Bilal Nichols

Arizona Cardinals, Defensive End
Age: 27-287d (Sep 14, 1996)
Exp: 7 Years
Country: US
College: Delaware
Drafted: Round 4 (#145 overall), 2018
Agent(s): Alan Herman, Jared Fox, Jamie Mullen (SportStars)
2024 Cap Hit

$5,005,000

2024 Cash

$9,005,000

Career Earnings

$15,789,795

2024-2026 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Bilal Nichols signed a 3 year , $21,000,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals, including $6,000,000 signing bonus, $14,390,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,000,000. In 2024, Nichols will earn a base salary of $2,700,000, a signing bonus of $6,000,000 and a workout bonus of $50,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,005,000 and a dead cap value of $12,000,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $21,000,000
Average Salary:
$7,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$6,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$12,000,000
Total GTD:
$14,390,000
Free Agent:
2027 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 28 $5,005,000 1.96% $9,005,000 $9,005,000 $12,000,000
2025 29 $7,995,000 2.93% $5,995,000 $15,000,000 $7,300,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 2 YR, $15,000,000; $2,000,000 DEAD CAP
2026 30 $8,000,000 2.74% $6,000,000 $21,000,000 $2,000,000
2027 31
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 28 $2,700,000 $2,000,000 $255,000 $50,000 $5,005,000 1.96% $12,000,000
2025 29 $5,690,000 $2,000,000 $255,000 $50,000 $7,995,000 2.93% $7,300,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 2 YR, $15,000,000; $2,000,000 DEAD CAP
2026 30 $5,695,000 $2,000,000 $255,000 $50,000 $8,000,000 2.74% $2,000,000
2027 31
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 28 $2,700,000 $6,000,000 $50,000 $9,005,000 $9,005,000 $9,005,000 $7,000,000
2025 29 $5,690,000 - $50,000 $5,995,000 $15,000,000 $7,500,000 $5,997,500
2026 30 $5,695,000 - $50,000 $6,000,000 $21,000,000 $7,000,000 $6,000,000
Contract Notes
  • $12M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2024 salary + $3.3M of 2025 salary)
  • Additional $2.39M of 2025 salary fully guarantees the 5th league day of 2025 (injury guaranteed at signing)
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $15,000 ($255,000)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2022-2023 Free Agent

Bilal Nichols signed a 2 year , $11,000,000 contract with the Las Vegas Raiders, including $2,375,000 signing bonus, $7,125,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,500,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $11,000,000
Average Salary:
$5,500,000
Signing Bonus:
$2,375,000
GTD at Sign:
$7,125,000
Total GTD:
$7,125,000
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2018-2021 Rookie

Bilal Nichols signed a 4 year , $2,759,482 contract with the Chicago Bears, including $299,482 signing bonus, $299,482 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $689,871.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $2,759,482
Average Salary:
$689,871
Signing Bonus:
$299,482
GTD at Sign:
$299,482
Total GTD:
$299,482
Free Agent:
2022 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$15,789,795

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2018 22
Active
$779,482
$779,482
2019 23
Active
$739,654
$1,519,136
2020 24
Active
$1,117,659
$2,636,795
2021 25
Active
$2,183,000
$4,819,795
2022 26
Active
$5,500,000
$10,319,795
2023 27
Active
$5,470,000
$15,789,795
Total      
$15,789,795
$15,789,795
2024 28
Active
$9,005,000
2025 29
Active
$5,995,000
2026 30
Active
$6,000,000
Total
$36,789,795
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2018
22
$480,000
$299,482
$779,482
$779,482
2019
23
$570,000
$169,654
$739,654
$1,519,136
2020
24
$750,000
$367,659
$1,117,659
$2,636,795
2021
25
$2,183,000
$2,183,000
$4,819,795
2022
26
$2,375,000
$2,375,000
$510,000
$240,000
$5,500,000
$10,319,795
2023
27
$2,375,000
$2,375,000
$240,000
$5,470,000
$15,789,795
Total
$8,733,000
$2,674,482
$2,885,000
$480,000
$537,313
$15,789,795
$15,789,795
2024
28
$2,700,000
$6,000,000
$50,000
$9,005,000
2025
29
$5,690,000
$50,000
$5,995,000
2026
30
$5,695,000
$50,000
$6,000,000
Total
$22,818,000
$8,674,482
$2,885,000
$630,000
$537,313
$36,789,795

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $3,983,000 $299,482 - - - $537,313 $4,819,795
2 $4,750,000 $2,375,000 $2,885,000 - $480,000 - $10,970,000

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2021 CHI 16 - 16 COVID-19
  • Mar 11, 2024 Signed a 3 year $21 million contract with Arizona (ARI)
  • Mar 16, 2022 Signed a 2 year $11 million contract with Las Vegas (LV)
  • Oct 29, 2021 Fined $10,815 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Tampa Bay (TB)
  • May 10, 2018 Signed a 4 year $2.75 million contract with Chicago (CHI)
  • Apr 28, 2018 Drafted by Chicago (CHI): Round 4 (#145 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Oct 29, 2021 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Tampa Bay (TB) $10,815
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 LV 16 16 588 54.90 2 48 25 23
2022 LV 17 17 805 71.40 2 44 16 28
2021 CHI 17 15 678 64.10 3 51 26 25
2020 CHI 16 15 617 57.70 5 40 16 24 1
2019 CHI 13 12 453 41.40 27 15 12
2018 CHI 14 6 327 33.10 3 28 20 8 2
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