Sam Darnold

Quarterback

Age: 27
Free Agency: 2025 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 6
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $5,000,000 (1.91% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $10,000,000 (4.00% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.00
  • Contract Value: $10,000,000 ($10,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $8,750,000
  • Contract Ranking: 21/121 at QB

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2024)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202427$2,500,000$1,250,000$1,000,000$250,000$2,500,000$5,000,0001.9%
2025 📝
February 20: Contract voids
28Void$1,250,000VoidVoidVoid$5,000,0001.9%
202629Void$1,250,000VoidVoidVoid$00.0%
202730Void$1,250,000VoidVoidVoid$00.0%
202831Void$1,250,000VoidVoidVoid$0--
Total$2,500,000$6,250,000$1,000,000$250,000$2,500,000$10,000,000

Contract Notes

Sam Darnold signed a 1 year, $4.5 million contract with the 49ers. $3.5 million is guaranteed.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$10M
2024
Cash Due$10,000,000
Running Cash$10,000,000
Career Earnings: $60,115,694
Career APY: $10,019,282
Potential Earnings: $63,865,694
Total Guarantees: $72,745,388
Largest Cash Payment: $20,558,324 (2018)
Largest Cap Number: $18,858,000 (2022)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
JetsDraftedTraded20184$30,247,694$7,561,924$30,247,694$25,733,00985.1%$8,577,670
PanthersDraftedExpired20184$30,247,694$7,561,924$30,247,694$23,632,68578.1%$11,816,343
49ersUFAExpired20231$4,500,000$4,500,000$3,500,000$4,500,000100.0%$4,500,000
VikingsUFAActive20241$10,000,000$10,000,000$8,750,000$6,250,00062.5%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Jets3$25,733,009$8,577,670$20,713,4280.0%$5,019,5810.0%
Panthers2$23,632,685$11,816,343$23,632,6850.0%$00.0%
49ers1$4,500,000$4,500,000$6,300,0000.0%$00.0%
Vikings0$6,250,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2018Jets$480,000$5,019,581$0$0$0$0$480,000$5,499,5812.8%$20,558,324
2019Jets$570,000$5,019,581$1,284,895$0$0$0$1,854,895$6,874,4763.4%$1,854,895
2020Jets$750,000$5,019,581$2,569,790$0$0$0$3,229,790$8,339,3714.0%$3,319,790
2021Panthers$920,000$0$3,854,685$0$0$0$4,604,685$4,774,6852.6%$4,774,685
2022Panthers$18,858,000$0$0$0$0$0$18,585,000$18,858,0008.9%$18,858,000
202349ers$1,900,000$1,500,000$0$1,000,000$100,000$1,800,000$2,000,000$6,300,0002.7%$4,500,000
2024Vikings$2,500,000$1,250,000$0$1,000,000$250,000$0$2,500,000$5,000,0001.9%$10,000,000
2025Vikings$30,000,000$1,250,000$0$0$0$0$0$5,000,0001.9%$0
2026Vikings$30,000,000$1,250,000$0$0$0$0$0$00.0%$0
2027Vikings$30,000,000$1,250,000$0$0$0$0$0$00.0%$0
2028Vikings$30,000,000$1,250,000$0$0$0$0$0$0--$0
Total$145,978,000$22,808,743$7,709,370$2,000,000$350,000$1,800,000$33,254,370$60,646,113$63,865,694
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Jets2021$5,019,581$0
Total$5,019,581$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsPassingRushingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialComp/AttPctYardsTDINTSackedRatingAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2018133080.8%0.0%239/41457.7%286517153077.6441383.1152
2019133082.4%0.0%273/44161.9%302419133384.333621.92113
2020124074.7%0.0%217/36459.6%22089113572.7372175.9200
2021120067.1%0.0%243/40659.9%25279133571.9482224.6500
202260137.1%0.0%82/14058.6%1143731092.6261064.1200
2023100012.2%0.0%28/4660.9%29721685.121150.7100

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$1,933,000$10,000,000
Injury Adjusted$1,933,000$10,000,000
test
OTC Valuation $7.2M $14.4M $21.6M $28.8M $36M APY $9.2M $18.3M $27.5M $36.7M $45.8M $25,867,000 $37,500,000

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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