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Inside Linebacker Age: 25 Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#9 overall), 2012 College: Boston College Agent(s): Tom Condon (CAA Sports)
  • Current Contract

    Luke Kuechly signed a 5 year, $61,801,565 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including a $19,000,000 signing bonus, $34,363,324 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $12,360,313. In 2016, Kuechly will earn a base salary of $1,000,000 and a signing bonus of $6,000,000. Kuechly has a cap hit of $6,000,000 while his dead money value is $22,200,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $61,801,565
    Signing Bonus $19,000,000
    Average Salary $12,360,313
    Guaranteed $34,363,324
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2015 Contract details by year 24 $1,000,000 $5,697,018 - - - $6,697,018 $28,897,018
    2016 Contract details by year 25 $1,000,000 $3,800,000 $1,200,000 - - $6,000,000 $22,200,000
    2017 Contract details by year 26 $7,363,324 $3,800,000 $1,200,000 - $400,000 $12,763,324 $16,200,000
    2018 Contract details by year 27 $7,600,059 $3,800,000 $1,200,000 - $400,000 $13,000,059 $11,200,000
    2019 Contract details by year 28 $10,000,059 $3,800,000 $1,200,000 - $400,000 $15,400,059 $6,200,000
    2020 Contract details by year 29 $10,300,059 - $1,200,000 - $400,000 $11,900,059 $1,200,000
    2021 Contract details by year 30 $10,695,059 - - - $400,000 $11,095,059 -
    2022 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $27M initially guaranteed (signing bonus + 2015, 2016 salaries + 2016 option bonus)
    • 2016 salary fully guarantees on 3/11/16
    • 2016 option bonus is due 3/13/16
    • 2017 salary becomes fully guaranteed early in that league year
    • 2016 Option Bonus: $6M
    • 2017-2021 LTBE Incentives: $400,000

    Previous Contracts

    2012-2016Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $12,578,602
    Signing Bonus $7,588,072
    Average Salary $3,144,651
    Guaranteed $12,578,602
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead
    2012 21 $390,000 $1,897,018 - $2,287,018 $12,578,602
    2013 22 $961,755 $1,897,018 - $2,858,773 $10,291,584
    2014 23 $1,533,510 $1,897,018 - $3,430,528 $7,432,811
    2015 24 $2,105,265 $1,897,018 - $4,002,283 $4,002,283
    2016 25 $11,058,000 - - $11,058,000 -
    2017 Free agent year 26 UFA  
    • Fully guaranteed
    • Signing Bonus: $7.58 million
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $390,000 $7,588,072 - - - - - $7,978,072
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $961,755 - - - - - - $961,755
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $1,533,510 - - - - - - $1,533,510
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $19,000,000 - - - - - $20,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - - - $6,000,000 - $7,000,000
    5 seasons $4,885,265 $26,588,072 - - - $6,000,000 - $37,473,337
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $7,363,324 - - - - - - $7,763,324
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $7,600,059 - - - - - - $8,000,059
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,059 - - - - - - $10,400,059
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $10,300,059 - - - - - - $10,700,059
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $10,695,059 - - - - - - $11,095,059
    $50,843,825 $26,588,072 - - - $6,000,000 - $85,431,897
  • 2016 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Luke Kuechly ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($6,000,000) Rank
    NFL: #195
    Carolina Panthers: #5
    Inside Linebacker: #8

    Total Cash ($7,000,000) Rank
    NFL: #173
    Inside Linebacker: #8

    Average Annual ($12,360,313) Rank
    NFL: #53
    Inside Linebacker: #2
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    Current Value Rankings

    Ranking Luke Kuechly's current TVS in terms of similar players at his position.

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    • Week 2 Rating: 12.9
    • AAV: $12,360,313
    • Free Agent: 2022

    Fantasy Points

    • Season Total: 148.5
    • Points/Game: 11.42
    • Points/Snap: 0


     

    Statistics

    Season GP GS Snaps Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2016 2 2 119 21 14 7 1
    2015 13 13 766 1 118 76 42 2 4
    2014 16 16 989 3 153 99 54 1 1
    2013 16 16 989 2 156 93 63 4
    2012 16 16 921 1 164 103 61 2
  • Calculated Market Value

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    Current Contract

    • ILB Rank: #2

    Comparable Players

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    Base Calculated Value

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    Statistical Comparisons

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    Luke Kuechly's Calculated Market Value

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