Austin Ekeler

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Chargers, RB Age: 26-5d Exp: 4 Years
Undrafted: 2017, Chargers College: Western State Colorado Agent(s):

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  • 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 2021, Ekeler will earn a base salary of $4,250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,750,000 and a dead cap value of $8,750,000.

    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 $9,546,224($9,546,224)
    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($13,796,224)
    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, $13,796,224; $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($18,796,224)
    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($24,546,224)
    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

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    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
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    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
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $6,000,000 $2,000,000 - - - $46,224 $9,546,224
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $4,250,000 - - - - - - $4,250,000
    5 seasons $7,415,000 $6,005,000 $2,000,000 - - - $46,224 $15,466,224
    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 - - - $46,224 $26,216,224
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,415,000 $6,005,000 $2,000,000 - - - $46,224 $15,466,224
  • Transactions

    Mar 6 2020Signed a 4 year $24.5 million contract extension with Los Angeles (LAC)
    Apr 30 2017Signed a contract with Los Angeles (LAC)
  • 2021 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
    2021 LAC 2 2 2 92 60.5 24 111 4.6 1 9 61 0 0 25.2
    2020 LAC 10 10 10 411 35.0 116 530 4.6 1 54 403 2 1 111.3
    2019 LAC 16 16 8 609 56.9 132 557 4.2 3 92 993 8 3 217
    2018 LAC 14 14 3 348 34.9 106 554 5.2 3 39 404 3 1 129.8
    2017 LAC 16 16 197 18.5 47 260 5.5 2 27 279 3 2 79.9
    Totals 58 58 23 1,657 - 425 2,012 4.7 10 221 2,140 16 7 563.20