Steven Nelson

Cornerback

Age: 29
Free Agency: 2024 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 7
  • 2022 Salary Cap Charge: $3,705,882 (1.73% of cap)
  • 2022 Cash Payout: $4,500,000 (2.42% of spending)
  • 2022 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.21
  • Contract Value: $9,000,000 ($4,500,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $4,500,000
  • Contract Ranking: 46/277 at CB

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2022)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202229$1,750,000$1,000,000$750,000$250,000$1,750,000$3,705,8821.7%
202330$3,500,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$0$750,000$5,500,0002.4%
Total$5,250,000$2,000,000$1,750,000$250,000$2,500,000$9,205,882

Contract Notes

Steven Nelson signed a two year contract with the Houston Texans on April 13, 2022 worth a base value of $9 million (up to $10 million through incentives) with $4.5 million guaranteed. Nelson received a $2 million signing bonus, fully guaranteed salary in 2022 and $750,000 guarantee in 2023. Nelson can earn up to $750,000 in 2022 and $1 million in 2023 through per game roster bonuses. There are $1 million in available playtime incentives included.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$4.5M
$9M
20222023
Cash Due$4,500,000$4,500,000
Running Cash$4,500,000$9,000,000
Career Earnings: $27,337,948
Career APY: $3,905,421
Potential Earnings: $34,337,948
Total Guarantees: $15,081,948
Largest Cash Payment: $9,000,000 (2019)
Largest Cap Number: $7,080,000 (2020)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
ChiefsDraftedExpired20154$2,902,948$725,737$581,948$4,087,948140.8%$1,021,987
SteelersUFATerminated20193$25,500,000$8,500,000$7,500,000$17,250,00067.6%$8,625,000
EaglesSFAExpired20211$2,500,000$2,500,000$2,500,000$4,000,000160.0%$4,000,000
TexansUFAActive20222$9,000,000$4,500,000$4,500,000$2,000,00022.2%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Chiefs4$4,087,948$1,021,987$4,089,9480.0%$00.0%
Steelers2$17,250,000$8,625,000$11,080,0000.0%$6,170,0000.0%
Eagles1$4,000,000$4,000,000$2,492,0000.0%$1,508,0000.0%
Texans0$2,000,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2015Chiefs$435,000$145,487$0$0$0$0$580,4870.4%$1,016,948
2016Chiefs$527,500$145,487$0$10,000$0$0$682,9870.4%$535,500
2017Chiefs$618,500$145,487$0$10,000$0$0$773,9870.5%$628,500
2018Chiefs$1,897,000$145,487$0$10,000$0$0$2,052,4871.2%$1,907,000
2019Steelers$1,500,000$2,500,000$0$0$0$0$4,000,0001.9%$9,000,000
2020Steelers$910,000$6,170,000$0$0$0$0$7,080,0003.5%$8,250,000
2021Eagles$990,000$377,000$0$0$1,125,000$0$2,492,0001.2%$4,000,000
2022Texans$1,750,000$1,000,000$750,000$0$250,000$1,750,000$3,705,8821.7%$4,500,000
2023Texans$3,500,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$0$0$750,000$5,500,0002.4%$4,500,000
Total$12,128,000$11,628,948$1,750,000$30,000$1,375,000$2,500,000$26,867,830$34,337,948
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Steelers2021$6,170,000$0
Eagles2022$1,508,000$0
Total$7,678,000$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
201512044.9%28.4%8000000000000
2016151090.8%26.1%596004116000200
201798046.6%7.6%33800204001000
2018160098.8%0.2%58100020154530000
2019151093.6%14.0%529000071330100
2020151088.1%11.4%43500209200100
2021160187.2%0.0%341600007100000
2022100098.4%0.0%301017115101000

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$15,543,000$4,500,000
Injury Adjusted$15,543,000$4,500,000
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OTC Valuation $3.4M $6.9M $10.3M $13.7M $17.1M APY $3.5M $7M $10.5M $14M $17.5M $6,416,000 $4,692,000

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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