Nico Collins

Houston Texans, Wide Receiver
Age: 25-105d (Mar 19, 1999)
Exp: 4 Years
Country: US
College: Michigan
Drafted: Round 3 (#89 overall), 2021
Agent(s): Drew Rosenhaus, Ryan Matha, Jason Rosenhaus (Rosenhaus Sports)
2024 Cap Hit

$6,643,205

2024 Cash

$22,357,005

Career Earnings

$3,506,385

2024-2027 Extension (CURRENT)

Nico Collins signed a 3 year , $72,750,000 contract with the Houston Texans, including $17,000,000 signing bonus, $52,116,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $24,250,000. In 2024, Collins will earn a base salary of $1,616,000 and a signing bonus of $17,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,643,205 and a dead cap value of $32,341,730.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $72,750,000
Average Salary:
$24,250,000
Signing Bonus:
$17,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$32,116,000
Total GTD:
$52,116,000
Free Agent:
2028 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 25 $6,643,205 2.60% $19,241,005 $19,241,005 $32,341,730
2025 26 $18,375,005 6.72% $14,125,005 $33,366,010 $26,250,000
2026 27 $24,875,005 8.51% $20,625,005 $53,991,015 $8,500,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2027, 3 YR, $53,991,015; $4,250,000 DEAD CAP
2027 28 $26,125,005 8.35% $21,875,005 $75,866,020 $4,250,000
2028 29
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 25 $1,616,000 $4,475,730 $551,475 $6,643,205 2.60% $32,341,730
2025 26 $13,500,000 $4,250,000 $625,005 $18,375,005 6.72% $26,250,000
2026 27 $20,000,000 $4,250,000 $625,005 $24,875,005 8.51% $8,500,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2027, 3 YR, $53,991,015; $4,250,000 DEAD CAP
2027 28 $21,250,000 $4,250,000 $625,005 $26,125,005 8.35% $4,250,000
2028 29
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 25 $1,616,000 $17,000,000 $19,241,005 $19,241,005 $19,241,005 $18,966,505
2025 26 $13,500,000 - $14,125,005 $33,366,010 $16,683,005 $18,875,005
2026 27 $20,000,000 - $20,625,005 $53,991,015 $17,997,005 $21,250,005
2027 28 $21,250,000 - $21,875,005 $75,866,020 $18,966,505 $21,875,005
Contract Notes
  • $32.116M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2024 salary + 2025 salary)
  • $10M of 2026 salary fully guarantees the 5th league day of 2025 (injury guaranteed at sign)
  • Additional $10M of 2026 salary fully guarantees the 5th league day of 2026
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $36,765 ($625,005)
  • 2025-2027 Incentives
    Pro Bowl: $250,000
    95 Receptions: $250,000
    1,460 Receiving Yards: $250,000
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2021-2024 Rookie

Nico Collins signed a 4 year , $4,871,516 contract with the Houston Texans, including $902,920 signing bonus, $902,920 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,217,879. In 2024, Collins will earn a base salary of $3,116,000, while carrying a cap hit of $3,341,730 and a dead cap value of $225,730.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $4,871,516
Average Salary:
$1,217,879
Signing Bonus:
$902,920
GTD at Sign:
$902,920
Total GTD:
$902,920
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$3,506,385

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2021 22
Active
$1,522,087
$1,522,087
2022 23
Injured
$881,433
$2,403,520
2023 24
Active
$1,102,865
$3,506,385
Total      
$3,506,385
$3,506,385
2024 25
Active
$19,241,005
2025 26
Active
$14,125,005
2026 27
Active
$20,625,005
2027 28
Active
$21,875,005
Total
$79,372,405
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2021
22
$619,167
$902,920
$1,522,087
$1,522,087
2022
23
$881,433
$881,433
$2,403,520
2023
24
$1,102,865
$1,102,865
$3,506,385
Total
$2,603,465
$902,920
$3,506,385
$3,506,385
2024
25
$1,616,000
$17,000,000
$19,241,005
2025
26
$13,500,000
$14,125,005
2026
27
$20,000,000
$20,625,005
2027
28
$21,250,000
$21,875,005
Total
$58,969,465
$17,902,920
$79,372,405

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
3 $2,603,465 $902,920 - - - - $3,506,385

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2021 HOU 3 - 5 Shoulder
2022 HOU 16 - 18 Foot
  • May 28, 2024 Signed a 3 year $72.75 million contract extension with Houston (HOU)
  • May 12, 2021 Signed a 4 year $4.87 million contract with Houston (HOU)
  • Apr 30, 2021 Drafted by Houston (HOU): Round 3 (#89 overall)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Receiving Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving Touchdowns Fum
2023 HOU 15 10 668 58.90 80 1,297 8 1
2022 HOU 10 7 442 51.30 37 481 2 0
2021 HOU 14 8 536 59.20 33 446 1 0

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 3 years, $61,129,365
  • Avg. Salary: $20,376,455
  • NFL Rank: 69
  • WR Rank: 18

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2028
  • Avg. Salary: $24,250,000
  • NFL Rank: 40
  • WR Rank: 9

Comparable Players

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

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
Jerry Jeudy 3 $52,500,000 $17,500,000 24
Christian Kirk 4 $72,000,000 $18,000,000 25
Gabriel Davis 3 $39,000,000 $13,000,000 24
Chris Godwin 3 $60,000,000 $20,000,000 25
Averages 3 $55,875,000 $17,125,000 24.5

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Collins's current age (25), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
3 $53,636,364 $17,878,788

Statistical Comparisons

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

Player GP% Rec Tgt/Gm Rec/Gm Rec Yds/Gm Rec TD/Gm YAC/GM Drops/Gm Rating
Jerry Jeudy
2022-2023
93.94 6.03 3.90 55.81 0.26 23.71 0.32 73.10
Christian Kirk
2020-2021
93.94 5.87 4.03 51.71 0.35 13.65 0.26 67.50
Gabriel Davis
2022-2023
100.00 5.44 2.91 49.44 0.44 10.00 0.34 66.05
Chris Godwin
2020-2021
78.79 8.15 6.27 74.73 0.46 34.08 0.28 79.90
Average 91.67 6.37 4.28 57.92 0.38 20.36 0.30 71.64
Nico Collins
2022-2023
75.76 7.00 4.68 71.12 0.40 27.92 0.16 81.70
Pct Change -17.36 9.89 9.35 22.79 5.26 37.13 46.67 14.04
Median Prime % Change 11.97%
Average Prime % Change 15.97%

Calculated Market Value: Nico Collins

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, $61,129,365 $20,376,455
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