Derwin James

Safety

Age: 26
Free Agency: 2027 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 4
  • 2022 Salary Cap Charge: $8,158,494 (3.78% of cap)
  • 2022 Cash Payout: $24,584,471 (9.64% of spending)
  • 2022 Cash to Cap Ratio: 3.01
  • Contract Value: $76,000,000 ($19,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $38,584,471
  • Contract Ranking: 1/187 at S

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2022)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
2022 📝
March 17: $3.4 million is guaranteed
26$4,052,000$4,106,494$0$4,052,000$8,158,4943.8%
202327$2,000,000$7,106,494$0$2,000,000$9,106,4943.9%
202428$12,750,000$7,106,494$0$0$19,856,4947.8%
2025 📝
March 17: Roster bonus due
29$13,750,000$7,106,494$3,000,000$0$23,856,494--
2026 📝
March 17: Roster bonus due
30$14,500,000$7,106,495$3,000,000$0$24,606,494--
Total$47,052,000$32,532,471$6,000,000$6,052,000$85,584,470

Contract Notes

Derwin James signed a four year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers worth $12,388,952 on June 1, 2018. James received a $7,090,148 signing bonus and each year's base salaries are fully guaranteed. James was the 17th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$19M
$38M
$57M
$76M
20222023202420252026
Cash Due$15,000,000$14,000,000$12,750,000$16,750,000$17,500,000
Running Cash$15,000,000$29,000,000$41,750,000$58,500,000$76,000,000
Career Earnings: $32,921,423
Career APY: $8,230,356
Potential Earnings: $97,973,423
Total Guarantees: $50,973,423
Largest Cash Payment: $24,584,471 (2022)
Largest Cap Number: $24,606,494 (2026)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
ChargersDraftedExtended20184$12,388,952$3,097,238$12,388,952$12,388,952100.0%$3,097,238
ChargersExtensionActive20224$76,000,000$19,000,000$38,584,471$20,532,47127.0%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Chargers4$32,921,423$8,230,356$12,388,9520.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2018Chargers$480,000$1,772,537$0$480,000$2,252,5371.3%$7,570,148
2019Chargers$1,043,134$1,772,537$0$1,043,134$2,815,6711.5%$1,043,134
2020Chargers$1,606,268$1,772,537$0$1,606,268$3,378,8051.7%$1,606,268
2021Chargers$2,169,402$1,772,537$0$2,169,402$3,941,9392.1%$2,169,402
2022Chargers$4,052,000$4,106,494$0$4,052,000$8,158,4943.8%$24,584,471
2023Chargers$2,000,000$7,106,494$0$2,000,000$9,106,4943.9%$14,000,000
2024Chargers$12,750,000$7,106,494$0$0$19,856,4947.8%$12,750,000
2025Chargers$13,750,000$7,106,494$3,000,000$0$23,856,494--$16,750,000
2026Chargers$14,500,000$7,106,495$3,000,000$0$24,606,494--$17,500,000
Total$52,350,804$39,622,619$6,000,000$11,350,804$97,973,422$97,973,423

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2018160099.1%8.5%75303.51746133300000
2019511030.4%0.5%231000301000000
2021150182.7%0.7%7543212.5775203000
202230099.5%3.8%16817221000000

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$8,053,000$19,000,000
Injury Adjusted$8,053,000$19,000,000
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OTC Valuation $3.3M $6.6M $9.9M $13.2M $16.5M APY $3.2M $6.3M $9.5M $12.7M $15.8M $8,053,000 $4,063,772

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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