Melvin Gordon

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Broncos, RB Age: 29-85d Exp: 8 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 1 year, $2,500,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including a $100,000 signing bonus, $2,250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,500,000. In 2022, Gordon will earn a base salary of $2,150,000, a signing bonus of $100,000 and a roster bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $2,485,294 and a dead cap value of $2,250,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,500,000
    Signing Bonus $100,000
    Average Salary $2,500,000
    Total Guarantees $2,250,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $2,250,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 29 $2,150,000 $100,000 $235,294 $2,485,294 $2,250,000 $2,500,000($2,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $2,250,000 2022 Cap Savings: $235,294 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $100,000 2022 Cap Savings: $2,385,294 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $2,250,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $235,294 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $100,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $2,385,294
    2023 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $2.25M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2022 salary)
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $14,705 ($250,000, 16 LTBE)
    • Incentives: $2M
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2021

    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

    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
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - $2,441,176 - - - - $6,941,176
    7 seasons $14,752,055 $10,019,835 $6,441,176 - - - $73,248 $31,286,314
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $2,150,000 $100,000 $250,000 - - - - $2,500,000
    $16,902,055 $10,119,835 $6,691,176 - - - $73,248 $33,786,314
    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
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,500,000 $4,000,000 $6,441,176 - - - $44,596 $15,985,772
  • Transactions

    Apr 27 2022Signed a 1 year $2.5 million contract with Denver (DEN)
    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)
  • 2022 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
    2021 DEN 16 16 16 514 47.5 203 918 4.5 8 28 213 2 3 167.1
    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 99 98 88 3,906 - 1,477 6,144 4.2 53 284 2,244 14 21 1,212.80
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 1 yrs, $5,231,198
    • Avg. Salary: $5,231,198
    • NFL Rank: 366
    • RB Rank: 16

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2022
    • Avg. Salary: $8,000,000
    • NFL Rank: 259
    • RB Rank: 9

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Melvin Gordon to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Kenyan Drake 2 $11,000,000 $5,500,000 27
    Christopher Carson 2 $10,425,000 $5,212,500 26
    Gus Edwards 2 $9,000,000 $4,500,000 26
    David Johnson 1 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 29
    Averages 1.8 $8,856,250 $5,060,714 27


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Gordon's current age (29), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    1 $5,100,000 $5,100,000


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Gordon statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Rushing Yards, Rushing Touchdowns, Fumbles, Receiving Yards, Rating

    Player GP% Rush Yds/GM Rush TD/GM Fum/GM Rec Yds Rating
    Kenyan Drake 2019-2020, LV 90.63 61.1 0.62 0.17 16.62 65.35
    Christopher Carson 2019-2020, SEA 84.38 70.78 0.44 0.3 20.48 78.05
    Gus Edwards 2019-2020, BAL 100 44.81 0.25 0.09 5.44 76.7
    David Johnson 2019-2020, HOU 78.13 41.44 0.32 0.12 27.36 66.7
    Average 88.29 54.53 0.41 0.17 17.48 71.70
    Melvin Gordon 2020-2021 93.1 63.04 0.59 0.22 12 73.55
    % Change 5.45% 15.61% 43.90% -29.41% -31.35% 2.58%
    Median Prime % Change 4.02%
    Average Prime % Change 1.13%


    Calculated Market Value: Melvin Gordon

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    1 years, $5,231,198 $5,231,198