Aaron Donald

3-4 Defensive End

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $17,108,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 9.07%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $9,108,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 5.13%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.53
  • Total Contract Value: $135,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $22,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 1/87 at 34DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $50,000,000
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 285
  • College: Pittsburgh
  • Accrued Seasons: 3
  • Entry: 2014 Draft, Round 1, #13 overall (Rams)
  • Year Signed: 2018
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2025 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Aaron Donald signed a 6 year, $135 million contract extension with the Rams on August 31, 2018. Donald received $50 million fully guaranteed at signing, including a $40 million signing bonus. Another $36.892 million is guaranteed for injury and will become fully guaranteed at a later date. The specifics of the contract come from a report from Mike Florio of PFT. Per Florio Donald's 2018 and 2019 salaries are guaranteed at signing. His 2020 salary is guaranteed for injury and becomes fully guaranteed on the 3rd day of the 2019 league year. His 2021 salary will become fully guaranteed on the 3rd day of the 2020 league year. In each of the final three contract years there are $5 million roster bonuses due the second day of the league year.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201827$892,000$8,000,000$0$892,000$8,892,0005.0%
2019 📝
March 15: 2020 base salary becomes fully guaranteed
28$9,108,000$8,000,000$0$9,108,000$17,108,0009.1%
2020 📝
March 18: 2021 base salary becomes fully guaranteed
29$17,000,000$8,000,000$0$17,000,000$25,000,00012.5%
202130$19,892,000$8,000,000$0$0$27,892,000--
2022 📝
March 11: $5 million roster bonus is due
31$9,250,000$8,000,000$5,000,000$0$22,250,000--
2023 📝
March 10: $5 million roster bonus is due
32$14,000,000$0$5,000,000$0$19,000,000--
2024 📝
March 15: $5 million roster bonus is due
33$16,750,000$0$5,000,000$0$21,750,000--
Total$86,892,000$40,000,000$15,000,000$27,000,000$141,892,000
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Career Earnings: $51,028,500
Career APY: $10,205,700
Potential Earnings: $152,028,500
Total Guarantees: $60,136,500
Largest Cash Payment: $40,892,000 (2018)
Largest Cap Hit: $27,892,000 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
RamsDraftedRenegotiated20144$10,136,500$2,534,125$10,136,500$10,136,500100.0%$2,534,125
RamsExtensionActive20186$135,000,000$22,500,000$50,000,000$40,892,00030.3%$40,892,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Rams5$51,028,500$10,205,700$19,028,5000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2014Rams$420,000$1,423,000$0$420,000$1,843,0001.4%$6,112,000
2015Rams$880,750$1,423,000$0$880,750$2,303,7501.6%$880,750
2016Rams$1,341,500$1,423,000$0$1,341,500$2,764,5001.8%$1,341,500
2017Rams$1,802,250$1,423,000$0$0$3,225,2501.9%$1,802,250
2018Rams$892,000$8,000,000$0$892,000$8,892,0005.0%$40,892,000
2019Rams$9,108,000$8,000,000$0$9,108,000$17,108,0009.1%$9,108,000
2020Rams$17,000,000$8,000,000$0$17,000,000$25,000,00012.5%$17,000,000
2021Rams$19,892,000$8,000,000$0$0$27,892,000--$19,892,000
2022Rams$9,250,000$8,000,000$5,000,000$0$22,250,000--$14,250,000
2023Rams$14,000,000$0$5,000,000$0$19,000,000--$19,000,000
2024Rams$16,750,000$0$5,000,000$0$21,750,000--$21,750,000
Total$91,336,500$45,692,000$15,000,000$29,642,250$152,028,500$152,028,500

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
20141667.4%17.9%381096818131002000
20151678.9%16.4%44251159.5223710001400
20161676.1%14.0%361185417315002000
20171473.3%14.4%329119515271005100
20181690.3%17.0%411820.5183.525411004200

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average