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Carolina Panthers

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 (91) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
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
Jones DaQuan Jones DT $4,050,000 $2,050,000 $2,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,050,000) $4,050,000 2.17
Horn Jaycee Horn CB $3,838,572 $660,000 $3,178,572 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($21,112,146) $3,838,572 2.06
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
Bouye A.J. Bouye CB $2,287,500 $1,075,000 $1,212,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,500,000) $2,287,500 1.23
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
Marshall Terrace Marshall WR $1,041,725 $660,000 $381,725 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,447,331) $1,041,725 0.56
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
Reid Caraun Reid DT $850,000 $1,075,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.46
Stanford Julian Stanford OLB $850,000 $1,075,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.46
Hill Delano Hill S $850,000 $990,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.46
Herron Frank Herron DT $850,000 $850,000 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
Hubbard Chuba Hubbard RB $838,294 $660,000 $178,294 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($713,174) $838,294 0.45
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 $5,000 $780,000 $5,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($10,000) $785,000 $5,000 0.42
Hartsfield Myles Hartsfield CB $781,666 $1,666 $780,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,334) $781,666 $1,666 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
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
Nixon Daviyon Nixon DT $739,637 $79,637 $660,000 $79,637 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($318,548) $739,637 $79,637 0.40
Taylor Keith Taylor CB $736,497 $76,497 $660,000 $76,497 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($305,988) $736,497 $76,497 0.39
Brown Deonte Brown G $706,515 $46,515 $660,000 $46,515 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($186,060) $706,515 $46,515 0.38
Smith Shi Smith WR $703,105 $43,105 $660,000 $43,105 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($172,420) $703,105 $43,105 0.38
Fletcher Thomas Fletcher LS $692,677 $32,677 $660,000 $32,677 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($130,708) $692,677 $32,677 0.37
Hoskins Phil Hoskins DT $687,811 $27,811 $660,000 $27,811 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($111,244) $687,811 $27,811 0.37
Moore David Moore G $665,000 $5,000 $660,000 $5,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($125,000) $665,000 $5,000 0.36
Brown Spencer Brown RB $663,333 $3,333 $660,000 $3,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($30,000) $663,333 $3,333 0.36
Stokke Mason Stokke FB $663,333 $3,333 $660,000 $3,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($20,000) $663,333 $3,333 0.36
Draguicevich Oscar Draguicevich P $662,333 $2,333 $660,000 $2,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($7,000) $662,333 $2,333 0.36
Bayless Omar Bayless WR $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
Daniel Mikey Daniel FB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Fisher Paddy Fisher LB $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
Saunders C.J. Saunders WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Simon Micah Simon WR $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
Christensen Brady Christensen TE 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Tremble Tommy Tremble TE 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Active Roster: $159,764,948 $103,037,357 $43,211,449 $7,140,310 - $1,675,000 $5,880,833 - - $159,764,948 85.66

 

2021 Projected Draft Pool Cap

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

Player (11) 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 #8Jaycee Horn Round 1, Pick #8 CB $3,838,572 $660,000 $3,178,572 - - - - - - $3,838,572 $3,838,572
Round 2, Pick #59Terrace Marshall Round 2, Pick #59 WR $1,041,725 $660,000 $381,725 - - - - - - $1,041,725 $1,041,725
Round 3, Pick #70Brady Christensen Round 3, Pick #70 TE $938,777 $660,000 $278,777 - - - - - - $938,777 $938,777
Round 3, Pick #83Tommy Tremble Round 3, Pick #83 TE $895,714 $660,000 $235,714 - - - - - - $895,714 $895,714
Round 4, Pick #126Chuba Hubbard Round 4, Pick #126 RB $838,293 $660,000 $178,293 - - - - - - $838,293 $178,293
Round 5, Pick #158Daviyon Nixon Round 5, Pick #158 DT $739,637 $660,000 $79,637 - - - - - - $739,637 $79,637
Round 5, Pick #166Keith Taylor Round 5, Pick #166 CB $736,497 $660,000 $76,497 - - - - - - $736,497 $76,497
Round 6, Pick #193Deonte Brown Round 6, Pick #193 G $706,515 $660,000 $46,515 - - - - - - $706,515 $46,515
Round 6, Pick #204Shi Smith Round 6, Pick #204 WR $703,104 $660,000 $43,104 - - - - - - $703,104 $43,104
Round 6, Pick #222Thomas Fletcher Round 6, Pick #222 LS $692,677 $660,000 $32,677 - - - - - - $692,677 $32,677
Round 7, Pick #232Phil Hoskins Round 7, Pick #232 DT $687,811 $660,000 $27,811 - - - - - - $687,811 $27,811
Projected Draft Pool: $11,819,322 $11,819,322 $7,199,322


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 (22) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
BridgewaterTeddy Bridgewater QB $17,062,000 - $10,000,000 - - - $7,062,000 - - $17,062,000 9.15
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
BostonTre Boston FS $2,666,666 - $2,666,666 - - - - - - $2,666,666 1.43
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
MackJordan Mack LB $7,500 - $7,500 - - - - - - $7,500 0.00
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: $42,658,973 - $21,447,459 - - - $21,211,514 - - $42,658,973 22.87

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 $103,037,357 $43,211,449 $7,140,310 - $1,675,000 $5,880,833 - $159,764,948
Top 51 Contracts $76,637,357 $42,884,542 $7,140,310 - $1,675,000 $5,880,833 - $133,364,948
Dead Money - $21,447,459 - - - $21,211,514 - $42,658,973
Total (All) $103,037,357 $64,658,908 $7,140,310 - $1,675,000 $27,092,347 - $202,423,921
Total (w/Top 51) $76,637,357 $64,332,001 $7,140,310 - $1,675,000 $27,092,347 - $176,023,921
Cap Space (w/All) $-15,906,289
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $10,493,711