Age: 27
Free Agency: 2027 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 6
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $21,610,000 (8.19% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $16,010,000 (6.68% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.74
  • Contract Value: $90,000,000 ($22,500,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $46,010,000
  • Contract Ranking: 10/279 at IDL

Current Contract

(Franchise, signed 2023)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
RegularPer Game
202326$2,510,000$5,600,000$0$0$500,000$3,010,000$8,610,0003.7%
2024 📝
March 16: $9 million is guaranteed; $500,000 workout is guaranteed; $510,000 per game guaranteed
27$15,000,000$5,600,000$0$510,000$500,000$16,010,000$21,610,0008.2%
2025 📝
March 17: $4 million is guaranteed
28$19,560,000$5,600,000$0$510,000$500,000$9,000,000$26,170,00010.1%
2026 📝
March 20: $5 million roster bonus due
29$16,400,000$5,600,000$5,000,000$510,000$500,000$0$28,010,0009.9%
2027 📝
February 9: Contract voids
30Void$5,600,000$21,155,000VoidVoidVoid$5,600,0001.8%
Total$54,815,000$28,000,000$26,155,000$1,530,000$2,000,000$28,020,000$90,000,000

Contract Notes

Daron Payne signed a four year, $90 million contract with the Commanders on March 12, 2023. Payne received $60 million in guarantees of which $46 million is guaranteed at signing. Payne received a $28 million signing bonus and has his 2023 and 2024 base salaries fully guaranteed. If on the roster on the 3rd day of the league year in 2024 Payne will receive an additional $1 million of guarantees in 2024 and $9 million of his 2025 base salary will be fully guaranteed. If on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2025 league year,  another $4 million is fully guaranteed. There are annual per game bonuses and workout bonuses in the contract. Another $1 million in incentives are available.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$22.5M
$45M
$67.5M
$90M
2023202420252026
Cash Due$31,010,000$16,010,000$20,570,000$22,410,000
Running Cash$31,010,000$47,020,000$67,590,000$90,000,000
Career Earnings: $53,957,360
Career APY: $8,992,893
Potential Earnings: $112,947,360
Total Guarantees: $60,428,360
Largest Cash Payment: $31,010,000 (2023)
Largest Cap Number: $28,010,000 (2026)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
RedskinsDraftedExpired20184$14,418,360$3,604,590$14,418,360$22,947,360159.2%$4,589,472
CommandersFranchiseRenegotiated20231$18,937,000$18,937,000$0$00.0%$0
CommandersFranchiseActive20234$90,000,000$22,500,000$46,010,000$31,010,00034.5%$31,010,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Commanders6$53,957,360$8,992,893$31,557,3600.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2018Redskins$480,000$2,141,520$0$0$0$480,000$2,621,5201.5%$9,046,080
2019Redskins$1,135,380$2,141,520$0$0$0$1,135,380$3,276,9001.7%$1,135,380
2020Washington$1,790,760$2,141,520$0$0$0$1,790,760$3,932,2801.9%$1,790,760
2021Washington$2,446,140$2,141,520$0$0$0$2,446,140$4,587,6602.3%$2,446,140
2022Commanders$8,529,000$0$0$0$0$8,529,000$8,529,0004.0%$8,529,000
2023Commanders$2,510,000$5,600,000$0$0$500,000$3,010,000$8,610,0003.7%$31,010,000
2024Commanders$15,000,000$5,600,000$0$510,000$500,000$16,010,000$21,610,0008.2%$16,010,000
2025Commanders$19,560,000$5,600,000$0$510,000$500,000$9,000,000$26,170,00010.1%$20,570,000
2026Commanders$16,400,000$5,600,000$5,000,000$510,000$500,000$0$28,010,0009.9%$22,410,000
2027Commanders$1,345,000$5,600,000$21,155,000$0$0$0$5,600,0001.8%$0
Total$69,196,280$36,566,080$26,155,000$1,530,000$2,000,000$42,401,280$112,947,360$112,947,360

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2018160077.1%15.9%3521528683001190
2019151066.8%4.4%3224211342000000
2020160084.3%18.2%2727316.5784103100
2021170075.6%20.8%36254.522.56150000100
2022170086.8%18.1%323211.581.518205000100
2023170079.4%19.5%3221424.513114002200

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$9,702,000$22,500,000
Injury Adjusted$9,702,000$22,500,000
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OTC Valuation $3.4M $6.8M $10.2M $13.5M $16.9M APY $5.3M $10.6M $15.9M $21.2M $26.5M $5,987,000 $7,200,000

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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