D.J. Wonnum

Carolina Panthers, Outside Linebacker
Age: 26-272d (Oct 31, 1997)
Exp: 5 Years
Country: US
College: South Carolina
Drafted: Round 4 (#117 overall), 2020
Agent(s): Robert Brown, Kevin Conner (Universal Sports & Entertainment)
2024 Cap Hit

$4,125,000

2024 Cash

$5,000,000

Career Earnings

$6,051,433

2024-2025 Free Agent (CURRENT)

D.J. Wonnum signed a 2 year , $12,500,000 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including $1,250,000 signing bonus, $1,250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,250,000. In 2024, Wonnum will earn a base salary of $1,350,000, a signing bonus of $1,250,000 and a workout bonus of $275,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,125,000 and a dead cap value of $1,250,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $12,500,000
Average Salary:
$6,250,000
Signing Bonus:
$1,250,000
GTD at Sign:
$1,250,000
Total GTD:
$1,250,000
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 27 $4,125,000 1.62% $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $1,250,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 1 YR, $5,000,000; $625,000 DEAD CAP
2025 28 $8,125,000 2.97% $7,500,000 $12,500,000 $625,000
2026 29
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 27 $1,350,000 $625,000 $1,875,000 $275,000 $4,125,000 1.62% $1,250,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 1 YR, $5,000,000; $625,000 DEAD CAP
2025 28 $6,550,000 $625,000 $850,000 $100,000 $8,125,000 2.97% $625,000
2026 29
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 27 $1,350,000 $1,250,000 $275,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $6,250,000
2025 28 $6,550,000 - $100,000 $7,500,000 $12,500,000 $6,250,000 $7,500,000
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2020-2023 Rookie

D.J. Wonnum signed a 4 year , $4,045,780 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including $750,780 signing bonus, $750,780 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,011,445.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $4,045,780
Average Salary:
$1,011,445
Signing Bonus:
$750,780
GTD at Sign:
$750,780
Total GTD:
$750,780
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$6,051,433

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2020 23
Active
$1,633,433
$1,633,433
2021 24
Active
$780,000
$2,413,433
2022 25
Active
$895,000
$3,308,433
2023 26
Injured
$2,743,000
$6,051,433
Total      
$6,051,433
$6,051,433
2024 27
Active
$5,000,000
2025 28
Active
$7,500,000
Total
$18,551,433
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2020
23
$610,000
$750,780
$272,653
$1,633,433
$1,633,433
2021
24
$780,000
$780,000
$2,413,433
2022
25
$895,000
$895,000
$3,308,433
2023
26
$2,743,000
$2,743,000
$6,051,433
Total
$5,028,000
$750,780
$272,653
$6,051,433
$6,051,433
2024
27
$1,350,000
$1,250,000
$275,000
$5,000,000
2025
28
$6,550,000
$100,000
$7,500,000
Total
$12,928,000
$2,000,780
$375,000
$272,653
$18,551,433

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $5,028,000 $750,780 - - - $272,653 $6,051,433

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2023 MIN 17 - 18 Quad
  • Mar 14, 2024 Signed a 2 year $12.5 million contract with Carolina (CAR)
  • Nov 03, 2023 Fined $16,282 Roughing the Passer against Green Bay (GB)
  • Jul 24, 2020 Signed a 4 year $4.04 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
  • Apr 25, 2020 Drafted by Minnesota (MIN): Round 4 (#117 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Nov 03, 2023 Roughing the Passer against Green Bay (GB) $16,282
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 MIN 15 14 828 82.80 8 60 32 28
2022 MIN 16 1 562 48.40 4 34 23 11 1
2021 MIN 17 14 952 78.80 8 47 29 18 1
2020 MIN 14 2 471 43.80 3 24 16 8 1
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