Kevin Zeitler

Detroit Lions, Guard
Age: 34-106d (Mar 08, 1990)
Exp: 13 Years
Country: US
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: Round 1 (#27 overall), 2012
Agent(s): Tom Condon (CAA Sports)
2024 Cap Hit

$5,940,000

2024 Cash

$6,000,000

Career Earnings

$86,114,200

2024-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Kevin Zeitler signed a 1 year , $6,000,000 contract with the Detroit Lions, including $4,280,000 signing bonus, $5,490,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,000,000. In 2024, Zeitler will earn a base salary of $1,210,000 and a signing bonus of $4,280,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,940,000 and a dead cap value of $5,490,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $6,000,000
Average Salary:
$6,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$4,280,000
GTD at Sign:
$5,490,000
Total GTD:
$5,490,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 34 $5,940,000 2.33% $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $5,490,000
2025 35
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 34 $1,210,000 $4,280,000 $450,000 $5,940,000 2.33% $5,490,000
2025 35
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 34 $1,210,000 $4,280,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2021-2023 Free Agent

Kevin Zeitler signed a 3 year , $22,500,000 contract with the Baltimore Ravens, including $8,925,000 signing bonus, $16,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,500,000. In 2024, Zeitler will earn, while carrying a cap hit of $4,268,000 and a dead cap value of $4,268,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $22,500,000
Average Salary:
$7,500,000
Signing Bonus:
$8,925,000
GTD at Sign:
$16,000,000
Total GTD:
$16,000,000
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2019-2021

Kevin Zeitler signed a 3 year , $32,000,000 contract with the New York Giants, including $7,500,000 signing bonus, $10,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,666,667.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $32,000,000
Average Salary:
$10,666,667
Signing Bonus:
$7,500,000
GTD at Sign:
$10,000,000
Total GTD:
$10,000,000
Free Agent:
2022 / UFA
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2017-2021

Kevin Zeitler signed a 5 year , $60,000,000 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including $12,000,000 signing bonus, $31,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $12,000,000.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $60,000,000
Average Salary:
$12,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$12,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$23,000,000
Total GTD:
$31,500,000
Free Agent:
2022 / UFA
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2012-2016 Rookie

Kevin Zeitler signed a 4 year , $7,544,200 contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, including $3,926,692 signing bonus, $6,125,446 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,886,050.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $7,544,200
Average Salary:
$1,886,050
Signing Bonus:
$3,926,692
GTD at Sign:
$6,125,446
Total GTD:
$6,125,446
Free Agent:
2017 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$86,114,200

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

4 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2012 22
Active
$4,316,692
$4,316,692
2013 23
Active
$732,918
$5,049,610
2014 24
Active
$1,075,836
$6,125,446
2015 25
Active
$1,418,754
$7,544,200
2016 26
Active / Club Exercised
$8,070,000
$15,614,200
2017 27
Active
$18,000,000
$33,614,200
2018 28
Active
$10,000,000
$43,614,200
2019 29
Active
$10,000,000
$53,614,200
2020 30
Active
$10,000,000
$63,614,200
2021 31
Active
$10,000,000
$73,614,200
2022 32
Active
$6,000,000
$79,614,200
2023 33
Active
$6,500,000
$86,114,200
Total      
$86,114,200
$86,114,200
2024 34
Active
$6,000,000
Total
$92,114,200
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2012
22
$390,000
$3,926,692
$4,316,692
$4,316,692
2013
23
$732,918
$732,918
$5,049,610
2014
24
$1,075,836
$1,075,836
$6,125,446
2015
25
$1,418,754
$1,418,754
$7,544,200
2016
26
$8,070,000
$8,070,000
$15,614,200
2017
27
$6,000,000
$12,000,000
$18,000,000
$33,614,200
2018
28
$10,000,000
$10,000,000
$43,614,200
2019
29
$2,500,000
$7,500,000
$10,000,000
$53,614,200
2020
30
$10,000,000
$10,000,000
$63,614,200
2021
31
$1,075,000
$8,925,000
$10,000,000
$73,614,200
2022
32
$6,000,000
$6,000,000
$79,614,200
2023
33
$1,165,000
$5,335,000
$6,500,000
$86,114,200
Total
$48,427,508
$32,351,692
$5,335,000
$86,114,200
$86,114,200
2024
34
$1,210,000
$4,280,000
$6,000,000
Total
$49,637,508
$36,631,692
$5,335,000
$92,114,200

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
5 $11,687,508 $3,926,692 - - - - $15,614,200
2 $16,000,000 $12,000,000 - - - - $28,000,000
2 $12,500,000 $7,500,000 - - - - $20,000,000
3 $8,240,000 $8,925,000 - $5,335,000 - - $22,500,000
  • Mar 18, 2024 Signed a 1 year $6 million contract with Detroit (DET)
  • Mar 14, 2023 Converted $5.335M of 2023 salary into signing bonus, adding 4 void years, clearing $4.268M of cap with Baltimore (BAL)
  • Mar 15, 2021 Signed a 3 year $22.5 million contract with Baltimore (BAL)
  • Mar 10, 2021 Released by New York (NYG) clearing $12 million in cap space
  • Mar 13, 2019 Traded to New York (NYG) from Cleveland (CLE) with Jabrill Peppers , 2019 1st round pick (#17 Dexter Lawrence) and 2019 3rd round pick (#95 Oshane Ximines) for Odell Beckham, Jr. and Olivier Vernon
  • Mar 09, 2017 Signed a 5 year $60 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
  • Apr 28, 2015 Cincinnati (CIN) exercised an $8.07 million 5th-year option for 2016
  • May 25, 2012 Signed a 4 year $7.544 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
  • Apr 26, 2012 Drafted by Cincinnati (CIN): Round 1 (#27 overall)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps%
2023 BAL 15 15 983 87.30
2022 BAL 15 15 957 87.30
2021 BAL 17 17 1,223 98.50
2020 NYG 16 15 1,001 98.80
2019 NYG 15 15 1,004 92.90
2018 CLE 16 16 1,092 100.00
2017 CLE 16 16 1,069 100.00
2016 CIN 16 16 1,086 99.90
2015 CIN 16 16 1,045 98.60
2014 CIN 12 12 736 69.30
2013 CIN 12 11 810 71.60
2012 CIN 16 16 1,051 99.40

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 1 years, $10,199,929
  • Avg. Salary: $10,199,929
  • NFL Rank: 210
  • G Rank: 15

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2025
  • Avg. Salary: $6,000,000
  • NFL Rank: 344
  • G Rank: 23

Comparable Players

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

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
Brandon Scherff 3 $49,500,000 $16,500,000 30
Ramon Foster 2 $8,250,000 $4,125,000 32
Zack Martin 2 $36,850,000 $18,425,000 32
Averages 2 $31,533,333 $13,016,667 31.3

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Zeitler's current age (34), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
1 $11,275,000 $11,275,000

Statistical Comparisons

Now we'll compare our variables and Zeitler 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
Brandon Scherff
2020-2021
72.73 1.30 0.09 79.45
Ramon Foster
2017-2018
93.75 1.43 0.10 64.05
Zack Martin
2021-2022
97.06 0.82 0.03 83.75
Average 87.85 1.18 0.07 75.75
Kevin Zeitler
2022-2023
90.91 1.00 0.13 71.65
Pct Change 3.48 15.25 -85.71 -5.41
Median Prime % Change -0.97%
Average Prime % Change -18.10%

Calculated Market Value: Kevin Zeitler

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, $10,199,929 $10,199,929
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