Sam Darnold

Minnesota Vikings, Quarterback
Age: 27-16d (Jun 05, 1997)
Exp: 7 Years
Country: US
College: Southern California
Drafted: Round 1 (#3 overall), 2018
Agent(s): Jimmy Sexton, RJ Gonser, Jim Denton (CAA Sports)
2024 Cap Hit

$5,000,000

2024 Cash

$10,000,000

Career Earnings

$55,253,948

2024-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Sam Darnold signed a 1 year , $10,000,000 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including $6,250,000 signing bonus, $8,750,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,000,000. In 2024, Darnold will earn a base salary of $2,500,000, a signing bonus of $6,250,000 and a workout bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,000,000 and a dead cap value of $8,750,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $10,000,000
Average Salary:
$10,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$6,250,000
GTD at Sign:
$8,750,000
Total GTD:
$8,750,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 27 $5,000,000 1.96% $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $8,750,000
2025 28
Void
UFA
$5,000,000 1.83% - - $5,000,000
2026
Void
$1,250,000 0.43% - - -
2027
Void
$1,250,000 0.40% - - -
2028
Void
$1,250,000 0.37% - - -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 27 $2,500,000 $1,250,000 $1,000,000 $250,000 $5,000,000 1.96% $8,750,000
2025 28
Void
UFA
- $1,250,000 - - $5,000,000 1.83% $5,000,000
2026
Void
- $1,250,000 - - $1,250,000 0.43% -
2027
Void
- $1,250,000 - - $1,250,000 0.40% -
2028
Void
- $1,250,000 - - $1,250,000 0.37% -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 27 $2,500,000 $6,250,000 $250,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000
2025 28
Void
- - - - - - -
2026 29
Void
- - - - - - -
2027 30
Void
- - - - - - -
2028 31
Void
- - - - - - -
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2023 Free Agent

Sam Darnold signed a 1 year , $4,500,000 contract with the San Francisco 49ers, including $1,500,000 signing bonus, $3,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,500,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $4,500,000
Average Salary:
$4,500,000
Signing Bonus:
$1,500,000
GTD at Sign:
$3,500,000
Total GTD:
$3,500,000
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2018-2022 Rookie

Sam Darnold signed a 4 year , $30,247,715 contract with the New York Jets, including $20,078,338 signing bonus, $30,247,715 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,561,929.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $30,247,715
Average Salary:
$7,561,929
Signing Bonus:
$20,078,338
GTD at Sign:
$30,247,715
Total GTD:
$30,247,715
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$55,253,948

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

3 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2018 21
Active
$20,558,338
$20,558,338
2019 22
Active
$1,854,895
$22,413,233
2020 23
Active
$3,319,790
$25,733,023
2021 24
Active
$4,774,685
$30,507,708
2022 25
Active / Club Exercised
$18,858,000
$49,365,708
2023 26
Active
$5,888,240
$55,253,948
Total      
$55,253,948
$55,253,948
2024 27
Active
$10,000,000
Total
$65,253,948
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2018
21
$480,000
$20,078,338
$20,558,338
$20,558,338
2019
22
$570,000
$1,284,895
$1,854,895
$22,413,233
2020
23
$750,000
$2,569,790
$3,319,790
$25,733,023
2021
24
$920,000
$3,854,685
$4,774,685
$30,507,708
2022
25
$18,858,000
$18,858,000
$49,365,708
2023
26
$1,900,000
$1,500,000
$100,000
$1,800,000
$5,888,240
$55,253,948
Total
$23,478,000
$21,578,338
$7,709,370
$100,000
$1,800,000
$55,253,948
$55,253,948
2024
27
$2,500,000
$6,250,000
$250,000
$10,000,000
Total
$25,978,000
$27,828,338
$7,709,370
$350,000
$1,800,000
$65,253,948

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
3 $1,800,000 $20,078,338 $3,854,685 - - - $25,733,023
2 $19,778,000 - $3,854,685 - - - $23,632,685
1 $1,900,000 $1,500,000 - - $100,000 $1,800,000 $5,888,240

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2021 CAR 10 - 15 Shoulder
2022 CAR 1 - 9 Ankle
  • Mar 12, 2024 Signed a 1 year $10 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
  • Mar 13, 2023 Signed a 1 year $4.5 million contract with San Francisco (SF)
  • Apr 30, 2021 Carolina (CAR) exercised an $18.8 million option for 2022
  • Apr 05, 2021 Traded to Carolina (CAR) from New York (NYJ) for 2022 2nd round pick (#38 - traded), 2022 4th round pick (#111 Max Mitchell) and 2021 6th round pick (#226 - traded)
  • Jul 30, 2018 Signed a 4 year $30.2 million contract with New York (NYJ)
  • Apr 26, 2018 Drafted by New York (NYJ): Round 1 (#3 overall)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Attempts Pass Completions Pass Completion % Pass Yards Pass Yards/Gm Pass Touchdowns Pass Interceptions Pass Rating Rush Attempts Rush Yards Rush Touchdowns Fum
2023 SF 10 69 6.90 46 28 60.9 297 29.7 2 1 85.14 21 15 1 3
2022 CAR 6 6 377 75.40 140 82 58.6 1,143 190.5 7 3 92.65 26 106 2 6
2021 CAR 12 11 771 93.10 406 243 59.9 2,527 210.6 9 13 71.94 48 222 5 9
2020 NYJ 12 12 739 74.70 364 217 59.6 2,208 184.0 9 11 72.69 37 217 2 4
2019 NYJ 13 13 853 82.40 441 273 61.9 3,024 232.6 19 13 84.32 33 62 2 11
2018 NYJ 13 13 809 80.80 414 239 57.7 2,865 220.4 17 15 77.62 44 138 1 5
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