DJ Chark

Los Angeles Chargers, Wide Receiver
Age: 27-310d (Sep 23, 1996)
Exp: 7 Years
Country: US
College: Louisiana State
Drafted: Round 2 (#61 overall), 2018
Agent(s): Todd France (Athletes First)
2024 Cap Hit

$2,890,000

2024 Cash

$3,000,000

Career Earnings

$20,790,259

2024-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

DJ Chark signed a 1 year , $3,000,000 contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, including $565,000 signing bonus, $2,065,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,000,000. In 2024, Chark will earn a base salary of $1,500,000 and a signing bonus of $565,000, while carrying a cap hit of $2,890,000 and a dead cap value of $2,065,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $3,000,000
Average Salary:
$3,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$565,000
GTD at Sign:
$2,065,000
Total GTD:
$2,065,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 28 $2,890,000 1.13% $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,065,000
2025 29
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 28 $1,500,000 $565,000 $825,000 $2,890,000 1.13% $2,065,000
2025 29
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 28 $1,500,000 $565,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000
Contract Notes
  • $2.065M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2024 salary)
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $55,000 ($935,000)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2023 Free Agent

DJ Chark signed a 1 year , $5,000,000 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including $3,920,000 signing bonus, $5,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,000,000. In 2024, Chark will earn, while carrying a cap hit of $3,136,000 and a dead cap value of $3,136,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $5,000,000
Average Salary:
$5,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$3,920,000
GTD at Sign:
$5,000,000
Total GTD:
$5,000,000
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2022-2022 Free Agent

DJ Chark signed a 1 year , $10,000,000 contract with the Detroit Lions, including $8,965,000 signing bonus, $10,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,000,000. In 2024, Chark will earn, while carrying a cap hit of $2,988,334.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $10,000,000
Average Salary:
$10,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$8,965,000
GTD at Sign:
$10,000,000
Total GTD:
$10,000,000
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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2018-2021 Rookie

DJ Chark signed a 4 year , $4,447,229 contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, including $1,314,349 signing bonus, $1,779,732 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,111,807.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $4,447,229
Average Salary:
$1,111,807
Signing Bonus:
$1,314,349
GTD at Sign:
$1,779,732
Total GTD:
$1,779,732
Free Agent:
2022 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$20,790,259

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

3 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2018 22
Active
$1,794,349
$1,794,349
2019 23
Active
$682,147
$2,476,496
2020 24
Active
$1,130,763
$3,607,259
2021 25
Injured
$2,183,000
$5,790,259
2022 26
Active
$10,000,000
$15,790,259
2023 27
Active
$5,000,000
$20,790,259
Total      
$20,790,259
$20,790,259
2024 28
Active
$3,000,000
Total
$23,790,259
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2018
22
$480,000
$1,314,349
$1,794,349
$1,794,349
2019
23
$682,147
$682,147
$2,476,496
2020
24
$884,294
$246,469
$1,130,763
$3,607,259
2021
25
$2,183,000
$2,183,000
$5,790,259
2022
26
$1,035,000
$8,965,000
$10,000,000
$15,790,259
2023
27
$1,080,000
$3,920,000
$5,000,000
$20,790,259
Total
$6,344,441
$14,199,349
$246,469
$20,790,259
$20,790,259
2024
28
$1,500,000
$565,000
$3,000,000
Total
$7,844,441
$14,764,349
$246,469
$23,790,259

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $4,229,441 $1,314,349 - - - $246,469 $5,790,259
1 $1,035,000 $8,965,000 - - - - $10,000,000
1 $1,080,000 $3,920,000 - - - - $5,000,000

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2021 JAX 5 - 18 Ankle
2022 DET 7 - 10 Ankle
  • May 03, 2024 Signed a 1 year $3 million contract with Los Angeles (LAC)
  • Mar 24, 2023 Signed a 1 year $5 million contract with Carolina (CAR)
  • Mar 15, 2022 Signed a 1 year $10 million contract with Detroit (DET)
  • May 25, 2018 Signed a 4 year $4.44 million contract with Jacksonville (JAC)
  • Apr 27, 2018 Drafted by Jacksonville (JAC): Round 2 (#61 overall)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Receiving Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving Touchdowns Fum
2023 CAR 15 10 737 67.10 35 525 5 2
2022 DET 11 10 534 59.40 30 502 3 0
2021 JAX 4 4 169 66.50 7 154 2 0
2020 JAX 13 12 702 67.70 53 706 5 0
2019 JAX 15 14 864 78.00 73 1,008 8 0
2018 JAX 11 291 28.00 14 174 0 1

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 2 years, $19,459,816
  • Avg. Salary: $9,729,908
  • NFL Rank: 232
  • WR Rank: 33

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2025
  • Avg. Salary: $3,000,000
  • NFL Rank: 609
  • WR Rank: 73

Comparable Players

We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare DJ Chark to.

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
Marquez Valdes-Scantling 3 $30,000,000 $10,000,000 27
Tim Patrick 3 $34,000,000 $11,333,333 27
Darius Slayton 2 $12,000,000 $6,000,000 26
Josh Reynolds 2 $6,000,000 $3,000,000 26
Averages 3 $20,500,000 $7,583,333 26.5

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Chark's current age (27), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
2 $20,100,000 $10,050,000

Statistical Comparisons

Now we'll compare our variables and Chark statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: GP%, Rec Tgt/Gm, Rec/Gm, Rec Yds/Gm, Rec TD/Gm, YAC/GM, Drops/Gm, Rating

Player GP% Rec Tgt/Gm Rec/Gm Rec Yds/Gm Rec TD/Gm YAC/GM Drops/Gm Rating
Marquez Valdes-Scantling
2020-2021
81.82 4.37 2.19 41.48 0.33 13.31 0.23 61.25
Tim Patrick
2019-2020
71.88 4.78 2.91 41.74 0.26 10.91 0.05 69.90
Darius Slayton
2021-2022
85.29 4.45 2.48 36.66 0.14 11.48 0.41 60.65
Josh Reynolds
2020-2021
84.85 4.64 2.89 36.21 0.14 12.11 0.15 65.85
Average 80.96 4.56 2.62 39.02 0.22 11.95 0.21 64.41
DJ Chark
2022-2023
78.79 4.54 2.50 39.50 0.31 8.85 0.31 64.80
Pct Change -2.68 -0.44 -4.58 1.23 40.91 -25.94 -47.62 0.61
Median Prime % Change -1.56%
Average Prime % Change -4.81%

Calculated Market Value: DJ Chark

After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

Terms Avg. Salary
2 years, $19,459,816 $9,729,908
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