Darrynton Evans signs rookie contract with Titans

Yesterday, the Titans agreed to a contract with rookie running back Darrynton Evans. According to TennesseeTitans.com, the contract was a four year deal.

Today, Spotrac.com has put up the details for the contract in full. It is a 4 year, $4,561,788 deal with a signing bonus of $877,664 and an average salary of $1,140,447 a year.

Data Courtesy of Spotrac.com

The 3rd round draft pick will carry a cap hit of $829,419 in 2020. That is roughly $94K off from what Spotrac had the estimate at originally. This will, of course, affect the Titans salary cap. The salary cap will lose a meager $154,419 in cap space, due to the Top 51 rule, and the bumping off of a 675K salary.

What is the Top 51 one rule? I’ve talked about it a lot on twitter, but you can see a quick explanation here in this article about Derrick Henry’s contract, but in short, only the Top-51 cap hits count towards the working salary cap. So when a player signs a contract that puts him in the Top-51 players on the roster, a bottom guy will fall off.

Obviously, this leaves just two draft picks to sign: Isaiah Wilson and Kristian Fulton. They will carry a bigger cap hit, but Spotrac estimates that they will cost the Titans a combined $3,072,469 against the 2020 salary cap. However, they will knock off two contracts in the amount of $1,350,000, so really it could just be a $1,722,469 cap hit in 2020 for the Titans.

According to Spotrac, the Titans currently have $24,036,887. If Spotrac’s estimates remain close to true, we’d be looking at the team having roughly $22.3 million left in cap for a certain player.

What are your thoughts on the contract? What are your expectations for Darrynton Evans? Leave comments below, and let’s discuss!

Author: Zach LyonsWith over 17 years experience of losing Fantasy Football games, Zach has been a Titans fan since moving to Nashville in 2002. A die-hard Alabama fan, but he doesn't let that cloud his judgement of the Elite Players they have put in the NFL. Players like Derrick Henry, Julio Jones, and AJ McCarron. You've heard him on Football & Other F Words giving his Unfiltered Opinions as facts and that won't change. He's always 100% right even if he has to revise earlier statements. Lawyered.

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