Kevin Byard

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Bears, SS Age: 30-248d Exp: 7 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#64 overall), 2016 College: Middle Tennessee State Agent(s): David Mulugheta (Athletes First)

 
  • Current Contract

    Kevin Byard signed a 2 year, $15,000,000 contract with the Chicago Bears, including a $3,000,000 signing bonus, $7,390,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,500,000. In 2024, Byard will earn a base salary of $4,390,000, a signing bonus of $3,000,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,470,000 and a dead cap value of $7,390,000.
    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $15,000,000
    Signing Bonus $3,000,000
    Average Salary $7,500,000
    Total Guarantees $7,390,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $7,390,000
    Free Agent: 2026 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Roster/Gm Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2024 Contract details by year 31 $4,390,000 $1,500,000 - $480,000 $100,000 $6,470,000 $7,390,000 $8,000,000($8,000,000) $8,000,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $7,390,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-920,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $3,470,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $5,890,000 2025 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2024 Cap Savings: $580,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2025 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2024 Cap Savings: $4,970,000

    Potential Out: 2025, 1 yr, $8,000,000; $1,500,000 dead cap

    2025 Contract details by year 32 $5,890,000 $1,500,000 $500,000 $510,000 $100,000 $8,500,000 $1,500,000 $7,000,000($15,000,000) $7,500,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2025 Cap Savings: $7,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2025 Cap Savings: $7,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $7,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $7,000,000
    2026 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $7.39M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2024 salary)
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $30,000 ($510,000)
    • 2025 Roster Bonus: $500,000 (March 2025)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2024 Player contract details by year - $711,000 - $711,000 -($0)

    Previous Contracts

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    2023-2024

    Kevin Byard signed a 2 year, $25,100,000 contract with the Tennessee Titans, including a $7,000,000 signing bonus, $7,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $12,550,000. In 2024, Byard will earn a base salary of $4,390,000, a signing bonus of $3,000,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,470,000 and a dead cap value of $7,390,000.
    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $25,100,000
    Signing Bonus $7,000,000
    Average Salary $12,550,000
    Total Guarantees $7,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $7,000,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA

    2019-2024

    Kevin Byard signed a 5 year, $70,500,000 contract with the Tennessee Titans, including a $9,000,000 signing bonus, $31,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $14,100,000. In 2024, Byard will earn a base salary of $4,390,000, a signing bonus of $3,000,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,470,000 and a dead cap value of $7,390,000.
    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $70,500,000
    Signing Bonus $9,000,000
    Average Salary $14,100,000
    Total Guarantees $31,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $25,225,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA

    2016-2019Entry Level

    Kevin Byard signed a 4 year, $3,634,287 contract with the Tennessee Titans, including a $897,060 signing bonus, $897,060 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $908,572. In 2024, Byard will earn a base salary of $4,390,000, a signing bonus of $3,000,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,470,000 and a dead cap value of $7,390,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,634,287
    Signing Bonus $897,060
    Average Salary $908,572
    Total Guarantees $897,060
    Guaranteed at Signing $897,060
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $897,060 - - - - - $1,347,060
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $618,566 - - - - - $433,655 $1,052,221
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $784,566 - - - - - - $784,566
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $2,025,000 $9,000,000 - - - - - $11,025,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $910,000 - $500,000 - $7,690,000 - - $9,100,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings ALL NFL (1ST) $11,200,000 - $500,000 - - - - $11,700,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,035,000 - $500,000 - $10,965,000 - - $12,500,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $1,378,944 - - - $1,732,500 - - $3,111,444
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $1,555,556 $7,000,000 - - - - - $8,555,555
    8 seasons $19,957,632 $16,897,060 $1,500,000 - $20,387,500 - $433,655 $59,175,846
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $4,390,000 $3,000,000 - $100,000 - - - $8,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $5,890,000 - $500,000 $100,000 - - - $7,000,000
    $30,237,632 $19,897,060 $2,000,000 $200,000 $20,387,500 - $433,655 $74,175,846
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $18,578,688 $16,897,060 $1,500,000 - $18,655,000 - $433,655 $56,064,402
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,378,944 - - - $1,732,500 - - $3,111,444
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/29/2021, $10,300

      Taunting against Kansas City (KC)


    • Player contract details by year 11/13/2020, $10,000

      Face Mask against Anthony Miller (CHI)


    • Player contract details by year 11/09/2018, $10,026

      Taunting against Dallas (DAL)


    • TOTAL: $30,326

  • Transactions

    Mar 10 2024Signed a 2 year $15 million contract with Chicago (CHI)
    Mar 1 2024Released by Philadelphia (PHI), clearing $13.7M of cap space
    Oct 30 2023Converted $888,750 of 2023 salary into bonus, clearing $711,000 of cap with Philadelphia (PHI)
    Oct 23 2023Traded to Philadelphia (PHI) from Tennessee (TEN) for Terrell Edmunds, 2024 5th round pick (#146) and 2024 6th round pick (#182)
    Jul 21 2023Signed a 2 year, $25.1 million restructured contract with Tennessee (TEN)
    Mar 23 2022Converted $10.965M of 2022 salary into bonus, adding two void years, freeing up $8.772M of cap space with Tennessee (TEN)
    Oct 29 2021Fined $10,300 Taunting against Kansas City (KC)
    Nov 13 2020Fined $10,000 Face Mask against Anthony Miller (CHI)
    Sep 14 2020Converted $7.69 million of 2020 salary into bonus, clearing $6.152 million of cap space with Tennessee (TEN)
    Jul 24 2019Signed a 5 year $70.5 million contract extension with Tennessee (TEN)
    Nov 9 2018Fined $10,026 Taunting against Dallas (DAL)
    Jul 18 2016Signed a 4 year $3.63 million contract with Tennessee (TEN)
    Apr 29 2016Drafted by Tennessee (TEN): Round 3 (#64 overall)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2023 PHI 16 16 15 1051 110.1 122 80 42 1
    2022 TEN 17 17 17 1139 97.6 106 68 38 4
    2021 TEN 17 17 17 1057 96.4 1 89 59 30 2 5
    2020 TEN 16 16 16 1102 105.6 111 79 32 1 1
    2019 TEN 16 16 16 1114 99.6 84 60 24 5
    2018 TEN 16 16 16 1043 99.7 2 90 62 28 4
    2017 TEN 16 16 16 1087 99.7 87 62 25 8
    2016 TEN 16 16 7 655 61.2 1 59 43 12
    Totals 130 130 120 8,248 - 4 748 513 231 3 28