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: 30/255 at CB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $29,165,356
  • Age: 22
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 191
  • College: Ohio State
  • Accrued Seasons: 1
  • Entry: 2018 Draft, Round 1, #4 overall (Browns)
  • Year Signed: 2018 (Drafted)
  • Free Agency: 2022, pending fifth year option (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $348,000

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: $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

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BrownsDraftedActive20184$29,165,356$7,291,339$29,165,356$19,771,16967.8%$19,771,169
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Browns1$19,771,169$19,771,169$5,302,7920.0%$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 PlayedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
20181371.4%11.6%411200501132612290
2019230.3%4.8%4300010000000

Financial Reports

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