Quenton Nelson

Left Guard

Age: 28
Free Agency: 2027 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 6
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $25,200,000 (10.14% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $19,000,000 (12.25% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.75
  • Contract Value: $80,000,000 ($20,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $41,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 1/93 at LG

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2022)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202226$4,000,000$6,200,000$0$4,000,000$10,200,0004.8%
2023 📝
March 19: $19 million 2024 salary is guaranteed
27$6,000,000$6,200,000$0$6,000,000$12,200,0005.3%
202428$19,000,000$6,200,000$0$19,000,000$25,200,00010.1%
2025 📝
March 21: Roster bonus due
29$14,563,059$6,200,000$2,000,000$0$22,763,0598.8%
2026 📝
March 21: Roster bonus due
30$16,000,000$6,200,000$2,000,000$0$24,200,0008.5%
Total$59,563,059$31,000,000$4,000,000$29,000,000$94,563,059

Contract Notes

Quenton Nelson signed a four year contract extension worth $80 million with the Colts on September 10, 2022. Per PFT, Nelson received a $31 million signing bonus and $60 million in guarantees. Nelson's 2022 and 2023 salaries are fully guaranteed at signing and his 2024 salary of $19 million is fully guaranteed if he is on the roster on the 5th day of the 2023 league year. Nelson will earn $2 million as a roster bonus in 2025 and 2026 if he is on the roster on the 5th day of the league year.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$20M
$40M
$60M
$80M
20222023202420252026
Cash Due$20,436,941$6,000,000$19,000,000$16,563,059$18,000,000
Running Cash$20,436,941$26,436,941$45,436,941$62,000,000$80,000,000
Career Earnings: $65,148,912
Career APY: $10,858,152
Potential Earnings: $118,711,971
Total Guarantees: $64,888,912
Largest Cash Payment: $35,000,000 (2022)
Largest Cap Number: $25,200,000 (2024)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
ColtsDraftedExtended20184$23,888,912$5,972,228$23,888,912$24,148,912101.1%$6,037,228
ColtsExtensionActive20224$80,000,000$20,000,000$41,000,000$41,000,00051.3%$20,500,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Colts6$65,148,912$10,858,152$46,548,9120.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2018Colts$480,000$3,863,438$0$480,000$4,343,4382.2%$15,933,752
2019Colts$570,000$3,863,438$995,860$1,565,860$5,429,2982.3%$1,565,860
2020Colts$750,000$3,863,438$1,991,720$2,651,720$6,605,1582.8%$2,741,720
2021Colts$920,000$3,863,438$2,987,580$3,737,580$7,771,0184.1%$3,907,580
2022Colts$4,000,000$6,200,000$0$4,000,000$10,200,0004.8%$35,000,000
2023Colts$6,000,000$6,200,000$0$6,000,000$12,200,0005.3%$6,000,000
2024Colts$19,000,000$6,200,000$0$19,000,000$25,200,00010.1%$19,000,000
2025Colts$14,563,059$6,200,000$2,000,000$0$22,763,0598.8%$16,563,059
2026Colts$16,000,000$6,200,000$2,000,000$0$24,200,0008.5%$18,000,000
Total$62,283,059$46,453,752$9,975,160$37,435,160$118,711,971$118,711,971

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnaps
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecial
2018160099.9%17.7%
2019160097.1%15.7%
2020160099.2%18.5%
2021130069.0%11.5%
20221700100.0%13.9%
2023170099.3%6.8%

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$10,024,000$20,000,000
Injury Adjusted$10,024,000$20,000,000
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OTC Valuation $1.7M $3.4M $5M $6.7M $8.4M APY $3.3M $6.7M $10M $13.3M $16.7M $4,390,000 $2,781,250

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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