Austin Ekeler signed a four-year, $24.5-million contract in March 2020. He has only one year (2023) remaining on the deal and has requested permission from the Los Angeles Chargers to speak with other teams about a trade, according to ESPN.
Austin Ekeler Salary
Ekeler’s base salary for 2023 is $6.25 million. He has a cap hit of $7.75 million, which includes $1.5 million his $6-million signing bonus from 2020.
As of March 13, Ekeler’s cap hit is the 14th-biggest among NFL running backs.
Austin Ekeler Dead Money
If Ekeler is traded before the 2023 season, the Chargers would take a dead cap hit of only $1.5 million.
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