Daron Payne

Washington Commanders, Defensive Tackle
Age: 27-56d (May 27, 1997)
Exp: 7 Years
Country: US
College: Alabama
Drafted: Round 1 (#13 overall), 2018
Agent(s): Joel Segal (WME Sports)
2024 Cap Hit

$21,610,000

2024 Cash

$16,010,000

Career Earnings

$53,957,360

2023-2026 Extension (CURRENT)

Daron Payne signed a 4 year , $90,000,000 contract with the Washington Commanders, including $28,000,000 signing bonus, $59,010,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $22,500,000. In 2024, Payne will earn a base salary of $15,000,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $21,610,000 and a dead cap value of $46,400,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $90,000,000
Average Salary:
$22,500,000
Signing Bonus:
$28,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$55,010,000
Total GTD:
$59,010,000
Free Agent:
2027 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2023 26 $8,610,000 3.83% $31,010,000 $31,010,000 $55,510,000
2024 27 $21,610,000 8.46% $16,010,000 $47,020,000 $46,400,000
2025 28 $26,170,000 9.58% $20,570,000 $67,590,000 $25,800,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 3 YR, $67,590,000; $11,200,000 DEAD CAP
2026 29 $28,010,000 9.58% $22,410,000 $90,000,000 $11,200,000
2027 30
Void
UFA
$5,600,000 1.79% - - -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster Bonus Roster/Gm Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2023 26 $2,510,000 $5,600,000 - - $500,000 $8,610,000 3.83% $55,510,000
2024 27 $15,000,000 $5,600,000 - $510,000 $500,000 $21,610,000 8.46% $46,400,000
2025 28 $19,560,000 $5,600,000 - $510,000 $500,000 $26,170,000 9.58% $25,800,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 3 YR, $67,590,000; $11,200,000 DEAD CAP
2026 29 $16,400,000 $5,600,000 $5,000,000 $510,000 $500,000 $28,010,000 9.58% $11,200,000
2027 30
Void
UFA
- $5,600,000 - - - $5,600,000 1.79% -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2023 26 $2,510,000 $28,000,000 - $500,000 $31,010,000 $31,010,000 $31,010,000 $22,500,000
2024 27 $15,000,000 - - $500,000 $16,010,000 $47,020,000 $23,510,000 $19,663,333
2025 28 $19,560,000 - - $500,000 $20,570,000 $67,590,000 $22,530,000 $21,490,000
2026 29 $16,400,000 - $5,000,000 $500,000 $22,410,000 $90,000,000 $22,500,000 $22,410,000
2027 30
Void
- - - - - - - -
Contract Notes
  • $55.01M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2023 salary + 2023 workout bonus + 2024 salary)
  • $9M of 2025 salary fully guarantees 3/15/2024
  • Additional $4M of 2025 salary fully guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2025
  • 2024 Per Game Active Bonus: $30,000 ($510,000, guaranteed for injury)
  • 2025 Per Game Active Bonus: $30,000 ($510,000)
  • 2026 Per Game Active Bonus: $30,000 ($510,000)
  • 2026 Roster Bonus: $5M (3rd league day of 2026)
  • Annual Workout Bonus: $500,000 (fully guaranteed in 2023, injury guaranteed in 2024)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2023 Free Agent

Daron Payne signed a 1 year , $18,937,000 contract with the Washington Commanders, including an average annual salary of $18,937,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $18,937,000
Average Salary:
$18,937,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2018-2022 Rookie

Daron Payne signed a 4 year , $14,418,360 contract with the Washington Redskins, including $8,566,080 signing bonus, $14,418,360 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,604,590.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $14,418,360
Average Salary:
$3,604,590
Signing Bonus:
$8,566,080
GTD at Sign:
$14,418,360
Total GTD:
$14,418,360
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$53,957,360

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2018 21
Active
$9,046,080
$9,046,080
2019 22
Active
$1,135,380
$10,181,460
2020 23
Active
$1,790,760
$11,972,220
2021 24
Active
$2,446,140
$14,418,360
2022 25
Active / Club Exercised
$8,529,000
$22,947,360
2023 26
Active
$31,010,000
$53,957,360
Total      
$53,957,360
$53,957,360
2024 27
Active
$16,010,000
2025 28
Active
$20,570,000
2026 29
Active
$22,410,000
Total
$112,947,360
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2018
21
$480,000
$8,566,080
$9,046,080
$9,046,080
2019
22
$1,135,380
$1,135,380
$10,181,460
2020
23
$1,790,760
$1,790,760
$11,972,220
2021
24
$2,446,140
$2,446,140
$14,418,360
2022
25
$8,529,000
$8,529,000
$22,947,360
2023
26
$2,510,000
$28,000,000
$500,000
$31,010,000
$53,957,360
Total
$16,891,280
$36,566,080
$500,000
$53,957,360
$53,957,360
2024
27
$15,000,000
$500,000
$16,010,000
2025
28
$19,560,000
$500,000
$20,570,000
2026
29
$16,400,000
$5,000,000
$500,000
$22,410,000
Total
$67,851,280
$36,566,080
$5,000,000
$2,000,000
$112,947,360

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
6 $16,891,280 $36,566,080 - - $500,000 - $53,957,360
  • Dec 22, 2023 Fined $10,927 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Los Angeles (LAR)
  • Mar 12, 2023 Signed a 4 year $90 million contract extension with Washington (WAS)
  • Feb 28, 2023 Offered a 1 year $18.937 million franchise tag by Washington (WAS)
  • Apr 27, 2021 Washington (WAS) exercised an $8.529 million option for 2022
  • May 10, 2018 Signed a 4 year $14.4 million contract with Washington (WAS)
  • Apr 26, 2018 Drafted by Washington (WAS): Round 1 (#13 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Dec 22, 2023 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Los Angeles (LAR) $10,927
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 WAS 17 16 885 80.80 4 53 32 21 2
2022 WAS 17 17 908 87.00 12 64 33 31
2021 WAS 17 17 837 75.60 5 61 36 25
2020 WAS 16 15 829 79.40 3 54 27 27 3 1
2019 WAS 15 9 766 66.90 2 56 32 24
2018 WAS 16 16 796 77.10 5 56 35 21 1
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