Braden Smith

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Colts, RT Age: 26-101d Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#37 overall), 2018 College: Auburn Agent(s): Michael Perrett, Kevin McGuire (Element Sports Group)

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  • Current Contract

    Braden Smith signed a 4 year, $70,000,000 contract with the Indianapolis Colts, including a $15,000,000 signing bonus, $42,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $17,500,000. In 2022, Smith will earn a base salary of $5,567,000 and a roster bonus of $3,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $11,567,000 and a dead cap value of $30,567,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $70,000,000
    Signing Bonus $15,000,000
    Average Salary $17,500,000
    Total Guarantees $42,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $32,000,000
    Free Agent: 2026 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 25 $2,433,000 $3,827,945 - $6,260,945 $32,827,945 $17,433,000($17,433,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $32,827,945 2021 Cap Savings: $-26,567,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $15,827,945 2021 Cap Savings: $-9,567,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $20,827,945 2022 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-14,567,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $3,827,945 2022 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $2,433,000
    2022 Contract details by year 26 $5,567,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $11,567,000 $30,567,000 $8,567,000($26,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $30,567,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-19,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-3,433,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $21,567,000 2023 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-10,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,567,000
    2023 Contract details by year 27 $16,000,000 $3,000,000 - $19,000,000 $19,000,000 $16,000,000($42,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $19,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $10,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $6,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $16,000,000

    Potential Out: 2024, 3 yr, $42,000,000; $6,000,000 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 28 $11,683,000 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 $16,683,000 $6,000,000 $13,683,000($55,683,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $10,683,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $10,683,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $13,683,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $13,683,000
    2025 Contract details by year 29 $14,750,000 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 $19,750,000 $3,000,000 $16,750,000($72,433,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2025 Cap Savings: $16,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2025 Cap Savings: $16,750,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $16,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $16,750,000
    2026 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $32M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2021 salary + 2022 salary + 2022 roster bonus + $6M of 2023 salary)
    • Additional $4M of 2023 salary fully guarantees 3/20/2022
    • 2022 Roster Bonus: $3M (guaranteed, paid 3/20/2022)
    • 2024 Roster Bonus: $2M (5th league day of 2024)
    • 2025 Roster Bonus: $2M (5th league day of 2025)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2018-2021Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $7,193,690
    Signing Bonus $3,311,774
    Average Salary $1,798,423
    Total Guarantees $4,118,760
    Guaranteed at Signing $4,118,760
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $480,000 $3,311,774 - - - - - $3,791,774
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $806,986 - - - - - - $806,986
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,133,972 - - - - - $327,207 $1,461,179
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $2,433,000 $15,000,000 - - - - - $17,433,000
    4 seasons $4,853,958 $18,311,774 - - - - $327,207 $23,492,939
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $5,567,000 - $3,000,000 - - - - $8,567,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $16,000,000 - - - - - - $16,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $11,683,000 - $2,000,000 - - - - $13,683,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $14,750,000 - $2,000,000 - - - - $16,750,000
    $52,853,958 $18,311,774 $7,000,000 - - - $327,207 $78,492,939
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,853,958 $18,311,774 - - - - $327,207 $23,492,939
  • Transactions

    Jul 28 2021Signed a 4 year $70 million contract extension with Indianapolis (IND)
    Jun 27 2018Signed a 4 year $7.19 million contract with Indianapolis (IND)
    Apr 27 2018Drafted by Indianapolis (IND): Round 2 (#37 overall)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps%
    2021 IND 11 11 11 713 64.0
    2020 IND 14 14 14 938 86.0
    2019 IND 16 16 16 1091 99.9
    2018 IND 16 15 13 853 75.2
    Totals 57 56 54 3,595 -