Austin Ekeler

Washington Commanders, Running Back
Age: 29-44d (May 17, 1995)
Exp: 8 Years
Country: US
College: Western State Colorado
Drafted: Undrafted, LAC, 2017
2024 Cap Hit

$3,230,000

2024 Cash

$4,820,000

Career Earnings

$27,216,224

2024-2025 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Austin Ekeler signed a 2 year , $8,430,000 contract with the Washington Commanders, including $3,000,000 signing bonus, $4,210,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,215,000. In 2024, Ekeler will earn a base salary of $1,210,000, a signing bonus of $3,000,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $3,230,000 and a dead cap value of $4,210,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $8,430,000
Average Salary:
$4,215,000
Signing Bonus:
$3,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$4,210,000
Total GTD:
$4,210,000
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 29 $3,230,000 1.26% $4,820,000 $4,820,000 $4,210,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 1 YR, $4,820,000; $1,500,000 DEAD CAP
2025 30 $5,110,000 1.87% $3,610,000 $8,430,000 $1,500,000
2026 31
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 29 $1,210,000 $1,500,000 $420,000 $100,000 $3,230,000 1.26% $4,210,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 1 YR, $4,820,000; $1,500,000 DEAD CAP
2025 30 $3,000,000 $1,500,000 $510,000 $100,000 $5,110,000 1.87% $1,500,000
2026 31
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 29 $1,210,000 $3,000,000 $100,000 $4,820,000 $4,820,000 $4,820,000 $4,215,000
2025 30 $3,000,000 - $100,000 $3,610,000 $8,430,000 $4,215,000 $3,610,000
Contract Notes
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $30,000 ($510,000)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2020-2023 Extension

Austin Ekeler signed a 4 year , $24,500,000 contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, including $6,000,000 signing bonus, $15,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,125,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $24,500,000
Average Salary:
$6,125,000
Signing Bonus:
$6,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$13,750,000
Total GTD:
$15,000,000
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2017-2019 Rookie

Austin Ekeler signed a 3 year , $1,670,000 contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, including $5,000 signing bonus, $5,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $556,667.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $1,670,000
Average Salary:
$556,667
Signing Bonus:
$5,000
GTD at Sign:
$5,000
Total GTD:
$5,000
Free Agent:
2020 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$27,216,224

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2017 22
Active
$470,000
$470,000
2018 23
Active
$555,000
$1,025,000
2019 24
Active
$645,000
$1,670,000
2020 25
Active
$9,546,224
$11,216,224
2021 26
Active
$4,250,000
$15,466,224
2022 27
Active
$5,500,000
$20,966,224
2023 28
Active
$6,250,000
$27,216,224
Total      
$27,216,224
$27,216,224
2024 29
Active
$4,820,000
2025 30
Active
$3,610,000
Total
$35,646,224
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2017
22
$465,000
$5,000
$470,000
$470,000
2018
23
$555,000
$555,000
$1,025,000
2019
24
$645,000
$645,000
$1,670,000
2020
25
$1,500,000
$6,000,000
$2,000,000
$46,224
$9,546,224
$11,216,224
2021
26
$4,250,000
$4,250,000
$15,466,224
2022
27
$5,500,000
$5,500,000
$20,966,224
2023
28
$6,250,000
$6,250,000
$27,216,224
Total
$19,165,000
$6,005,000
$2,000,000
$46,224
$27,216,224
$27,216,224
2024
29
$1,210,000
$3,000,000
$100,000
$4,820,000
2025
30
$3,000,000
$100,000
$3,610,000
Total
$23,375,000
$9,005,000
$2,000,000
$200,000
$46,224
$35,646,224

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
7 $19,165,000 $6,005,000 $2,000,000 - - $46,224 $27,216,224

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2020 LAC 5 - 11 Hamstring
2021 LAC 16 - 16 COVID-19
  • Mar 11, 2024 Signed a 2 year $8.34 million contract with Washington (WAS)
  • Mar 06, 2020 Signed a 4 year $24.5 million contract extension with Los Angeles (LAC)
  • Apr 30, 2017 Signed a 3 year $1.67 million contract with Los Angeles (LAC)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Rush Attempts Rush Yards Rush Yards/Gm Rush Touchdowns Receiving Targets Receiving Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving Yards/Rec Receiving Yards/Gm Receiving Touchdowns Fum
2023 LAC 14 13 567 52.70 179 628 44.9 5 74 51 436 8.5 31.1 1 5
2022 LAC 17 17 734 61.60 204 915 53.8 13 127 107 722 6.7 42.5 5 5
2021 LAC 16 16 731 61.10 206 911 56.9 12 94 70 647 9.2 40.4 8 4
2020 LAC 10 10 411 57.90 116 530 53.0 1 65 54 403 7.5 40.3 2 1
2019 LAC 16 8 609 56.90 132 557 34.8 3 108 92 993 10.8 62.1 8 3
2018 LAC 14 3 348 34.90 106 554 39.6 3 53 39 404 10.4 28.9 3 1
2017 LAC 16 197 18.50 47 260 16.3 2 35 27 279 10.3 17.4 3 2

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 1 years, $5,367,500
  • Avg. Salary: $5,367,500
  • NFL Rank: 379
  • RB Rank: 16

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2026
  • Avg. Salary: $4,215,000
  • NFL Rank: 451
  • RB Rank: 18

Comparable Players

We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Austin Ekeler to.

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
Alvin Kamara 5 $75,000,000 $15,000,000 24
James Conner 3 $21,000,000 $7,000,000 26
Joe Mixon 2 $11,500,000 $5,750,000 26
Jamaal Williams 3 $12,000,000 $4,000,000 27
Averages 3 $29,875,000 $7,937,500 25.8

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Ekeler's current age (29), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
1 $6,333,333 $6,333,333

Statistical Comparisons

Now we'll compare our variables and Ekeler statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: GP%, Rush Yds/Gm, Rush TD/Gm, Rec/Gm, Fum/Gm, Rating

Player GP% Rush Yds/Gm Rush TD/Gm Rec/Gm Fum/Gm Rating
Alvin Kamara
2018-2019
90.62 57.93 0.66 5.59 0.17 77.00
James Conner
2020-2021
84.85 52.61 0.75 2.57 0.14 75.60
Joe Mixon
2021-2022
90.91 67.30 0.67 3.40 0.07 79.40
Jamaal Williams
2021-2022
88.24 55.57 0.67 1.27 0.13 71.65
Average 88.66 58.35 0.69 3.21 0.13 75.91
Austin Ekeler
2022-2023
93.94 49.77 0.58 5.10 0.32 70.80
Pct Change 5.96 -14.70 -15.94 58.88 -146.15 -6.73
Median Prime % Change -10.72%
Average Prime % Change -19.78%

Calculated Market Value: Austin Ekeler

After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

Terms Avg. Salary
1 years, $5,367,500 $5,367,500
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