John Elway

Quarterback

Career Earnings: $47,445,000
Career APY: $2,965,313
Total Guarantees: $16,250,000
Largest Cash Payment: $10,100,000 (1993)
Largest Cap Number: $6,028,574 (1993)
  • Date of Birth: June 28, 1960
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 215
  • College: Stanford
  • Entry: 1983 Draft, Round 1, #1 overall (Colts)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BroncosDraftedRenegotiated19835$5,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$4,000,00080.0%$1,000,000
BroncosExtensionRenegotiated19876$12,700,000$2,116,667$3,000,000$11,700,00092.1%$1,950,000
BroncosExtensionRenegotiated19934$17,100,000$5,700,000$6,000,000$16,100,00094.2%$5,366,667
BroncosExtensionTerminated19965$29,500,000$5,900,000$6,250,000$15,645,00053.0%$5,215,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Broncos16$47,445,000$2,965,313$39,131,4460.0%$7,350,6300.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
1983Broncos$600,000$200,000$800,000--$1,600,000
1984Broncos$700,000$200,000$900,000--$700,000
1985Broncos$800,000$200,000$1,000,000--$800,000
1986Broncos$900,000$200,000$1,100,000--$900,000
1987Broncos$1,000,000$628,571$1,628,571--$4,000,000
1988Broncos$1,400,000$428,571$1,828,571--$1,400,000
1989Broncos$1,425,000$428,571$1,853,571--$1,425,000
1990Broncos$1,450,000$428,571$1,878,571--$1,450,000
1991Broncos$1,525,000$428,571$1,953,571--$1,525,000
1992Broncos$1,900,000$428,571$2,328,571--$1,900,000
1993Broncos$4,100,000$1,928,574$6,028,574--$10,100,000
1994Broncos$3,000,000$1,500,000$4,500,00013.0%$3,000,000
1995Broncos$3,000,000$1,500,000$4,500,00012.1%$3,000,000
1996Broncos$1,770,000$2,459,114$4,229,11410.4%$8,020,000
1997Broncos$565,000$1,493,666$2,058,6665.0%$2,825,000
1998Broncos$300,000$2,243,666$2,543,6664.9%$4,800,000
Total$24,435,000$14,696,446$39,131,446$47,445,000
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Broncos1999$2,324,315$0
Broncos2000$5,026,315$0
Total$7,350,630$0

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