Will McDonald

New York Jets, Defensive End
Age: 25-25d (Jun 04, 1999)
Exp: 2 Years
Country: US
College: Iowa State
Drafted: Round 1 (#15 overall), 2023
Agent(s): Jared Fox, Dave Butz (SportStars)
2024 Cap Hit

$3,709,471

2024 Cash

$1,491,894

Career Earnings

$9,620,308

2023-2027 Rookie (CURRENT)

Will McDonald signed a 4 year , $16,321,674 contract with the New York Jets, including $8,870,308 signing bonus, $16,321,674 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,080,419. In 2024, McDonald will earn a base salary of $915,000 and a roster bonus of $576,894, while carrying a cap hit of $3,709,471 and a dead cap value of $13,354,097.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $16,321,674
Average Salary:
$4,080,419
Signing Bonus:
$8,870,308
GTD at Sign:
$16,321,674
Total GTD:
$16,321,674
Free Agent:
2028 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2023 24 $2,967,577 1.32% $9,620,308 $9,620,308 $16,321,674
2024 25 $3,709,471 1.45% $1,491,894 $11,112,202 $13,354,097
2025 26 $4,451,365 1.63% $2,233,788 $13,345,990 $9,644,626
2026 27 $5,193,259 1.78% $2,975,682 $16,321,672 $5,193,260
2027 28
Club
- - - - -
2028 29
UFA
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2023 24 $750,000 $2,217,577 - $2,967,577 1.32% $16,321,674
2024 25 $915,000 $2,217,577 $576,894 $3,709,471 1.45% $13,354,097
2025 26 $1,342,788 $2,217,577 $891,000 $4,451,365 1.63% $9,644,626
2026 27 $1,662,702 $2,217,577 $1,312,980 $5,193,259 1.78% $5,193,260
2027 28
Club
- - - - - -
2028 29
UFA
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2023 24 $750,000 $8,870,308 - $9,620,308 $9,620,308 $9,620,308 $3,264,334
2024 25 $915,000 - $576,894 $1,491,894 $11,112,202 $5,556,101 $1,675,341
2025 26 $1,342,788 - $891,000 $2,233,788 $13,345,990 $4,448,663 $1,736,490
2026 27 $1,662,702 - $1,312,980 $2,975,682 $16,321,672 $4,080,418 $1,487,841
2027 28
Club
- - - - - - -
Contract Notes
  • Fully Guaranteed
  • 5th-Year Option available
  • Roster Bonuses due at training camp, fully guaranteed
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
Career Earnings thru 2024

$9,620,308

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2023 24
Active
$9,620,308
$9,620,308
Total      
$9,620,308
$9,620,308
2024 25
Active
$1,491,894
2025 26
Active
$2,233,788
2026 27
Active
$2,975,682
Total
$16,321,672
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2023
24
$750,000
$8,870,308
$9,620,308
$9,620,308
Total
$750,000
$8,870,308
$9,620,308
$9,620,308
2024
25
$915,000
$576,894
$1,491,894
2025
26
$1,342,788
$891,000
$2,233,788
2026
27
$1,662,702
$1,312,980
$2,975,682
Total
$4,670,490
$8,870,308
$2,780,874
$16,321,672

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
1 $750,000 $8,870,308 - - - - $9,620,308
  • Jul 19, 2023 Signed a 4 year $16.32 million contract with New York (NYJ)
  • Apr 27, 2023 Drafted by New York (NYJ): Round 1 (#15 overall)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 NYJ 15 167 15.50 3 13 9 4 1
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