Denzel Ward

Cornerback

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $5,302,792
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 2.20%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $19,771,169
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 9.84%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 3.73
  • Total Contract Value: $29,165,356
  • Annual Contract Value: $7,291,339
  • Position Ranking: 2/79 at CB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $29,165,356
  • Age: 21
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 191
  • College: Ohio State
  • Accrued Seasons: 1
  • Entry: 2018 Draft, Round 1, #4 overall (Browns)
  • Year Signed: 2018
  • Contract Type: Drafted
  • Free Agency: 2022, pending fifth year option (UFA)

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.

Current Contract

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2018 21 $480,000 $480,000 $4,822,792 $0 $0 $0 $5,302,792 3.0%
2019 22 $570,000 $1,805,698 $4,822,792 $1,298,356 $0 $0 $6,628,490 3.5%
2020 23 $660,000 $3,131,396 $4,822,792 $2,471,396 $0 $0 $7,954,188 4.0%
2021 24 $750,000 $4,457,094 $4,822,792 $3,707,094 $0 $0 $9,279,886 --
Total $2,460,000 $19,291,168 $7,476,846 $0 $0 $29,165,356
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Career Earnings: $19,771,169
Career APY: $19,771,169
Potential Earnings: $29,165,357
Total Guarantees: $29,165,356
Largest Cash Payment: $19,771,169 (2018)
Largest Cap Hit: $9,279,886 (2021)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Browns Drafted Active 2018 4 $29,165,356 $7,291,339 $29,165,356 $19,771,169 67.8% $19,771,169
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Browns 1 $19,771,169 $19,771,169 $5,302,792 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2018 Browns $480,000 $480,000 $4,822,792 $0 $0 $0 $5,302,792 3.0% $19,771,169
2019 Browns $570,000 $1,805,698 $4,822,792 $1,298,356 $0 $0 $6,628,490 3.5% $1,805,698
2020 Browns $660,000 $3,131,396 $4,822,792 $2,471,396 $0 $0 $7,954,188 4.0% $3,131,396
2021 Browns $750,000 $4,457,094 $4,822,792 $3,707,094 $0 $0 $9,279,886 -- $4,457,094
Total $2,460,000 $19,291,168 $7,476,846 $0 $0 $29,165,356   $29,165,357

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Tackles Negative Plays Interceptions Fumbles TD
Defense Special SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2018 13 71.4% 11.6%411200501132612290

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average