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Carolina Panthers 2021 Salary Cap

Panthers 2021 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Carolina Panthers 2021 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Panthers – The Athletic

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Active Players (74) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Bridgewater Teddy Bridgewater QB $22,911,764 $17,000,000 $5,000,000 $661,765 0- $250,000 0- 0- ($20,000,000) $22,911,764 12.28
Moton Taylor Moton RT $13,754,000 $13,754,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($13,754,000) $13,754,000 7.37
Anderson Robby Anderson WR $12,000,000 $8,000,000 $4,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,000,000) $12,000,000 6.43
Thompson Shaq Thompson ILB $8,053,333 $990,000 $3,200,000 $500,000 0- $300,000 $3,063,333 0- ($18,790,002) $8,053,333 4.32
McCaffrey Christian McCaffrey RB $6,899,500 $990,000 $4,300,000 0- 0- $200,000 $1,409,500 0- ($33,337,500) $6,899,500 3.70
Boston Tre Boston FS $6,216,667 $2,250,000 $2,666,667 $1,250,000 0- $50,000 0- 0- ($5,333,334) $6,216,667 3.33
Paradis Matt Paradis C $5,698,000 $990,000 $1,800,000 $1,000,000 0- $500,000 $1,408,000 0- ($5,400,000) $5,698,000 3.05
Brown Derrick Brown DT $5,368,501 $1,683,700 $3,684,801 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($19,326,604) $5,368,501 2.88
Burris Juston Burris SS $4,827,125 $2,779,000 $1,050,000 $398,125 0- $600,000 0- 0- ($1,050,000) $4,827,125 2.59
Darnold Sam Darnold QB $4,774,685 $920,000 0- $3,854,685 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,774,685) $4,774,685 2.56
Burns Brian Burns OLB $3,692,777 $1,725,926 $1,966,851 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($8,001,017) $3,692,777 1.98
Moore D.J. Moore WR $3,554,510 $2,003,361 $1,551,149 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,254,005) $3,554,510 1.91
Jackson Donte Jackson CB $2,838,005 $2,443,000 $395,005 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($395,005) $2,838,005 1.52
Fox Morgan Fox DE $2,495,000 $990,000 $1,505,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($5,035,000) $2,495,000 1.34
Thomas Ian Thomas TE $2,369,700 $2,183,000 $186,700 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,867,000) $2,369,700 1.27
Erving Cameron Erving T $2,240,000 $990,000 $1,250,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($8,000,000) $2,240,000 1.20
Arnold Dan Arnold TE $2,192,500 $920,000 $1,272,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,500,000) $2,192,500 1.18
Little Greg Little LT $2,083,343 $1,189,448 $893,895 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,887,790) $2,083,343 1.12
Reddick Haason Reddick OLB $1,992,000 $990,000 $1,002,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($6,000,000) $1,992,000 1.07
Perryman Denzel Perryman ILB $1,990,000 $990,000 $1,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,990,000) $1,990,000 1.07
Gross-Matos Yetur Gross-Matos DE $1,863,365 $982,673 $880,692 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,624,749) $1,863,365 1.00
Scott Trenton Scott G $1,650,000 $920,000 $730,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($730,000) $1,650,000 0.88
Moore David Moore WR $1,615,000 $990,000 $625,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,250,000) $1,615,000 0.87
Elflein Pat Elflein G $1,356,666 $990,000 $366,667 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($6,000,000) $1,356,666 0.73
Chinn Jeremy Chinn SS $1,191,244 $848,249 $342,995 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,028,985) $1,191,244 0.64
Luvu Frankie Luvu LB $1,100,000 $920,000 $180,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($180,000) $1,100,000 0.59
Grier Will Grier QB $1,055,545 $850,000 $205,545 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($411,090) $1,055,545 0.57
Miller Christian Miller DE $1,033,552 $850,000 $183,552 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($550,656) $1,033,552 0.55
Haynes Marquis Haynes OLB $1,033,092 $920,000 $113,092 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($113,092) $1,033,092 0.55
Carter Jermaine Carter ILB $988,345 $920,000 $68,345 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($68,345) $988,345 0.53
Jansen J.J. Jansen LS $987,500 $1,075,000 0- $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $987,500 0.53
Miller John Miller G $987,500 $990,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($137,500) $987,500 0.53
Pride Jr. Troy Pride Jr. CB $974,369 $780,000 $194,369 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($583,107) $974,369 0.52
Cannon Trenton Cannon RB $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.49
Chandler Sean Chandler S $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.49
Zylstra Brandon Zylstra WR $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.49
Daley Dennis Daley G $881,838 $850,000 $31,838 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($63,676) $881,838 0.47
Walker Phillip Walker QB $880,000 $780,000 $75,000 0- 0- $25,000 0- 0- ($75,000) $880,000 0.47
Melvin Rashaan Melvin CB $850,000 $1,075,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.46
Larkin Austin Larkin DE $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.46
Slye Joey Slye K $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.46
Roy Bravvion Roy DT $828,494 $780,000 $48,494 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($145,482) $828,494 0.44
Thomas-Oliver Stantley Thomas-Oliver CB $805,794 $780,000 $25,794 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($77,382) $805,794 0.43
Franklin Sam Franklin OLB $785,000 $780,000 $5,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($10,000) $785,000 0.42
Hartsfield Myles Hartsfield CB $781,666 $780,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,334) $781,666 0.42
Bonnafon Reggie Bonnafon RB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Bryant Ventell Bryant WR $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Charlton Joseph Charlton P $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Kaskey Matt Kaskey T $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Kirkwood Keith Kirkwood WR $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Michel Marken Michel WR $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Orr Chris Orr LB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Robinson Kenny Robinson S $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Smith Rodney Smith RB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Thompson Colin Thompson TE $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Mack Jordan Mack LB $662,500 $2,500 $660,000 $2,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($7,500) $662,500 $2,500 0.36
Ammendola Matt Ammendola K $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Bayless Omar Bayless WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Bituli Daniel Bituli LB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Clark Darius Clark RB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Horton Mike Horton G $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Hyman Ishmael Hyman WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Ibe J.T. Ibe S $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Ivey Martez Ivey T $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Johnston Clay Johnston LB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Julius Jalen Julius CB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Monteiro Aaron Monteiro T $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Panasiuk Mike Panasiuk DT $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Ricci Giovanni Ricci TE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Stevens Tommy Stevens TE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Sullivan Stephen Sullivan WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Tecklenburg Sam Tecklenburg C $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Bouye A.J. Bouye CB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Simon Micah Simon WR 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Active Roster: $161,082,880 $105,122,357 $40,942,617 $7,802,075 - $1,925,000 $5,880,833 - - $161,082,880 86.36

 

2021 Projected Draft Pool Cap

Estimated cap dollars necessary to sign upcoming draft picks (not included in the cap figure yet)

Player (7) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit (Total) Cap Hit (Top 51)
Round 1, Pick #8 Round 1, Pick #8 $3,642,360 $660,000 $2,982,360 - - - - - - $3,642,360 $3,642,360
Round 2, Pick #39 Round 2, Pick #39 $1,471,663 $660,000 $811,663 - - - - - - $1,471,663 $1,471,663
Round 3, Pick #73 Round 3, Pick #73 $912,509 $660,000 $252,509 - - - - - - $912,509 $912,509
Round 4, Pick #113 Round 4, Pick #113 $843,245 $660,000 $183,245 - - - - - - $843,245 $843,245
Round 5, Pick #151 Round 5, Pick #151 $738,130 $660,000 $78,130 - - - - - - $738,130 $78,130
Round 6, Pick #193 Round 6, Pick #193 $703,644 $660,000 $43,644 - - - - - - $703,644 $43,644
Round 6, Pick #222 Round 6, Pick #222 $690,660 $660,000 $30,660 - - - - - - $690,660 $30,660
Projected Draft Pool: $9,002,211 $9,002,211 $7,022,211


2021 Dead Cap

These cap figures derive from the trade or release of players from the active roster or practice squad. All count toward the team total.

Player (19) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
ShortKawann Short DT $11,017,000 - $4,000,000 - - - $7,017,000 - - $11,017,000 5.91
KuechlyLuke Kuechly ILB $7,132,514 - - - - - $7,132,514 - - $7,132,514 3.82
WeatherlyStephen Weatherly DE $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 - - - - - - $2,000,000 1.07
GanoGraham Gano K $1,537,500 - $1,537,500 - - - - - - $1,537,500 0.82
PalardyMichael Palardy P $500,000 - $500,000 - - - - - - $500,000 0.27
KerrZach Kerr DE $250,000 - $250,000 - - - - - - $250,000 0.13
RobinsonKenny Robinson S $249,153 - $249,153 - - - - - - $249,153 0.13
ScarlettJordan Scarlett RB $154,706 - $154,706 - - - - - - $154,706 0.08
SmithAndre Smith ILB $22,264 - $22,264 - - - - - - $22,264 0.01
RicciGiovanni Ricci TE $11,334 - $11,334 - - - - - - $11,334 0.01
SmithRodney Smith RB $10,000 - $10,000 - - - - - - $10,000 0.01
SuttonCam Sutton TE $10,000 - $10,000 - - - - - - $10,000 0.01
BowenBranden Bowen T $6,667 - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
OrrChris Orr LB $6,000 - $6,000 - - - - - - $6,000 0.00
ReeseDavid Reese LB $6,000 - $6,000 - - - - - - $6,000 0.00
HightsTreVontae Hights WR $5,334 - $5,334 - - - - - - $5,334 0.00
KunaszykJordan Kunaszyk LB $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
RobinsonAustrian Robinson DE $667 - $667 - - - - - - $667 0.00
FerrisJason Ferris LB $334 - $334 - - - - - - $334 0.00
Dead Money: $22,922,807 - $8,773,293 - - - $14,149,514 - - $22,922,807 12.29

2021 Cap Totals

Cap Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Incentives Cap Total
2021 NFL Salary Cap $182,500,000
2020 Rollover Cap $4,270,682
Adjustment $-253,050
Adjusted Salary Cap $186,517,632
All Contracts $105,122,357 $40,942,617 $7,802,075 - $1,925,000 $5,880,833 - $161,082,880
Top 51 Contracts $90,782,357 $40,940,117 $7,802,075 - $1,925,000 $5,880,833 - $146,742,880
Dead Money - $8,773,293 - - - $14,149,514 - $22,922,807
Total (All) $105,122,357 $49,715,910 $7,802,075 - $1,925,000 $20,030,347 - $184,005,687
Total (w/Top 51) $90,782,357 $49,713,410 $7,802,075 - $1,925,000 $20,030,347 - $169,665,687
Cap Space (w/All) $2,511,945
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $16,851,945