Za'Darius Smith

Edge Rusher

Age: 30
Free Agency: 2025 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 7
  • 2022 Salary Cap Charge: $3,166,666 (1.51% of cap)
  • 2022 Cash Payout: $9,500,000 (4.21% of spending)
  • 2022 Cash to Cap Ratio: 3.00
  • Contract Value: $42,000,000 ($14,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $6,450,000
  • Contract Ranking: 21/248 at EDGE

Current Contract

(SFA, signed 2022)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202230$1,450,000$1,666,666$0$3,000,000$50,000$1,450,000$3,166,6661.5%
2023 📝
March 19: $5.05 million is guaranteed
31$9,450,000$1,666,666$0$3,000,000$50,000$0$14,166,6666.3%
2024 📝
March 19: Roster bonus due
32$14,450,000$1,666,668$2,500,000$3,000,000$50,000$0$21,666,6688.5%
Total$25,350,000$5,000,000$2,500,000$9,000,000$150,000$1,450,000$39,000,000

Contract Notes

Za'Darius Smith signed a three year, $42 million contract with the Vikings. Contract details are from Pro Football Talk. Per PFT Smith received a $5 million signing bonus as part of an $11.5 million guarantee. $6.45 million is fully guaranteed at signing with another $5.05 million guaranteed for injury. The injury guarantee will become fully guaranteed if on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2023 league year. Each year of the contract contained $3 million in per game bonuses.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$14M
$28M
$42M
202220232024
Cash Due$9,500,000$12,500,000$20,000,000
Running Cash$9,500,000$22,000,000$42,000,000
Career Earnings: $59,996,402
Career APY: $8,570,915
Potential Earnings: $96,996,402
Total Guarantees: $26,933,152
Largest Cash Payment: $22,250,000 (2019)
Largest Cap Number: $21,666,668 (2024)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
RavensDraftedExpired20154$2,763,152$690,788$483,152$3,965,152143.5%$991,288
PackersUFATerminated20194$66,000,000$16,500,000$20,000,000$51,031,25077.3%$17,010,417
VikingsSFAActive20223$42,000,000$14,000,000$6,450,000$5,000,00011.9%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Ravens4$3,965,152$991,288$3,965,1520.0%$00.0%
Packers3$51,031,250$17,010,417$39,120,0000.0%$11,424,4430.0%
Vikings0$5,000,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2015Ravens$435,000$120,788$0$0$0$0$555,7880.4%$918,152
2016Ravens$525,000$120,788$0$0$0$0$645,7880.4%$525,000
2017Ravens$615,000$120,788$0$0$0$0$735,7880.4%$615,000
2018Ravens$1,907,000$120,788$0$0$0$0$2,027,7881.2%$1,907,000
2019Packers$1,000,000$5,000,000$0$500,000$750,000$0$7,250,0003.7%$22,250,000
2020Packers$2,000,000$5,000,000$9,000,000$500,000$750,000$9,000,000$17,250,0008.5%$12,250,000
2021Packers$990,000$12,380,000$0$500,000$750,000$0$14,620,0007.9%$16,531,250
2022Vikings$1,450,000$1,666,666$0$3,000,000$50,000$1,450,000$3,166,6661.5%$9,500,000
2023Vikings$9,450,000$1,666,666$0$3,000,000$50,000$0$14,166,6666.3%$12,500,000
2024Vikings$14,450,000$1,666,668$2,500,000$3,000,000$50,000$0$21,666,6688.5%$20,000,000
Total$32,822,000$27,863,152$11,500,000$10,500,000$2,400,000$10,450,000$82,085,152$96,996,402
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Packers2022$11,424,443$0
Total$11,424,443$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2015150138.3%20.8%20105.524.5771000000
2016130347.0%12.0%101019441001000
2017142048.5%14.6%1483.5223161001000
2018160066.7%6.1%27188.56110232001000
2019160084.0%17.4%411413.5112.517370001000
2020160083.6%5.1%351712.581.512232004200
20211001.7%0.0%1000000000000

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$550,000$14,000,000
Injury Adjusted$550,000$14,000,000
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OTC Valuation $4M $8M $12M $16M $20M APY $4.7M $9.3M $14M $18.7M $23.3M $7,563,000 $8,640,900

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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