 2020 Dead Cap: $24,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2020 Dead Cap: $24,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $9,108,000
    2020 Contract details by year 29 $17,000,000 $8,000,000 - $25,000,000 $24,000,000 $17,000,000($67,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $24,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $24,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $16,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $17,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $16,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $17,000,000
    2021 Contract details by year 30 $19,892,000 $8,000,000 - $27,892,000 $16,000,000 $19,892,000($86,892,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $16,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $11,892,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $16,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $11,892,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $19,892,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $19,892,000

    Potential Out: 2022, 4 yr, $131,784,000; $8,000,000 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 31 $9,250,000 $8,000,000 $5,000,000 $22,250,000 $8,000,000 $14,250,000($101,142,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $14,250,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $14,250,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $14,250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $14,250,000
    2023 Contract details by year 32 $14,000,000 - $5,000,000 $19,000,000 - $19,000,000($120,142,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $19,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $19,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $19,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $19,000,000
    2024 Contract details by year 33 $16,750,000 - $5,000,000 $21,750,000 - $21,750,000($141,892,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $21,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $21,750,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $21,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $21,750,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 34 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $50 million fully guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2018 salary + 2019 salary)
    • 2018-2019 salaries do not contain offsets
    • 2020 salary fully guarantees in March 2019 (no offset)
    • 2021 salary fully guarantees in March 2020 ($10M of no offsets)
    • 2022 Roster Bonus: $5M (paid the 2nd league day of 2022)
    • 2023 Roster Bonus: $5M (paid the 2nd league day of 2023)
    • 2024 Roster Bonus: $5M (paid the 2nd league day of 2024)
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    Previous Contracts

    2014-2018Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $10,136,500
    Signing Bonus $5,692,000
    Average Salary $2,534,125
    Guaranteed $10,136,500
    Free Agent: 2019 / RFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2014 23 $420,000 $1,423,000 - $1,843,000 $10,136,500 $6,112,000($141,892,000)
    2015 24 $880,750 $1,423,000 - $2,303,750 $8,293,500 $946,260($141,892,000)
    2016 25 $1,341,500 $1,423,000 - $2,764,500 $5,989,750 $1,341,500($141,892,000)
    2017 26 $1,802,250 $1,423,000 - $3,225,250 $3,225,250 $1,802,250($141,892,000)
    2018 27 $6,892,000 - - $6,892,000 $6,892,000 $6,892,000($141,892,000)
    2019 Free agent year 28 RFA  
    • 5th year option available
    • No offset language
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 $5,692,000 - - - - - $6,112,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $880,750 - - - - - $65,510 $946,260
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,341,500 - - - - - - $1,341,500
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,802,250 - - - - - - $1,802,250
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $892,000 $40,000,000 - - - - - $40,892,000
    5 seasons $5,336,500 $45,692,000 - - - - $65,510 $51,094,010
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $9,108,000 - - - - - - $9,108,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $17,000,000 - - - - - - $17,000,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $19,892,000 - - - - - - $19,892,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $9,250,000 - $5,000,000 - - - - $14,250,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - $5,000,000 - - - - $19,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $16,750,000 - $5,000,000 - - - - $21,750,000
    $91,336,500 $45,692,000 $15,000,000 - - - $65,510 $152,094,010
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/16/2018, $23,395

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Seattle (SEA)


    • Player contract details by year 09/14/2018, $20,054

      Roughing the Passer against Derek Carr (OAK)


    • Player contract details by year 12/23/2016, $18,231

      Excessive Facemask against Seattle (SEA)


    • Player contract details by year 12/23/2016, $24,309

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct (throwing flag at official)


    • Player contract details by year 10/21/2016, $18,231

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Detroit (DET)


    • Player contract details by year 09/16/2016, $9,115

      Unnecessary Roughness against San Francisco (SF)


    • Player contract details by year 09/16/2016, $12,154

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against San Francisco (SF)


    • TOTAL: $125,489

  • 2018 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Aaron Donald 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
    2018 LAR 13 13 13 750 0.914 16.5 46 31 15 4
    2017 LAR 14 14 14 790 0.750 11 41 32 9 5
    2016 LA 16 16 16 829 0.761 8 47 36 11 2
    2015 LA 16 16 16 915 0.790 11 69 44 25
    2014 LA 16 16 12 704 0.672 8 46 36 10 2
    Totals 75 75 71 3,988 - 55 249 179 70 13 0