Denzel Ward

Cornerback

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $6,628,490
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 2.69%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $1,805,698
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 1.05%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.27
  • Total Contract Value: $29,165,356
  • Annual Contract Value: $7,291,339
  • Position Ranking: 31/282 at CB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $29,165,356
  • Age: 22
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 191
  • College: Ohio State
  • Accrued Seasons: 2
  • Entry: 2018 Draft, Round 1, #4 overall (Browns)
  • Year Signed: 2018 (Drafted)
  • Free Agency: 2022, pending fifth year option (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $5,551,000

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

(📝: 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$5,302,7923.0%
201922$570,000$4,822,792$1,298,356$1,805,698$6,628,4903.5%
202023$660,000$4,822,792$2,471,396$3,131,396$7,954,1884.0%
202124$750,000$4,822,792$3,707,094$4,457,094$9,279,886--
Total$2,460,000$19,291,168$7,476,846$9,874,188$29,165,356
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Career Earnings: $21,576,867
Career APY: $10,788,434
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

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BrownsDraftedActive20184$29,165,356$7,291,339$29,165,356$21,576,86774.0%$10,788,434
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Browns2$21,576,867$10,788,434$11,931,2820.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2018Browns$480,000$4,822,792$0$480,000$5,302,7923.0%$19,771,169
2019Browns$570,000$4,822,792$1,298,356$1,805,698$6,628,4903.5%$1,805,698
2020Browns$660,000$4,822,792$2,471,396$3,131,396$7,954,1884.0%$3,131,396
2021Browns$750,000$4,822,792$3,707,094$4,457,094$9,279,886--$4,457,094
Total$2,460,000$19,291,168$7,476,846$9,874,188$29,165,356$29,165,357

Statistics

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

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$5,148,000$7,291,339
Injury Adjusted$7,313,731$5,468,504
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OTC Valuation $2.5M $4.9M $7.4M $9.8M $12.3M APY $2.5M $5.0M $7.5M $10.0M $12.5M $4,273,000 $5,000,000

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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