Demario Davis

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Saints, ILB Age: 35-58d Exp: 11 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#77 overall), 2012 College: Arkansas State Agent(s): Tom Condon (CAA Sports)

 
  • Current Contract

    Demario Davis signed a 3 year, $27,000,000 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $11,000,000 signing bonus, $18,350,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $9,000,000. In 2024, Davis will earn a base salary of $10,000,000 and a roster bonus of $2,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $18,193,000 and a dead cap value of $12,996,000.
    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $27,000,000
    Signing Bonus $11,000,000
    Average Salary $9,000,000
    Total Guarantees $18,350,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $18,350,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2020 Contract details by year 31 $1,050,000 $4,500,000 - $250,000 - $5,800,000 $23,200,000 $12,300,000($12,300,000) $12,300,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $23,200,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-17,400,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $15,850,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-10,050,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $12,100,000 2021 Dead Cap: $11,100,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-6,300,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $4,750,000 2021 Dead Cap: $11,100,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,050,000
    2021 Contract details by year 32 $1,100,000 $4,500,000 - - $1,300,000 $6,900,000 $17,400,000 $6,300,000($18,600,000) $9,300,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $17,400,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-10,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $16,300,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-9,400,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $6,900,000 2022 Dead Cap: $10,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $5,800,000 2022 Dead Cap: $10,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $1,100,000
    2022 Contract details by year 33 $1,120,000 $2,200,000 - - $2,576,000 $5,896,000 $19,000,000 $8,000,000($26,600,000) $8,866,667
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $19,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-13,104,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $16,880,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-10,984,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $6,896,000 2023 Dead Cap: $12,104,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-1,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $4,776,000 2023 Dead Cap: $12,104,000 2022 Cap Savings: $1,120,000
    2023 Contract details by year 34 $1,165,000 $2,200,000 - $250,000 $3,993,000 $7,608,000 $20,604,000 $8,500,000($35,100,000) $8,775,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $20,604,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-12,996,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $19,439,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-11,831,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $7,608,000 2024 Dead Cap: $12,996,000 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $6,443,000 2024 Dead Cap: $12,996,000 2023 Cap Savings: $1,165,000
    2024 Contract details by year 35 $10,000,000 $2,200,000 $2,000,000 - $3,993,000 $18,193,000 $12,996,000 $12,000,000($47,100,000) $9,420,000
    Pre-6/1 Release Today → 03/18/2024 2024 Dead Cap: $12,996,000 2024 Cap Savings: $5,197,000 03/18/2024 → 6/1/2024 2024 Dead Cap: $14,996,000 2024 Cap Savings: $3,197,000 Pre-6/1 Trade Today → 03/18/2024 2024 Dead Cap: $12,996,000 2024 Cap Savings: $5,197,000 03/18/2024 → 6/1/2024 2024 Dead Cap: $14,996,000 2024 Cap Savings: $3,197,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $6,193,000 2025 Dead Cap: $6,803,000 2024 Cap Savings: $12,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $8,193,000 2025 Dead Cap: $6,803,000 2024 Cap Savings: $10,000,000
    2025 Contract details by year 36 - - - - $2,693,000 $6,803,000 $6,803,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $6,803,000 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $6,803,000 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $6,803,000 2025 Cap Savings: $6,803,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $6,803,000 2025 Cap Savings: $6,803,000
    2026 Contract details by year 37 - - - - $2,693,000 $2,693,000 $4,110,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $4,110,000 2026 Cap Savings: $-1,417,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $4,110,000 2026 Cap Savings: $-1,417,000 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $4,110,000 2026 Cap Savings: $2,693,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $4,110,000 2026 Cap Savings: $2,693,000
    2027 Contract details by year 38 - - - - $1,417,000 $1,417,000 $1,417,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $1,417,000 2027 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $1,417,000 2027 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $1,417,000 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $1,417,000 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $0
    2025 Free Agent Year 39 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $18.35M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2021 salary + 2021 roster bonus)
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $3.6M (3/21/2021)
    • Annual Pro Bowl Bonus: $500,000 (earned 2022)
    • 2024 Roster Bonus: $2M (3/18/2024)
    • 2025-27 years automatically void ($6.8M dead cap)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2018-2020

    Demario Davis signed a 3 year, $24,000,000 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $9,200,000 signing bonus, $16,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,000,000. In 2024, Davis will earn a base salary of $10,000,000 and a roster bonus of $2,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $18,193,000 and a dead cap value of $12,996,000.
    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $24,000,000
    Signing Bonus $9,200,000
    Average Salary $8,000,000
    Total Guarantees $16,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $16,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2017-2017

    Demario Davis signed a 1 year, $2,225,000 contract with the New York Jets, including a $100,000 signing bonus, $100,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,225,000. In 2024, Davis will earn a base salary of $10,000,000 and a roster bonus of $2,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $18,193,000 and a dead cap value of $12,996,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,225,000
    Signing Bonus $100,000
    Average Salary $2,225,000
    Total Guarantees $100,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $100,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2016-2017

    Demario Davis signed a 2 year, $8,000,000 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including a $2,000,000 signing bonus, $4,100,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,000,000. In 2024, Davis will earn a base salary of $10,000,000 and a roster bonus of $2,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $18,193,000 and a dead cap value of $12,996,000.
    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $8,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000,000
    Average Salary $4,000,000
    Total Guarantees $4,100,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $4,100,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2012-2015Entry Level

    Demario Davis signed a 4 year, $2,817,960 contract with the New York Jets, including a $577,960 signing bonus, $577,960 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $704,490. In 2024, Davis will earn a base salary of $10,000,000 and a roster bonus of $2,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $18,193,000 and a dead cap value of $12,996,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,817,960
    Signing Bonus $577,960
    Average Salary $704,490
    Total Guarantees $577,960
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $390,000 $577,960 - - - - - $967,960
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $480,000 - - $40,000 - - - $520,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $570,000 - - $50,000 - - - $620,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,492,000 - - $50,000 - - $112,011 $1,654,011
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $2,100,000 $2,000,000 - $100,000 - - - $4,200,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $900,000 $100,000 - - - - $1,225,000 $2,225,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $850,000 $9,200,000 - $150,000 - - - $10,200,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $5,950,000 - - $250,000 - - - $6,200,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,050,000 $11,000,000 - $250,000 - - - $12,300,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings ALL NFL (2ND) $1,100,000 - - - $5,200,000 - - $6,300,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings ALL NFL (2ND) $1,120,000 - - - $6,380,000 - $500,000 $8,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings ALL NFL (2ND) $1,165,000 - - $250,000 $7,085,000 - - $8,500,000
    12 seasons $17,167,000 $22,877,960 - $1,140,000 $18,665,000 - $1,837,011 $61,686,971
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - $2,000,000 - - - - $12,000,000
    $27,167,000 $22,877,960 $2,000,000 $1,140,000 $18,665,000 - $1,837,011 $73,686,971
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,832,000 $677,960 - $140,000 - - $1,337,011 $5,986,971
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,100,000 $2,000,000 - $100,000 - - - $4,200,000
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $11,235,000 $20,200,000 - $900,000 $18,665,000 - $500,000 $51,500,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/18/2019, $28,075

      Hit to a defenseless receiver against Geoff Swaim (JAX)


    • Player contract details by year 09/27/2019, $7,017

      Uniform violation against Seattle (SEA)


    • Player contract details by year 12/14/2018, $26,739

      Impermissible use of his helmet against Peyton Barber (TB)


    • Player contract details by year 10/02/2015, $8,861

      Unnecessary Roughness against Darren Sproles (PHI)


    • TOTAL: $70,692

  • Transactions

    Mar 4 2023Converted $7.085M of 2023 salary into signing bonus, clearing $5.668 million of cap with New Orleans (NO)
    Mar 17 2022Converted $6.38M of 2022 salary into signing bonus, adding two more void years, freeing up $5.104M of cap space with New Orleans (NO)
    Mar 6 2021Converted $5.225M of 2021 salary/bonus into signing bonus, clearing $3.91M of cap space with New Orleans (NO)
    Sep 13 2020Signed a 3 year $27 million contract extension with New Orleans (NO)
    Oct 18 2019Fined $28,075 Hit to a defenseless receiver against Geoff Swaim (JAX)
    Sep 27 2019Fined $7,017 Uniform violation against Seattle (SEA)
    Mar 14 2018Agreed to a 3 year $24 million contract with New Orleans (NO)
    Jun 15 2017Signed a 1 year $2.225 million restructured contract with New York (NYJ), including $1.225M in incentives
    Jun 1 2017Traded to New York (NYJ) from Cleveland (CLE) for Calvin Pryor
    Mar 16 2016Signed a 2 year $8 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Oct 2 2015Fined $8,861 Unnecessary Roughness against Darren Sproles (PHI)
    May 31 2012Signed a 4 year $2.817 million contract with New York (NYJ)
    Apr 27 2012Drafted by New York (NYJ): Round 3 (#77 overall)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2023 NO 17 17 16 1021 97.6 6.5 121 74 47 1
    2022 NO 17 17 17 1132 122.4 6.5 109 54 55 1
    2021 NO 16 16 16 1037 92.8 3 105 70 35
    2020 NO 16 16 16 1032 99.1 4 119 73 46
    2019 NO 16 16 16 1006 92.9 4 111 87 24 1
    2018 NO 16 16 16 877 86.7 5 110 74 36 2
    2017 NYJ 16 16 16 1118 100.0 5 133 97 36
    2016 CLE 16 16 15 788 70.8 2 99 59 40
    2015 NYJ 16 16 16 855 81.0 2 90 57 32
    2014 NYJ 16 16 16 1006 99.0 4 116 77 38
    2013 NYJ 16 16 16 1048 95.1 1 107 60 41 1
    2012 NYJ 16 16 3 309 29.0 36 23 4
    Totals 194 194 179 11,229 - 43 1,256 805 434 3 3