Ezra Cleveland

Age: 26-45d (May 08, 1998)
Exp: 5 Years
Country: US
College: Boise State
Drafted: Round 2 (#58 overall), 2020
Agent(s): SportStars
2024 Cap Hit

$3,591,176

2024 Cash

$9,250,000

Career Earnings

$7,427,054

2024-2026 Extension (CURRENT)

Ezra Cleveland signed a 3 year , $24,000,000 contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, including $7,000,000 signing bonus, $14,250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,000,000. In 2024, Cleveland will earn a base salary of $1,250,000, a signing bonus of $7,000,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $3,591,176 and a dead cap value of $14,250,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $24,000,000
Average Salary:
$8,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$7,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$14,250,000
Total GTD:
$14,250,000
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 26 $3,591,176 1.41% $9,250,000 $9,250,000 $14,250,000
2025 27 $5,200,000 1.90% $7,000,000 $16,250,000 $11,600,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 2 YR, $16,250,000; $7,400,000 DEAD CAP
2026 28 $9,950,000 3.40% $7,750,000 $24,000,000 $7,400,000
2027 29
Void
UFA
$5,200,000 1.66% - - $5,200,000
2028
Void
$2,200,000 0.66% - - -
2029
Void
$800,000 0.22% - - -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Option Proration Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 26 $1,250,000 $1,400,000 $441,176 - $500,000 $3,591,176 1.41% $14,250,000
2025 27 $2,000,000 $1,400,000 $500,000 $800,000 $500,000 $5,200,000 1.90% $11,600,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 2 YR, $16,250,000; $7,400,000 DEAD CAP
2026 28 $6,750,000 $1,400,000 $500,000 $800,000 $500,000 $9,950,000 3.40% $7,400,000
2027 29
Void
UFA
- $1,400,000 - $800,000 - $5,200,000 1.66% $5,200,000
2028
Void
- $1,400,000 - $800,000 - $2,200,000 0.66% -
2029
Void
- - - $800,000 - $800,000 0.22% -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 26 $1,250,000 $7,000,000 - $500,000 $9,250,000 $9,250,000 $9,250,000 $8,000,000
2025 27 $2,000,000 - $4,000,000 $500,000 $7,000,000 $16,250,000 $8,125,000 $7,375,000
2026 28 $6,750,000 - - $500,000 $7,750,000 $24,000,000 $8,000,000 $7,750,000
2027 29
Void
- - - - - - - -
2028 30
Void
- - - - - - - -
2029 31
Void
- - - - - - - -
Contract Notes
  • $14.25M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2024 salary + 2025 salary + 2025 option bonus)
  • 2025 Option Bonus: $4M (guaranteed, must be exercised by the 10th league day of 2025)
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
  • 2027-2029 years automatically void the last league day of 2026
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2020-2023 Rookie

Ezra Cleveland signed a 4 year , $5,537,209 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including $1,587,060 signing bonus, $2,448,751 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,384,302.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $5,537,209
Average Salary:
$1,384,302
Signing Bonus:
$1,587,060
GTD at Sign:
$2,448,751
Total GTD:
$2,448,751
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$7,427,054

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2020 22
Active
$2,458,980
$2,458,980
2021 23
Active
$861,691
$3,320,671
2022 24
Active
$1,113,383
$4,434,054
2023 25
Active
Retained
$1,662,780
$1,330,220
$6,096,834
$7,427,054
Total      
$7,427,054
$6,096,834
$7,427,054
2024 26
Active
$9,250,000
2025 27
Active
$7,000,000
2026 28
Active
$7,750,000
Total
$31,427,054
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2020
22
$610,000
$1,587,060
$261,920
$2,458,980
$2,458,980
2021
23
$861,691
$861,691
$3,320,671
2022
24
$1,113,383
$1,113,383
$4,434,054
2023
25
$1,662,780
$1,330,220
$1,662,780
$1,330,220
$6,096,834
$7,427,054
Total
$5,578,074
$1,587,060
$261,920
$7,427,054
$6,096,834
$7,427,054
2024
26
$1,250,000
$7,000,000
$500,000
$9,250,000
2025
27
$2,000,000
$4,000,000
$500,000
$7,000,000
2026
28
$6,750,000
$500,000
$7,750,000
Total
$15,578,074
$8,587,060
$4,000,000
$1,500,000
$261,920
$31,427,054

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $3,915,294 $1,587,060 - - - $261,920 $5,764,274
1 $1,662,780 - - - - - $1,662,780

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2021 MIN 18 - 18 COVID-19
  • Mar 07, 2024 Signed a 3 year $24 million contract extension with Jacksonville (JAC)
  • Oct 31, 2023 Traded to Jacksonville (JAX) from Minnesota (MIN) for 2024 6th round pick (#177 Walter Rouse)
  • Jul 21, 2020 Signed a 4 year $5.53 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
  • Apr 24, 2020 Drafted by Minnesota (MIN): Round 2 (#58 overall)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps%
2023 JAX 15 10 677 63.70
2022 MIN 17 17 1,134 97.10
2021 MIN 17 17 1,141 100.00
2020 MIN 13 9 633 58.50

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 3 years, $27,079,938
  • Avg. Salary: $9,026,646
  • NFL Rank: 237
  • T Rank: 7

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2026
  • Avg. Salary: $8,000,000
  • NFL Rank: 266

Comparable Players

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

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
Elgton Jenkins 4 $68,000,000 $17,000,000 26
Nate Davis 3 $30,000,000 $10,000,000 26
Alex Cappa 4 $35,000,000 $8,750,000 26
Ben Powers 4 $51,500,000 $12,875,000 26
Averages 4 $46,125,000 $12,156,250 26.0

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Cleveland's current age (26), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
5 $61,847,525 $12,369,505

Statistical Comparisons

Now we'll compare our variables and Cleveland statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: GP%, QB Hurries Allowed/Gm, QB Sacks Allowed/Gm, Rating

Player GP% QB Hurries Allowed/Gm QB Sacks Allowed/Gm Rating
Elgton Jenkins
2020-2021
72.73 0.74 0.13 75.30
Nate Davis
2021-2022
76.47 1.27 0.31 69.85
Alex Cappa
2020-2021
100.00 1.06 0.16 71.75
Ben Powers
2021-2022
88.24 0.87 0.10 64.55
Average 84.36 0.99 0.18 70.36
Ezra Cleveland
2022-2023
96.97 1.63 0.27 66.50
Pct Change 14.95 -64.65 -50.00 -5.49
Median Prime % Change -27.75%
Average Prime % Change -26.30%

Calculated Market Value: Ezra Cleveland

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
3 years, $27,079,938 $9,026,646
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