Denzel Ward

Cornerback

Age: 24
Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 3
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $9,449,886 (4.48% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $4,627,094 (2.04% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.49
  • Contract Value: $29,165,356 ($7,291,339 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $29,165,356
  • Contract Ranking: 25/243 at CB

Current Contract

(Drafted, signed 2018)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201821$480,000$4,822,792$0$480,000$5,302,7922.2%
201922$570,000$4,822,792$1,298,356$1,805,698$6,628,4902.7%
202023$750,000$4,822,792$2,471,396$3,131,396$8,044,1883.5%
202124$920,000$4,822,792$3,707,094$4,457,094$9,449,8864.5%
Total$2,720,000$19,291,168$7,476,846$9,874,188$29,425,356

Contract Notes

Denzel Ward, the 4th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, signed a fully guaranteed contract with the Browns worth $29,165,356.  Ward's signing bonus is $19,291,168.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$7.3M
$14.6M
$21.9M
$29.2M
2018201920202021
Cash Due$19,771,169$1,805,698$3,221,396$4,627,094
Running Cash$19,511,168$21,316,866$24,538,262$29,165,356
Career Earnings: $24,798,263
Career APY: $8,266,088
Potential Earnings: $29,425,357
Total Guarantees: $29,165,356
Largest Cash Payment: $19,771,169 (2018)
Largest Cap Number: $9,449,886 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BrownsDraftedActive20184$29,165,356$7,291,339$29,165,356$24,798,26385.0%$8,266,088
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Browns3$24,798,263$8,266,088$19,975,4700.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2018Browns$480,000$4,822,792$0$480,000$5,302,7922.2%$19,771,169
2019Browns$570,000$4,822,792$1,298,356$1,805,698$6,628,4902.7%$1,805,698
2020Browns$750,000$4,822,792$2,471,396$3,131,396$8,044,1883.5%$3,221,396
2021Browns$920,000$4,822,792$3,707,094$4,457,094$9,449,8864.5%$4,627,094
Total$2,720,000$19,291,168$7,476,846$9,874,188$29,425,356$29,425,357

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2018133071.4%11.6%411200501132612290
2019124070.5%12.8%3860011112610161
2020123071.9%12.6%388001118201000

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$5,548,000$7,291,339
Injury Adjusted$7,261,078$5,924,213
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OTC Valuation $2.8M $5.6M $8.4M $11.1M $13.9M APY $3.3M $6.7M $10.0M $13.3M $16.7M $4,419,000 $4,500,000

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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