Dee Ford

Edge Rusher

  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $15,912,500
  • % of 2020 Team Cap: 7.70%
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $14,500,000
  • % of 2020 Team Cash Spending: 6.91%
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.91
  • Total Contract Value: $85,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $17,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 10/228 at EDGE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $19,750,000
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 252
  • College: Auburn
  • Accrued Seasons: 6
  • Entry: 2014 Draft, Round 1, #23 overall (Chiefs)
  • Year Signed: 2019 (Franchise)
  • Free Agency: 2024 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $2,077,000

Contract Notes

The 49ers signed Dee Ford to a five year, $85 million contract on March 14, 2019. Ford received $20.5 million fully guaranteed at signing and a total of $45 million in injury protection. The fully guaranteed portion of Ford's contract is made up of an $8 million signing bonus, $7 million roster bonus paid in 2019, and his 2019 base salary. If on the roster on April 1, 2020 his base salary that year will become fully guaranteed. His 2021 salary has a partial injury guarantee. In each year of the contract there are $750,000 in annual per game roster bonuses and $100,000 in workout bonuses from 2020 through 2023. He can increase the total value of the contract by $2.5 million based on being selected to the Pro Bowl in each season.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201928$4,750,000$1,600,000$7,000,000$750,000$0$500,000$11,750,000$14,600,0006.3%
202029$13,650,000$1,600,000$0$750,000$100,000$0$13,650,000$15,912,5007.7%
202130$15,150,000$1,600,000$0$750,000$100,000$0$0$17,600,0008.2%
202231$16,150,000$1,600,000$0$750,000$100,000$0$0$18,600,0008.2%
202332$16,150,000$1,600,000$0$750,000$100,000$0$0$18,600,0007.7%
Total$65,850,000$8,000,000$7,000,000$3,750,000$400,000$500,000$25,400,000$85,312,500
Career Earnings: $37,059,200
Career APY: $6,176,533
Potential Earnings: $101,559,200
Total Guarantees: $26,376,150
Largest Cash Payment: $20,312,500 (2019)
Largest Cap Number: $18,600,000 (2022)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
ChiefsDraftedExpired20145$16,876,700$3,375,340$6,626,150$16,746,70099.2%$3,349,340
ChiefsFranchiseTraded20191$15,443,000$15,443,000$0$00.0%$0
49ersFranchiseActive20195$85,000,000$17,000,000$19,750,000$20,312,50023.9%$20,312,500
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Chiefs5$16,746,700$3,349,340$16,876,7000.0%$00.0%
49ers1$20,312,500$20,312,500$14,600,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2014Chiefs$420,000$1,063,400$0$0$0$0$420,000$1,483,4001.1%$4,673,600
2015Chiefs$790,850$1,063,400$0$0$0$0$790,850$1,854,2501.3%$790,850
2016Chiefs$1,161,700$1,063,400$0$0$0$0$1,161,700$2,225,1001.4%$1,161,700
2017Chiefs$957,704$1,063,400$444,846$0$130,000$0$0$2,595,9501.5%$1,402,550
2018Chiefs$8,718,000$0$0$0$0$0$8,718,000$8,718,0004.9%$8,718,000
201949ers$4,750,000$1,600,000$7,000,000$750,000$0$500,000$11,750,000$14,600,0006.3%$20,312,500
202049ers$13,650,000$1,600,000$0$750,000$100,000$0$13,650,000$15,912,5007.7%$14,500,000
202149ers$15,150,000$1,600,000$0$750,000$100,000$0$0$17,600,0008.2%$16,000,000
202249ers$16,150,000$1,600,000$0$750,000$100,000$0$0$18,600,0008.2%$17,000,000
202349ers$16,150,000$1,600,000$0$750,000$100,000$0$0$18,600,0007.7%$17,000,000
Total$77,898,254$12,253,600$7,444,846$3,750,000$530,000$500,000$36,490,550$102,189,200$101,559,200

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2014160011.5%20.0%441.510051000000
2015141144.1%0.0%2124256102000000
2016151071.6%0.9%25131052.512172001000
201769128.7%0.2%103216371001000
2018160086.9%0.0%42131371.513281007000
2019114022.3%1.6%1046.548661002000

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$2,059,000$17,000,000
Injury Adjusted$3,187,773$12,750,000
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OTC Valuation $3.5M $7.1M $10.6M $14.1M $17.6M APY $3.9M $7.8M $11.8M $15.7M $19.6M $7,625,000 $8,387,967

Weekly Valuation Trends

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