Age: 31
Free Agency: 2026 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 6
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $2,820,000 (1.10% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $4,600,000 (1.87% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.63
  • Contract Value: $15,000,000 ($5,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $10,180,000
  • Contract Ranking: 49/239 at IDL

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2023)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202330$1,080,000$1,000,000$0$1,080,000$2,080,0000.9%
202431$1,125,000$1,695,000$0$625,000$2,820,0001.1%
2025 📝
March 17: Roster bonus due
32$4,300,000$1,695,000$520,000$0$6,515,0002.5%
202633Void$1,695,000VoidVoid$4,085,0001.4%
202734Void$1,695,000VoidVoid$00.0%
202835Void$695,000VoidVoid$0--
Total$6,505,000$8,475,000$520,000$1,705,000$15,500,000

Contract Notes

Nathan Shepard signed a three year, $15 million contract with the Saints with $10.18 million guaranteed.

The Saints restructured the contract in 2024 per ESPN's Field Yates creating about $3 million in cap room.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$5M
$10M
$15M
202320242025
Cash Due$6,080,000$4,600,000$4,820,000
Running Cash$5,580,000$10,180,000$15,000,000
Career Earnings: $10,809,191
Career APY: $1,801,532
Potential Earnings: $20,229,191
Total Guarantees: $11,217,720
Largest Cash Payment: $6,080,000 (2023)
Largest Cap Number: $6,515,000 (2025)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
JetsDraftedExpired20184$3,875,720$968,930$987,720$3,644,19194.0%$911,048
JetsUFAExpired20221$1,085,000$1,085,000$50,000$1,085,000100.0%$1,085,000
SaintsUFAActive20233$15,000,000$5,000,000$10,180,000$6,080,00040.5%$6,080,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Jets5$4,729,191$945,838$4,545,6130.0%$00.0%
Saints1$6,080,000$6,080,000$2,080,0000.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2018Jets$480,000$246,930$0$0$726,9300.4%$1,467,720
2019Jets$656,000$246,930$0$0$671,4010.3%$424,471
2020Jets$818,000$225,143$0$0$1,043,1430.5%$818,000
2021Jets$934,000$225,139$0$0$1,159,1390.6%$934,000
2022Jets$1,035,000$50,000$0$0$945,0000.4%$1,085,000
2023Saints$1,080,000$1,000,000$0$1,080,000$2,080,0000.9%$6,080,000
2024Saints$1,125,000$1,695,000$0$625,000$2,820,0001.1%$4,600,000
2025Saints$4,300,000$1,695,000$520,000$0$6,515,0002.5%$4,820,000
2026Saints$0$1,695,000$0$0$4,085,0001.4%$0
2027Saints$0$1,695,000$0$0$00.0%$0
2028Saints$0$695,000$0$0$0--$0
Total$10,428,000$9,469,142$520,000$1,705,000$20,045,613$20,229,191

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2018160030.7%1.0%51000150000000
201990120.8%10.6%65223560000000
2020140229.5%27.6%892.520.5380000000
2021140034.6%23.3%171100080000000
2022170036.6%29.6%16171.511.5460000000
2023170053.7%13.8%2624320380000000

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$4,299,000$5,000,000
Injury Adjusted$4,299,000$5,000,000
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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 $6,358,000 $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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