Steven Nelson

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Texans, CB Age: 30-139d Exp: 8 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#98 overall), 2015 College: Oregon State Agent(s): Josh Arnold (Synergy Sports International)

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  • Current Contract

    Steven Nelson signed a 2 year, $9,000,000 contract with the Houston Texans, including a $2,000,000 signing bonus, $4,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,500,000. In 2023, Nelson will earn a base salary of $3,500,000 and a incentive bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,632,353 and a dead cap value of $1,750,000.
    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $9,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000,000
    Average Salary $4,500,000
    Total Guarantees $4,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $4,500,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Roster/Gm Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2022 Contract details by year 29 $1,750,000 $1,000,000 $705,872 - $250,000 $3,705,872 $4,500,000 $4,485,287($4,485,287) $4,485,287
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-794,128 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $1,705,872 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2023 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $205,872 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $2,705,872

    Potential Out: 2023, 1 yr, $4,485,287; $1,750,000 dead cap

    2023 Contract details by year 30 $3,500,000 $1,000,000 - $882,353 $250,000 $5,632,353 $1,750,000 $4,750,000($9,235,287) $4,617,644
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2023 Cap Savings: $3,882,353 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $4,632,353 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $3,882,353 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $4,632,353
    2024 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $4.5M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2022 salary + $750,000 of 2023 salary)
    • 2022 Per Game Active Bonus: $44,117 ($750,000, 16 LTBE)
    • 2023 Per Game Active Bonus: $58,832 ($1 million, 11 LTBE)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2021-2021

    Steven Nelson signed a 1 year, $3,010,000 contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, including a $1,510,000 signing bonus, $1,510,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,010,000. In 2023, Nelson will earn a base salary of $3,500,000 and a incentive bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,632,353 and a dead cap value of $1,750,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,010,000
    Signing Bonus $1,510,000
    Average Salary $3,010,000
    Total Guarantees $1,510,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $1,510,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2019-2021

    Steven Nelson signed a 3 year, $25,500,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including a $7,500,000 signing bonus, $7,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,500,000. In 2023, Nelson will earn a base salary of $3,500,000 and a incentive bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,632,353 and a dead cap value of $1,750,000.
    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $25,500,000
    Signing Bonus $7,500,000
    Average Salary $8,500,000
    Total Guarantees $7,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $7,500,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2015-2018Entry Level

    Steven Nelson signed a 4 year, $2,917,452 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, including a $581,952 signing bonus, $581,952 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $729,363. In 2023, Nelson will earn a base salary of $3,500,000 and a incentive bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,632,353 and a dead cap value of $1,750,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,917,452
    Signing Bonus $581,952
    Average Salary $729,363
    Total Guarantees $581,952
    Guaranteed at Signing $581,952
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $435,000 $581,952 - - - - - $1,016,952
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $527,500 - - $10,000 - - - $537,500
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $618,500 - - $10,000 - - - $628,500
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,897,000 - - $10,000 - - - $1,907,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $7,500,000 - - - - - $9,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $910,000 - - - $7,340,000 - - $8,250,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $990,000 $1,510,000 - - - - - $2,500,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,750,000 $2,000,000 $485,287 - - - $250,000 $4,485,287
    8 seasons $8,628,000 $11,591,952 $485,287 $30,000 $7,340,000 - $250,000 $28,325,239
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $3,500,000 - - - - - - $4,750,000
    $12,128,000 $11,591,952 $485,287 $30,000 $7,340,000 - $250,000 $33,075,239
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,478,000 $581,952 - $30,000 - - - $4,089,952
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,410,000 $7,500,000 - - $7,340,000 - - $17,250,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $990,000 $1,510,000 - - - - - $2,500,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,750,000 $2,000,000 $485,287 - - - $250,000 $4,485,287
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/23/2015, $17,363

      Roughing the Passer against Minnesota (MIN)


    • TOTAL: $17,363

  • Transactions

    Apr 13 2022Signed a 2 year $9 million contract with Houston (HOU)
    Jul 25 2021Signed a 1 year $3.01 million contract with Philadelphia (PHI)
    Mar 23 2021Released by Pittsburgh (PIT), clearing $8.25M of cap
    Mar 20 2020Converted $7.34M of 2020 salary & bonus to signing bonus, clearing $3.67M of cap space with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Mar 12 2019Signed a 3 year $25.5 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Oct 23 2015Fined $17,363 Roughing the Passer against Minnesota (MIN)
    May 15 2015Signed a 4 year $2.917 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
    May 1 2015Drafted by Kansas City (KC): Round 3 (#98 overall)
  • 2023 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2022 HOU 15 15 14 958 87.2 1 52 39 13 1 1
    2021 PHI 16 16 16 983 87.8 49 34 15 1
    2020 PIT 15 15 15 907 88.8 48 43 5 2
    2019 PIT 15 15 15 1035 93.9 61 52 9 1
    2018 KC 16 16 16 1166 104.7 68 58 10 4
    2017 KC 9 9 7 514 46.6 41 33 8 1
    2016 KC 15 15 15 1012 90.5 65 58 6
    2015 KC 12 12 53 4.9 8 1
    Totals 113 113 98 6,628 - 1 392 318 66 2 9