Derrick Brown

Carolina Panthers, Defensive Tackle
Age: 26-98d (Apr 15, 1998)
Exp: 5 Years
Country: US
College: Auburn
Drafted: Round 1 (#7 overall), 2020
Agent(s): Robert Bailey, Drew Rosenhaus, Jason Rosenhaus (Rosenhaus Sports)
2024 Cap Hit

$6,625,000

2024 Cash

$26,625,000

Career Earnings

$23,719,932

2024-2028 Rookie Extension (CURRENT)

Derrick Brown signed a 4 year , $96,000,000 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including $59,315,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $24,000,000. In 2024, Brown will earn a base salary of $1,125,000, a signing bonus of $25,000,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,625,000 and a dead cap value of $41,165,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $96,000,000
Average Salary:
$24,000,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
$41,165,000
Total GTD:
$59,315,000
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 26 $6,625,000 2.59% $26,625,000 $26,625,000 $41,165,000
2025 27 $19,540,000 7.15% $14,540,000 $41,165,000 $34,540,000
2026 28 $24,500,000 8.38% $19,500,000 $60,665,000 $15,000,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2027, 3 YR, $60,665,000; $10,000,000 DEAD CAP
2027 29 $28,000,000 8.95% $23,000,000 $83,665,000 $10,000,000
2028 30 $29,000,000 8.66% $24,000,000 $107,665,000 $5,000,000
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 26 $1,125,000 $5,000,000 - $500,000 $6,625,000 2.59% $41,165,000
2025 27 $13,190,000 $5,000,000 $850,000 $500,000 $19,540,000 7.15% $34,540,000
2026 28 $18,150,000 $5,000,000 $850,000 $500,000 $24,500,000 8.38% $15,000,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2027, 3 YR, $60,665,000; $10,000,000 DEAD CAP
2027 29 $20,800,000 $5,000,000 $1,700,000 $500,000 $28,000,000 8.95% $10,000,000
2028 30 $21,800,000 $5,000,000 $1,700,000 $500,000 $29,000,000 8.66% $5,000,000
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 26 $1,125,000 $25,000,000 $500,000 $26,625,000 $26,625,000 $26,625,000 $21,533,000
2025 27 $13,190,000 - $500,000 $14,540,000 $41,165,000 $20,582,500 $20,260,000
2026 28 $18,150,000 - $500,000 $19,500,000 $60,665,000 $20,221,667 $22,166,667
2027 29 $20,800,000 - $500,000 $23,000,000 $83,665,000 $20,916,250 $23,500,000
2028 30 $21,800,000 - $500,000 $24,000,000 $107,665,000 $21,533,000 $24,000,000
Contract Notes
  • $41.165M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2024 compensation + 2025 compensation)
  • 2026 salary fully guarantees March 2025 (injury guaranteed at signing)
  • 2025-2026 Per Game Active Bonus: $50,000 ($850,000)
  • 2027-2028 Per Game Active Bonus: $100,000 ($1.7M)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2020-2024 Rookie

Derrick Brown signed a 4 year , $23,621,405 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including $14,739,203 signing bonus, $23,621,405 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,905,351. In 2024, Brown will earn a base salary of $11,665,000, while carrying a cap hit of $11,665,000 and a dead cap value of $11,665,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $23,621,405
Average Salary:
$5,905,351
Signing Bonus:
$14,739,203
GTD at Sign:
$23,621,405
Total GTD:
$23,621,405
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$23,719,932

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2020 22
Active
$15,447,731
$15,447,731
2021 23
Active
$1,683,700
$17,131,431
2022 24
Active
$2,757,400
$19,888,831
2023 25
Active
$3,831,101
$23,719,932
Total      
$23,719,932
$23,719,932
2024 26
Active
$26,625,000
2025 27
Active
$14,540,000
2026 28
Active
$19,500,000
2027 29
Active
$23,000,000
2028 30
Active
$24,000,000
Total
$131,384,932
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2020
22
$610,000
$14,739,204
$98,527
$15,447,731
$15,447,731
2021
23
$1,683,700
$1,683,700
$17,131,431
2022
24
$1,257,400
$1,500,000
$2,757,400
$19,888,831
2023
25
$2,331,101
$1,500,000
$3,831,101
$23,719,932
Total
$5,882,201
$14,739,204
$3,000,000
$98,527
$23,719,932
$23,719,932
2024
26
$1,125,000
$25,000,000
$500,000
$26,625,000
2025
27
$13,190,000
$500,000
$14,540,000
2026
28
$18,150,000
$500,000
$19,500,000
2027
29
$20,800,000
$500,000
$23,000,000
2028
30
$21,800,000
$500,000
$24,000,000
Total
$80,947,201
$39,739,204
$3,000,000
$2,500,000
$98,527
$131,384,932

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $5,882,201 $14,739,204 $3,000,000 - - $98,527 $23,719,932

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2020 CAR 14 - 14 COVID-19
2021 CAR 15 - 15 COVID-19
  • Apr 05, 2024 Signed a 4 year $96 million contract extension with Carolina (CAR)
  • Jan 05, 2024 Fined $10,927 Role in a fight against Jacksonville (JAX)
  • May 01, 2023 Carolina (CAR) exercised an $11.665 million option for 2024
  • Dec 30, 2022 Fined $15,914 Roughing the Passer against Jared Goff (DET)
  • Dec 16, 2020 Fined $10,000 Conduct detrimental to the team (breaking COVID-19 protocol)
  • May 08, 2020 Signed a 4 year $23.6 million contract with Carolina (CAR)
  • Apr 23, 2020 Drafted by Carolina (CAR): Round 1 (#7 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Dec 16, 2020 Conduct detrimental to the team (breaking COVID-19 protocol) $10,000
Dec 30, 2022 Roughing the Passer against Jared Goff (DET) $15,914
Jan 05, 2024 Role in a fight against Jacksonville (JAX) $10,927
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 CAR 17 16 876 88.50 2 103 57 46 1
2022 CAR 17 17 870 75.30 1 67 30 37 1
2021 CAR 16 14 632 58.20 3 41 27 14
2020 CAR 16 15 742 70.60 2 34 21 13
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