Embed This Luke Kuechly

Inside Linebacker Age: 26 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 2017, Kuechly will earn a base salary of $7,363,324 and a incentive bonus of $400,000, while carrying a cap hit of $12,763,324 and a dead cap value of $23,563,324.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $61,801,565
    Signing Bonus $19,000,000
    Average Salary $12,360,313
    Total Guarantees $34,363,324
    Guaranteed at Signing $27,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Option Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2015 Contract details by year 24 $1,000,000 $5,697,018 - - $6,697,018 $28,897,018 $20,000,000($20,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2015 Dead Cap: $28,897,0182015 Cap Savings: $-22,200,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2015 Dead Cap: $28,897,0182015 Cap Savings: $-22,200,000 Post-6/1 Release2015 Dead Cap: $7,697,0182016 Dead Cap: $21,200,0002015 Cap Savings: $-1,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade2015 Dead Cap: $7,697,0182016 Dead Cap: $21,200,0002015 Cap Savings: $-1,000,000
    2016 Contract details by year 25 $1,000,000 $3,800,000 $1,200,000 - $6,000,000 $22,200,000 $7,000,000($27,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release2016 Dead Cap: $22,200,0002016 Cap Savings: $-16,200,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2016 Dead Cap: $21,200,0002016 Cap Savings: $-15,200,000 Post-6/1 Release2016 Dead Cap: $6,000,0002017 Dead Cap: $16,200,0002016 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade2016 Dead Cap: $5,000,0002017 Dead Cap: $16,200,0002016 Cap Savings: $1,000,000
    2017 Contract details by year 26 $7,363,324 $3,800,000 $1,200,000 $400,000 $12,763,324 $23,563,324 $7,763,324($34,763,324)
    Pre-6/1 Release2017 Dead Cap: $23,563,3242017 Cap Savings: $-10,800,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2017 Dead Cap: $16,200,0002017 Cap Savings: $-3,436,676 Post-6/1 Release2017 Dead Cap: $12,363,3242018 Dead Cap: $11,200,0002017 Cap Savings: $400,000 Post-6/1 Trade2017 Dead Cap: $5,000,0002018 Dead Cap: $11,200,0002017 Cap Savings: $7,763,324
    2018 Contract details by year 27 $7,600,059 $3,800,000 $1,200,000 $400,000 $13,000,059 $11,200,000 $8,000,059($42,763,383)
    Pre-6/1 Release2018 Dead Cap: $11,200,0002018 Cap Savings: $1,800,059 Pre-6/1 Trade2018 Dead Cap: $11,200,0002018 Cap Savings: $1,800,059 Post-6/1 Release2018 Dead Cap: $5,000,0002019 Dead Cap: $6,200,0002018 Cap Savings: $8,000,059 Post-6/1 Trade2018 Dead Cap: $5,000,0002019 Dead Cap: $6,200,0002018 Cap Savings: $8,000,059

    Potential Out: 2019, 4 yr, $42,763,383; $6,200,000 dead cap

    2019 Contract details by year 28 $10,000,059 $3,800,000 $1,200,000 $400,000 $15,400,059 $6,200,000 $10,400,059($53,163,442)
    Pre-6/1 Release2019 Dead Cap: $6,200,0002019 Cap Savings: $9,200,059 Pre-6/1 Trade2019 Dead Cap: $6,200,0002019 Cap Savings: $9,200,059 Post-6/1 Release2019 Dead Cap: $5,000,0002020 Dead Cap: $1,200,0002019 Cap Savings: $10,400,059 Post-6/1 Trade2019 Dead Cap: $5,000,0002020 Dead Cap: $1,200,0002019 Cap Savings: $10,400,059
    2020 Contract details by year 29 $10,300,059 - $1,200,000 $400,000 $11,900,059 $1,200,000 $10,700,059($63,863,501)
    Pre-6/1 Release2020 Dead Cap: $1,200,0002020 Cap Savings: $10,700,059 Pre-6/1 Trade2020 Dead Cap: $1,200,0002020 Cap Savings: $10,700,059 Post-6/1 Release2020 Dead Cap: $1,200,0002021 Dead Cap: $02020 Cap Savings: $10,700,059 Post-6/1 Trade2020 Dead Cap: $1,200,0002021 Dead Cap: $02020 Cap Savings: $10,700,059
    2021 Contract details by year 30 $10,695,059 - - $400,000 $11,095,059 - $11,095,059($74,958,560)
    Pre-6/1 Release2021 Dead Cap: -2021 Cap Savings: $11,095,059 Pre-6/1 Trade2021 Dead Cap: -2021 Cap Savings: $11,095,059 Post-6/1 Release2021 Dead Cap: -2022 Dead Cap: $02021 Cap Savings: $11,095,059 Post-6/1 Trade2021 Dead Cap: -2022 Dead Cap: $02021 Cap Savings: $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 on 3/11/2017
    • 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
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
  • 2017 Player Rankings

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

     

    Cap Hit ($12,763,324) Rank
    NFL: #49
    Carolina Panthers: #2
    Inside Linebacker: #1

    Total Cash ($7,763,324) Rank
    NFL: #160
    Inside Linebacker: #5

    Average Annual ($12,360,313) Rank
    NFL: #61
    Inside Linebacker: #1
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    Statistics

    Season GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2016 10 10 10 655 0.613 2 102 71 31 1 1
    2015 13 13 13 766 0.696 1 118 76 42 2 4
    2014 16 16 16 989 0.962 3 153 99 54 1 1
    2013 16 16 16 989 0.976 2 156 93 63 4
    2012 16 16 16 921 0.876 1 164 103 61 2
  • Calculated Market Value

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    Current Contract

    • ILB Rank: #1

    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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