Austin Ekeler

Running Back

Age: 25
Free Agency: 2024 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 3
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $5,000,000 (2.47% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $9,500,000 (5.08% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.90
  • Contract Value: $24,500,000 ($6,125,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $13,750,000
  • Contract Ranking: 10/192 at RB

Current Contract

(RFA, signed 2020)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202025$1,500,000$1,500,000$2,000,000$1,500,000$5,000,0002.5%
202126$4,250,000$1,500,000$0$4,250,000$5,750,0002.7%
2022 📝
March 22: $1.25 million becomes guaranteed
27$5,000,000$1,500,000$0$0$6,500,0002.9%
202328$5,750,000$1,500,000$0$0$7,250,0003.0%
Total$16,500,000$6,000,000$2,000,000$5,750,000$24,500,000

Contract Notes

Austin Ekeler signed a four year, $24.5 million contract with the Chargers on March 16, 2020. Ekeler received $15 million in guarantees, $13.75 million of which is fully guaranteed at signing. Ekeler received a $6 million signing bonus and his 2020 and 2021 salaries are also guaranteed. If on the roster on the 5th day of the 2022 league year another $1.25 million will be fully guaranteed.
Career Earnings: $7,670,000
Career APY: $2,556,667
Potential Earnings: $26,170,000
Total Guarantees: $13,755,000
Largest Cash Payment: $9,500,000 (2020)
Largest Cap Number: $7,250,000 (2023)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
ChargersUDFAExpired20173$1,670,000$556,667$5,000$1,670,000100.0%$556,667
ChargersRFAActive20204$24,500,000$6,125,000$13,750,000$6,000,00024.5%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Chargers3$7,670,000$2,556,667$1,670,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2017Chargers$465,000$1,666$0$0$466,6660.3%$470,000
2018Chargers$555,000$1,666$0$0$556,6660.3%$555,000
2019Chargers$645,000$1,668$0$0$646,6680.3%$645,000
2020Chargers$1,500,000$1,500,000$2,000,000$1,500,000$5,000,0002.5%$9,500,000
2021Chargers$4,250,000$1,500,000$0$4,250,000$5,750,0002.7%$4,250,000
2022Chargers$5,000,000$1,500,000$0$0$6,500,0002.9%$5,000,000
2023Chargers$5,750,000$1,500,000$0$0$7,250,0003.0%$5,750,000
Total$18,165,000$6,005,000$2,000,000$5,750,000$26,170,000$26,170,000

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2017160018.5%49.0%472605.522727910.3322
2018142034.9%38.1%1065545.233940410.4311
2019160056.9%1.0%1325574.239299310.8832

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$11,558,000$6,125,000
Injury Adjusted$11,558,000$6,125,000
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OTC Valuation $2.6M $5.2M $7.8M $10.4M $13.0M APY $2.7M $5.3M $8.0M $10.7M $13.3M $6,061,000 $4,250,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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