Derek Wolfe

3-4 Defensive End

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $10,925,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 5.52%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $8,550,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 7.01%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.78
  • Total Contract Value: $36,700,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $9,175,000
  • Position Ranking: 0/12 at 34DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $12,000,000
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 285
  • College: Cincinnati
  • Accrued Seasons: 7
  • Entry: 2012 Draft, Round 2, #36 overall (Broncos)
  • Year Signed: 2016
  • Contract Type: UFA
  • Free Agency: 2020 (UFA)

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

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2016 26 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $1,875,000 $500,000 $50,000 $0 $6,800,000 4.4%
2017 27 $5,500,000 $1,875,000 $500,000 $50,000 $0 $7,862,500 4.7%
2018 28 $8,000,000 $2,375,000 $500,000 $50,000 $0 $10,768,750 6.1%
2019 29 $8,000,000 $2,375,000 $500,000 $50,000 $0 $10,925,000 5.8%
Total $26,000,000 $8,500,000 $2,000,000 $200,000 $0 $36,356,250
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Career Earnings: $32,879,221
Career APY: $4,697,032
Potential Earnings: $41,429,221
Total Guarantees: $15,096,764
Largest Cash Payment: $12,487,500 (2016)
Largest Cap Hit: $10,925,000 (2019)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Broncos Drafted Expired 2012 4 $5,206,799 $1,301,700 $3,096,764 $4,947,971 95.0% $1,236,993
Broncos UFA Active 2016 4 $36,700,000 $9,175,000 $12,000,000 $27,931,250 76.1% $9,310,417
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Broncos 7 $32,879,221 $4,697,032 $30,379,221 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2012 Broncos $390,000 $556,691 $0 $0 $0 $946,691 0.8% $2,616,764
2013 Broncos $480,000 $480,000 $556,691 $146,672 $0 $0 $1,183,363 1.0% $626,672
2014 Broncos $710,017 $556,691 $153,328 $0 $0 $1,420,036 1.1% $863,345
2015 Broncos $1,100,018 $556,691 $0 $0 $0 $1,397,881 1.0% $841,190
2016 Broncos $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $1,875,000 $500,000 $50,000 $0 $6,800,000 4.4% $12,487,500
2017 Broncos $5,500,000 $1,875,000 $500,000 $50,000 $0 $7,862,500 4.7% $5,893,750
2018 Broncos $8,000,000 $2,375,000 $500,000 $50,000 $0 $10,768,750 6.1% $9,550,000
2019 Broncos $8,000,000 $2,375,000 $500,000 $50,000 $0 $10,925,000 5.8% $8,550,000
Total $28,680,035 $10,726,764 $2,300,000 $200,000 $0 $41,304,221   $41,429,221

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Tackles Negative Plays Interceptions Fumbles TD
Defense Special SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2012 16 84.2% 16.2%2614641982000000
2013 11 48.9% 7.1%115434780000110
2014 16 66.5% 11.8%24111.51051000000
2015 12 59.5% 12.0%36145.538.59121000000
2016 14 57.9% 9.0%38135.5324194000000
2017 11 46.3% 8.1%1813213660000000
2018 16 65.9% 17.7%31121.513.5366120100

Financial Reports

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