Kevin Byard

Chicago Bears, Free Safety
Age: 30-315d (Aug 17, 1993)
Exp: 9 Years
Country: US
College: Middle Tennessee State
Drafted: Round 3 (#64 overall), 2016
Agent(s): David Mulugheta (Athletes First)
2024 Cap Hit

$6,470,000

2024 Cash

$33,100,000

Career Earnings

$59,175,846

2024-2025 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Kevin Byard signed a 2 year , $15,000,000 contract with the Chicago Bears, including $3,000,000 signing bonus, $7,390,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,500,000. In 2024, Byard will earn a base salary of $4,390,000, a signing bonus of $3,000,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,470,000 and a dead cap value of $7,390,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $15,000,000
Average Salary:
$7,500,000
Signing Bonus:
$3,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$7,390,000
Total GTD:
$7,390,000
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 31 $6,470,000 2.53% $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $7,390,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 1 YR, $8,000,000; $1,500,000 DEAD CAP
2025 32 $8,500,000 3.11% $7,000,000 $15,000,000 $1,500,000
2026 33
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster Bonus Roster/Gm Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 31 $4,390,000 $1,500,000 - $480,000 $100,000 $6,470,000 2.53% $7,390,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 1 YR, $8,000,000; $1,500,000 DEAD CAP
2025 32 $5,890,000 $1,500,000 $500,000 $510,000 $100,000 $8,500,000 3.11% $1,500,000
2026 33
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 31 $4,390,000 $3,000,000 - $100,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $7,500,000
2025 32 $5,890,000 - $500,000 $100,000 $7,000,000 $15,000,000 $7,500,000 $7,000,000
Contract Notes
  • $7.39M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2024 salary)
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $30,000 ($510,000)
  • 2025 Roster Bonus: $500,000 (March 2025)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2024

Kevin Byard signed a 2 year , $25,100,000 contract with the Tennessee Titans, including $7,000,000 signing bonus, $7,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $12,550,000. In 2024, Byard will earn a base salary of $9,600,000 and a roster bonus of $4,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $14,417,088 and a dead cap value of $711,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $25,100,000
Average Salary:
$12,550,000
Signing Bonus:
$7,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$7,000,000
Total GTD:
$7,000,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
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2019-2024 Extension

Kevin Byard signed a 5 year , $70,500,000 contract with the Tennessee Titans, including $9,000,000 signing bonus, $31,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $14,100,000. In 2024, Byard will earn a base salary of $10,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $14,723,000 and a dead cap value of $8,109,000.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $70,500,000
Average Salary:
$14,100,000
Signing Bonus:
$9,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$25,225,000
Total GTD:
$31,000,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
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2016-2019 Rookie

Kevin Byard signed a 4 year , $3,634,287 contract with the Tennessee Titans, including $897,060 signing bonus, $897,060 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $908,572.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $3,634,287
Average Salary:
$908,572
Signing Bonus:
$897,060
GTD at Sign:
$897,060
Total GTD:
$897,060
Free Agent:
2020 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$59,175,846

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2016 23
Active
$1,347,060
$1,347,060
2017 24
Active
$1,052,221
$2,399,281
2018 25
Active
$784,566
$3,183,847
2019 26
Active
$11,025,000
$14,208,847
2020 27
Active
$9,100,000
$23,308,847
2021 28
Active
$11,700,000
$35,008,847
All NFL (1st)
2022 29
Active
$12,500,000
$47,508,847
2023 30
Active
Retained
$3,111,444
$8,555,555
$50,620,291
$59,175,846
Total      
$59,175,846
$50,620,291
$59,175,846
2024 31
Active
$8,000,000
2025 32
Active
$7,000,000
Total
$74,175,846
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2016
23
$450,000
$897,060
$1,347,060
$1,347,060
2017
24
$618,566
$433,655
$1,052,221
$2,399,281
2018
25
$784,566
$784,566
$3,183,847
2019
26
$2,025,000
$9,000,000
$11,025,000
$14,208,847
2020
27
$910,000
$7,690,000
$500,000
$9,100,000
$23,308,847
2021
28
$11,200,000
$500,000
$11,700,000
$35,008,847
2022
29
$1,035,000
$10,965,000
$500,000
$12,500,000
$47,508,847
2023
30
$1,378,944
$1,555,556
$7,000,000
$1,732,500
$3,111,444
$8,555,555
$50,620,291
$59,175,846
Total
$19,957,632
$16,897,060
$20,387,500
$1,500,000
$433,655
$59,175,846
$50,620,291
$59,175,846
2024
31
$4,390,000
$3,000,000
$100,000
$8,000,000
2025
32
$5,890,000
$500,000
$100,000
$7,000,000
Total
$30,237,632
$19,897,060
$20,387,500
$2,000,000
$200,000
$433,655
$74,175,846

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
8 $18,578,688 $16,897,060 $1,500,000 $18,655,000 - $433,655 $56,064,402
1 $1,378,944 - - $1,732,500 - - $3,111,444

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2021 TEN 13 - 13 COVID-19
  • Mar 10, 2024 Signed a 2 year $15 million contract with Chicago (CHI)
  • Mar 01, 2024 Released by Philadelphia (PHI), clearing $13.7M of cap space
  • Oct 30, 2023 Converted $888,750 of 2023 salary into bonus, clearing $711,000 of cap with Philadelphia (PHI)
  • Oct 23, 2023 Traded to Philadelphia (PHI) from Tennessee (TEN) for Terrell Edmunds, 2024 5th round pick (#146 Jarvis Brownlee Jr.) and 2024 6th round pick (#182 Jha'Quan Jackson)
  • Jul 21, 2023 Signed a 2 year, $25.1 million restructured contract with Tennessee (TEN)
  • Mar 23, 2022 Converted $10.965M of 2022 salary into bonus, adding two void years, freeing up $8.772M of cap space with Tennessee (TEN)
  • Oct 29, 2021 Fined $10,300 Taunting against Kansas City (KC)
  • Nov 13, 2020 Fined $10,000 Face Mask against Anthony Miller (CHI)
  • Sep 14, 2020 Converted $7.69 million of 2020 salary into bonus, clearing $6.152 million of cap space with Tennessee (TEN)
  • Jul 24, 2019 Signed a 5 year $70.5 million contract extension with Tennessee (TEN)
  • Nov 09, 2018 Fined $10,026 Taunting against Dallas (DAL)
  • Jul 18, 2016 Signed a 4 year $3.63 million contract with Tennessee (TEN)
  • Apr 29, 2016 Drafted by Tennessee (TEN): Round 3 (#64 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Nov 09, 2018 Taunting against Dallas (DAL) $10,026
Nov 13, 2020 Face Mask against Anthony Miller (CHI) $10,000
Oct 29, 2021 Taunting against Kansas City (KC) $10,300
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 PHI 16 15 1,051 99.50 122 80 42 1
2022 TEN 17 17 1,139 97.50 106 68 38 4
2021 TEN 17 17 1,057 96.40 1 89 59 30 2 5
2020 TEN 16 16 1,102 99.00 111 79 32 1 1
2019 TEN 16 16 1,114 99.60 84 60 24 5
2018 TEN 16 16 1,043 99.70 2 90 62 28 4
2017 TEN 16 16 1,087 99.70 87 62 25 8
2016 TEN 16 7 655 61.20 1 59 43 12
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