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Christian McCaffrey

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Running Back Age: 24 Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#8 overall), 2017 College: Stanford Agent(s): Lagardere Sports

Panthers – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Christian McCaffrey signed a 4 year, $64,063,500 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including a $21,500,000 signing bonus, $38,162,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $16,015,875. In 2020, McCaffrey will earn a base salary of $825,000 and a signing bonus of $21,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $7,794,782 and a dead cap value of $32,732,282.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $64,063,500
    Signing Bonus $21,500,000
    Average Salary $16,015,875
    Total Guarantees $38,162,500
    Guaranteed at Signing $30,062,500
    Free Agent: 2026 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 24 $825,000 $6,969,782 - $7,794,782 $32,732,282 $22,325,000($22,325,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $32,732,282 2020 Cap Savings: $-24,937,500 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $24,169,782 2020 Cap Savings: $-16,375,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $15,532,282 2021 Dead Cap: $17,200,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-7,737,500 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $6,969,782 2021 Dead Cap: $17,200,000 2020 Cap Savings: $825,000
    2021 Contract details by year 25 $8,037,500 $4,300,000 $200,000 $12,537,500 $24,937,500 $8,237,500($30,562,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $24,937,500 2021 Cap Savings: $-12,400,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $17,200,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-4,662,500 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $12,037,500 2022 Dead Cap: $12,900,000 2021 Cap Savings: $500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,300,000 2022 Dead Cap: $12,900,000 2021 Cap Savings: $8,237,500
    2022 Contract details by year 26 $8,400,000 $4,300,000 $200,000 $12,900,000 $12,900,000 $8,600,000($39,162,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $12,900,000 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $12,900,000 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $4,300,000 2023 Dead Cap: $8,600,000 2022 Cap Savings: $8,600,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $4,300,000 2023 Dead Cap: $8,600,000 2022 Cap Savings: $8,600,000

    Potential Out: 2023, 3 yr, $39,162,500; $8,600,000 dead cap

    2023 Contract details by year 27 $11,800,000 $4,300,000 $200,000 $16,300,000 $8,600,000 $12,000,000($51,162,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $8,600,000 2023 Cap Savings: $7,700,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $8,600,000 2023 Cap Savings: $7,700,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $4,300,000 2024 Dead Cap: $4,300,000 2023 Cap Savings: $12,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $4,300,000 2024 Dead Cap: $4,300,000 2023 Cap Savings: $12,000,000
    2024 Contract details by year 28 $11,800,000 $4,300,000 $200,000 $16,300,000 $4,300,000 $12,000,000($63,162,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $4,300,000 2024 Cap Savings: $12,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $4,300,000 2024 Cap Savings: $12,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $4,300,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $12,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $4,300,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $12,000,000
    2025 Contract details by year 29 $12,000,000 - $200,000 $12,200,000 - $12,200,000($75,362,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $12,200,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $12,200,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $12,200,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $12,200,000
    2026 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $30M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2020 salary + $7.7M of 2021 salary)
    • $8.1M of 2022 salary fully guarantees on the 5th league day of 2021(injury guaranteed now)
    • $1M of 2023 salary guaranteed for injury

    Previous Contracts

    2017-2021Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $17,241,304
    Signing Bonus $10,679,128
    Average Salary $4,310,326
    Total Guarantees $17,241,304
    Guaranteed at Signing $17,241,304
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $465,000 $10,679,128 - - - - - $11,144,128
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,248,695 - - - - - - $1,248,695
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $2,032,390 - - - - - $49,276 $2,081,666
    3 seasons $3,746,085 $10,679,128 - - - - $49,276 $14,474,489
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $825,000 $21,500,000 - - - - - $22,325,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $8,037,500 - - $200,000 - - - $8,237,500
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $8,400,000 - - $200,000 - - - $8,600,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $11,800,000 - - $200,000 - - - $12,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $11,800,000 - - $200,000 - - - $12,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - - $200,000 - - - $12,200,000
    $56,608,585 $32,179,128 - $1,000,000 - - $49,276 $89,836,989
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,746,085 $10,679,128 - - - - - $14,474,489
  • Transactions

    Apr 13 2020Signed a 4 year $64 million contract extension with Carolina (CAR)
    May 4 2017Signed a 4 year $17.24 million contract with Carolina (CAR), including a 5th-year option in 2021
    Apr 27 2017Drafted by Carolina (CAR): Round 1 (#8 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Rush Att Rush Yds Yds/Att Rush TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2019 CAR 16 16 16 1056 0.934 287 1387 4.8 15 116 1005 4 1 355.2
    2018 CAR 16 16 16 965 0.913 219 1098 5 7 107 867 6 4 278.5
    2017 CAR 16 16 10 757 0.702 117 435 3.7 2 80 651 5 2 148.6
    Totals 48 48 42 2,778 - 623 2,920 4.7 24 303 2,523 15 7 782.30