Derwin James

Age: 27-361d (Aug 03, 1996)
Exp: 7 Years
Country: US
College: Florida State
Drafted: Round 1 (#17 overall), 2018
Agent(s): David Mulugheta (Athletes First)
2024 Cap Hit

$19,856,400

2024 Cash

$12,750,000

Career Earnings

$50,972,956

2022-2026 Extension (CURRENT)

Derwin James signed a 4 year , $76,532,000 contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, including $20,532,000 signing bonus, $42,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $19,133,000. In 2024, James will earn a base salary of $12,750,000, while carrying a cap hit of $19,856,400 and a dead cap value of $24,734,729.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $76,532,000
Average Salary:
$19,133,000
Signing Bonus:
$20,532,000
GTD at Sign:
$38,584,000
Total GTD:
$42,000,000
Free Agent:
2027 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2022 26 $8,158,400 3.92% $24,584,000 $24,584,000 $38,584,000
2023 27 $9,106,400 4.05% $14,000,000 $38,584,000 $33,841,129
2024 28 $19,856,400 7.77% $12,750,000 $51,334,000 $24,734,729
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 3 YR, $51,334,000; $14,212,800 DEAD CAP
2025 29 $23,856,400 8.73% $16,750,000 $68,084,000 $14,212,800
2026 30 $24,606,400 8.42% $17,500,000 $85,584,000 $7,106,400
2027 31
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster Bonus Option Proration Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2022 26 $4,052,000 $4,106,400 - - $8,158,400 3.92% $38,584,000
2023 27 $2,000,000 $4,106,400 - $3,000,000 $9,106,400 4.05% $33,841,129
2024 28 $12,750,000 $4,106,400 - $3,000,000 $19,856,400 7.77% $24,734,729
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 3 YR, $51,334,000; $14,212,800 DEAD CAP
2025 29 $13,750,000 $4,106,400 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $23,856,400 8.73% $14,212,800
2026 30 $14,500,000 $4,106,400 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $24,606,400 8.42% $7,106,400
2027 31
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2022 26 $4,052,000 $20,532,000 - - $24,584,000 $24,584,000 $24,584,000 $17,116,800
2023 27 $2,000,000 - - $12,000,000 $14,000,000 $38,584,000 $19,292,000 $15,250,000
2024 28 $12,750,000 - - - $12,750,000 $51,334,000 $17,111,333 $15,666,667
2025 29 $13,750,000 - $3,000,000 - $16,750,000 $68,084,000 $17,021,000 $17,125,000
2026 30 $14,500,000 - $3,000,000 - $17,500,000 $85,584,000 $17,116,800 $17,500,000
Contract Notes
  • $38.5M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2022 salary + 2023 salary + 2023 option bonus)
  • $3,415,529 of 2024 salary fully guarantees 3/17/2023 (injury guaranteed at signing)
  • 2023 Option Bonus: $12M
  • 2025 Roster Bonus: $3M
  • 2026 Roster Bonus: $3M
Source: PFT

2018-2022 Rookie

Derwin James signed a 4 year , $12,388,956 contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, including $7,090,150 signing bonus, $12,388,956 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,097,239.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $12,388,956
Average Salary:
$3,097,239
Signing Bonus:
$7,090,150
GTD at Sign:
$12,388,956
Total GTD:
$12,388,956
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$50,972,956

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2018 22
Active
$7,570,150
$7,570,150
2019 23
Active
$1,043,134
$8,613,284
2020 24
Injured
$1,606,269
$10,219,553
2021 25
Active
$2,169,403
$12,388,956
2022 26
Active
$24,584,000
$36,972,956
All NFL (2nd)
2023 27
Active
$14,000,000
$50,972,956
Total      
$50,972,956
$50,972,956
2024 28
Active
$12,750,000
2025 29
Active
$16,750,000
2026 30
Active
$17,500,000
Total
$97,972,956
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2018
22
$480,000
$7,090,150
$7,570,150
$7,570,150
2019
23
$1,043,134
$1,043,134
$8,613,284
2020
24
$1,606,269
$1,606,269
$10,219,553
2021
25
$2,169,403
$2,169,403
$12,388,956
2022
26
$4,052,000
$20,532,000
$24,584,000
$36,972,956
2023
27
$2,000,000
$12,000,000
$14,000,000
$50,972,956
Total
$11,350,806
$27,622,150
$12,000,000
$50,972,956
$50,972,956
2024
28
$12,750,000
$12,750,000
2025
29
$13,750,000
$3,000,000
$16,750,000
2026
30
$14,500,000
$3,000,000
$17,500,000
Total
$52,350,806
$27,622,150
$6,000,000
$12,000,000
$97,972,956

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
6 $11,350,806 $27,622,150 - - - - $50,972,956

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2019 LAC 1 - 12 Foot
2020 LAC 1 - 17 Knee
2020 LAC 15 - 17 COVID-19
  • Nov 17, 2023 Fined $43,710 Hit to a defenseless receiver against Detroit (DET)
  • Sep 22, 2023 Fined $21,855 Hit to a defenseless receiver against Nick Westbrook-Ikhine
  • Dec 30, 2022 Fined $25,462 Hit to a defenseless receiver against Indianapolis (IND)
  • Aug 17, 2022 Signed a 4 year $76.532 million contract extension with Los Angeles (LAC)
  • May 01, 2021 Los Angeles (LAC) exercised a $9.05 million option for 2022
  • Nov 23, 2018 Fined $10,026 Excessive Facemask against Denver (DEN)
  • Nov 09, 2018 Fined $26,739 Unnecessary Roughness against Seattle (SEA)
  • Jun 01, 2018 Signed a 4 year $12.3 million contract with Los Angeles (LAC)
  • Apr 26, 2018 Drafted by Los Angeles (LAC): Round 1 (#17 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Nov 09, 2018 Unnecessary Roughness against Seattle (SEA) $26,739
Nov 23, 2018 Excessive Facemask against Denver (DEN) $10,026
Dec 30, 2022 Hit to a defenseless receiver against Indianapolis (IND) $25,462
Sep 22, 2023 Hit to a defenseless receiver against Nick Westbrook-Ikhine $21,855
Nov 17, 2023 Hit to a defenseless receiver against Detroit (DET) $43,710
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 LAC 16 15 945 86.40 2 125 86 39 1
2022 LAC 14 14 836 79.80 4 115 64 51 2 2
2021 LAC 15 15 962 83.40 2 117 74 43 3 2
2019 LAC 5 5 299 99.30 33 23 10
2018 LAC 16 16 1,026 99.10 4 105 75 30 3
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