La'el Collins

Buffalo Bills, Right Tackle
Age: 30-363d (Jul 26, 1993)
Exp: 9 Years
Country: US
College: Louisiana State
Drafted: Undrafted, DAL, 2015
Agent(s): Peter Schaffer (Authentic Athletix)
2024 Cap Hit

$1,580,000

2024 Cash

$1,750,000

2024-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

La'el Collins signed a 1 year , $1,750,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including $290,000 signing bonus, $1,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,750,000. In 2024, Collins will earn a base salary of $1,210,000, a signing bonus of $290,000 and a workout bonus of $80,000, while carrying a cap hit of $1,580,000 and a dead cap value of $1,500,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,750,000
Average Salary:
$1,750,000
Signing Bonus:
$290,000
GTD at Sign:
$1,500,000
Total GTD:
$1,500,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 31 $1,580,000 0.62% $1,750,000 $1,750,000 $1,500,000
2025 32
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 31 $1,210,000 $290,000 $80,000 $1,580,000 0.62% $1,500,000
2025 32
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 31 $1,210,000 $290,000 $80,000 $1,750,000 $1,750,000 $1,750,000 $1,750,000
Contract Notes
  • $1.5M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2024 salary)
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $10,000 ($170,000, 0 LTBE)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2022-2024 Free Agent

La'el Collins signed a 3 year , $21,000,000 contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, including $5,000,000 signing bonus, $5,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,000,000. In 2024, Collins will earn a base salary of $3,900,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $8,666,668 and a dead cap value of $1,666,668.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $21,000,000
Average Salary:
$7,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$5,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$5,000,000
Total GTD:
$5,000,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
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2019-2024 Extension

La'el Collins signed a 5 year , $50,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including $9,000,000 signing bonus, $35,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,000,000. In 2024, Collins will earn a base salary of $10,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $13,450,000 and a dead cap value of $3,450,000.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $50,000,000
Average Salary:
$10,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$9,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$19,966,000
Total GTD:
$35,000,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
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2017-2019 Extension

La'el Collins signed a 2 year , $15,400,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including $4,000,000 signing bonus, $9,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,700,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $15,400,000
Average Salary:
$7,700,000
Signing Bonus:
$4,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$9,500,000
Total GTD:
$9,500,000
Free Agent:
2020 / UFA
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2015-2017

La'el Collins signed a 3 year , $1,599,500 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including $21,000 signing bonus, $1,599,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $533,167.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $1,599,500
Average Salary:
$533,167
Signing Bonus:
$21,000
GTD at Sign:
$1,599,500
Total GTD:
$1,599,500
Free Agent:
2018 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$47,729,868

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2015 22
Active
$733,939
$733,939
2016 23
Injured
$526,750
$1,260,689
2017 24
Active
$5,000,000
$6,260,689
2018 25
Active
$4,500,000
$10,760,689
2019 26
Active
$10,079,135
$20,839,824
2020 27
Injured
$9,950,000
$30,789,824
2021 28
Active
$8,119,444
$38,909,268
2022 29
Injured
$8,800,000
$47,709,268
2023 30
Reserve
$20,600
$47,729,868
Total      
$47,729,868
$47,729,868
2024 31
Active
$1,750,000
Total
$49,479,868
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2015
22
$435,000
$21,000
$277,939
$733,939
$733,939
2016
23
$526,750
$526,750
$1,260,689
2017
24
$1,000,000
$4,000,000
$5,000,000
$6,260,689
2018
25
$4,350,000
$150,000
$4,500,000
$10,760,689
2019
26
$1,016,000
$9,000,000
$63,135
$10,079,135
$20,839,824
2020
27
$1,450,000
$5,000,000
$3,500,000
$9,950,000
$30,789,824
2021
28
$1,119,444
$7,000,000
$8,119,444
$38,909,268
2022
29
$1,200,000
$5,000,000
$1,500,000
$100,000
$1,000,000
$8,800,000
$47,709,268
2023
30
$20,600
$20,600
$47,729,868
Total
$11,117,794
$18,021,000
$12,150,000
$1,500,000
$3,500,000
$100,000
$1,341,074
$47,729,868
$47,729,868
2024
31
$1,210,000
$290,000
$80,000
$1,750,000
Total
$12,327,794
$18,311,000
$12,150,000
$1,500,000
$3,500,000
$180,000
$1,341,074
$49,479,868

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
8 $9,917,794 $13,021,000 - $12,150,000 - $341,074 $38,929,868
1 $1,200,000 $5,000,000 $1,500,000 - $100,000 $1,000,000 $8,800,000

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2016 DAL 4 - 17 Toe
2020 DAL 1 - 17 Hip
2022 CIN 17 - 18 Knee (ACL)
2023 CIN 1 - 1 Knee (ACL)
  • Apr 09, 2024 Signed a 1 year $1.75 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Jan 04, 2024 Signed to the practice squad by Dallas (DAL)
  • Sep 12, 2023 Released by Cincinnati (CIN)
  • Mar 20, 2022 Signed a 3 year $21 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
  • Mar 17, 2022 Designated a Post June 1st release by Dallas (DAL), freeing up $10M of cap after 6/1
  • Sep 10, 2021 Suspended 5 games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, forfeiting $455,880 in 2021 salary with Dallas (DAL)
  • Mar 10, 2021 Converted $7M of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $5.25M of cap space with Dallas (DAL)
  • Mar 17, 2020 Converted $5M of 2020 salary into bonus, clearing $4M of cap space with Dallas (DAL)
  • Sep 03, 2019 Signed a 5 year $50 million contract extension with Dallas (DAL)
  • Jul 25, 2017 Signed a 2 year $15.4 million contract extension with Dallas (DAL)
  • May 07, 2015 Signed a 3 year $1.59 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps%
2022 CIN 15 15 951 91.40
2021 DAL 12 10 672 78.00
2019 DAL 15 15 1,008 89.20
2018 DAL 16 16 1,078 99.90
2017 DAL 16 16 1,068 100.00
2016 DAL 3 3 186 17.50
2015 DAL 12 11 713 69.40
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