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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.

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Active Players (89) 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 $17,980,000 $17,880,000 0- 0- 0- $100,000 0- 0- ($17,880,000) $17,980,000 9.46
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
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- ($14,333,334) $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
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
Dalton Andy Dalton QB $5,000,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($10,500,000) $5,000,000 2.63
Fields Justin Fields QB $3,431,265 $660,000 $2,771,265 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($18,871,956) $3,431,265 1.80
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
Ifedi Germain Ifedi RT $2,750,000 $2,000,000 $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,250,000) $2,750,000 1.45
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
Gipson Tashaun Gipson FS $1,805,000 $1,075,000 $250,000 $480,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,325,000) $1,805,000 0.95
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
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
Jenkins Teven Jenkins T $1,525,063 $660,000 $865,063 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,501,518) $1,525,063 0.80
Johnson Jaylon Johnson CB $1,470,175 $904,035 $566,140 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,602,455) $1,470,175 0.77
James Jesse James TE $1,162,500 $1,000,000 $162,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,162,500) $1,162,500 0.61
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
Goodwin Marquise Goodwin WR $987,500 $1,075,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($350,000) $987,500 0.52
Jones Christian Jones LB $987,500 $1,075,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($537,500) $987,500 0.52
Byrd Damiere Byrd WR $987,500 $990,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($387,500) $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
Scales Patrick Scales LS $987,500 $990,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($137,500) $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
Calitro Austin Calitro ILB $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.48
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
Pennel Mike Pennel DT $850,000 $1,075,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Burns Artie Burns CB $850,000 $990,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Hardy Justin Hardy WR $850,000 $990,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Redmond Adam Redmond C $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 $24,777 $780,000 $24,777 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($74,331) $804,777 $24,777 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
Lacy Chris Lacy 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
Borom Larry Borom T $743,270 $83,270 $660,000 $83,270 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($333,080) $743,270 $83,270 0.39
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
Graham Jr. Thomas Graham Jr. CB $692,677 $32,677 $660,000 $32,677 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($130,708) $692,677 $32,677 0.36
Herbert Khalil Herbert RB $692,677 $32,677 $660,000 $32,677 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($130,708) $692,677 $32,677 0.36
Newsome Dazz Newsome WR $692,677 $32,677 $660,000 $32,677 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($130,708) $692,677 $32,677 0.36
Tonga Khyiris Tonga DT $680,912 $20,912 $660,000 $20,912 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($83,648) $680,912 $20,912 0.36
Snowden Charles Snowden DE $665,000 $5,000 $660,000 $5,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($115,000) $665,000 $5,000 0.35
Johnson Caleb Johnson LB $662,333 $2,333 $660,000 $2,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($7,000) $662,333 $2,333 0.35
Kamara Sam Kamara DT $662,333 $2,333 $660,000 $2,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($7,000) $662,333 $2,333 0.35
Archibong Daniel Archibong DT $661,666 $1,666 $660,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($35,000) $661,666 $1,666 0.35
Parker Dareuan Parker G $661,666 $1,666 $660,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($5,000) $661,666 $1,666 0.35
Marable C.J. Marable RB $661,000 $1,000 $660,000 $1,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,000) $661,000 $1,000 0.35
Harrington Scooter Harrington TE $660,333 $333 $660,000 $333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,000) $660,333 $333 0.35
Ruffin Dionte Ruffin CB $660,333 $333 $660,000 $333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,000) $660,333 $333 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
Johnson Jon’Vea Johnson WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Johnson Brian Johnson K $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Joseph Michael Joseph CB $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
Wheatley Jr. Tyrone Wheatley Jr. T $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Active Roster: $190,958,416 $136,070,511 $42,184,292 $3,029,613 $1,825,000 $1,125,000 $9,844,000 $250,000 - $190,958,416 100.43

 

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 #11Justin Fields Round 1, Pick #11 QB $3,431,265 $660,000 $2,771,265 - - - - - - $3,431,265 $3,431,265
Round 2, Pick #39Teven Jenkins Round 2, Pick #39 T $1,525,063 $660,000 $865,063 - - - - - - $1,525,063 $1,525,063
Round 5, Pick #151Larry Borom Round 5, Pick #151 T $743,270 $660,000 $83,270 - - - - - - $743,270 $83,270
Round 6, Pick #217Khalil Herbert Round 6, Pick #217 RB $692,677 $660,000 $32,677 - - - - - - $692,677 $32,677
Round 6, Pick #221Dazz Newsome Round 6, Pick #221 WR $692,677 $660,000 $32,677 - - - - - - $692,677 $32,677
Round 6, Pick #228Thomas Graham Jr. Round 6, Pick #228 CB $692,677 $660,000 $32,677 - - - - - - $692,677 $32,677
Round 7, Pick #250Khyiris Tonga Round 7, Pick #250 DT $680,912 $660,000 $20,912 - - - - - - $680,912 $20,912
Projected Draft Pool: $8,458,541 $8,458,541 $5,158,541


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 %
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
LenoCharles Leno LT $2,294,000 - $900,000 - - - $1,394,000 - - $2,294,000 1.21
BurtonTrey Burton TE $1,750,000 - $1,750,000 - - - - - - $1,750,000 0.92
MillerAnthony Miller WR $493,400 - $493,400 - - - - - - $493,400 0.26
SimmonsLachavious Simmons T $74,322 - $74,322 - - - - - - $74,322 0.04
SchafferThomas Schaffer DT $18,333 $15,000 $3,333 - - - - - - $18,333 0.01
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
McClainKhalil McClain WR $1,000 - $1,000 - - - - - - $1,000 0.00
Dead Money: $20,875,391 $15,000 $19,466,391 - - - $1,394,000 - - $20,875,391 10.98

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 $136,070,511 $42,184,292 $3,029,613 $1,825,000 $1,125,000 $9,844,000 $250,000 $190,958,416
Top 51 Contracts $108,680,511 $41,905,138 $3,029,613 $1,825,000 $1,100,000 $9,844,000 $250,000 $163,708,416
Dead Money $15,000 $19,466,391 - - - $1,394,000 - $20,875,391
Total (All) $136,085,511 $61,650,683 $3,029,613 $1,825,000 $1,125,000 $11,238,000 $250,000 $211,833,807
Total (w/Top 51) $108,695,511 $61,371,529 $3,029,613 $1,825,000 $1,100,000 $11,238,000 $250,000 $184,583,807
Cap Space (w/All) $-21,700,965
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $5,549,035