Dee Ford

Edge Rusher

Age: 30
Free Agency: 2023 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 7
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $8,909,997 (4.54% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $7,000,000 (3.12% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.79
  • Contract Value: $14,000,000 ($7,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $7,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 39/213 at EDGE

Current Contract

(Other, signed 2021)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202130$4,000,000$4,909,997$0$4,000,000$8,909,9974.5%
202231$2,400,000$4,909,997$4,600,000$0$11,909,9975.6%
202332Void$4,909,999VoidVoid$4,909,9992.2%
Total$6,400,000$14,729,993$4,600,000$4,000,000$25,729,993

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.

The 49ers restructured Ford's contract in 2020 for salary cap relief by converting $12.74 million of his salary into a bonus. The move creates $9.55 million in 2020 cap room and increases Ford's cap charge by $3.18 million in each of the remaining seasons of his contract.

The 49ers renegotiated Ford's contract in 2021, reducing his salary from $16 million to a fully guaranteed $7 million, $3 million of which is paid as a signing bonus. Ford has an injury guaranteed $4.6 million roster bonus in 2022 to cover his injury protection liability from his prior contract. 2023 is now a void year. The team picked up about $11 million in cap space with the move.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$7M
$14M
20212022
Cash Due$7,000,000$7,000,000
Running Cash$7,000,000$14,000,000
Career Earnings: $54,512,325
Career APY: $7,787,475
Potential Earnings: $65,512,325
Total Guarantees: $33,376,150
Largest Cash Payment: $20,265,625 (2019)
Largest Cap Number: $14,600,000 (2019)

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
49ersFranchiseRenegotiated20195$85,000,000$17,000,000$19,750,000$34,765,62540.9%$17,382,813
49ersOtherActive20212$14,000,000$7,000,000$7,000,000$3,000,00021.4%$0
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%
49ers2$37,765,625$18,882,813$20,984,2950.0%$00.0%

Season 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%$20,265,625
202049ers$910,013$4,784,996$0$750,000$100,000$0$910,013$6,384,2953.1%$14,500,000
202149ers$4,000,000$4,909,997$0$0$0$0$4,000,000$8,909,9974.5%$7,000,000
202249ers$2,400,000$4,909,997$4,600,000$0$0$0$0$11,909,9975.6%$7,000,000
202349ers$0$4,909,999$0$0$0$0$0$4,909,9992.2%$0
Total$24,108,267$25,368,589$12,044,846$1,500,000$230,000$500,000$27,750,563$63,590,988$65,512,325

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
20201204.4%0.2%1200000000000
202150027.0%3.1%31318240001000

Valuation Diamond

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OTC ValuationAPY
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Injury Adjusted$0$0
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OTC Valuation $4.5M $8.9M $13.4M $17.9M $22.4M APY $3.9M $7.8M $11.8M $15.7M $19.6M $659,000 $823,760

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