Sam Darnold

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49ers, QB Age: 26-116d Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#3 overall), 2018 College: Southern California Agent(s): Jimmy Sexton, RJ Gonser, Jim Denton (CAA Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Sam Darnold signed a 1 year, $4,500,000 contract with the San Francisco 49ers, including a $1,500,000 signing bonus, $3,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,500,000. In 2023, Darnold will earn a base salary of $1,900,000, a signing bonus of $1,500,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,052,941 and a dead cap value of $3,500,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,500,000
    Signing Bonus $1,500,000
    Average Salary $4,500,000
    Total Guarantees $3,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,500,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster/Gm Workout Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2023 Contract details by year 26 $1,900,000 $1,500,000 $352,941 $100,000 $1,200,000 $5,052,941 $3,500,000 $4,500,000($4,500,000) $4,500,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $1,552,941 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2023 Cap Savings: $3,452,941 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $1,552,941 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $3,452,941
    2024 Free Agent Year 27 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $3.5M guaranteed
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $58,824 ($1M, 7 LTBE)
    • Incentives: $6.5M ($1.2M LTBE)
      Regular Season Win + 25% snaps: $300,000 ($5.1M max)
      50% of total regular season snaps + playoff berth: $1M
      50% snaps in a playoff game: $100,000 ($400,000 max)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

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    2018-2022Entry Level

    Sam Darnold signed a 4 year, $30,247,715 contract with the New York Jets, including a $20,078,338 signing bonus, $30,247,715 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,561,929. In 2023, Darnold will earn a base salary of $1,900,000, a signing bonus of $1,500,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,052,941 and a dead cap value of $3,500,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $30,247,715
    Signing Bonus $20,078,338
    Average Salary $7,561,929
    Total Guarantees $30,247,715
    Guaranteed at Signing $30,247,715
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $480,000 $20,078,338 - - - - - $20,558,338
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $570,000 - $1,284,895 - - - - $1,854,895
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $750,000 - $2,569,790 - - - - $3,319,790
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $920,000 - $3,854,685 - - - - $4,774,685
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $18,858,000 - - - - - - $18,858,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $1,900,000 $1,500,000 - $100,000 - - - $4,500,000
    6 seasons $23,478,000 $21,578,338 $7,709,370 $100,000 - - - $53,865,708
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,800,000 $20,078,338 $3,854,685 - - - - $25,733,023
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $19,778,000 - $3,854,685 - - - - $23,632,685
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,900,000 $1,500,000 - $100,000 - - - $4,500,000
  • Transactions

    Mar 13 2023Signed a 1 year $4.5 million contract with San Francisco (SF)
    Apr 30 2021Carolina (CAR) exercised an $18.8 million option for 2022
    Apr 5 2021Traded to Carolina (CAR) from New York (NYJ) for 2022 2nd round pick (#38 - traded), 2022 4th round pick (#111 Max Mitchell) and 2021 6th round pick (#226 - traded)
    Jul 30 2018Signed a 4 year $30.2 million contract with New York (NYJ)
    Apr 26 2018Drafted by New York (NYJ): Round 1 (#3 overall)
  • 2023 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Att Pass Cmp Pass Cmp% Pass Yds Pass Yds/Gm Pass TD Pass INT Pass Rating Rush Att Rush Yds Rush TD Fum Prod Pts
    2023 SF 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 -3 0 0 -0.3
    2022 CAR 7 6 4 318 33.2 140 82 58.6 1143 190.50 7 3 92.65 26 106 2 6 86.32
    2021 CAR 12 12 11 771 67.1 406 243 59.9 2527 210.58 9 13 71.94 48 222 5 9 157.28
    2020 NYJ 12 12 12 739 74.7 364 217 59.6 2208 184.00 9 11 72.69 37 217 2 4 134.02
    2019 NYJ 13 13 13 853 82.4 441 273 61.9 3024 232.62 19 13 84.32 33 62 2 11 189.16
    2018 NYJ 13 13 13 809 80.8 414 239 57.7 2865 220.38 17 15 77.62 44 138 1 5 168.4
    Totals 59 58 53 3,492 - 1,765 1,054 59.7 11,767 202.88 61 55 - 191 742 12 35 734.88