Darnell Mooney

Atlanta Falcons, Wide Receiver
Age: 26-242d (Oct 29, 1997)
Exp: 5 Years
Country: US
College: Tulane
Drafted: Round 5 (#173 overall), 2020
Agent(s): David Mulugheta (Athletes First)
2024 Cap Hit

$7,450,000

2024 Cash

$17,510,000

Career Earnings

$5,609,756

2024-2026 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Darnell Mooney signed a 3 year , $39,000,000 contract with the Atlanta Falcons, including $15,000,000 signing bonus, $26,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $13,000,000. In 2024, Mooney will earn a base salary of $2,000,000 and a signing bonus of $15,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $7,450,000 and a dead cap value of $26,000,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $39,000,000
Average Salary:
$13,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$15,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$26,000,000
Total GTD:
$26,000,000
Free Agent:
2027 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 27 $7,450,000 2.92% $17,510,000 $17,510,000 $26,000,000
2025 28 $14,510,000 5.31% $9,510,000 $27,020,000 $19,000,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 2 YR, $27,020,000; $5,000,000 DEAD CAP
2026 29 $16,980,000 5.81% $11,980,000 $39,000,000 $5,000,000
2027 30
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster Bonus Roster/Gm Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 27 $2,000,000 $5,000,000 - $450,000 $7,450,000 2.92% $26,000,000
2025 28 $9,000,000 $5,000,000 - $510,000 $14,510,000 5.31% $19,000,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 2 YR, $27,020,000; $5,000,000 DEAD CAP
2026 29 $10,970,000 $5,000,000 $500,000 $510,000 $16,980,000 5.81% $5,000,000
2027 30
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 27 $2,000,000 $15,000,000 - $17,510,000 $17,510,000 $17,510,000 $13,000,000
2025 28 $9,000,000 - - $9,510,000 $27,020,000 $13,510,000 $10,745,000
2026 29 $10,970,000 - $500,000 $11,980,000 $39,000,000 $13,000,000 $11,980,000
Contract Notes
  • $26M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2024 salary + 2025 salary)
  • 2026 Roster Bonus: $500,000 (5th league day of 2026)
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $30,000 ($510,000)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2020-2023 Rookie

Darnell Mooney signed a 4 year , $3,577,052 contract with the Chicago Bears, including $282,052 signing bonus, $282,052 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $894,263.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $3,577,052
Average Salary:
$894,263
Signing Bonus:
$282,052
GTD at Sign:
$282,052
Total GTD:
$282,052
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$5,609,756

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2020 23
Active
$941,756
$941,756
2021 24
Active
$780,000
$1,721,756
2022 25
Injured
$895,000
$2,616,756
2023 26
Active
$2,993,000
$5,609,756
Total      
$5,609,756
$5,609,756
2024 27
Active
$17,510,000
2025 28
Active
$9,510,000
2026 29
Active
$11,980,000
Total
$44,609,756
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2020
23
$610,000
$282,052
$49,704
$941,756
$941,756
2021
24
$780,000
$780,000
$1,721,756
2022
25
$895,000
$895,000
$2,616,756
2023
26
$2,993,000
$2,993,000
$5,609,756
Total
$5,278,000
$282,052
$49,704
$5,609,756
$5,609,756
2024
27
$2,000,000
$15,000,000
$17,510,000
2025
28
$9,000,000
$9,510,000
2026
29
$10,970,000
$500,000
$11,980,000
Total
$27,248,000
$15,282,052
$500,000
$49,704
$44,609,756

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $5,278,000 $282,052 - - - $49,704 $5,609,756

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2022 CHI 13 - 18 Ankle
  • Mar 12, 2024 Signed a 3 year $39 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
  • Jul 21, 2020 Signed a 4 year $3.577 million contract with Chicago (CHI)
  • Apr 25, 2020 Drafted by Chicago (CHI): Round 5 (#173 overall)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Receiving Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving Touchdowns Fum
2023 CHI 15 14 766 70.30 31 414 1 0
2022 CHI 12 12 630 83.20 40 493 2 0
2021 CHI 17 14 986 87.90 81 1,055 4 0
2020 CHI 16 10 781 72.90 61 631 4 1

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 1 years, $4,843,702
  • Avg. Salary: $4,843,702
  • NFL Rank: 410
  • WR Rank: 48

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2027
  • Avg. Salary: $13,000,000
  • NFL Rank: 166
  • WR Rank: 28

Comparable Players

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

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
Darius Slayton 2 $12,000,000 $6,000,000 26
Kalif Raymond 2 $10,500,000 $5,250,000 29
Kendrick Bourne 3 $15,000,000 $5,000,000 25
Josh Reynolds 2 $6,000,000 $3,000,000 26
Averages 2 $10,875,000 $4,812,500 26.5

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Mooney's current age (26), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
3 $15,182,433 $5,060,811

Statistical Comparisons

Now we'll compare our variables and Mooney 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
Darius Slayton
2021-2022
85.29 4.45 2.48 36.66 0.14 11.48 0.41 60.65
Kalif Raymond
2021-2022
97.06 4.09 2.88 36.12 0.12 14.97 0.09 66.30
Kendrick Bourne
2019-2020
96.88 3.81 2.55 33.06 0.23 10.10 0.23 68.15
Josh Reynolds
2020-2021
84.85 4.64 2.89 36.21 0.14 12.11 0.15 65.85
Average 91.02 4.25 2.70 35.51 0.16 12.17 0.22 65.24
Darnell Mooney
2022-2023
81.82 4.52 2.63 33.59 0.11 13.15 0.22 62.20
Pct Change -10.11 6.35 -2.59 -5.41 -31.25 8.05 0.00 -4.66
Median Prime % Change -3.63%
Average Prime % Change -4.95%

Calculated Market Value: Darnell Mooney

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
1 years, $4,843,702 $4,843,702
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