Carolina Panthers Active Financial Summary

A summary of financial breakdowns for the Carolina Panthers, including multi-year cap totals, player cap hits, top earnings, contracts, & free agents.




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Salary Cap Breakdown Totals

A current & future look at the signed players & cap dollars allocated by position group.

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total Cap Allocations $163,595,882 $157,966,838 $119,541,087 $96,052,340 $60,345,059
Signed Players 68 40 24 13 5
Quarterbacks $22,711,299 $21,500,000 $23,200,000 $21,100,000
Wide Receivers $8,103,777 $7,331,728 $6,508,429 $2,053,445
Running Backs $11,316,345 $11,065,042 $4,702,172 $5,485,872
Tight Ends $15,774,668 $9,750,000
Offensive Line $22,916,498 $27,151,315 $23,401,042 $29,073,049 $30,750,000
Defensive Line $34,796,328 $34,877,062 $29,698,724 $18,950,438 $18,500,000
Linebackers $27,944,935 $28,076,068 $15,400,059 $11,900,059 $11,095,059
Secondary $14,041,738 $17,160,623 $15,460,661 $6,304,477
Special Teams $5,580,000 $1,055,000 $1,170,000 $1,185,000
Injured Reserve $7,896,172
Suspended $4,124,080
Dead $11,007,106 $2,631,233


Active Roster Cap Figures

Current & future salary cap figures for players on the active roster. For more view the complete Panthers Salary Cap Table

Quarterbacks Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cam Newton QB $20,166,666 $21,500,000 $23,200,000 $21,100,000 0UFA
Derek Anderson QB $2,243,750 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Garrett Gilbert QB $300,883 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
 
Wide Receivers Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Russell Shepard WR $2,300,000 $3,550,000 $4,100,000 0UFA 0-
Charles Johnson WR $1,675,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Devin Funchess WR $1,505,697 $1,756,649 0UFA 0- 0-
Curtis Samuel WR $1,132,100 $1,466,746 $1,760,095 $2,053,445 0UFA
Damiere Byrd WR $456,705 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
Brenton Bersin WR $365,292 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Fred Ross WR $351,333 $558,333 $648,334 0RFA 0-
Kaelin Clay WR $317,650 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
Mose Frazier WR $122,400 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jamaal Jones WR $100,800 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Running Backs Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Jonathan Stewart RB $6,175,000 $5,250,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Christian McCaffrey RB $3,134,782 $3,918,477 $4,702,172 $5,485,872 0-
Fozzy Whittaker RB $1,350,000 $1,150,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Cameron Artis-Payne RB $656,563 $746,565 0UFA 0- 0-
Jalen Simmons RB $79,200 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Tight Ends Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Greg Olsen TE $12,100,000 $9,750,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Ed Dickson TE $2,716,668 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Chris Manhertz TE $540,000 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
Scott Simonson TE $418,000 0RFA 0- 0- 0-
Evan Baylis TE $64,800 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Offensive Line Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Ryan Kalil C $8,079,000 $10,279,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Trai Turner G $3,931,950 $7,703,000 $8,797,000 $12,000,000 $14,500,000
Matt Kalil LT $3,550,000 $6,750,000 $12,750,000 $15,750,000 $16,250,000
Andrew Norwell G $2,746,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Taylor Moton T $756,028 $945,035 $1,134,042 $1,323,049 0UFA
Daryl Williams RT $754,280 $844,280 0UFA 0- 0-
Amini Silatolu G $695,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Greg Van Roten G $615,000 0RFA 0- 0- 0-
Tyler Larsen C $540,000 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
John Theus T $508,240 $630,000 $720,000 0UFA 0-
David Yankey G $378,000 0RFA 0- 0- 0-
Dan France G $363,000 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
Blaine Clausell T $122,400 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Defensive Line Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Kawann Short DT $10,000,000 $17,000,000 $17,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,500,000
Star Lotulelei DT $6,757,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Mario Addison DE $4,354,166 $8,916,666 $9,166,668 0UFA 0-
Charles Johnson DE $4,124,080 $3,500,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Julius Peppers DE $3,750,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Vernon Butler DT $1,908,299 $2,289,958 $2,671,618 0- 0UFA
Wes Horton DE $1,437,500 $1,200,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Kyle Love DT $962,500 $1,200,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Daeshon Hall DE $590,960 $770,438 $860,438 $950,438 0UFA
Bryan Cox Jr. DE $382,941 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
Drew Iddings DE $348,000 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
Zach Moore DE $180,882 0RFA 0- 0- 0-
Efe Obada DE $122,400 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Linebackers Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Luke Kuechly ILB $12,763,324 $13,000,059 $15,400,059 $11,900,059 $11,095,059
Thomas Davis OLB $10,250,000 $10,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Shaq Thompson OLB $2,402,379 $2,802,776 0- 0UFA 0-
Ben Jacobs ILB $825,000 $890,000 0UFA 0- 0-
David Mayo OLB $656,563 $746,565 0UFA 0- 0-
Jared Norris OLB $505,022 $636,668 0RFA 0- 0-
Andrew Gachkar OLB $397,941 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Spencer Paysinger ILB $144,706 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Richie Brown ILB $28,800 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Secondary Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Kurt Coleman FS $3,650,000 $5,250,000 $5,525,000 0UFA 0-
Captain Munnerlyn CB $2,500,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,500,000 0UFA
Mike Adams SS $1,775,000 $2,425,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Colin Jones SS $1,225,000 $1,175,000 0UFA 0- 0-
James Bradberry CB $900,190 $1,080,228 $1,260,266 0UFA 0-
Daryl Worley CB $775,921 $865,921 $950,921 0UFA 0-
LaDarius Gunter CB $578,816 0RFA 0- 0- 0-
Kevon Seymour CB $540,000 $630,000 $720,000 0UFA 0-
Jairus Byrd FS $470,294 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Teddy Williams CB $458,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Corn Elder CB $417,474 $624,474 $714,474 $804,477 0UFA
Demetrious Cox S $396,171 $555,000 $645,000 0RFA 0-
Cole Luke CB $354,872 $555,000 $645,000 0RFA 0-
Damien Parms S $122,400 0- 0- 0- 0-
Zack Sanchez CB $79,200 0- 0- 0- 0-
Dezmen Southward CB $79,200 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Sepcial Teams Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Graham Gano K $4,000,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
J.J. Jansen LS $1,040,000 $1,055,000 $1,170,000 $1,185,000 0UFA
Michael Palardy K $540,000 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
Roberto Aguayo K $72,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
   

Dead Payroll Figures

Pos. 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Zack Sanchez CB $204,346 0- 0- 0- 0-
Gino Gradkowski C $175,000 $150,000 0- 0- 0-
Brad Kaaya QB $164,118 0- 0- 0- 0-
Chris Scott G $132,941 0- 0- 0- 0-
Chris Scott G $132,941 0- 0- 0- 0-
L.J. McCray SS $116,176 0- 0- 0- 0-
Tre Boston FS $101,367 0- 0- 0- 0-
Joe Webb QB $100,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jeremy Cash OLB $88,744 0- 0- 0- 0-
Zach Moore DE $86,400 0- 0- 0- 0-
Dezmen Southward CB $72,352 0- 0- 0- 0-
Bucky Hodges TE $50,400 0- 0- 0- 0-
Bene Benwikere CB $49,750 0- 0- 0- 0-
Harrison Butker K $48,130 $62,334 0- 0- 0-
Beau Sandland TE $44,495 0- 0- 0- 0-
Garrett Gilbert QB $43,200 0- 0- 0- 0-
Brenton Bersin WR $40,588 0- 0- 0- 0-
Alex Armah FB $39,633 $118,899 0- 0- 0-
Austin Duke WR $28,800 0- 0- 0- 0-
Dezmen Southward CB $28,800 0- 0- 0- 0-
Bryan Cox Jr. DE $21,600 0- 0- 0- 0-
Alex Armah FB $14,400 0- 0- 0- 0-
Zeek Bigger OLB $14,400 0- 0- 0- 0-
E.J. Biggers CB $14,400 0- 0- 0- 0-
Harrison Butker K $14,400 0- 0- 0- 0-
Keyarris Garrett WR $14,400 0- 0- 0- 0-
Eric Crume DT $7,200 0- 0- 0- 0-
Keyarris Garrett WR $7,200 0- 0- 0- 0-
Keyarris Garrett WR $6,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Dean Marlowe SS $5,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Arthur Miley DE $5,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Brandon Wegher RB $834 0- 0- 0- 0-
Michael Oher RT $3,250,000 $2,000,000 0- 0- 0-
Andy Lee P $2,400,000 $300,000 0- 0- 0-
Kelvin Benjamin WR $1,909,213 $8,459,000 0- 0- 0-
Paul Soliai DT $1,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Mike Tolbert FB $350,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Kony Ealy DE $224,878 0- 0- 0- 0-