Daron Payne

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Commanders, DT Age: 26-281d Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#13 overall), 2018 College: Alabama Agent(s): Joel Segal (Lagardere Sports)

 
  • Current Contract

    Daron Payne signed a 4 year, $90,000,000 contract with the Washington Commanders, including a $28,000,000 signing bonus, $59,010,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $22,500,000. In 2024, Payne will earn a base salary of $15,000,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $21,610,000 and a dead cap value of $46,400,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $90,000,000
    Signing Bonus $28,000,000
    Average Salary $22,500,000
    Total Guarantees $59,010,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $55,010,000
    Free Agent: 2027 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Roster/Gm Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2023 Contract details by year 26 $2,510,000 $5,600,000 - - $500,000 $8,610,000 $55,510,000 $31,010,000($31,010,000) $31,010,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $55,510,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-46,900,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $28,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-19,890,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $33,110,000 2024 Dead Cap: $22,400,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-24,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $6,100,000 2024 Dead Cap: $22,400,000 2023 Cap Savings: $2,510,000
    2024 Contract details by year 27 $15,000,000 $5,600,000 - $510,000 $500,000 $21,610,000 $46,400,000 $16,010,000($47,020,000) $23,510,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $46,400,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-24,790,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $22,400,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-790,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $29,600,000 2025 Dead Cap: $16,800,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-7,990,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $5,600,000 2025 Dead Cap: $16,800,000 2024 Cap Savings: $16,010,000
    2025 Contract details by year 28 $19,560,000 $5,600,000 - $510,000 $500,000 $26,170,000 $25,800,000 $20,570,000($67,590,000) $22,530,000
    Pre-6/1 Release Today → 03/15/2024 2025 Dead Cap: $25,800,000 2025 Cap Savings: $370,000 03/15/2024 → 6/1/2025 2025 Dead Cap: $34,800,000 2025 Cap Savings: $-8,630,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $16,800,000 2025 Cap Savings: $9,370,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $14,600,000 2026 Dead Cap: $11,200,000 2025 Cap Savings: $11,570,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $5,600,000 2026 Dead Cap: $11,200,000 2025 Cap Savings: $20,570,000

    Potential Out: 2026, 3 yr, $67,590,000; $11,200,000 dead cap

    2026 Contract details by year 29 $16,400,000 $5,600,000 $5,000,000 $510,000 $500,000 $28,010,000 $11,200,000 $22,410,000($90,000,000) $22,500,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $11,200,000 2026 Cap Savings: $16,810,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $11,200,000 2026 Cap Savings: $16,810,000 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $5,600,000 2027 Dead Cap: $5,600,000 2026 Cap Savings: $22,410,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $5,600,000 2027 Dead Cap: $5,600,000 2026 Cap Savings: $22,410,000
    2027 Contract details by year 30 - $5,600,000 - - - $5,600,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $5,600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $5,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $5,600,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $5,600,000
    2027 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $55.01M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2023 salary + 2023 workout bonus + 2024 salary)
    • $9M of 2025 salary fully guarantees 3/15/2024
    • Additional $4M of 2025 salary fully guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2025
    • 2024 Per Game Active Bonus: $30,000 ($510,000, guaranteed for injury)
    • 2025 Per Game Active Bonus: $30,000 ($510,000)
    • 2026 Per Game Active Bonus: $30,000 ($510,000)
    • 2026 Roster Bonus: $5M (3rd league day of 2026)
    • Annual Workout Bonus: $500,000 (fully guaranteed in 2023, injury guaranteed in 2024)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2023-2023

    Daron Payne signed a 1 year, $18,937,000 contract with the Washington Commanders, including an average annual salary of $18,937,000. In 2024, Payne will earn a base salary of $15,000,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $21,610,000 and a dead cap value of $46,400,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $18,937,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $18,937,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA

    2018-2022Entry Level

    Daron Payne signed a 4 year, $14,418,360 contract with the Washington Redskins, including a $8,566,080 signing bonus, $14,418,360 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,604,590. In 2024, Payne will earn a base salary of $15,000,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $21,610,000 and a dead cap value of $46,400,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $14,418,360
    Signing Bonus $8,566,080
    Average Salary $3,604,590
    Total Guarantees $14,418,360
    Guaranteed at Signing $14,418,360
    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 $8,566,080 - - - - - $9,046,080
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,135,380 - - - - - - $1,135,380
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,790,760 - - - - - - $1,790,760
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $2,446,140 - - - - - - $2,446,140
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $8,529,000 - - - - - - $8,529,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $2,510,000 $28,000,000 - $500,000 - - - $31,010,000
    6 seasons $16,891,280 $36,566,080 - $500,000 - - - $53,957,360
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $500,000 - - - $16,010,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $19,560,000 - - $500,000 - - - $20,570,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $16,400,000 - $5,000,000 $500,000 - - - $22,410,000
    $67,851,280 $36,566,080 $5,000,000 $2,000,000 - - - $112,947,360
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,615,380 $8,566,080 - - - - - $10,181,460
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,236,900 - - - - - - $4,236,900
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $11,039,000 $28,000,000 - $500,000 - - - $39,539,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/22/2023, $10,927

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Los Angeles (LAR)


    • TOTAL: $10,927

  • Transactions

    Dec 22 2023Fined $10,927 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Los Angeles (LAR)
    Mar 12 2023Signed a 4 year $90 million contract extension with Washington (WAS)
    Feb 28 2023Offered a 1 year $18.937 million franchise tag by Washington (WAS)
    Apr 27 2021Washington (WAS) exercised an $8.529 million option for 2022
    May 10 2018Signed a 4 year $14.4 million contract with Washington (WAS)
    Apr 26 2018Drafted by Washington (WAS): Round 1 (#13 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 WAS 17 17 16 885 80.8 4 53 32 21 2
    2022 WAS 17 17 17 908 98.6 11.5 64 33 31
    2021 WAS 17 17 17 837 75.6 4.5 61 36 25
    2020 WAS 16 16 15 829 82.7 3 54 27 27 3 1
    2019 WAS 15 15 9 766 66.9 2 56 32 24
    2018 WAS 16 16 16 796 77.1 5 56 35 21 1
    Totals 98 98 90 5,021 - 30 344 195 149 6 1