Darius Leonard

Linebacker

Age: 26
Free Agency: 2027 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 3
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $8,221,783 (4.32% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $23,384,000 (10.65% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.84
  • Contract Value: $98,500,000 ($19,700,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $33,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 1/228 at LB

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2021)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202126$3,384,000$4,837,783$0$0$3,384,000$8,221,7834.3%
2022 📝
March 21: $12M of 2023 salary is fully guaranteed
27$6,916,000$4,000,000$0$0$6,916,000$10,916,0005.2%
2023 📝
March 21: $1M is fully guaranteed
28$15,700,000$4,000,000$0$510,000$2,700,000$20,210,0009.0%
2024 📝
March 21: $6.5M is fully guaranteed; Roster bonus due
29$13,614,000$4,000,000$2,000,000$510,000$0$20,124,0007.9%
2025 📝
March 21: Roster bonus due
30$14,840,000$4,000,000$4,200,000$510,000$0$23,550,000--
202631$19,190,000$0$0$510,000$0$19,700,000--
Total$73,644,000$20,837,783$6,200,000$2,040,000$13,000,000$102,721,783

Contract Notes

Darius Leonard signed a five year, $98.25 million contract extension with $52.5 million in guarantees on August 9, 2021. $33 million is guaranteed at signing including a $20 million signing bonus.

You can read the full details of Leonard's contract and where it ranks in the NFL here.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$19.7M
$39.4M
$59.1M
$78.8M
$98.5M
202120222023202420252026
Cash Due$20,000,000$6,916,000$16,210,000$16,124,000$19,550,000$19,700,000
Running Cash$20,000,000$26,916,000$43,126,000$59,250,000$78,800,000$98,500,000
Career Earnings: $25,779,470
Career APY: $8,593,157
Potential Earnings: $107,663,470
Total Guarantees: $37,828,495
Largest Cash Payment: $23,384,000 (2021)
Largest Cap Number: $23,550,000 (2025)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
ColtsDraftedExtended20184$7,247,808$1,811,952$4,828,495$5,779,47079.7%$1,926,490
ColtsExtensionActive20215$98,500,000$19,700,000$33,000,000$20,000,00020.3%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Colts3$25,779,470$8,593,157$4,941,6870.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2018Colts$480,000$837,783$0$0$480,000$1,317,7830.7%$3,831,132
2019Colts$809,446$837,783$0$0$809,446$1,647,2290.7%$809,446
2020Colts$1,138,892$837,783$0$0$187,917$1,976,6750.8%$1,138,892
2021Colts$3,384,000$4,837,783$0$0$3,384,000$8,221,7834.3%$23,384,000
2022Colts$6,916,000$4,000,000$0$0$6,916,000$10,916,0005.2%$6,916,000
2023Colts$15,700,000$4,000,000$0$510,000$2,700,000$20,210,0009.0%$16,210,000
2024Colts$13,614,000$4,000,000$2,000,000$510,000$0$20,124,0007.9%$16,124,000
2025Colts$14,840,000$4,000,000$4,200,000$510,000$0$23,550,000--$19,550,000
2026Colts$19,190,000$0$0$510,000$0$19,700,000--$19,700,000
Total$76,072,338$23,351,132$6,200,000$2,040,000$14,477,363$107,663,470$107,663,470

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2018150091.1%4.5%1115274812882384200
2019133079.9%13.6%7150526.57675922001
2020142079.9%11.2%8646321737003200
2021100100.0%16.7%5000000001000

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$6,533,000$19,700,000
Injury Adjusted$6,533,000$19,700,000
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OTC Valuation $4.3M $8.7M $13.0M $17.4M $21.7M APY $3.9M $7.8M $11.8M $15.7M $19.6M $5,816,000 $3,000,000

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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