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Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs 2021 Salary Cap

Chiefs 2021 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Kansas City Chiefs 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 (86) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Clark Frank Clark DE $25,800,000 $18,500,000 $5,200,000 0- 0- $500,000 $1,600,000 0- ($37,850,000) $25,800,000 13.69
Mathieu Tyrann Mathieu FS $19,733,334 $14,550,000 $4,933,334 0- 0- $250,000 0- 0- ($4,933,334) $19,733,334 10.47
Hill Tyreek Hill WR $15,850,500 $990,000 $1,450,000 $11,885,500 $1,200,000 $325,000 0- 0- ($18,020,500) $15,850,500 8.41
Hitchens Anthony Hitchens ILB $10,635,504 $5,800,000 $2,800,000 $411,754 0- $200,000 $1,423,750 0- ($8,447,500) $10,635,504 5.64
Jones Chris Jones DT $8,541,666 $1,000,000 0- 0- 0- $500,000 $7,041,667 0- ($40,749,000) $8,541,666 4.53
Kelce Travis Kelce TE $7,650,000 $5,250,000 0- $750,000 0- $250,000 $1,400,000 0- ($10,850,000) $7,650,000 4.06
Mahomes Patrick Mahomes QB $7,433,381 $990,000 $2,000,000 0- 0- $100,000 $4,343,381 0- ($99,506,905) $7,433,381 3.94
Reed Jarran Reed DT $5,500,000 $1,000,000 $4,000,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($5,000,000) $5,500,000 2.92
Duvernay-Tardif Laurent Duvernay-Tardif G $4,750,000 $2,750,000 $2,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($7,350,000) $4,750,000 2.52
Thuney Joe Thuney G $4,500,000 $990,000 $3,400,000 0- 0- $110,000 0- 0- ($31,890,000) $4,500,000 2.39
Butker Harrison Butker K $3,940,000 $3,090,000 $700,000 $100,000 0- $50,000 0- 0- ($4,710,000) $3,940,000 2.09
Brown Jr. Orlando Brown Jr. RT $3,384,000 $3,384,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $3,384,000 1.80
Ward Charvarius Ward CB $3,384,000 $3,384,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $3,384,000 1.80
Remmers Mike Remmers RT $3,300,000 $1,200,000 $1,850,000 0- 0- $250,000 0- 0- ($3,050,000) $3,300,000 1.75
Edwards-Helaire Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB $2,459,448 $1,101,890 $1,357,558 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($6,768,343) $2,459,448 1.31
Nnadi Derrick Nnadi DT $2,422,850 $2,133,000 $239,850 0- 0- $50,000 0- 0- ($239,850) $2,422,850 1.29
Pringle Byron Pringle WR $2,133,000 $2,133,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $2,133,000 1.13
Wylie Andrew Wylie T $2,133,000 $2,133,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $2,133,000 1.13
Henne Chad Henne QB $1,625,000 $1,200,000 $375,000 0- 0- $50,000 0- 0- ($1,125,000) $1,625,000 0.86
Williams Darrel Williams RB $1,600,000 $970,000 $480,000 $100,000 0- $50,000 0- 0- ($880,000) $1,600,000 0.85
Niemann Ben Niemann LB $1,558,235 $1,020,000 $400,000 $88,235 0- $50,000 0- 0- ($800,000) $1,558,235 0.83
Long Kyle Long G $1,500,000 $1,100,000 $350,000 0- 0- $50,000 0- 0- ($1,450,000) $1,500,000 0.80
Hardman Mecole Hardman WR $1,362,287 $874,096 $413,191 0- 0- $75,000 0- 0- ($826,382) $1,362,287 0.72
Thornhill Juan Thornhill FS $1,258,709 $889,570 $344,139 0- 0- $25,000 0- 0- ($688,278) $1,258,709 0.67
Sorensen Daniel Sorensen SS $1,212,500 $2,325,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,462,500) $1,212,500 0.64
Gay Jr. Willie Gay Jr. OLB $1,197,965 $849,593 $348,372 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,555,116) $1,197,965 0.64
O'Daniel Dorian O'Daniel OLB $1,138,379 $920,000 $190,379 0- 0- $28,000 0- 0- ($190,379) $1,138,379 0.60
Saunders Khalen Saunders DT $1,103,795 $850,000 $228,795 0- 0- $25,000 0- 0- ($457,590) $1,103,795 0.59
Winchester James Winchester LS $1,100,000 $990,000 0- 0- 0- $10,000 $100,000 0- ($100,000) $1,100,000 0.58
Watts Armani Watts FS $1,088,061 $920,000 $158,061 0- 0- $10,000 0- 0- ($158,061) $1,088,061 0.58
Blythe Austin Blythe G $990,000 $990,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($990,000) $990,000 0.53
Bell Blake Bell TE $987,500 $990,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($887,500) $987,500 0.52
Charlton Taco Charlton DE $987,500 $990,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($137,500) $987,500 0.52
Robinson Demarcus Robinson WR $987,500 $990,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($987,500) $987,500 0.52
Sneed L'Jarius Sneed CB $938,580 $780,000 $158,580 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($475,740) $938,580 0.50
Callaway Antonio Callaway WR $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.49
Harris Demone Harris OLB $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.49
Rankin Martinas Rankin LT $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.49
Williams Chad Williams WR $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.49
Fenton Rashad Fenton CB $898,205 $850,000 $38,205 0- 0- $10,000 0- 0- ($76,410) $898,205 0.48
Thompson Darwin Thompson RB $891,460 $850,000 $31,960 0- 0- $9,500 0- 0- ($63,920) $891,460 0.47
Allegretti Nick Allegretti G $887,988 $850,000 $27,988 0- 0- $10,000 0- 0- ($55,976) $887,988 0.47
Niang Lucas Niang T $871,768 $660,000 $211,768 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($847,072) $871,768 0.46
Burton Michael Burton FB $850,000 $990,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Sharpe Tajae Sharpe WR $850,000 $990,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Baker Deandre Baker CB $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Baylis Evan Baylis TE $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Dieter Gehrig Dieter WR $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Kemp Marcus Kemp WR $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
McGuire Elijah McGuire RB $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.45
Danna Michael Danna DE $845,915 $780,000 $65,915 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($197,745) $845,915 0.45
Keyes Bopete Keyes CB $800,705 $20,705 $780,000 $20,705 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($62,115) $800,705 $20,705 0.42
Durant Yasir Durant LT $783,333 $3,333 $780,000 $3,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($6,667) $783,333 $3,333 0.42
Townsend Tommy Townsend P $782,500 $2,500 $780,000 $2,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($5,000) $782,500 $2,500 0.42
Wharton Tershawn Wharton DT $781,666 $1,666 $780,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,334) $781,666 $1,666 0.41
Harris Darius Harris OLB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.41
Keizer Nick Keizer TE $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.41
Ward Tim Ward DE $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.41
Herring Malik Herring DE $668,333 $8,333 $660,000 $8,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($125,000) $668,333 $8,333 0.35
Bootle Dicaprio Bootle CB $666,666 $6,666 $660,000 $6,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($45,000) $666,666 $6,666 0.35
Buechele Shane Buechele QB $665,000 $5,000 $660,000 $5,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($15,000) $665,000 $5,000 0.35
Key Devon Key S $665,000 $5,000 $660,000 $5,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($65,000) $665,000 $5,000 0.35
Anderson Zayne Anderson LB $663,333 $3,333 $660,000 $3,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($10,000) $663,333 $3,333 0.35
Character Marlon Character CB $663,333 $3,333 $660,000 $3,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($10,000) $663,333 $3,333 0.35
Clark Tyler Clark DT $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Clemons Rodney Clemons S $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Cobb Omari Cobb LB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Edwards Austin Edwards DE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Ffrench Maurice Ffrench WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Fortson Joe Fortson WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Gordon Anthony Gordon QB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Gore Derrick Gore RB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Schoen Dalton Schoen WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Smith Emmanuel Smith LB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Wanogho Prince Tega Wanogho T $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Williams Darryl Williams C $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.35
Bolton Nick Bolton LB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Correa Kamalei Correa ILB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Finke Chris Finke WR 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Gray Noah Gray TE 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Humphrey Creed Humphrey C 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Kaindoh Joshua Kaindoh DE 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
McKinnon Jerick McKinnon RB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Parks Will Parks S 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Powell Cornell Powell WR 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Smith Trey Smith G 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Active Roster: $185,611,899 $119,267,149 $34,362,964 $13,835,489 $1,200,000 $2,987,500 $15,908,798 - - $185,611,899 98.50

 

2021 Projected Draft Pool Cap

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

Player (6) 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 2, Pick #58Nick Bolton Round 2, Pick #58 LB $1,060,733 $660,000 $400,733 - - - - - - $1,060,733 $1,060,733
Round 2, Pick #63Creed Humphrey Round 2, Pick #63 C $1,011,856 $660,000 $351,856 - - - - - - $1,011,856 $1,011,856
Round 4, Pick #144Joshua Kaindoh Round 4, Pick #144 DE $784,836 $660,000 $124,836 - - - - - - $784,836 $124,836
Round 5, Pick #162Noah Gray Round 5, Pick #162 TE $738,444 $660,000 $78,444 - - - - - - $738,444 $78,444
Round 5, Pick #181Cornell Powell Round 5, Pick #181 WR $720,037 $660,000 $60,037 - - - - - - $720,037 $60,037
Round 6, Pick #226Trey Smith Round 6, Pick #226 G $692,677 $660,000 $32,677 - - - - - - $692,677 $32,677
Projected Draft Pool: $5,008,583 $5,008,583 $2,368,583


2021 Practice Squad

Players who have been designated to the practice squad. We assume the annual minimum salary unless otherwise noted.

Player (1) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
LammonsChris Lammons CB $780,000 $780,000 - - - - - - - $780,000 0.41


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 (24) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
SchwartzMitchell Schwartz RT $3,750,000 - $3,750,000 - - - - - - $3,750,000 1.99
FisherEric Fisher LT $3,181,668 - $3,181,668 - - - - - - $3,181,668 1.69
OkaforAlex Okafor DE $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 - - - - - - $2,000,000 1.06
SpeaksBreeland Speaks LB $629,184 - $629,184 - - - - - - $629,184 0.33
WilliamsDamien Williams RB $533,334 - $533,334 - - - - - - $533,334 0.28
CobbOmari Cobb LB $6,667 - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
DavisJavaris Davis CB $6,667 - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
HillLavert Hill CB $6,667 - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
LipscombKalija Lipscomb WR $6,667 - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
WhiteCody White WR $5,000 - $5,000 - - - - - - $5,000 0.00
WilliamsDarryl Williams C $4,667 - $4,667 - - - - - - $4,667 0.00
ClemonsRodney Clemons S $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
FairJovahn Fair G $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
HarrisDarius Harris OLB $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
WrightBryan Wright LB $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
LovettJohn Lovett FB $2,500 - $2,500 - - - - - - $2,500 0.00
BaileyHakeem Bailey CB $2,000 - $2,000 - - - - - - $2,000 0.00
JuliusJalen Julius CB $2,000 - $2,000 - - - - - - $2,000 0.00
DavisFelton Davis WR $1,668 - $1,668 - - - - - - $1,668 0.00
BaccelliaAndre Baccellia WR $1,667 - $1,667 - - - - - - $1,667 0.00
FfrenchMaurice Ffrench WR $1,667 - $1,667 - - - - - - $1,667 0.00
Shelton-MosleyJustice Shelton-Mosley WR $1,667 - $1,667 - - - - - - $1,667 0.00
WardTim Ward DE $834 - $834 - - - - - - $834 0.00
HifoAleva Hifo WR $667 - $667 - - - - - - $667 0.00
Dead Money: $10,158,527 - $10,158,527 - - - - - - $10,158,527 5.39

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 $5,097,253
Adjustment $835,857
Adjusted Salary Cap $188,433,110
All Contracts $119,267,149 $34,362,964 $13,835,489 $1,200,000 $2,987,500 $15,908,798 - $185,611,899
Top 51 Contracts $101,927,149 $34,303,095 $13,835,489 $1,200,000 $2,987,500 $15,908,798 - $168,271,899
Dead Money - $10,158,527 - - - - - $10,158,527
Practice Squad $780,000 - - - - - - $780,000
Total (All) $119,267,149 $44,521,491 $13,835,489 $1,200,000 $2,987,500 $15,908,798 - $195,770,426
Total (w/Top 51) $101,927,149 $44,461,622 $13,835,489 $1,200,000 $2,987,500 $15,908,798 - $178,430,426
Cap Space (w/All) $-7,337,316
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $10,002,684