• 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $10,925,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 5.61%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $8,425,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 5.31%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.77
  • Total Contract Value: $36,700,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $9,175,000
  • Position Ranking: 11/100 at 34DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $12,000,000
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 285
  • College: Cincinnati
  • Accrued Seasons: 8
  • Entry: 2012 Draft, Round 2, #36 overall (Broncos)
  • Year Signed: 2016 (UFA)
  • Free Agency: 2020 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $4,444,000

Contract Notes

Derek Wolfe signed a four year, $36.7 million contract with the Broncos on January 16, 2016. The contract contains $12 million fully guaranteed and $17.5 million in total guarantees.  According to Mike Klis of 9News, Wolfe received a $7.5 million signing bonus and his base salary in 2017 will become fully guarnteed on the 7th day of the league year. Klis also reported that there are yearly per game active bonuses for Wolfe that total $500,000. At this time we are estimating Wolfe's 2018 and 2019 base salaries.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201626$4,500,000$1,875,000$500,000$50,000$4,500,000$6,800,0004.4%
201727$5,500,000$1,875,000$500,000$50,000$0$7,862,5004.7%
201828$8,000,000$2,375,000$500,000$50,000$0$10,768,7506.1%
2019 📝
March 8: deadline to exercise 2019 option
29$8,000,000$2,375,000$500,000$50,000$0$10,925,0005.8%
Total$26,000,000$8,500,000$2,000,000$200,000$4,500,000$36,356,250
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Career Earnings: $41,304,221
Career APY: $5,163,028
Potential Earnings: $41,304,221
Total Guarantees: $15,096,764
Largest Cash Payment: $12,487,500 (2016)
Largest Cap Hit: $10,925,000 (2019)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BroncosDraftedExpired20124$5,206,799$1,301,700$3,096,764$4,947,97195.0%$1,236,993
BroncosUFAActive20164$36,700,000$9,175,000$12,000,000$36,356,25099.1%$9,089,063
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Broncos8$41,304,221$5,163,028$41,304,2210.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2012Broncos$390,000$556,691$0$0$0$0$946,6910.8%$2,616,764
2013Broncos$480,000$556,691$146,672$0$0$480,000$1,183,3631.0%$626,672
2014Broncos$710,017$556,691$153,328$0$0$0$1,420,0361.1%$863,345
2015Broncos$1,100,018$556,691$0$0$0$0$1,397,8811.0%$841,190
2016Broncos$4,500,000$1,875,000$0$500,000$50,000$4,500,000$6,800,0004.4%$12,487,500
2017Broncos$5,500,000$1,875,000$0$500,000$50,000$0$7,862,5004.7%$5,893,750
2018Broncos$8,000,000$2,375,000$0$500,000$50,000$0$10,768,7506.1%$9,550,000
2019Broncos$8,000,000$2,375,000$0$500,000$50,000$0$10,925,0005.8%$8,425,000
Total$28,680,035$10,726,764$300,000$2,000,000$200,000$4,980,000$41,304,221$41,304,221

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
201216----84.2%16.2%2614641982000000
2013114148.9%7.1%115434780000110
2014160066.5%11.8%24111.51051000000
2015120059.5%12.0%36145.538.59121000000
2016142057.9%9.0%38135.5324194000000
2017115046.3%8.1%1813213660000000
2018160065.9%17.7%31121.513.5366120100
2019124049.8%2.1%23117418121001000

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$4,420,000$9,175,000
Injury Adjusted$6,203,500$6,881,250
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OTC Valuation $2.8M $5.7M $8.5M $11.4M $14.2M APY $3.8M $7.5M $11.3M $15.0M $18.8M $4,332,000 $4,000,000

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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