D’Ernest Johnson

Jacksonville Jaguars, Running Back
Age: 28-124d (Feb 27, 1996)
Exp: 6 Years
Country: US
College: South Florida
Drafted: Undrafted, CLE, 2019
Agent(s): Rosenhaus Sports
2024 Cap Hit

$1,135,000

2024 Cash

$1,275,000

Career Earnings

$4,739,193

2024-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

D’Ernest Johnson signed a 1 year , $1,275,000 contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, including $25,000 signing bonus, $225,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,275,000. In 2024, Johnson will earn a base salary of $1,125,000, a signing bonus of $25,000, a roster bonus of $100,000 and a workout bonus of $25,000, while carrying a cap hit of $1,135,000 and a dead cap value of $225,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,275,000
Average Salary:
$1,275,000
Signing Bonus:
$25,000
GTD at Sign:
$225,000
Total GTD:
$225,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 28 $1,135,000 0.44% $1,275,000 $1,275,000 $225,000
2025 29
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 28 $1,125,000 $25,000 $100,000 $25,000 $1,135,000 0.44% $225,000
2025 29
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 28 $1,125,000 $25,000 $100,000 $25,000 $1,275,000 $1,275,000 $1,275,000 $1,275,000
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2023 Free Agent

D’Ernest Johnson signed a 1 year , $1,232,500 contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, including $50,000 signing bonus, $50,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,232,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,232,500
Average Salary:
$1,232,500
Signing Bonus:
$50,000
GTD at Sign:
$50,000
Total GTD:
$50,000
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2022-2022

D’Ernest Johnson signed a 1 year , $1,216,500 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including $151,500 signing bonus, $729,125 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,216,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,216,500
Average Salary:
$1,216,500
Signing Bonus:
$151,500
GTD at Sign:
$729,125
Total GTD:
$729,125
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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2019-2021 Rookie

D’Ernest Johnson signed a 3 year , $1,755,000 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including an average annual salary of $585,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $1,755,000
Average Salary:
$585,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2022 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$4,739,193

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2019 23
Active
$622,544
$622,544
2020 24
Active
$817,649
$1,440,193
2021 25
Active
$850,000
$2,290,193
2022 26
Active
$1,216,500
$3,506,693
2023 27
Active
$1,232,500
$4,739,193
Total      
$4,739,193
$4,739,193
2024 28
Active
$1,275,000
Total
$6,014,193
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2019
23
$495,000
$127,544
$622,544
$622,544
2020
24
$675,000
$142,649
$817,649
$1,440,193
2021
25
$850,000
$850,000
$2,290,193
2022
26
$1,065,000
$151,500
$1,216,500
$3,506,693
2023
27
$1,080,000
$50,000
$1,232,500
$4,739,193
Total
$4,165,000
$201,500
$270,193
$4,739,193
$4,739,193
2024
28
$1,125,000
$25,000
$100,000
$25,000
$1,275,000
Total
$5,290,000
$226,500
$100,000
$25,000
$270,193
$6,014,193

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $3,085,000 $151,500 - - - $270,193 $3,506,693
1 $1,080,000 $50,000 - - - - $1,232,500

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2021 CLE 18 - 18 COVID-19
  • Mar 12, 2024 Signed a 1 year $1.27 million contract with Jacksonville (JAC)
  • Mar 22, 2023 Signed a 1 year $1.232 million contract with Jacksonville (JAC)
  • Jun 14, 2022 Signed a 1 year $1.2 million restructured contract with Cleveland (CLE)
  • Mar 11, 2022 Assigned a 1 year $2.443 million tender by Cleveland (CLE)
  • May 16, 2019 Signed a contract with Cleveland (CLE)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Rush Attempts Rush Yards Rush Yards/Gm Rush Touchdowns Receiving Targets Receiving Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving Yards/Rec Receiving Yards/Gm Receiving Touchdowns Fum
2023 JAX 17 179 16.30 41 108 6.4 0 12 10 140 14.0 8.2 0 0
2022 CLE 15 35 3.00 4 17 1.1 0 3 3 7 2.3 0.5 0 0
2021 CLE 17 2 331 29.90 100 534 31.4 3 25 19 137 7.2 8.1 0 1
2020 CLE 16 81 7.60 33 166 10.4 0 4 3 14 4.7 0.9 0 1
2019 CLE 16 48 4.50 4 21 1.3 0 7 6 71 11.8 4.4 0 0
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