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Dee Ford

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Outside Linebacker Age: 29 Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#23 overall), 2014 College: Auburn Agent(s): Kelley Drye

49ers – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Dee Ford signed a 5 year, $85,500,000 contract with the San Francisco 49ers, including a $8,000,000 signing bonus, $33,350,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $17,100,000. In 2020, Ford will earn a base salary of $13,650,000, a roster bonus of $515,625 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $15,865,625 and a dead cap value of $20,050,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $85,500,000
    Signing Bonus $8,000,000
    Average Salary $17,100,000
    Total Guarantees $33,350,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $19,750,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 28 $4,750,000 $1,600,000 $7,515,625 - $500,000 $14,365,625 $19,750,000 $20,765,625($20,765,625)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $19,750,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-5,384,375 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-634,375 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $6,350,000 2020 Dead Cap: $13,400,000 2019 Cap Savings: $8,015,625 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2020 Dead Cap: $13,400,000 2019 Cap Savings: $12,765,625
    2020 Contract details by year 29 $13,650,000 $1,600,000 $515,625 $100,000 - $15,865,625 $20,050,000 $14,265,625($35,031,250)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $20,050,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-4,184,375 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $6,400,000 2020 Cap Savings: $9,465,625 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $15,250,000 2021 Dead Cap: $4,800,000 2020 Cap Savings: $615,625 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2021 Dead Cap: $4,800,000 2020 Cap Savings: $14,265,625

    Potential Out: 2021, 2 yr, $35,031,250; $4,800,000 dead cap

    2021 Contract details by year 30 $15,150,000 $1,600,000 $750,000 $100,000 - $17,600,000 $4,800,000 $16,000,000($51,031,250)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $4,800,000 2021 Cap Savings: $12,800,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,800,000 2021 Cap Savings: $12,800,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2022 Dead Cap: $3,200,000 2021 Cap Savings: $16,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2022 Dead Cap: $3,200,000 2021 Cap Savings: $16,000,000
    2022 Contract details by year 31 $16,150,000 $1,600,000 $750,000 $100,000 - $18,600,000 $3,200,000 $17,000,000($68,031,250)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $3,200,000 2022 Cap Savings: $15,400,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $3,200,000 2022 Cap Savings: $15,400,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2023 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2022 Cap Savings: $17,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2023 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2022 Cap Savings: $17,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 32 $16,150,000 $1,600,000 $750,000 $100,000 - $18,600,000 $1,600,000 $17,000,000($85,031,250)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2023 Cap Savings: $17,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2023 Cap Savings: $17,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $17,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $17,000,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $19.75M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2019 salary + 2019 roster bonus)
    • 2019 Roster Bonus: $7M
    • 2020 salary fully guarantees on 4/1/2020
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $46,875 ($750,000, 11 LTBE in 2020)
    • Workout Bonus: $100,000
    • Pro Bowl: $500,000
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2019-2019Franchise Tag

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $15,443,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $15,443,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
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    2014-2018Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $8,158,700
    Signing Bonus $4,253,600
    Average Salary $2,039,675
    Total Guarantees $6,206,150
    Guaranteed at Signing $6,206,150
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 $4,253,600 - - - - - $4,673,600
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $790,850 - - - - - - $790,850
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,161,700 - - - - - - $1,161,700
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $957,704 - $444,864 $130,000 - - - $1,532,568
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $8,718,000 - - - - - - $8,718,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $4,750,000 $8,000,000 $7,515,625 - - - $500,000 $20,765,625
    6 seasons $16,798,254 $12,253,600 $7,960,489 $130,000 - - $500,000 $37,642,343
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $13,650,000 - $515,625 $100,000 - - - $14,265,625
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $15,150,000 - $750,000 $100,000 - - - $16,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $16,150,000 - $750,000 $100,000 - - - $17,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $16,150,000 - $750,000 $100,000 - - - $17,000,000
    $77,898,254 $12,253,600 $10,726,114 $530,000 - - $500,000 $101,907,968
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $12,048,254 $4,253,600 $444,864 $130,000 - - - $16,876,718
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,750,000 $8,000,000 $7,515,625 - - - - $20,765,625
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/12/2018, $10,026

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Jacksonville (JAC)


    • TOTAL: $10,026

  • Transactions

    Mar 12 2019Signed a 5 year $85.5 million contract extension with San Francisco (SF)
    Mar 12 2019Traded to San Francisco (SF) from Kansas City (KC) for 2020 2nd round pick (#63 Willie Gay Jr.)
    Mar 2 2019Offered a 1 year $15.443 million franchise tag by Kansas City (KC)
    Oct 12 2018Fined $10,026 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Jacksonville (JAC)
    May 1 2017Kansas City (KC) exercised an $8.718 million 5th-year option for 2018
    May 26 2014Signed a 4 year $8.158 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
    May 8 2014Drafted by Kansas City (KC): Round 1 (#23 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2019 SF 11 11 2 232 0.227 6.5 14 10 4 2
    2018 KC 16 16 16 1025 0.873 13 55 42 13 6
    2017 KC 6 6 6 317 0.370 2 13 11 2 1
    2016 KC 15 15 14 798 0.714 10 38 25 13 1
    2015 KC 14 14 5 480 0.442 4 23 21 2
    2014 KC 16 16 122 0.115 1.5 7 3 4
    Totals 78 78 43 2,974 - 37 150 112 38 10 0