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Embed This Ezekiel Elliott

Running Back Age: 24 Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#4 overall), 2016 College: Ohio State Agent(s): Alliance Sports Management
  • Current Contract

    Ezekiel Elliott signed a 4 year, $24,956,341 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including a $16,350,066 signing bonus, $24,506,340 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,239,085. In 2019, Elliott will earn a base salary of $3,853,137, while carrying a cap hit of $7,940,655 and a dead cap value of $4,087,518.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $24,956,341
    Signing Bonus $16,350,066
    Average Salary $6,239,085
    Total Guarantees $24,506,340
    Guaranteed at Signing $24,506,340
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2016 Contract details by year 21 $450,000 $4,087,516 $4,537,516 $24,506,340 $16,800,066($16,800,066)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2016 Dead Cap: $24,506,340 2016 Cap Savings: $-19,968,824 Pre-6/1 Trade 2016 Dead Cap: $16,350,066 2016 Cap Savings: $-11,812,550 Post-6/1 Release 2016 Dead Cap: $12,243,790 2017 Dead Cap: $12,262,550 2016 Cap Savings: $-7,706,274 Post-6/1 Trade 2016 Dead Cap: $4,087,516 2017 Dead Cap: $12,262,550 2016 Cap Savings: $450,000
    2017 Contract details by year 22 $1,584,379 $4,087,516 $5,671,895 $12,262,550 $1,025,186($17,825,252)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $12,262,550 2017 Cap Savings: $-6,590,655 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $12,262,550 2017 Cap Savings: $-6,590,655 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $4,087,516 2018 Dead Cap: $8,175,034 2017 Cap Savings: $1,584,379 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $4,087,516 2018 Dead Cap: $8,175,034 2017 Cap Savings: $1,584,379
    2018 Contract details by year 23 $2,718,758 $4,087,516 $6,806,274 $8,175,034 $2,718,758($20,544,010)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $8,175,034 2018 Cap Savings: $-1,368,760 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $8,175,034 2018 Cap Savings: $-1,368,760 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $4,087,516 2019 Dead Cap: $4,087,518 2018 Cap Savings: $2,718,758 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $4,087,516 2019 Dead Cap: $4,087,518 2018 Cap Savings: $2,718,758
    2019 Contract details by year 24 $3,853,137 $4,087,518 $7,940,655 $4,087,518 $3,853,137($24,397,147)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $4,087,518 2019 Cap Savings: $3,853,137 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $4,087,518 2019 Cap Savings: $3,853,137 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $4,087,518 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $3,853,137 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $4,087,518 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $3,853,137
    2020 Contract details by year 25 $9,099,000 - $9,099,000 - $9,099,000($33,496,147)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $9,099,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $9,099,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $9,099,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $9,099,000
    2021 Free Agent Year 26 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 5th-year option available
    • $24.5M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2017-19 salaries)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $16,350,066 - - - - - $16,800,066
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,025,186 - - - - - - $1,025,186
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $2,718,758 - - - - - - $2,718,758
    3 seasons $4,193,944 $16,350,066 - - - - - $20,544,010
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $3,853,137 - - - - - - $3,853,137
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $9,099,000 - - - - - - $9,099,000
    $17,146,081 $16,350,066 - - - - - $33,496,147
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,193,944 $16,350,066 - - - - - $20,544,010
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/14/2018, $26,739

      Impermissible use of his helmet against Corey Graham (PHI)


    • Player contract details by year 12/01/2018, $13,369

      Excessive celebration (use of a prop) against Washington (WAS)


    • Player contract details by year 10/13/2017, 6 games, $559,193

      Violating the league's personal conduct policy


    • TOTAL: $599,301

  • 2019 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Ezekiel Elliott ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Rush Att Rush Yds Yds/Att Rush TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2018 DAL 15 15 15 893 0.828 304 1435 4.7 6 77 567 3 6 252.2
    2017 DAL 10 10 10 591 0.678 242 983 4.1 7 26 269 2 1 177.2
    2016 DAL 16 15 15 716 0.675 322 1631 5.1 15 32 363 1 5 293.4
    Totals 41 40 40 2,200 - 868 4,049 4.7 28 135 1,199 6 12 722.80
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 5 yrs, $47,295,760
    • Avg. Salary: $9,459,152
    • NFL Rank: 147
    • RB Rank: 3

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2021
    • Avg. Salary: $6,239,085
    • NFL Rank: 295
    • RB Rank: 9

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Ezekiel Elliott to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Todd Gurley 4 $57,500,000 $14,375,000 23
    Devonta Freeman 5 $41,250,000 $8,250,000 25
    Jerick McKinnon 4 $30,000,000 $7,500,000 25
    David Johnson 3 $39,000,000 $13,000,000 26
    Averages 4 $41,937,500 $10,484,375 24.8


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Elliott's current age (24), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    6 $60,098,538 $10,016,423


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Elliott statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Rushing Yards, Rushing Touchdowns, Fumbles, Receptions, Receiving Yards, Rating

    Player GP% Rush Yds/GM Rush TD/GM Fum/GM Rec Rec Yds Rating
    Todd Gurley 2017-2017, LA 93.75 87 0.87 0.33 4.27 52.53 83.4
    Devonta Freeman 2015-2016, ATL 96.88 68.87 0.71 0.13 4.1 33.55 71.3
    Jerick McKinnon 2016-2017, SF 96.88 35.77 0.16 0.1 3.03 21.81 68.6
    David Johnson 2016-2017, ARI 53.13 74.24 0.94 0.41 5.06 55.65 60.4
    Average 85.16 66.47 0.67 0.24 4.12 40.89 70.93
    Ezekiel Elliott 2017-2018 78.13 96.72 0.52 0.28 4.12 33.44 70.9
    % Change -8.26% 45.51% -22.39% -16.67% 0.00% -18.22% -0.04%
    Median Prime % Change -8.26%
    Average Prime % Change -2.87%


    Ezekiel Elliott's Calculated Market Value

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    5 years, $47,295,760 $9,459,152