Marcell Dareus

4-3 Defensive Tackle

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $10,585,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 5.25%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $10,585,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 6.00%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.00
  • Total Contract Value: $95,100,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $15,850,000
  • Position Ranking: 0/22 at 43DT
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $42,900,000
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 331
  • College: Alabama
  • Accrued Seasons: 8
  • Entry: 2011 Draft, Round 1, #3 overall (Bills)
  • Year Signed: 2015
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Marcell Dareus signed a 6 year, $95.1 million contract with the Buffalo Bills on September 10, 2015 that includes $60 million in total guarantees and $42.9 million guaranteed at signing. According to ProFootballTalk, Dareus received a $25 million signing bonus and will receive a $7 million option bonus in 2016. Dareus 2015 and 2016 salary is fully guaranteed.  If he is on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2016 league year his entire 2017 salary and $2.35 million of his 2018 salary will become fully guaranteed. If he is on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2017 League year he will earn an additional $5 million in full guarantees on his 2018 salary. Dareus has $2 million roster bonuses paid on the 3rd day of the respective league year in the final three seasons of the contract. For each year that Dareus receives any All NFL honors he will receive a $250,000 escalator on each remaining season of his contract.

Dareus was traded to the Jaguars on October 28, 2017. The Jaguars pick up the balance of the Dareus' 2017 and 2018 guarantees. The Bills gained $5.73 million in 2017 cap space with the trade.

Current Contract

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2017 27 $9,750,000 $5,735,294 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,735,294 3.4%
2018 28 $9,925,000 $7,350,000 $0 $0 $250,000 $0 $10,175,000 5.7%
2019 29 $8,335,000 $0 $2,000,000 $250,000 $0 $10,585,000 5.6%
2020 30 $12,350,000 $0 $2,000,000 $250,000 $0 $14,600,000 7.3%
2021 31 $12,400,000 $0 $2,000,000 $250,000 $0 $14,650,000 --
Total $52,760,000 $0 $6,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 $55,745,294
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Career Earnings: $77,182,300
Career APY: $9,647,788
Potential Earnings: $117,017,300
Total Guarantees: $106,207,301
Largest Cash Payment: $27,823,529 (2015)
Largest Cap Hit: $14,650,000 (2021)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Bills Drafted Renegotiated 2011 5 $28,467,301 $5,693,460 $20,407,301 $20,407,301 71.7% $5,101,825
Bills Extension Traded 2015 6 $95,100,000 $15,850,000 $42,900,000 $40,864,705 43.0% $20,432,353
Jaguars Extension Active 2015 6 $95,100,000 $15,850,000 $42,900,000 $15,910,294 16.7% $7,955,147
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Bills 6 $61,272,006 $10,212,001 $40,922,006 0.0% $24,229,411 0.0%
Jaguars 2 $15,910,294 $7,955,147 $15,910,294 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2011 Bills $375,000 $3,335,418 $0 $0 $0 $3,710,418 3.1% $13,716,672
2012 Bills $1,302,605 $3,335,418 $0 $0 $0 $4,638,023 3.8% $1,302,605
2013 Bills $2,230,210 $2,230,210 $3,335,418 $0 $0 $0 $5,565,628 4.5% $2,230,210
2014 Bills $3,157,814 $3,157,814 $3,335,418 $0 $0 $0 $6,493,232 4.9% $3,157,814
2015 Bills $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $5,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $7,823,529 5.5% $27,823,529
2016 Bills $7,900,000 $7,900,000 $6,400,000 $0 $250,000 $0 $12,691,176 8.2% $13,041,176
2017 Jaguars $9,750,000 $5,735,294 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,735,294 3.4% $5,735,294
2018 Jaguars $9,925,000 $7,350,000 $0 $0 $250,000 $0 $10,175,000 5.7% $10,175,000
2019 Jaguars $8,335,000 $0 $2,000,000 $250,000 $0 $10,585,000 5.6% $10,585,000
2020 Jaguars $12,350,000 $0 $2,000,000 $250,000 $0 $14,600,000 7.3% $14,600,000
2021 Jaguars $12,400,000 $0 $2,000,000 $250,000 $0 $14,650,000 -- $14,650,000
Total $70,725,629 $24,741,672 $6,000,000 $1,250,000 $0 $96,667,300   $117,017,300
Dead Money History
Team Year Cap Charge Cash Paid
Bills 2017 $10,664,706 $4,264,706
Bills 2018 $13,564,705 $0
Total$24,229,411$4,264,706

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Tackles Negative Plays Interceptions Fumbles TD
Defense Special SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2011 16 71.0% 0.0%32115.5339102000100
2012 16 72.3% 18.3%26135.5385106000100
2013 16 72.0% 15.6%46257.556.58123001000
2014 15 62.3% 12.2%3613105512141001000
2015 15 69.6% 8.9%381324550000000
2016 8 38.9% 8.0%24153.513541000000
2017 14 39.4% 12.5%19615220000000
2018 15 54.9% 1.9%23910221001000

Financial Reports

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