Aaron Donald

3-4 Defensive End

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $17,108,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 8.98%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $9,108,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 6.24%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.53
  • Total Contract Value: $135,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $22,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 0/12 at 34DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $50,000,000
  • Age: 27
  • 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

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2018 27 $892,000 $892,000 $8,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $8,892,000 5.0%
2019 28 $9,108,000 $9,108,000 $8,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $17,108,000 9.0%
2020 29 $17,000,000 $8,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $25,000,000 12.5%
2021 30 $19,892,000 $8,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $27,892,000 --
2022 31 $9,250,000 $8,000,000 $5,000,000 $0 $0 $22,250,000 --
2023 32 $14,000,000 $0 $5,000,000 $0 $0 $19,000,000 --
2024 33 $16,750,000 $0 $5,000,000 $0 $0 $21,750,000 --
Total $86,892,000 $40,000,000 $15,000,000 $0 $0 $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

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Rams Drafted Renegotiated 2014 4 $10,136,500 $2,534,125 $10,136,500 $10,136,500 100.0% $2,534,125
Rams Extension Active 2018 6 $135,000,000 $22,500,000 $50,000,000 $40,892,000 30.3% $40,892,000
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Rams 5 $51,028,500 $10,205,700 $19,028,500 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2014 Rams $420,000 $420,000 $1,423,000 $0 $0 $0 $1,843,000 1.4% $6,112,000
2015 Rams $880,750 $880,750 $1,423,000 $0 $0 $0 $2,303,750 1.6% $880,750
2016 Rams $1,341,500 $1,341,500 $1,423,000 $0 $0 $0 $2,764,500 1.8% $1,341,500
2017 Rams $1,802,250 $1,423,000 $0 $0 $0 $3,225,250 1.9% $1,802,250
2018 Rams $892,000 $892,000 $8,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $8,892,000 5.0% $40,892,000
2019 Rams $9,108,000 $9,108,000 $8,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $17,108,000 9.0% $9,108,000
2020 Rams $17,000,000 $8,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $25,000,000 12.5% $17,000,000
2021 Rams $19,892,000 $8,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $27,892,000 -- $19,892,000
2022 Rams $9,250,000 $8,000,000 $5,000,000 $0 $0 $22,250,000 -- $14,250,000
2023 Rams $14,000,000 $0 $5,000,000 $0 $0 $19,000,000 -- $19,000,000
2024 Rams $16,750,000 $0 $5,000,000 $0 $0 $21,750,000 -- $21,750,000
Total $91,336,500 $45,692,000 $15,000,000 $0 $0 $152,028,500   $152,028,500

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Tackles Negative Plays Interceptions Fumbles TD
Defense Special SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2014 16 67.4% 17.9%381096818131002000
2015 16 78.9% 16.4%44251159.5223710001400
2016 16 76.1% 14.0%361185417315002000
2017 14 73.3% 14.4%329119515271005100
2018 16 90.3% 17.0%411820.5183.525411004200

Financial Reports

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