Kevin Byard

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Titans, FS Age: 28-322d Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#64 overall), 2016 College: Middle Tennessee State Agent(s): David Mulugheta (Athletes First)

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  • Current Contract

    Kevin Byard signed a 5 year, $70,500,000 contract with the Tennessee Titans, including a $9,000,000 signing bonus, $31,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $14,100,000. In 2022, Byard will earn a base salary of $1,035,000, a roster bonus of $500,000 and a restructure bonus of $10,965,000, while carrying a cap hit of $7,066,000 and a dead cap value of $19,179,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $70,500,000
    Signing Bonus $9,000,000
    Average Salary $14,100,000
    Total Guarantees $31,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $25,225,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 26 $2,025,000 $2,024,265 - - $4,049,265 $19,849,265 $11,025,000($11,025,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $19,849,265 2019 Cap Savings: $-15,800,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $9,224,265 2019 Cap Savings: $-5,175,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $12,649,265 2020 Dead Cap: $7,200,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-8,600,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $2,024,265 2020 Dead Cap: $7,200,000 2019 Cap Savings: $2,025,000
    2020 Contract details by year 27 $910,000 $1,800,000 $500,000 $1,538,000 $4,748,000 $21,400,000 $9,100,000($20,125,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $21,400,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-16,652,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $14,890,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-10,142,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $9,848,000 2021 Dead Cap: $11,552,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-5,100,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $3,338,000 2021 Dead Cap: $11,552,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,410,000
    2021 Contract details by year 28 $11,200,000 $1,800,000 $500,000 $1,538,000 $15,038,000 $22,752,000 $11,700,000($31,825,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $22,752,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-7,714,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $11,552,000 2021 Cap Savings: $3,486,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $14,538,000 2022 Dead Cap: $8,214,000 2021 Cap Savings: $500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $3,338,000 2022 Dead Cap: $8,214,000 2021 Cap Savings: $11,700,000
    2022 Contract details by year 29 $1,035,000 $1,800,000 $500,000 $3,731,000 $7,066,000 $19,179,000 $12,500,000($44,325,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $19,179,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-12,113,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $19,179,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-12,113,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $5,531,000 2023 Dead Cap: $13,648,000 2022 Cap Savings: $1,535,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $5,531,000 2023 Dead Cap: $13,648,000 2022 Cap Savings: $1,535,000
    2023 Contract details by year 30 $13,600,000 $1,800,000 $500,000 $3,731,000 $19,631,000 $13,648,000 $14,100,000($58,425,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $13,648,000 2023 Cap Savings: $5,983,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $13,648,000 2023 Cap Savings: $5,983,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $5,531,000 2024 Dead Cap: $8,117,000 2023 Cap Savings: $14,100,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $5,531,000 2024 Dead Cap: $8,117,000 2023 Cap Savings: $14,100,000
    2024 Contract details by year 31 $13,600,000 - $500,000 $3,731,000 $17,831,000 $8,117,000 $14,100,000($72,525,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $8,117,000 2024 Cap Savings: $9,714,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $8,117,000 2024 Cap Savings: $9,714,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $3,731,000 2025 Dead Cap: $4,386,000 2024 Cap Savings: $14,100,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $3,731,000 2025 Dead Cap: $4,386,000 2024 Cap Savings: $14,100,000
    2025 Contract details by year 32 - - - $2,193,000 $2,193,000 $4,386,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $4,386,000 2025 Cap Savings: $-2,193,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $4,386,000 2025 Cap Savings: $-2,193,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $2,193,000 2026 Dead Cap: $2,193,000 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $2,193,000 2026 Dead Cap: $2,193,000 2025 Cap Savings: $0
    2026 Contract details by year 33 - - - $2,193,000 $2,193,000 $2,193,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $2,193,000 2026 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $2,193,000 2026 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $2,193,000 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $2,193,000 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $0
    2025 Free Agent Year 34 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $19.625M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2019 salary + 2020 salary + $5.6M of 2021 salary)
    • Remaining $5.6M of 2021 salary fully guarantees 3/21/2021 (injury guaranteed at signing)
    • 2020-2024 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
    • 2025-2026 automatically void ($4.3M dead cap)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2016-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,634,287
    Signing Bonus $897,060
    Average Salary $908,572
    Total Guarantees $897,060
    Guaranteed at Signing $897,060
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $897,060 - - - - - $1,347,060
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $618,566 - - - - - $433,655 $1,052,221
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $784,566 - - - - - - $784,566
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $2,025,000 $9,000,000 - - - - - $11,025,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $910,000 - $500,000 - $7,690,000 - - $9,100,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings ALL NFL (1ST) $11,200,000 - $500,000 - - - - $11,700,000
    6 seasons $15,988,132 $9,897,060 $1,000,000 - $7,690,000 - $433,655 $35,008,847
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,035,000 - $500,000 - $10,965,000 - - $12,500,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $13,600,000 - $500,000 - - - - $14,100,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $13,600,000 - $500,000 - - - - $14,100,000
    $44,223,132 $9,897,060 $2,500,000 - $18,655,000 - $433,655 $75,708,847
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $15,988,132 $9,897,060 $1,000,000 - $7,690,000 - $433,655 $35,008,847
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/29/2021, $10,300

      Taunting against Kansas City (KC)


    • Player contract details by year 11/13/2020, $10,000

      Face Mask against Anthony Miller (CHI)


    • Player contract details by year 11/09/2018, $10,026

      Taunting against Dallas (DAL)


    • TOTAL: $30,326

  • Transactions

    Mar 23 2022Converted $10.965M of 2022 salary into bonus, adding two void years, freeing up $8.772M of cap space with Tennessee (TEN)
    Oct 29 2021Fined $10,300 Taunting against Kansas City (KC)
    Nov 13 2020Fined $10,000 Face Mask against Anthony Miller (CHI)
    Sep 14 2020Converted $7.69 million of 2020 salary into bonus, clearing $6.152 million of cap space with Tennessee (TEN)
    Jul 24 2019Signed a 5 year $70.5 million contract extension with Tennessee (TEN)
    Nov 9 2018Fined $10,026 Taunting against Dallas (DAL)
    Jul 18 2016Signed a 4 year $3.63 million contract with Tennessee (TEN)
    Apr 29 2016Drafted by Tennessee (TEN): Round 3 (#64 overall)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 TEN 17 17 17 1057 96.4 1 89 59 30 2 5
    2020 TEN 16 16 16 1102 105.6 111 79 32 1 1
    2019 TEN 16 16 16 1114 99.6 84 60 24 5
    2018 TEN 16 16 16 1043 99.7 2 90 62 28 4
    2017 TEN 16 16 16 1087 99.7 87 62 25 8
    2016 TEN 16 16 7 655 61.2 1 59 43 12
    Totals 97 97 88 6,058 - 4 520 365 151 3 23