Aaron Donald

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Rams, DT Age: 31-135d Exp: 9 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#13 overall), 2014 College: Pittsburgh Agent(s): Todd France (Athletes First)

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  • Current Contract

    Aaron Donald signed a 3 year, $95,000,000 contract with the Los Angeles Rams, including a $25,000,000 signing bonus, $95,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $31,666,667. In 2022, Donald will earn a base salary of $1,500,000, a signing bonus of $40,000,000 and a roster bonus of $5,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $27,000,000 and a dead cap value of $73,000,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $95,000,000
    Signing Bonus $25,000,000
    Average Salary $31,666,667
    Total Guarantees $95,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $46,500,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Option Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 31 $1,500,000 $16,000,000 $5,000,000 - $4,500,000 $27,000,000 $73,000,000 $46,500,000($46,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $73,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-46,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $51,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-24,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $44,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $29,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-17,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $22,500,000 2023 Dead Cap: $29,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $4,500,000
    2023 Contract details by year 32 $13,500,000 $8,000,000 - - $4,500,000 $26,000,000 $44,000,000 $13,500,000($60,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $44,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-18,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $29,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-3,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $24,500,000 2024 Dead Cap: $19,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $1,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $9,500,000 2024 Dead Cap: $19,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $16,500,000

    Potential Out: 2024, 2 yr, $60,000,000; $19,500,000 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 33 $10,000,000 $8,000,000 $5,000,000 $6,666,666 $4,500,000 $34,166,666 $19,500,000 $35,000,000($95,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $19,500,000 2024 Cap Savings: $14,666,666 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $19,500,000 2024 Cap Savings: $14,666,666 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $14,500,000 2025 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $19,666,666 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $14,500,000 2025 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $19,666,666
    2025 Contract details by year 34 - $8,000,000 - $6,666,666 - $29,333,334 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $29,333,334 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $29,333,334 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $29,333,334 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $29,333,334
    2026 Contract details by year 35 - $8,000,000 - $6,666,666 - $14,666,666 $5,000,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2026 Cap Savings: $9,666,666 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2026 Cap Savings: $9,666,666 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $9,666,666 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $9,666,666
    2025 Free Agent Year 36 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $46.5 guaranteed at signing (2022 salary + 2022 roster bonus + 2023 roster bonus + signing bonus)
    • 2023 Roster Bonus: $15M (guaranteed, pays the 2nd league day of 2023)
    • $13.5M 2023 salary fully guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2023
    • 2024 Roster Bonus: $5M (fully guarantees the 3rd league day of 2023, injury guaranteed at signing, no forfeiture language)
    • 2024 Base + Option Bonus: $10M + $20M (fully guarantee the 5th league day of 2024)
    • No offset language available
    • 2025-2026 years automatically void the last league day of 2024
    • No Trade Clause

    Previous Contracts

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    2018-2024

    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

    2014-2018Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $10,136,500
    Signing Bonus $5,692,000
    Average Salary $2,534,125
    Total Guarantees $10,136,500
    Guaranteed at Signing $10,136,500
    Free Agent: 2019 / RFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    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 DPOY $1,802,250 - - - - - - $1,802,250
    2018 Player Cash Earnings DPOY $892,000 $40,000,000 - - - - - $40,892,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $9,108,000 - - - - - - $9,108,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings DPOY $17,000,000 - - - - - $20,228 $17,020,228
    2021 Player Cash Earnings ALL NFL (1ST) $1,892,000 - - - $18,000,000 - - $19,892,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $40,000,000 $5,000,000 - - - - $46,500,000
    9 seasons $34,836,500 $85,692,000 $5,000,000 - $18,000,000 - $85,738 $143,614,238
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $13,500,000 - - - - - - $13,500,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - $5,000,000 - - $20,000,000 - $35,000,000
    $58,336,500 $85,692,000 $10,000,000 - $18,000,000 $20,000,000 $85,738 $192,114,238
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,300,750 $5,692,000 - - - - $65,510 $7,058,260
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $33,535,750 $80,000,000 $5,000,000 - $18,000,000 - $20,228 $136,555,978
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 01/21/2022, $10,815

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Arizona (ARI)


    • Player contract details by year 12/03/2021, $10,300

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Green Bay (GB)


    • Player contract details by year 10/09/2020, $10,500

      Fighting against New York (NYG)


    • Player contract details by year 09/27/2019, $21,056

      Roughing the Passer against Baker Mayfield (CLE)


    • 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: $178,160

  • Transactions

    Jun 6 2022Signed a 3 year $95 million contract extension with Los Angeles (LAR)
    Jan 21 2022Fined $10,815 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Arizona (ARI)
    Dec 3 2021Fined $10,300 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Green Bay (GB)
    Mar 17 2021Converted $18M of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $13.5M of cap with Los Angeles (LAR)
    Oct 9 2020Fined $10,500 Fighting against New York (NYG)
    Sep 27 2019Fined $21,056 Roughing the Passer against Baker Mayfield (CLE)
    Nov 16 2018Fined $23,395 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Seattle (SEA)
    Sep 14 2018Fined $20,054 Roughing the Passer against Derek Carr (OAK)
    Aug 31 2018Signed a 6 year $135 million contract extension with Los Angeles (LA)
    Apr 12 2017Los Angeles (LAR) exercised a $6.982 million option for 2018
    Dec 23 2016Fined $18,231 Excessive Facemask against Seattle (SEA)
    Dec 23 2016Fined $24,309 Unsportsmanlike Conduct (throwing flag at official)
    Oct 21 2016Fined $18,231 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Detroit (DET)
    Sep 16 2016Fined $12,154 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against San Francisco (SF)
    Sep 16 2016Fined $9,115 Unnecessary Roughness against San Francisco (SF)
    Jun 16 2014Signed a 4 year $10.13 million contract with St. Louis (STL)
    May 8 2014Drafted by St. Louis (STL): Round 1 (#13 overall)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2022 LAR 3 3 3 106 88.3 2 10 6 4
    2021 LAR 17 17 17 1041 90.1 12.5 84 38 46 4
    2020 LAR 16 16 6 865 84.5 13.5 45 27 18 4
    2019 LAR 16 16 12 940 84.7 12.5 48 29 19 2
    2018 LAR 16 16 16 916 92.2 20.5 59 41 18 4
    2017 LAR 14 14 14 790 75.0 11 41 32 9 5
    2016 LA 16 16 16 829 76.1 8 47 36 11 2
    2015 LA 16 16 16 915 11 69 44 25
    2014 LA 16 16 12 704 8 46 36 10 2
    Totals 130 130 112 7,106 - 99 449 289 160 23 0