Arden Key

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Titans, OLB Age: 27-353d Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#87 overall), 2018 College: Louisiana State Agent(s): Tory Dandy, Jimmy Sexton (CAA Sports)

 
  • Current Contract

    Arden Key signed a 3 year, $21,000,000 contract with the Tennessee Titans, including a $6,500,000 signing bonus, $13,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,000,000. In 2024, Key will earn a base salary of $1,420,000, a signing bonus of $4,000,000 and a workout bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,220,000 and a dead cap value of $9,200,000.
    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $21,000,000
    Signing Bonus $6,500,000
    Average Salary $7,000,000
    Total Guarantees $13,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $11,580,000
    Free Agent: 2026 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster/Gm Option Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2023 Contract details by year 27 $1,080,000 $1,300,000 $250,000 - $250,000 $2,880,000 $11,830,000 $8,080,000($8,080,000) $8,080,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $11,830,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-8,950,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $10,750,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-7,870,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $2,630,000 2024 Dead Cap: $9,200,000 2023 Cap Savings: $250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,550,000 2024 Dead Cap: $9,200,000 2023 Cap Savings: $1,330,000
    2024 Contract details by year 28 $1,420,000 $1,300,000 $250,000 $1,000,000 $250,000 $4,220,000 $9,200,000 $5,920,000($14,000,000) $7,000,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $9,200,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-4,980,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $9,200,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-4,980,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $2,300,000 2025 Dead Cap: $6,900,000 2024 Cap Savings: $1,920,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $2,300,000 2025 Dead Cap: $6,900,000 2024 Cap Savings: $1,920,000

    Potential Out: 2025, 2 yr, $14,000,000; $6,900,000 dead cap

    2025 Contract details by year 29 $6,500,000 $1,300,000 $250,000 $1,000,000 $250,000 $9,300,000 $6,900,000 $7,000,000($21,000,000) $7,000,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $6,900,000 2025 Cap Savings: $2,400,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $6,900,000 2025 Cap Savings: $2,400,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $2,300,000 2026 Dead Cap: $4,600,000 2025 Cap Savings: $7,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $2,300,000 2026 Dead Cap: $4,600,000 2025 Cap Savings: $7,000,000
    2026 Contract details by year 30 - $1,300,000 - $1,000,000 - $4,600,000 $4,600,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $4,600,000 2026 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $4,600,000 2026 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $4,600,000 2026 Cap Savings: $4,600,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $4,600,000 2026 Cap Savings: $4,600,000
    2027 Contract details by year 31 - $1,300,000 - $1,000,000 - $2,300,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $2,300,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $2,300,000 Post-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $2,300,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $2,300,000
    2026 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $11.58M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2023 salary + 2024 option bonus)
    • 2024 salary guaranteed for injury
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $14,705 ($250,000)
    • 2026-2027 years automatically void
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2022-2022

    Arden Key signed a 1 year, $4,000,000 contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, including a $1,500,000 signing bonus, $3,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,000,000. In 2024, Key will earn a base salary of $1,420,000, a signing bonus of $4,000,000 and a workout bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,220,000 and a dead cap value of $9,200,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,000,000
    Signing Bonus $1,500,000
    Average Salary $4,000,000
    Total Guarantees $3,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,000,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2021-2021

    Arden Key signed a 1 year, $1,045,000 contract with the San Francisco 49ers, including a $25,000 signing bonus, $125,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,045,000. In 2024, Key will earn a base salary of $1,420,000, a signing bonus of $4,000,000 and a workout bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,220,000 and a dead cap value of $9,200,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,045,000
    Signing Bonus $25,000
    Average Salary $1,045,000
    Total Guarantees $125,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $125,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2018-2021Entry Level

    Arden Key signed a 4 year, $3,439,421 contract with the Oakland Raiders, including a $826,376 signing bonus, $826,376 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $859,855. In 2024, Key will earn a base salary of $1,420,000, a signing bonus of $4,000,000 and a workout bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,220,000 and a dead cap value of $9,200,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,439,421
    Signing Bonus $826,376
    Average Salary $859,855
    Total Guarantees $826,376
    Guaranteed at Signing $826,376
    Free Agent: 2022 / 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 $826,376 - - - - - $1,306,376
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $675,000 - - - - - - $675,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $750,000 - - - - - $253,919 $1,003,919
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $920,000 $25,000 - $100,000 - - - $1,045,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $500,000 $500,000 - - - $4,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $1,080,000 $6,500,000 - $250,000 - - - $8,080,000
    6 seasons $5,405,000 $8,851,376 $500,000 $850,000 - - $253,919 $16,110,295
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $1,420,000 - - $250,000 - $4,000,000 - $5,920,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 - - $250,000 - - - $7,000,000
    $13,325,000 $8,851,376 $500,000 $1,350,000 - $4,000,000 $253,919 $29,030,295
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,155,000 $826,376 - - - - - $1,981,376
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $750,000 - - - - - $253,919 $1,003,919
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $920,000 $25,000 - $100,000 - - - $1,045,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $500,000 $500,000 - - - $4,000,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,080,000 $6,500,000 - $250,000 - - - $8,080,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/06/2023, $43,710

      Roughing the Passer against Cleveland (CLE)


    • Player contract details by year 01/27/2023, $15,914

      Roughing the Passer against Chad Henne (KC)


    • Player contract details by year 01/01/2021, $6,752

      Roughing the Passer against Ryan Fitzpatrick (MIA)


    • Player contract details by year 11/08/2019, $21,056

      Roughing the Passer against Matthew Stafford (DET)


    • Player contract details by year 09/27/2019, $21,056

      Roughing the Passer against Kirk Cousins (MIN)


    • TOTAL: $108,488

  • Transactions

    Oct 6 2023Fined $43,710 Roughing the Passer against Cleveland (CLE)
    Mar 14 2023Signed a 3 year $21 million contract with Tennessee (TEN)
    Jan 27 2023Fined $15,914 Roughing the Passer against Chad Henne (KC)
    Mar 30 2022Signed a 1 year $4 million contract with Jacksonville (JAC)
    Apr 21 2021Signed a 1 year $1.045 million contract with San Francisco (SF)
    Apr 15 2021Waived by Las Vegas (LV)
    Jan 1 2021Fined $6,752 Roughing the Passer against Ryan Fitzpatrick (MIA)
    Nov 8 2019Fined $21,056 Roughing the Passer against Matthew Stafford (DET)
    Sep 27 2019Fined $21,056 Roughing the Passer against Kirk Cousins (MIN)
    Jun 15 2018Signed a 4 year $3.43 million contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Apr 27 2018Drafted by Oakland (OAK): Round 3 (#87 overall)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2023 TEN 17 17 8 675 71.3 6 30 17 13 2
    2022 JAX 17 17 3 475 40.8 4.5 27 16 11
    2021 SF 17 17 374 34.5 6.5 22 11 11
    2020 LV 14 14 433 39.9 15 10 5
    2019 OAK 7 7 186 2 4 3 1
    2018 OAK 16 16 10 643 62.7 1 30 21 9
    Totals 88 88 21 2,786 - 20 128 78 50 2 0