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Chicago Bears 2021 Salary Cap

Bears 2021 Salary Cap

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

Bears – The Athletic

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Active Players (66) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Robinson Allen Robinson WR $17,880,000 $17,880,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($17,880,000) $17,880,000 9.40
Quinn Robert Quinn OLB $14,700,000 $11,500,000 $3,100,000 0- 0- $100,000 0- 0- ($23,900,000) $14,700,000 7.73
Mack Khalil Mack OLB $14,646,000 $2,046,000 $6,800,000 0- 0- $200,000 $5,600,000 0- ($38,446,000) $14,646,000 7.70
Hicks Akiem Hicks DT $12,000,000 $10,400,000 $1,500,000 0- 0- $100,000 0- 0- ($1,500,000) $12,000,000 6.31
Leno Charles Leno LT $11,294,000 $8,900,000 $900,000 0- 0- $100,000 $1,394,000 0- ($5,082,000) $11,294,000 5.94
Graham Jimmy Graham TE $10,000,000 $6,900,000 $3,000,000 0- 0- $100,000 0- 0- ($3,000,000) $10,000,000 5.26
Goldman Eddie Goldman DT $7,800,000 $4,750,000 $2,200,000 0- 0- $100,000 $750,000 0- ($12,850,000) $7,800,000 4.10
Foles Nick Foles QB $6,666,666 $4,000,000 $2,666,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($10,333,334) $6,666,666 3.51
Smith Roquan Smith ILB $6,049,099 $920,000 $2,879,486 $2,249,613 0- 0- 0- 0- ($6,049,099) $6,049,099 3.18
Dalton Andy Dalton QB $5,500,000 $3,000,000 $2,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($10,500,000) $5,500,000 2.89
Whitehair Cody Whitehair C $5,192,000 $990,000 $1,200,000 0- $1,100,000 0- $1,902,000 0- ($17,700,000) $5,192,000 2.73
Jackson Eddie Jackson FS $5,082,000 $990,000 $2,400,000 0- 0- $100,000 $1,592,000 0- ($23,550,000) $5,082,000 2.67
Trevathan Danny Trevathan ILB $5,025,000 $3,000,000 $800,000 $300,000 $725,000 $200,000 0- 0- ($13,450,000) $5,025,000 2.64
Ifedi Germain Ifedi RT $4,250,000 $2,000,000 $2,250,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,250,000) $4,250,000 2.24
Cohen Tarik Cohen RB $3,250,000 $1,400,000 $1,750,000 0- 0- $100,000 0- 0- ($6,650,000) $3,250,000 1.71
Daniels James Daniels G $2,966,667 $2,183,000 $783,667 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($783,667) $2,966,667 1.56
Nichols Bilal Nichols DE $2,257,872 $2,183,000 $74,872 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($74,872) $2,257,872 1.19
Blackson Angelo Blackson DE $2,000,000 $1,500,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,000,000) $2,000,000 1.05
Kmet Cole Kmet TE $1,722,222 $954,444 $767,778 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,257,778) $1,722,222 0.91
Edwards Mario Edwards DE $1,714,019 $990,000 $724,019 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($5,500,097) $1,714,019 0.90
Miller Anthony Miller WR $1,703,450 $1,210,050 $493,400 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($493,400) $1,703,450 0.90
Attaochu Jeremiah Attaochu OLB $1,650,000 $1,250,000 $400,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,850,000) $1,650,000 0.87
Santos Cairo Santos K $1,575,000 $1,075,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,575,000) $1,575,000 0.83
Johnson Jaylon Johnson CB $1,470,175 $904,035 $566,140 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,602,455) $1,470,175 0.77
Williams Damien Williams RB $1,125,000 $1,000,000 $125,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($125,000) $1,125,000 0.59
Montgomery David Montgomery RB $1,111,577 $850,032 $261,545 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($523,090) $1,111,577 0.58
Iyiegbuniwe Joel Iyiegbuniwe ILB $1,089,645 $920,000 $169,645 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($169,645) $1,089,645 0.57
O'Donnell Pat O'Donnell P $1,075,000 $1,750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($600,000) $1,075,000 0.57
Trufant Desmond Trufant CB $1,075,000 $1,075,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $1,075,000 0.57
Ridley Riley Ridley WR $1,020,649 $850,000 $170,649 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($341,298) $1,020,649 0.54
Bush Deon Bush S $990,000 $1,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($750,000) $990,000 0.52
Jones Christian Jones LB $987,500 $1,075,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($537,500) $987,500 0.52
Houston-Carson DeAndre Houston-Carson S $987,500 $990,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($987,500) $987,500 0.52
Wilkinson Elijah Wilkinson G $987,500 $990,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($987,500) $987,500 0.52
Wims Javon Wims WR $943,978 $920,000 $23,978 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($23,978) $943,978 0.50
Lucas Jordan Lucas S $940,000 $990,000 $90,000 0- 0- 0- 0- $250,000 ($340,000) $940,000 0.49
Christian Marqui Christian S $885,000 $990,000 $35,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($35,000) $885,000 0.47
Shelley Duke Shelley CB $881,960 $850,000 $31,960 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($63,920) $881,960 0.46
Crawford Xavier Crawford CB $881,306 $850,000 $31,306 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($31,306) $881,306 0.46
Gipson Trevis Gipson DE $861,418 $780,000 $81,418 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($244,254) $861,418 0.45
Vildor Kindle Vildor CB $857,668 $780,000 $77,668 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($233,004) $857,668 0.45
Mooney Darnell Mooney WR $850,513 $780,000 $70,513 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($211,539) $850,513 0.45
Burns Artie Burns CB $850,000 $990,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Bars Alex Bars G $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Holtz J.P. Holtz TE $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Nall Ryan Nall RB $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Tabor Jalen Tabor CB $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Vaughters James Vaughters DE $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Woods Josh Woods LB $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Hambright Arlington Hambright G $804,777 $780,000 $24,777 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($74,331) $804,777 0.42
Adams Rodney Adams WR $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.41
Horsted Jesper Horsted WR $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.41
Mustipher Sam Mustipher C $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.41
Pierce Artavis Pierce RB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.41
Simmons Lachavious Simmons T $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.41
Roberson Tre Roberson CB $722,500 $62,500 $660,000 $37,500 0- 0- $25,000 0- 0- ($37,500) $722,500 $62,500 0.38
Clark Darion Clark TE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Davis Reggie Davis WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Eiselen Dieter Eiselen G $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Ives Thomas Ives WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
London LaCale London DE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Mack Ledarius Mack DE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Traore Badara Traore T $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Weah Jester Weah WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Joseph Michael Joseph CB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Scales Patrick Scales LS 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Active Roster: $180,602,661 $125,575,561 $40,399,487 $2,549,613 $1,825,000 $1,125,000 $11,238,000 $250,000 - $180,602,661 94.99

 

2021 Projected Draft Pool Cap

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

Player (8) 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 #20 Round 1, Pick #20 $2,381,216 $660,000 $1,721,216 - - - - - - $2,381,216 $2,381,216
Round 2, Pick #52 Round 2, Pick #52 $1,145,549 $660,000 $485,549 - - - - - - $1,145,549 $1,145,549
Round 3, Pick #83 Round 3, Pick #83 $881,164 $660,000 $221,164 - - - - - - $881,164 $881,164
Round 5, Pick #164 Round 5, Pick #164 $732,768 $660,000 $72,768 - - - - - - $732,768 $72,768
Round 6, Pick #204 Round 6, Pick #204 $700,444 $660,000 $40,444 - - - - - - $700,444 $40,444
Round 6, Pick #208 Round 6, Pick #208 $699,084 $660,000 $39,084 - - - - - - $699,084 $39,084
Round 6, Pick #221 Round 6, Pick #221 $690,660 $660,000 $30,660 - - - - - - $690,660 $30,660
Round 6, Pick #228 Round 6, Pick #228 $690,660 $660,000 $30,660 - - - - - - $690,660 $30,660
Projected Draft Pool: $7,921,545 $7,921,545 $4,621,545


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 (15) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
FullerKyle Fuller CB $9,000,000 - $9,000,000 - - - - - - $9,000,000 4.73
MassieBobby Massie RT $3,900,000 - $3,900,000 - - - - - - $3,900,000 2.05
SkrineBuster Skrine CB $3,300,000 - $3,300,000 - - - - - - $3,300,000 1.74
BurtonTrey Burton TE $1,750,000 - $1,750,000 - - - - - - $1,750,000 0.92
SimmonsLachavious Simmons T $74,322 - $74,322 - - - - - - $74,322 0.04
McSwainTrevon McSwain DT $8,334 - $8,334 - - - - - - $8,334 0.00
LondonLaCale London DE $6,667 - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
TraoreBadara Traore T $6,667 - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
SmithRashad Smith LB $5,000 - $5,000 - - - - - - $5,000 0.00
JonesKeandre Jones LB $4,334 - $4,334 - - - - - - $4,334 0.00
PierceArtavis Pierce RB $4,000 - $4,000 - - - - - - $4,000 0.00
WagnerAhmad Wagner WR $4,000 - $4,000 - - - - - - $4,000 0.00
AutryLee Autry DT $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
MackLedarius Mack DE $1,000 - $1,000 - - - - - - $1,000 0.00
MaxwellNapolean Maxwell RB $1,000 - $1,000 - - - - - - $1,000 0.00
Dead Money: $18,068,658 - $18,068,658 - - - - - - $18,068,658 9.50

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 $7,042,995
Adjustment $589,847
Adjusted Salary Cap $190,132,842
All Contracts $125,575,561 $40,399,487 $2,549,613 $1,825,000 $1,125,000 $11,238,000 $250,000 $180,602,661
Top 51 Contracts $116,515,561 $40,361,987 $2,549,613 $1,825,000 $1,100,000 $11,238,000 $250,000 $171,542,661
Dead Money - $18,068,658 - - - - - $18,068,658
Total (All) $125,575,561 $58,468,145 $2,549,613 $1,825,000 $1,125,000 $11,238,000 $250,000 $198,671,319
Total (w/Top 51) $116,515,561 $58,430,645 $2,549,613 $1,825,000 $1,100,000 $11,238,000 $250,000 $189,611,319
Cap Space (w/All) $-8,538,477
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $521,523