Age: 28
Free Agency: 2027 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 6
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $5,005,000 (1.86% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $9,005,000 (3.35% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.80
  • Contract Value: $21,000,000 ($7,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $12,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 42/279 at IDL

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2024)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
2024 📝
March 17: $2.39 million of salary is guaranteed
28$2,700,000$2,000,000$255,000$50,000$2,700,000$5,005,0001.9%
202529$5,690,000$2,000,000$255,000$50,000$5,690,000$7,995,0003.1%
202630$5,695,000$2,000,000$255,000$50,000$0$8,000,0002.8%
Total$14,085,000$6,000,000$765,000$150,000$8,390,000$21,000,000

Contract Notes

Bilal Nichols signed a three year, $21 million contract with the Cardinals. $14.39 million is guaranteed of which $12 million is fully guaranteed. If on the roster on the 5th day of the 2025 league year another $2.39 million is fully guaranteed. There are annual workout and per game bonuses in the contract.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$7M
$14M
$21M
202420252026
Cash Due$9,005,000$5,995,000$6,000,000
Running Cash$9,005,000$15,000,000$21,000,000
Career Earnings: $21,282,480
Career APY: $3,547,080
Potential Earnings: $36,282,480
Total Guarantees: $19,424,480
Largest Cash Payment: $9,005,000 (2024)
Largest Cap Number: $8,000,000 (2026)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BearsDraftedExpired20184$2,759,480$689,870$299,480$4,282,480155.2%$1,070,620
RaidersUFAExpired20222$11,000,000$5,500,000$7,125,000$11,000,000100.0%$5,500,000
CardinalsUFAActive20243$21,000,000$7,000,000$12,000,000$6,000,00028.6%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Bears4$4,282,480$1,070,620$4,282,4800.0%$00.0%
Raiders2$11,000,000$5,500,000$11,000,0000.0%$00.0%
Cardinals0$6,000,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2018Bears$480,000$74,870$0$0$0$0$554,8700.3%$779,480
2019Bears$570,000$74,870$0$0$0$0$644,8700.3%$570,000
2020Bears$750,000$74,870$0$0$0$0$824,8700.4%$750,000
2021Bears$2,183,000$74,870$0$0$0$0$2,257,8701.2%$2,183,000
2022Raiders$2,375,000$1,187,500$0$510,000$240,000$2,375,000$4,312,5002.1%$5,500,000
2023Raiders$2,375,000$1,187,500$2,375,000$510,000$240,000$2,375,000$6,687,5002.9%$5,500,000
2024Cardinals$2,700,000$2,000,000$0$255,000$50,000$2,700,000$5,005,0001.9%$9,005,000
2025Cardinals$5,690,000$2,000,000$0$255,000$50,000$5,690,000$7,995,0003.1%$5,995,000
2026Cardinals$5,695,000$2,000,000$0$255,000$50,000$0$8,000,0002.8%$6,000,000
Total$22,818,000$8,674,480$2,375,000$1,785,000$630,000$13,140,000$36,282,480$36,282,480

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2018141131.1%4.0%208329.5570002100
2019133041.4%9.3%151200121000100
2020160057.7%15.7%1624535.57133100000
2021170064.1%17.7%2625322591000200
2022170071.3%17.7%16281.513.54110000000
2023170053.4%16.8%25231.53421000100

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$3,711,000$7,000,000
Injury Adjusted$3,711,000$7,000,000
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OTC Valuation $3.4M $6.8M $10.2M $13.5M $16.9M APY $5.3M $10.6M $15.9M $21.2M $26.5M $5,987,000 $7,000,000

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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