D.J. Johnson

Carolina Panthers, Outside Linebacker
Age: 25-279d (Oct 21, 1998)
Exp: 2 Years
Country: US
College: Oregon
Drafted: Round 3 (#80 overall), 2023
Agent(s): Mike McCartney, Jaymeson Moten (VaynerSports)
2024 Cap Hit

$1,250,679

2024 Cash

$1,000,136

Career Earnings

$1,752,172

2023-2026 Rookie (CURRENT)

D.J. Johnson signed a 4 year , $5,502,986 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including $1,002,172 signing bonus, $1,002,172 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,375,747. In 2024, Johnson will earn a base salary of $1,000,136, while carrying a cap hit of $1,250,679 and a dead cap value of $751,629.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $5,502,986
Average Salary:
$1,375,747
Signing Bonus:
$1,002,172
GTD at Sign:
$1,002,172
Total GTD:
$1,002,172
Free Agent:
2027 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2023 25 $1,000,543 0.45% $1,752,172 $1,752,172 $1,002,172
2024 26 $1,250,679 0.49% $1,000,136 $2,752,308 $751,629
2025 27 $1,500,814 0.55% $1,250,271 $4,002,579 $501,086
2026 28 $1,750,950 0.60% $1,500,407 $5,502,986 $250,543
2027 29
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2023 25 $750,000 $250,543 $1,000,543 0.45% $1,002,172
2024 26 $1,000,136 $250,543 $1,250,679 0.49% $751,629
2025 27 $1,250,271 $250,543 $1,500,814 0.55% $501,086
2026 28 $1,500,407 $250,543 $1,750,950 0.60% $250,543
2027 29
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2023 25 $750,000 $1,002,172 $1,752,172 $1,752,172 $1,752,172 $1,375,747
2024 26 $1,000,136 - $1,000,136 $2,752,308 $1,376,154 $1,250,271
2025 27 $1,250,271 - $1,250,271 $4,002,579 $1,334,193 $1,375,339
2026 28 $1,500,407 - $1,500,407 $5,502,986 $1,375,747 $1,500,407
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
Career Earnings thru 2024

$1,752,172

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2023 25
Active
$1,752,172
$1,752,172
Total      
$1,752,172
$1,752,172
2024 26
Active
$1,000,136
2025 27
Active
$1,250,271
2026 28
Active
$1,500,407
Total
$5,502,986
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2023
25
$750,000
$1,002,172
$1,752,172
$1,752,172
Total
$750,000
$1,002,172
$1,752,172
$1,752,172
2024
26
$1,000,136
$1,000,136
2025
27
$1,250,271
$1,250,271
2026
28
$1,500,407
$1,500,407
Total
$4,500,814
$1,002,172
$5,502,986

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
1 $750,000 $1,002,172 - - - - $1,752,172
  • May 11, 2023 Signed a 4 year $5.502 million contract with Carolina (CAR)
  • Apr 28, 2023 Drafted by Carolina (CAR): Round 3 (#80 overall)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 CAR 12 3 226 22.80 14 4 10
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