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Melvin Gordon

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Running Back Age: 27 Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#15 overall), 2015 College: Wisconsin Agent(s): Damarius Bilbo (Revolution Sports)

Broncos – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Melvin Gordon signed a 2 year, $16,000,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including a $4,000,000 signing bonus, $13,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,000,000. In 2020, Gordon will earn a base salary of $1,000,000, a signing bonus of $4,000,000 and a roster bonus of $4,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $7,000,000 and a dead cap value of $13,500,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $16,000,000
    Signing Bonus $4,000,000
    Average Salary $8,000,000
    Total Guarantees $13,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $13,500,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 27 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $4,000,000 $7,000,000 $13,500,000 $9,000,000($9,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $13,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-6,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-1,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $11,500,000 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-4,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,000,000
    2021 Contract details by year 28 $4,500,000 $2,000,000 $2,500,000 $9,000,000 $6,500,000 $7,000,000($16,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $6,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $2,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $7,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $6,500,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $2,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $7,000,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 29 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $13.5M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2020 roster bonus + 2021 salary)
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $4M
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $2M
    • 2021 Per Game Active Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2015-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $10,669,773
    Signing Bonus $6,019,835
    Average Salary $2,667,443
    Total Guarantees $10,669,773
    Guaranteed at Signing $10,669,773
    Free Agent: 2020 / 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
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $421,235 $6,019,835 - - - - $28,652 $6,469,722
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $919,990 - - - - - - $919,990
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,404,980 - - - - - - $1,404,980
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,889,968 - - - - - - $1,889,968
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $4,615,882 - - - - - - $4,615,882
    5 seasons $9,252,055 $6,019,835 - - - - $28,652 $15,300,542
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 - - - - $9,000,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - $2,500,000 - - - - $7,000,000
    $14,752,055 $10,019,835 $6,500,000 - - - $28,652 $31,300,542
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,341,225 $6,019,835 - - - - - $7,389,712
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,910,830 - - - - - - $7,910,830
  • Transactions

    Mar 20 2020Signed a 2 year $16 million contract with Denver (DEN)
    Apr 23 2018Los Angeles (LAC) exercised a $5.605 million option for 2019
    May 15 2015Signed a 4 year $10.66 million contract with San Diego (SD)
    Apr 30 2015Drafted by San Diego (SD): Round 1 (#15 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 LAC 13 12 11 433 0.501 162 612 3.8 8 42 296 1 4 138.8
    2018 LAC 12 12 12 525 0.551 175 885 5.1 10 50 490 4 1 225.5
    2017 LAC 16 16 16 750 0.705 284 1105 3.9 8 58 476 4 1 230.1
    2016 SD 13 13 11 661 0.618 254 997 3.9 10 41 419 2 2 209.6
    2015 SD 14 14 12 396 0.387 184 641 3.5 0 33 192 0 6 75.3
    Totals 68 67 62 2,765 - 1,059 4,240 4.0 36 224 1,873 11 14 879.30