David Montgomery

Running Back

Age: 27
Free Agency: 2026 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 5
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $6,786,765 (2.64% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $5,750,000 (1.86% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.85
  • Contract Value: $18,000,000 ($6,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $8,750,000
  • Contract Ranking: 13/192 at RB

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2023)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202326$1,250,000$1,125,000$500,000$1,250,000$2,845,5881.3%
2024 📝
March 16: $2.25 million is guaranteed
27$5,250,000$1,125,000$500,000$5,250,000$6,786,7652.6%
2025 📝
February 10: Contract voids
28$5,500,000$1,125,000$500,000$0$7,125,0002.7%
202629Void$1,125,000VoidVoid$1,125,0000.4%
Total$12,000,000$4,500,000$1,500,000$6,500,000$17,882,353

Contract Notes

David Montgomery signed a three year, $18 million contract with the Lions. $8.75 million is guaranteed including a $4.5 million signing bonus. If on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2024 league year an additional $2.25 million will become guaranteed. There are annual per game bonuses. The final year is a void year for salary cap purposes.

Cash Flows

- old money
- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$6M
$12M
$18M
Old Money202320242025
Cash Due$88,235$6,161,765$5,750,000$6,000,000
Running Cash$6,250,000$12,000,000$18,000,000
Career Earnings: $12,027,113
Career APY: $2,405,423
Potential Earnings: $23,777,113
Total Guarantees: $9,796,180
Largest Cash Payment: $6,161,765 (2023)
Largest Cap Number: $7,125,000 (2025)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BearsDraftedExpired20194$4,015,380$1,003,845$1,046,180$5,865,348146.1%$1,466,337
LionsUFAActive20233$18,000,000$6,000,000$8,750,000$6,161,76534.2%$6,161,765
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
0$0$0$00.0%$00.0%
Bears4$5,865,348$1,466,337$5,865,3480.0%$00.0%
Lions1$6,161,765$6,161,765$2,845,5880.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2019Bears$495,000$261,545$0$0$756,5450.4%$1,541,180
2020Bears$684,136$261,545$0$0$945,6810.4%$684,136
2021Bears$850,032$261,545$0$0$1,111,5770.6%$850,032
2022Bears$2,790,000$261,545$0$0$3,051,5451.5%$2,790,000
2023Lions$1,250,000$1,125,000$500,000$1,250,000$2,845,5881.3%$6,161,765
2024Lions$5,250,000$1,125,000$500,000$5,250,000$6,786,7652.6%$5,750,000
2025Lions$5,500,000$1,125,000$500,000$0$7,125,0002.7%$6,000,000
2026Lions$1,300,000$1,125,000$0$0$1,125,0000.4%$0
Total$18,119,168$5,546,180$1,500,000$6,500,000$23,747,701$23,777,113

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2019160057.3%0.5%2428893.76251857.4122
2020150070.9%0.4%24710704.38544388.1200
2021130057.2%0.0%2258493.87423017.2000
2022161060.8%0.0%2018014.05343169.3100
2023143038.5%0.0%21910154.613161177.3000

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$4,459,000$6,000,000
Injury Adjusted$5,587,134$4,875,000
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OTC Valuation $2.7M $5.4M $8M $10.7M $13.4M APY $3.2M $6.3M $9.5M $12.7M $15.8M $7,072,000 $4,461,285

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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