James Daniels

Age: 26-287d (Sep 13, 1997)
Exp: 7 Years
Country: US
College: Iowa
Drafted: Round 2 (#39 overall), 2018
Agent(s): Cedric Saunders, Brian Levy (Goal Line Football)
2024 Cap Hit

$11,166,668

2024 Cash

$8,250,000

Career Earnings

$26,219,274

2022-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

James Daniels signed a 3 year , $26,500,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including $8,750,000 signing bonus, $8,750,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,833,333. In 2024, Daniels will earn a base salary of $8,250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $11,166,668 and a dead cap value of $2,916,668.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $26,500,000
Average Salary:
$8,833,333
Signing Bonus:
$8,750,000
GTD at Sign:
$8,750,000
Total GTD:
$8,750,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2022 25 $4,166,666 2.00% $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $8,750,000
2023 26 $11,166,666 4.97% $8,250,000 $18,250,000 $14,083,334
2024 27 $11,166,668 4.37% $8,250,000 $26,500,000 $2,916,668
2025 28
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2022 25 $1,250,000 $2,916,667 $4,166,666 2.00% $8,750,000
2023 26 $8,250,000 $2,916,667 $11,166,666 4.97% $14,083,334
2024 27 $8,250,000 $2,916,668 $11,166,668 4.37% $2,916,668
2025 28
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2022 25 $1,250,000 $8,750,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $8,833,333
2023 26 $8,250,000 - $8,250,000 $18,250,000 $9,125,000 $8,250,000
2024 27 $8,250,000 - $8,250,000 $26,500,000 $8,833,333 $8,250,000
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2018-2021 Rookie

James Daniels signed a 4 year , $6,950,160 contract with the Chicago Bears, including $3,134,662 signing bonus, $3,930,578 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,737,540.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $6,950,160
Average Salary:
$1,737,540
Signing Bonus:
$3,134,662
GTD at Sign:
$3,930,578
Total GTD:
$3,930,578
Free Agent:
2022 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$26,219,274

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2018 21
Active
$3,614,662
$3,614,662
2019 22
Active
$958,160
$4,572,822
2020 23
Injured
$1,213,452
$5,786,274
2021 24
Active
$2,183,000
$7,969,274
2022 25
Active
$10,000,000
$17,969,274
2023 26
Active
$8,250,000
$26,219,274
Total      
$26,219,274
$26,219,274
2024 27
Active
$8,250,000
Total
$34,469,274
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2018
21
$480,000
$3,134,662
$3,614,662
$3,614,662
2019
22
$795,916
$162,244
$958,160
$4,572,822
2020
23
$1,111,833
$101,619
$1,213,452
$5,786,274
2021
24
$2,183,000
$2,183,000
$7,969,274
2022
25
$1,250,000
$8,750,000
$10,000,000
$17,969,274
2023
26
$8,250,000
$8,250,000
$26,219,274
Total
$14,070,749
$11,884,662
$263,863
$26,219,274
$26,219,274
2024
27
$8,250,000
$8,250,000
Total
$22,320,749
$11,884,662
$263,863
$34,469,274

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $4,570,749 $3,134,662 - - - $263,863 $7,969,274
2 $9,500,000 $8,750,000 - - - - $18,250,000

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2020 CHI 6 - 16 Pectoral
  • Oct 14, 2022 Fined $10,609 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Buffalo (BUF)
  • Mar 15, 2022 Signed a 3 year $26.5 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • May 10, 2018 Signed a 4 year $6.95 million contract with Chicago (CHI)
  • Apr 27, 2018 Drafted by Chicago (CHI): Round 2 (#39 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Oct 14, 2022 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Buffalo (BUF) $10,609
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps%
2023 PIT 15 14 945 88.20
2022 PIT 17 17 1,160 100.00
2021 CHI 17 17 1,122 100.00
2020 CHI 5 5 305 90.50
2019 CHI 16 16 1,091 100.00
2018 CHI 16 10 761 70.90
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