Justin Simmons

Safety

Age: 28
Free Agency: 2025 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 5
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $5,750,000 (2.87% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $17,000,000 (9.71% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.96
  • Contract Value: $61,000,000 ($15,250,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $32,100,000
  • Contract Ranking: 1/180 at S

Current Contract

(Franchise, signed 2021)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202128$2,000,000$3,750,000$2,000,000$5,750,0002.9%
2022 📝
March 21: $2.9 million of 2023 salary is guaranteed
29$15,100,000$3,750,000$15,100,000$18,850,0009.3%
202330$14,400,000$3,750,000$0$18,150,0008.1%
202431$14,500,000$3,750,000$0$18,250,0007.1%
Total$46,000,000$15,000,000$17,100,000$61,000,000

Contract Notes

Justin Simmons signed a four year, $61 million contract with the Broncos. Simmons received $35 million in guarantees, $32.1 million of which was fully guaranteed at signing. Simmons received a $15 million signing bonus and his 2021 and 2022 base salaries are guaranteed. $2.9 million of his 2023 salary is injury guaranteed. If on the roster on the 5th day of the 2022 league year that will become fully guaranteed. Simmons had been designated a franchise player by the Broncos prior to signing the contract. The new contract creates $7.98 million in cap space.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$15.3M
$30.5M
$45.8M
$61M
2021202220232024
Cash Due$17,000,000$15,100,000$14,400,000$14,500,000
Running Cash$17,000,000$32,100,000$46,500,000$61,000,000
Career Earnings: $30,758,420
Career APY: $6,151,684
Potential Earnings: $76,758,420
Total Guarantees: $44,186,420
Largest Cash Payment: $17,000,000 (2021)
Largest Cap Number: $18,850,000 (2022)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BroncosDraftedExpired20164$3,027,420$756,855$645,420$4,317,420142.6%$1,079,355
BroncosFranchiseExpired20201$11,441,000$11,441,000$11,441,000$11,441,000100.0%$11,441,000
BroncosFranchiseActive20214$61,000,000$15,250,000$32,100,000$15,000,00024.6%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Broncos5$30,758,420$6,151,684$15,773,4200.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2016Broncos$450,000$161,355$0$0$611,3550.4%$1,095,420
2017Broncos$540,000$161,355$13,000$0$714,3550.4%$553,000
2018Broncos$630,000$161,355$14,000$0$805,3550.4%$644,000
2019Broncos$2,025,000$161,355$15,000$0$2,201,3551.1%$2,025,000
2020Broncos$11,441,000$0$0$11,441,000$11,441,0005.3%$11,441,000
2021Broncos$2,000,000$3,750,000$0$2,000,000$5,750,0002.9%$17,000,000
2022Broncos$15,100,000$3,750,000$0$15,100,000$18,850,0009.3%$15,100,000
2023Broncos$14,400,000$3,750,000$0$0$18,150,0008.1%$14,400,000
2024Broncos$14,500,000$3,750,000$0$0$18,250,0007.1%$14,500,000
Total$61,086,000$15,645,420$42,000$28,541,000$76,773,420$76,758,420

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2016131225.9%60.3%255192142830000
2017132174.3%34.9%5019164252650001
20181600100.0%20.4%712600004380000
20191600100.0%22.2%65280020154300000
20201600100.0%20.1%771900309500100

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$7,171,000$15,250,000
Injury Adjusted$7,171,000$15,250,000
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OTC Valuation $2.2M $4.4M $6.6M $8.9M $11.1M APY $2.5M $5.1M $7.6M $10.2M $12.7M $4,050,000 $3,129,422

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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