Braden Smith

Right Tackle

Age: 25
Free Agency: 2026 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 3
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $6,260,943 (3.29% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $17,433,000 (7.94% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.78
  • Contract Value: $70,000,000 ($17,500,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $32,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 4/85 at RT

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2021)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202125$2,433,000$3,827,943$0$2,433,000$6,260,9433.3%
2022 📝
March 21: 2023 salary vests to full guarantee; roster bonus due
26$5,567,000$3,000,000$3,000,000$8,567,000$11,567,0005.5%
202327$16,000,000$3,000,000$0$6,000,000$19,000,0008.4%
2024 📝
March 21: Roster bonus due
28$11,683,000$3,000,000$2,000,000$0$16,683,0006.5%
2025 📝
March 21: Roster bonus due
29$14,750,000$3,000,000$2,000,000$0$19,750,000--
Total$50,433,000$15,827,943$7,000,000$17,000,000$73,260,943

Contract Notes

Braden Smith signed a 4 year contract extension with the Indianapolis Colts worth $70 million. Smith received $42 million in guarantees of which $32 million is fully guaranteed at signing including a $15 million signing bonus. If Smith is on the roster on the 5th day of the 2o24 league year he will earn a $2 million roster bonus. Smith will earn a $2 million roster bonus if on the roster on the 5th day of the 2025 league year.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$17.5M
$35M
$52.5M
$70M
20212022202320242025
Cash Due$15,000,000$8,567,000$16,000,000$13,683,000$16,750,000
Running Cash$15,000,000$23,567,000$39,567,000$53,250,000$70,000,000
Career Earnings: $20,732,730
Career APY: $6,910,910
Potential Earnings: $78,165,730
Total Guarantees: $36,598,758
Largest Cash Payment: $17,433,000 (2021)
Largest Cap Number: $19,750,000 (2025)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
ColtsDraftedExtended20184$7,193,688$1,798,422$4,598,758$5,732,73079.7%$1,910,910
ColtsExtensionActive20214$70,000,000$17,500,000$32,000,000$15,000,00021.4%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Colts3$20,732,730$6,910,910$4,904,7870.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2018Colts$480,000$827,943$0$480,000$1,307,9430.7%$3,791,772
2019Colts$806,986$827,943$0$806,986$1,634,9290.7%$806,986
2020Colts$1,133,972$827,943$0$0$1,961,9150.8%$1,133,972
2021Colts$2,433,000$3,827,943$0$2,433,000$6,260,9433.3%$17,433,000
2022Colts$5,567,000$3,000,000$3,000,000$8,567,000$11,567,0005.5%$8,567,000
2023Colts$16,000,000$3,000,000$0$6,000,000$19,000,0008.4%$16,000,000
2024Colts$11,683,000$3,000,000$2,000,000$0$16,683,0006.5%$13,683,000
2025Colts$14,750,000$3,000,000$2,000,000$0$19,750,000--$16,750,000
Total$52,853,958$18,311,772$7,000,000$18,286,986$78,165,730$78,165,730

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnaps
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecial
2018150075.1%1.1%
2019160099.9%16.6%
2020141086.0%16.2%
202110153.1%4.0%

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$5,892,000$17,500,000
Injury Adjusted$5,892,000$17,500,000
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OTC Valuation $2.6M $5.3M $7.9M $10.5M $13.2M APY $3.2M $6.4M $9.6M $12.8M $16.0M $7,132,000 $6,500,000

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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