Quenton Nelson

Age: 28-133d (Mar 19, 1996)
Exp: 7 Years
Country: US
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: Round 1 (#6 overall), 2018
Agent(s): Tom Condon, Patrick Collins, RJ Gonser (CAA Football)
2024 Cap Hit

$25,200,000

2024 Cash

$19,000,000

Career Earnings

$65,256,393

2022-2026 Extension (CURRENT)

Quenton Nelson signed a 4 year , $80,000,000 contract with the Indianapolis Colts, including $31,000,000 signing bonus, $60,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $20,000,000. In 2024, Nelson will earn a base salary of $19,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $25,200,000 and a dead cap value of $37,600,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $80,000,000
Average Salary:
$20,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$31,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$41,000,000
Total GTD:
$60,000,000
Free Agent:
2027 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2022 26 $10,200,000 4.90% $35,000,000 $35,000,000 $41,000,000
2023 27 $12,200,000 5.43% $6,000,000 $41,000,000 $49,800,000
2024 28 $25,200,000 9.87% $19,000,000 $60,000,000 $37,600,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 3 YR, $60,000,000; $12,400,000 DEAD CAP
2025 29 $22,763,059 8.33% $16,563,059 $76,563,059 $12,400,000
2026 30 $24,200,000 8.28% $18,000,000 $94,563,059 $6,200,000
2027 31
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2022 26 $4,000,000 $6,200,000 - $10,200,000 4.90% $41,000,000
2023 27 $6,000,000 $6,200,000 - $12,200,000 5.43% $49,800,000
2024 28 $19,000,000 $6,200,000 - $25,200,000 9.87% $37,600,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 3 YR, $60,000,000; $12,400,000 DEAD CAP
2025 29 $14,563,059 $6,200,000 $2,000,000 $22,763,059 8.33% $12,400,000
2026 30 $16,000,000 $6,200,000 $2,000,000 $24,200,000 8.28% $6,200,000
2027 31
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2022 26 $4,000,000 $31,000,000 - $35,000,000 $35,000,000 $35,000,000 $18,912,612
2023 27 $6,000,000 - - $6,000,000 $41,000,000 $20,500,000 $14,890,765
2024 28 $19,000,000 - - $19,000,000 $60,000,000 $20,000,000 $17,854,353
2025 29 $14,563,059 - $2,000,000 $16,563,059 $76,563,059 $19,140,765 $17,281,530
2026 30 $16,000,000 - $2,000,000 $18,000,000 $94,563,059 $18,912,612 $18,000,000
Contract Notes
  • $41M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2022 salary + 2023 salary)
  • $19M 2024 salary fully guarantees March 19, 2023 (injury guaranteed at sign)
  • 2025 Roster Bonus: $2M (5th league day of 2025)
  • 2026 Roster Bonus: $2M (5th league day of 2026
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2018-2022 Rookie

Quenton Nelson signed a 4 year , $23,888,907 contract with the Indianapolis Colts, including $15,453,750 signing bonus, $23,888,907 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,972,227.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $23,888,907
Average Salary:
$5,972,227
Signing Bonus:
$15,453,750
GTD at Sign:
$23,888,907
Total GTD:
$23,888,907
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$65,256,393

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2018 22
Active
$15,933,750
$15,933,750
2019 23
Active
$1,565,860
$17,499,610
2020 24
Active
$2,849,203
$20,348,813
2021 25
Active
$3,907,580
$24,256,393
All NFL (2nd)
2022 26
Active
$35,000,000
$59,256,393
2023 27
Active
$6,000,000
$65,256,393
Afc Pro Bowl:G
Total      
$65,256,393
$65,256,393
2024 28
Active
$19,000,000
2025 29
Active
$16,563,059
2026 30
Active
$18,000,000
Total
$118,819,452
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2018
22
$480,000
$15,453,750
$15,933,750
$15,933,750
2019
23
$570,000
$995,860
$1,565,860
$17,499,610
2020
24
$750,000
$1,991,720
$107,483
$2,849,203
$20,348,813
2021
25
$920,000
$2,987,580
$3,907,580
$24,256,393
2022
26
$4,000,000
$31,000,000
$35,000,000
$59,256,393
2023
27
$6,000,000
$6,000,000
$65,256,393
Total
$12,720,000
$46,453,750
$5,975,160
$107,483
$65,256,393
$65,256,393
2024
28
$19,000,000
$19,000,000
2025
29
$14,563,059
$2,000,000
$16,563,059
2026
30
$16,000,000
$2,000,000
$18,000,000
Total
$62,283,059
$46,453,750
$9,975,160
$107,483
$118,819,452

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
6 $12,720,000 $46,453,750 $5,975,160 - - $107,483 $65,256,393

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2021 IND 4 - 6 Ankle
2021 IND 16 - 16 COVID-19
  • Sep 10, 2022 Signed a 4 year $80 million contract extension with Indianapolis (IND)
  • Apr 28, 2021 Indianapolis (IND) exercised a $13.7 million option for 2022
  • Nov 16, 2018 Fined $26,738 Hit with the helmet against Barry Church (JAC)
  • May 11, 2018 Signed a 4 year $23.8 million contract with Indianapolis (IND)
  • Apr 26, 2018 Drafted by Indianapolis (IND): Round 1 (#6 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Nov 16, 2018 Hit with the helmet against Barry Church (JAC) $26,738
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps%
2023 IND 17 17 1,140 99.30
2022 IND 17 17 1,151 100.00
2021 IND 13 13 769 83.00
2020 IND 16 16 1,082 99.20
2019 IND 16 16 1,060 97.10
2018 IND 16 16 1,135 100.00
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