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Melvin Gordon

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Broncos, RB Age: 28-21d Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#15 overall), 2015 College: Wisconsin Agent(s): Damarius Bilbo (Revolution Sports)

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  • 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 2021, Gordon will earn a base salary of $4,500,000 and a roster bonus of $2,441,176, while carrying a cap hit of $8,941,176 and a dead cap value of $6,500,000.

    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 $9,044,596($9,044,596)
    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 $2,441,176 $8,941,176 $6,500,000 $6,941,176($15,985,772)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $6,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $2,441,176 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $6,941,176 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $6,500,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $2,441,176 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $6,941,176
    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 (due at the start of training camp)
    • 2021 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000, 15 LTBE)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    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
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    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
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 - - - $44,596 $9,044,596
    6 seasons $10,252,055 $10,019,835 $4,000,000 - - - $73,248 $24,345,138
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - $2,441,176 - - - - $6,941,176
    $14,752,055 $10,019,835 $6,441,176 - - - $73,248 $31,286,314
    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 - - - - $28,652 $7,389,712
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,910,830 - - - - - - $7,910,830
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 - - - $44,596 $9,044,596
  • 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)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Melvin Gordon ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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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
    2020 DEN 15 15 10 627 58.3 215 986 4.6 9 32 158 1 4 166.4
    2019 LAC 13 12 11 433 40.4 162 612 3.8 8 42 296 1 4 138.8
    2018 LAC 12 12 12 525 52.7 175 885 5.1 10 50 490 4 1 225.5
    2017 LAC 16 16 16 750 70.5 284 1105 3.9 8 58 476 4 1 230.1
    2016 SD 13 13 11 661 61.8 254 997 3.9 10 41 419 2 2 209.6
    2015 SD 14 14 12 396 184 641 3.5 0 33 192 0 6 75.3
    Totals 83 82 72 3,392 - 1,274 5,226 4.1 45 256 2,031 12 18 1,045.70