Sam Darnold

Quarterback

Age: 24
Free Agency: 2023 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 3
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $4,774,685 (2.57% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $4,774,685 (2.71% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.00
  • Contract Value: $30,247,694 ($7,561,924 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $30,247,694
  • Contract Ranking: 28/116 at QB

Current Contract

(Drafted, signed 2018)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202124$920,000$3,854,685$4,604,685$4,774,6852.6%
202225$18,858,000$0$18,585,000$18,858,0009.1%
Total$19,778,000$3,854,685$23,189,685$23,632,685

Contract Notes

Sam Darnold, the number 3 overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, signed a four year, fully guaranteed contract with the Jets worth $30,247,694 on July 30, 2018. Darnold received a $20,078,324 signing bonus as part of the guarantee. There are are a total of $7.709 million in fully guaranteed roster bonuses that will be earned on the fifth day of the 2019, 2020, and 2021 training camps.

Cash Flows

- old money
- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$7.6M
$15.1M
$22.7M
$30.2M
Old Money20212022
Cash Due$6,615,009$4,774,685$18,858,000
Running Cash$11,389,694$30,247,694
Career Earnings: $25,733,009
Career APY: $8,577,670
Potential Earnings: $49,365,694
Total Guarantees: $60,495,388
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
PanthersDraftedActive20184$30,247,694$7,561,924$30,247,694$00.0%$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%
Panthers0$0$0$00.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2018Jets$480,000$5,019,581$0$480,000$5,499,5812.8%$20,558,324
2019Jets$570,000$5,019,581$1,284,895$1,854,895$6,874,4763.4%$1,854,895
2020Jets$750,000$5,019,581$2,569,790$3,229,790$8,339,3714.0%$3,319,790
2021Panthers$920,000$0$3,854,685$4,604,685$4,774,6852.6%$4,774,685
2022Panthers$18,858,000$0$0$18,585,000$18,858,0009.1%$18,858,000
Total$21,578,000$15,058,743$7,709,370$28,754,370$44,346,113$49,365,694
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Jets2021$5,019,581$0
Total$5,019,581$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsPassingRushingFumbles
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

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$10,675,000$7,561,924
Injury Adjusted$15,333,125$5,671,443
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OTC Valuation $6.2M $12.5M $18.7M $25.0M $31.2M APY $7.5M $15.0M $22.5M $30.0M $37.5M $24,983,000 $11,500,000

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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