E.J. Speed

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Colts, LB Age: 28-125d Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 5 (#164 overall), 2019 College: Tarleton State Agent(s): Corey Williams (Overtime Sports Management Group)

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  • Current Contract

    E.J. Speed signed a 2 year, $8,000,000 contract with the Indianapolis Colts, including a $2,920,000 signing bonus, $3,920,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,000,000. In 2023, Speed will earn a base salary of $1,580,000 and a signing bonus of $2,920,000, while carrying a cap hit of $3,040,000 and a dead cap value of $4,500,000.
    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $8,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,920,000
    Average Salary $4,000,000
    Total Guarantees $3,920,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,920,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2023 Contract details by year 28 $1,580,000 $1,460,000 $3,040,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000($4,500,000) $4,500,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-1,460,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $2,920,000 2023 Cap Savings: $120,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,040,000 2024 Dead Cap: $1,460,000 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,460,000 2024 Dead Cap: $1,460,000 2023 Cap Savings: $1,580,000

    Potential Out: 2024, 1 yr, $4,500,000; $1,460,000 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 29 $3,500,000 $1,460,000 $4,960,000 $1,460,000 $3,500,000($8,000,000) $4,000,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $1,460,000 2024 Cap Savings: $3,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $1,460,000 2024 Cap Savings: $3,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $1,460,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $3,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $1,460,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $3,500,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $3.92M guaranteed (signing bonus + $1M of 2023 salary)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

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    2019-2022Entry Level

    E.J. Speed signed a 4 year, $2,809,396 contract with the Indianapolis Colts, including a $289,396 signing bonus, $289,396 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $702,349. In 2023, Speed will earn a base salary of $1,580,000 and a signing bonus of $2,920,000, while carrying a cap hit of $3,040,000 and a dead cap value of $4,500,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,809,396
    Signing Bonus $289,396
    Average Salary $702,349
    Total Guarantees $289,396
    Guaranteed at Signing $289,396
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $495,000 $289,396 - - - - - $784,396
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $675,000 - - - - - $118,340 $793,340
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $850,000 - - - - - - $850,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $965,000 - - - - - - $965,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $1,580,000 $2,920,000 - - - - - $4,500,000
    5 seasons $4,565,000 $3,209,396 - - - - $118,340 $7,892,736
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $3,500,000 - - - - - - $3,500,000
    $8,065,000 $3,209,396 - - - - $118,340 $11,392,736
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,565,000 $3,209,396 - - - - $118,340 $7,892,736
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/12/2021, $5,124

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against New York (NYJ)


    • TOTAL: $5,124

  • Transactions

    Mar 13 2023Signed a 2 year $8 million contract with Indianapolis (IND)
    Nov 12 2021Fined $5,124 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against New York (NYJ)
    May 3 2019Signed a 4 year $2.8 million contract with Indianapolis (IND)
    Apr 27 2019Drafted by Indianapolis (IND): Round 5 (#164 overall)
  • 2023 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2023 IND 3 3 2 110 77.5 1 15 13 2 1
    2022 IND 16 16 5 273 27.2 1 49 28 21 1
    2021 IND 17 17 1 146 13.5 31 23 8 1
    2020 IND 15 15 1 0.1 9 7 2
    2019 IND 12 12 33 3.2 7 4 3
    Totals 63 63 8 563 - 2 111 75 36 3 0