Quenton Nelson

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Colts, G Age: 26-260d Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#6 overall), 2018 College: Notre Dame Agent(s): Tom Condon, Patrick Collins, RJ Gonser (CAA Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Quenton Nelson signed a 4 year, $80,000,000 contract with the Indianapolis Colts, including a $31,000,000 signing bonus, $60,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $20,000,000. In 2022, Nelson will earn a base salary of $4,000,000 and a signing bonus of $31,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $10,200,000 and a dead cap value of $41,000,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $80,000,000
    Signing Bonus $31,000,000
    Average Salary $20,000,000
    Total Guarantees $60,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $41,000,000
    Free Agent: 2027 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 26 $4,000,000 $6,200,000 - $10,200,000 $41,000,000 $35,000,000($35,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $41,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-30,800,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $31,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-20,800,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $16,200,000 2023 Dead Cap: $24,800,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-6,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $6,200,000 2023 Dead Cap: $24,800,000 2022 Cap Savings: $4,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 27 $6,000,000 $6,200,000 - $12,200,000 $30,800,000 $6,000,000($41,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $30,800,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-18,600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $24,800,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-12,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $12,200,000 2024 Dead Cap: $18,600,000 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $6,200,000 2024 Dead Cap: $18,600,000 2023 Cap Savings: $6,000,000
    2024 Contract details by year 28 $19,000,000 $6,200,000 - $25,200,000 $18,600,000 $19,000,000($60,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $18,600,000 2024 Cap Savings: $6,600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $18,600,000 2024 Cap Savings: $6,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $6,200,000 2025 Dead Cap: $12,400,000 2024 Cap Savings: $19,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $6,200,000 2025 Dead Cap: $12,400,000 2024 Cap Savings: $19,000,000

    Potential Out: 2025, 3 yr, $60,000,000; $12,400,000 dead cap

    2025 Contract details by year 29 $14,563,059 $6,200,000 $2,000,000 $22,763,059 $12,400,000 $16,563,059($76,563,059)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $12,400,000 2025 Cap Savings: $10,363,059 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $12,400,000 2025 Cap Savings: $10,363,059 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $6,200,000 2026 Dead Cap: $6,200,000 2025 Cap Savings: $16,563,059 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $6,200,000 2026 Dead Cap: $6,200,000 2025 Cap Savings: $16,563,059
    2026 Contract details by year 30 $16,000,000 $6,200,000 $2,000,000 $24,200,000 $6,200,000 $18,000,000($94,563,059)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $6,200,000 2026 Cap Savings: $18,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $6,200,000 2026 Cap Savings: $18,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $6,200,000 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $18,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $6,200,000 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $18,000,000
    2027 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $41M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2022 salary + 2023 salary)
    • $19M 2024 salary fully guarantees March 19, 2023 (injury guaranteed at sign)
    • 2025 Roster Bonus: $2M (5th league day of 2025)
    • 2026 Roster Bonus: $2M (5th league day of 2026
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

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    2018-2022Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $23,888,907
    Signing Bonus $15,453,750
    Average Salary $5,972,227
    Total Guarantees $23,888,907
    Guaranteed at Signing $23,888,907
    Free Agent: 2023 / 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 $15,453,750 - - - - - $15,933,750
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $570,000 - $995,860 - - - - $1,565,860
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $750,000 - $1,991,720 - - - $107,483 $2,849,203
    2021 Player Cash Earnings ALL NFL (2ND) $920,000 - $2,987,580 - - - - $3,907,580
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 $31,000,000 - - - - - $35,000,000
    5 seasons $6,720,000 $46,453,750 $5,975,160 - - - $107,483 $59,256,393
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - - - - - $6,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $19,000,000 - - - - - - $19,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $14,563,059 - $2,000,000 - - - - $16,563,059
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $16,000,000 - $2,000,000 - - - - $18,000,000
    $62,283,059 $46,453,750 $9,975,160 - - - $107,483 $118,819,452
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $6,720,000 $46,453,750 $5,975,160 - - - $107,483 $59,256,393
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/16/2018, $26,738

      Hit with the helmet against Barry Church (JAC)


    • TOTAL: $26,738

  • Transactions

    Sep 10 2022Signed a 4 year $80 million contract extension with Indianapolis (IND)
    Apr 28 2021Indianapolis (IND) exercised a $13.7 million option for 2022
    Nov 16 2018Fined $26,738 Hit with the helmet against Barry Church (JAC)
    May 11 2018Signed a 4 year $23.8 million contract with Indianapolis (IND)
    Apr 26 2018Drafted by Indianapolis (IND): Round 1 (#6 overall)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps%
    2022 IND 11 11 11 753 100.0
    2021 IND 14 13 13 769 69.0
    2020 IND 16 16 16 1082 99.2
    2019 IND 16 16 16 1060 97.1
    2018 IND 16 16 16 1135 100.0
    Totals 73 72 72 4,799 -