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Sam Darnold

Quarterback

Age: 23
Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 2
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $8,339,371 (3.97% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $3,319,790 (1.76% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.40
  • Contract Value: $30,247,694 ($7,561,924 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $30,247,694
  • Contract Ranking: 27/125 at QB

Current Contract

(Drafted, signed 2018)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201821$480,000$5,019,581$0$480,000$5,499,5812.8%
201922$570,000$5,019,581$1,284,895$1,854,895$6,874,4763.4%
202023$750,000$5,019,581$2,569,790$3,229,790$8,339,3714.0%
202124$920,000$5,019,581$3,854,685$4,604,685$9,794,2664.6%
Total$2,720,000$20,078,324$7,709,370$10,169,370$30,507,694

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.
Career Earnings: $22,413,219
Career APY: $11,206,610
Potential Earnings: $30,507,694
Total Guarantees: $30,247,694
Largest Cash Payment: $20,558,324 (2018)
Largest Cap Number: $9,794,266 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
JetsDraftedActive20184$30,247,694$7,561,924$30,247,694$22,413,21974.1%$11,206,610
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Jets2$22,413,219$11,206,610$12,374,0570.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap 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
2021Jets$920,000$5,019,581$3,854,685$4,604,685$9,794,2664.6%$4,774,685
Total$2,720,000$20,078,324$7,709,370$10,169,370$30,507,694$30,507,694

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

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$12,267,000$7,561,924
Injury Adjusted$15,604,067$6,144,063
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OTC Valuation $4.9M $9.7M $14.6M $19.5M $24.4M APY $7.5M $15.0M $22.5M $30.0M $37.5M $20,316,000 $25,000,000

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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