Age: 30
Free Agency: 2025 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 5
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $14,392,000 (7.72% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $19,892,000 (9.97% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.38
  • Contract Value: $135,000,000 ($22,500,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $50,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 1/292 at IDL

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2018)
(📝: 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 20: 2021 base salary becomes fully guaranteed
29$17,000,000$8,000,000$0$17,000,000$25,000,00012.2%
202130$1,892,000$12,500,000$0$1,892,000$14,392,0007.7%
2022 📝
March 11: $5 million roster bonus is due
31$9,250,000$12,500,000$5,000,000$0$26,750,00012.8%
2023 📝
March 10: $5 million roster bonus is due
32$14,000,000$4,500,000$5,000,000$0$23,500,00010.4%
2024 📝
March 15: $5 million roster bonus is due
33$16,750,000$4,500,000$5,000,000$0$26,250,00010.3%
Total$68,892,000$58,000,000$15,000,000$28,892,000$141,892,000

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.

Aaron Donald converted $18 million of his 2021 salary into a bonus to create $13.5 million in cap space. His cap number will increase by $4.5 million in the remaining three years of his contract.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$22.5M
$45M
$67.5M
$90M
$112.5M
$135M
2018201920202021202220232024
Cash Due$34,000,000$9,108,000$17,000,000$19,892,000$14,250,000$19,000,000$21,750,000
Running Cash$34,000,000$43,108,000$60,108,000$80,000,000$94,250,000$113,250,000$135,000,000
Career Earnings: $95,136,500
Career APY: $13,590,929
Potential Earnings: $152,028,500
Total Guarantees: $60,136,500
Largest Cash Payment: $40,892,000 (2018)
Largest Cap Number: $26,750,000 (2022)

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$85,000,00063.0%$28,333,333
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Rams7$95,136,500$13,590,929$61,136,5000.0%$00.0%

Season 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$3,225,2502.0%$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$25,000,00012.2%$17,000,000
2021Rams$1,892,000$12,500,000$0$1,892,000$14,392,0007.7%$19,892,000
2022Rams$9,250,000$12,500,000$5,000,000$0$26,750,00012.8%$14,250,000
2023Rams$14,000,000$4,500,000$5,000,000$0$23,500,00010.4%$19,000,000
2024Rams$16,750,000$4,500,000$5,000,000$0$26,250,00010.3%$21,750,000
Total$73,336,500$63,692,000$15,000,000$31,534,250$152,028,500$152,028,500

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2014160067.4%17.9%381096818131002000
2015160078.9%16.4%44251159.5223710001400
2016160076.1%14.0%361185417315002000
2017140173.3%14.4%329119515271005100
2018160090.3%17.0%411820.5183.525411004200
2019160083.8%15.8%291912.569.520242002100
2020160084.5%8.1%271813.58614261004100

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$20,650,000$22,500,000
Injury Adjusted$20,650,000$22,500,000
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OTC Valuation $3.4M $6.9M $10.3M $13.8M $17.2M APY $3.8M $7.5M $11.3M $15.0M $18.8M $3,489,000 $3,750,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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