Nick Bolton

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Chiefs, LB Age: 24-41d Exp: 2 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#58 overall), 2021 College: Missouri Agent(s): Tommy Condon, Jimmy Sexton (CAA Sports)

 
  • Current Contract

    Nick Bolton signed a 4 year, $5,834,032 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, including a $1,602,932 signing bonus, $2,528,115 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,458,508. In 2024, Bolton will earn a base salary of $2,991,000 and a workout bonus of $125,000, while carrying a cap hit of $3,516,733 and a dead cap value of $400,733.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $5,834,032
    Signing Bonus $1,602,932
    Average Salary $1,458,508
    Total Guarantees $2,528,115
    Guaranteed at Signing $2,528,115
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2021 Contract details by year 21 $660,000 $400,733 - $1,060,733 $2,528,115 $2,262,932($2,262,932) $2,262,932
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $2,528,115 2021 Cap Savings: $-1,467,382 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,602,932 2021 Cap Savings: $-542,199 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,325,916 2022 Dead Cap: $1,202,199 2021 Cap Savings: $-265,183 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $400,733 2022 Dead Cap: $1,202,199 2021 Cap Savings: $660,000
    2022 Contract details by year 22 $925,183 $400,733 - $1,325,916 $2,127,382 $925,183($3,188,115) $1,594,058
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $2,127,382 2022 Cap Savings: $-801,466 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $1,202,199 2022 Cap Savings: $123,717 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $1,325,916 2023 Dead Cap: $801,466 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $400,733 2023 Dead Cap: $801,466 2022 Cap Savings: $925,183
    2023 Contract details by year 23 $1,090,368 $400,733 $100,000 $1,591,101 $901,466 $1,190,368($4,378,483) $1,459,494
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $901,466 2023 Cap Savings: $689,635 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $901,466 2023 Cap Savings: $689,635 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $500,733 2024 Dead Cap: $400,733 2023 Cap Savings: $1,090,368 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $500,733 2024 Dead Cap: $400,733 2023 Cap Savings: $1,090,368
    2024 Contract details by year 24 $2,991,000 $400,733 $125,000 $3,516,733 $400,733 $3,116,000($7,494,483) $1,873,621
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $400,733 2024 Cap Savings: $3,116,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $400,733 2024 Cap Savings: $3,116,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $400,733 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $3,116,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $400,733 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $3,116,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 25 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $2.52M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2022 salary)
    • 2024 proven performance escalator
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $660,000 $1,602,932 - - - - - $2,262,932
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $925,183 - - - - - - $925,183
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $1,090,368 - - $100,000 - - - $1,190,368
    3 seasons $2,675,551 $1,602,932 - $100,000 - - - $4,378,483
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $2,991,000 - - $125,000 - - - $3,116,000
    $5,666,551 $1,602,932 - $225,000 - - - $7,494,483
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,675,551 $1,602,932 - $100,000 - - - $4,378,483
  • Transactions

    May 13 2021Signed a 4 year $5.83 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Apr 30 2021Drafted by Kansas City (KC): Round 2 (#58 overall)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Nick Bolton ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2023 KC 8 8 8 442 46.6 60 38 22 1
    2022 KC 17 17 17 1119 98.2 2 180 108 72 1 2
    2021 KC 16 16 12 624 56.0 112 70 42
    Totals 41 41 37 2,185 - 2 352 216 136 1 3