Za'Darius Smith

Edge Rusher

Age: 32
Free Agency: 2026 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 9
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $5,235,000 (1.81% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $12,000,000 (3.52% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.29
  • Contract Value: $23,000,000 ($11,500,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $12,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 26/269 at EDGE

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2024)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
SigningOptionRegularPer Game
202432$1,210,000$4,025,000$0$0$0$1,210,000$5,235,0001.8%
2025 📝
March 17: Roster bonus due
33$1,500,000$4,025,000$1,398,000$2,000,000$510,000$0$9,433,0003.6%
2026 📝
February 13: Contract voids
34Void$4,025,000$1,398,000VoidVoidVoid$15,800,0005.6%
202735Void$4,025,000$1,398,000VoidVoidVoid$00.0%
202836Void$2,158,000$1,398,000VoidVoidVoid$0--
Total$6,745,000$18,258,000$5,592,000$2,000,000$510,000$1,210,000$30,468,000

Contract Notes

Za'Darius Smith signed a two year, $23 million contract with the Browns. $12 million is guaranteed including a $10.79 million signing bonus. If on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2025 league year he will earn a $2 million roster bonus. There are four void years for salary cap purposes.

 

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$11.5M
$23M
20242025
Cash Due$12,000,000$11,000,000
Running Cash$12,000,000$23,000,000
Career Earnings: $87,463,402
Career APY: $9,718,156
Potential Earnings: $98,496,402
Total Guarantees: $50,610,152
Largest Cash Payment: $22,250,000 (2019)
Largest Cap Number: $17,250,000 (2020)

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
VikingsSFATraded20223$42,000,000$14,000,000$6,450,000$10,000,00023.8%$10,000,000
BrownsOtherExpired20231$11,677,000$11,677,000$11,677,000$10,500,00089.9%$10,500,000
BrownsUFAActive20242$23,000,000$11,500,000$12,000,000$10,790,00046.9%$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%
Vikings1$11,177,000$11,177,000$3,166,6660.0%$6,377,3340.0%
Browns1$21,290,000$21,290,000$3,032,0000.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusOption BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2015Ravens$435,000$120,788$0$0$0$0$0$555,7880.4%$918,152
2016Ravens$525,000$120,788$0$0$0$0$0$645,7880.4%$525,000
2017Ravens$615,000$120,788$0$0$0$0$0$735,7880.4%$615,000
2018Ravens$1,907,000$120,788$0$0$0$0$0$2,027,7881.2%$1,907,000
2019Packers$1,000,000$5,000,000$0$0$500,000$750,000$0$7,250,0003.7%$22,250,000
2020Packers$2,000,000$5,000,000$0$9,000,000$500,000$750,000$9,000,000$17,250,0008.5%$12,250,000
2021Packers$990,000$12,380,000$0$0$500,000$750,000$0$14,620,0007.9%$16,531,250
2022Vikings$1,450,000$1,666,666$0$0$3,000,000$50,000$1,450,000$3,166,6661.5%$10,000,000
2023Browns$1,165,000$1,867,000$0$0$0$0$1,165,000$3,032,0001.2%$10,500,000
2024Browns$1,210,000$4,025,000$0$0$0$0$1,210,000$5,235,0001.8%$12,000,000
2025Browns$1,500,000$4,025,000$1,398,000$2,000,000$510,000$0$0$9,433,0003.6%$11,000,000
2026Browns$1,300,000$4,025,000$1,398,000$0$0$0$0$15,800,0005.6%$0
2027Browns$1,345,000$4,025,000$1,398,000$0$0$0$0$00.0%$0
2028Browns$1,390,000$2,158,000$1,398,000$0$0$0$0$0--$0
Total$16,832,000$44,654,818$5,592,000$11,000,000$5,010,000$2,300,000$12,825,000$79,751,818$98,496,402
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Packers2022$11,424,443$0
Vikings2023$6,377,334$1,177,000
Total$17,801,777$1,177,000

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
2022161066.4%0.0%32121070.515245001000
2023160055.0%4.7%1895.537.58203001000

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$9,172,000$11,500,000
Injury Adjusted$9,172,000$11,500,000
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OTC Valuation $5.9M $11.7M $17.6M $23.5M $29.4M APY $5.7M $11.3M $17M $22.7M $28.3M $11,201,000 $10,000,000

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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