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Austin Ekeler

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Running Back Age: 24 Exp: 2 Years
Undrafted: 2017, Chargers College: Western State Colorado Agent(s):

Chargers – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Austin Ekeler signed a 4 year, $24,500,000 contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, including a $6,000,000 signing bonus, $15,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,125,000. In 2020, Ekeler will earn a base salary of $1,500,000, a signing bonus of $6,000,000 and a roster bonus of $2,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,000,000 and a dead cap value of $13,750,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $24,500,000
    Signing Bonus $6,000,000
    Average Salary $6,125,000
    Total Guarantees $15,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $13,750,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 25 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $2,000,000 $5,000,000 $13,750,000 $9,500,000($9,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $13,750,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-8,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-3,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $9,250,000 2021 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-4,250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2021 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,500,000
    2021 Contract details by year 26 $4,250,000 $1,500,000 - $5,750,000 $8,750,000 $4,250,000($13,750,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $8,750,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-3,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $1,250,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $5,750,000 2022 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2022 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $4,250,000

    Potential Out: 2022, 2 yr, $13,750,000; $3,000,000 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 27 $5,000,000 $1,500,000 - $6,500,000 $3,000,000 $5,000,000($18,750,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $3,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $3,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2023 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2023 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 28 $5,750,000 $1,500,000 - $7,250,000 $1,500,000 $5,750,000($24,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $5,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $5,750,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $5,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $5,750,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 29 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $13.75M guaranteed at signing (siging bonus + 2020 salary + 2020 roster bonus + 2021 salary)
    • $1.25M of 2022 salary fully guarantees on the 5th league day of 2022 (injury guaranteed now)
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $2M (paid 3/18/2020)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2017-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $1,670,000
    Signing Bonus $5,000
    Average Salary $556,667
    Total Guarantees $5,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $5,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / RFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2017 22 $465,000 $1,666 - $466,666 $5,000 $470,000($470,000)
    2018 23 $555,000 $1,666 - $556,666 $3,334 $555,000($1,025,000)
    2019 24 $645,000 $1,668 - $646,668 $1,668 $645,000($1,670,000)
    2020 Free agent year 25 RFA  

     

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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $465,000 $5,000 - - - - - $470,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $555,000 - - - - - - $555,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $645,000 - - - - - - $645,000
    3 seasons $1,665,000 $5,000 - - - - - $1,670,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $6,000,000 $2,000,000 - - - - $9,500,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $4,250,000 - - - - - - $4,250,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - - - - - - $5,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $5,750,000 - - - - - - $5,750,000
    $18,165,000 $6,005,000 $2,000,000 - - - - $26,170,000
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,665,000 $5,000 - - - - - $1,670,000
  • 2020 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Rush Att Rush Yds Yds/Att Rush TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2019 LAC 16 16 8 609 0.569 132 557 4.2 3 92 993 8 3 217
    2018 LAC 14 14 3 348 0.349 106 554 5.2 3 39 404 3 1 129.8
    2017 LAC 16 16 197 0.185 47 260 5.5 2 27 279 3 2 79.9
    Totals 46 46 11 1,154 - 285 1,371 4.8 8 158 1,676 14 6 426.70