Mecole Hardman

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Chiefs, WR Age: 24-327d Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#56 overall), 2019 College: Georgia Agent(s): Andy Simms, Cody Recchion (1 of 1 Agency)

Active (Pelvis)

Hardman was limited in practice on Thursday heading into the AFC Championship versus the Bengals.

 
  • Current Contract

    Mecole Hardman signed a 4 year, $4,995,052 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, including a $1,652,764 signing bonus, $2,374,812 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,248,763.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $4,995,052
    Signing Bonus $1,652,764
    Average Salary $1,248,763
    Total Guarantees $2,374,812
    Guaranteed at Signing $2,374,812
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 21 $495,000 $413,191 - $908,191 $2,374,812 $2,147,764($2,147,764)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $2,374,812 2019 Cap Savings: $-1,466,621 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $1,652,764 2019 Cap Savings: $-744,573 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $1,135,239 2020 Dead Cap: $1,239,573 2019 Cap Savings: $-227,048 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $413,191 2020 Dead Cap: $1,239,573 2019 Cap Savings: $495,000
    2020 Contract details by year 22 $722,048 $413,191 - $1,135,239 $1,961,621 $972,114($3,119,878)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $1,961,621 2020 Cap Savings: $-826,382 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,239,573 2020 Cap Savings: $-104,334 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $1,135,239 2021 Dead Cap: $826,382 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $413,191 2021 Dead Cap: $826,382 2020 Cap Savings: $722,048
    2021 Contract details by year 23 $874,096 $413,191 $75,000 $1,362,287 $901,382 $949,096($4,068,974)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $901,382 2021 Cap Savings: $460,905 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $901,382 2021 Cap Savings: $460,905 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $488,191 2022 Dead Cap: $413,191 2021 Cap Savings: $874,096 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $488,191 2022 Dead Cap: $413,191 2021 Cap Savings: $874,096
    2022 Contract details by year 24 $3,911,000 $413,191 $75,000 $4,399,191 $413,191 $3,986,000($8,054,974)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $413,191 2022 Cap Savings: $3,986,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $413,191 2022 Cap Savings: $3,986,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $413,191 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $3,986,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $413,191 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $3,986,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 25 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $2.37M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2020 salary)
    • 2022 Proven Performance Bonus
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $495,000 $1,652,764 - - - - - $2,147,764
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $722,048 - - - - - $250,066 $972,114
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $874,096 - - $75,000 - - - $949,096
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $3,911,000 - - $75,000 - - - $3,986,000
    4 seasons $6,002,144 $1,652,764 - $150,000 - - $250,066 $8,054,974
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $6,002,144 $1,652,764 - $150,000 - - $250,066 $8,054,974
  • Transactions

    May 4 2019Signed a 4 year $4.99 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Apr 26 2019Drafted by Kansas City (KC): Round 2 (#56 overall)
  • 2023 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Mecole Hardman ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Yds/Gm Rec TD Fum Drops Prod Pts
    2022 KC 8 8 5 303 26.4 34 25 297 11.9 37.13 4 1 2 68.8
    2021 KC 17 17 8 623 52.1 83 59 693 11.7 40.76 2 3 3 81.9
    2020 KC 16 16 8 499 48.6 62 41 560 13.7 35.00 4 2 7 81.1
    2019 KC 16 16 5 480 45.2 41 26 538 20.7 33.63 6 2 1 87.5
    Totals 57 57 26 1,905 - 220 151 2,088 13.8 36.63 16 8 13 319.30
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 4 yrs, $44,140,632
    • Avg. Salary: $11,035,158
    • NFL Rank: 187
    • WR Rank: 32

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2023
    • Avg. Salary: $1,248,763
    • NFL Rank: 971
    • WR Rank: 117

    Comparable Players

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

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    DJ Chark 1 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 25
    Russell Gage 3 $30,000,000 $10,000,000 26
    Nelson Agholor 2 $22,000,000 $11,000,000 27
    Curtis Samuel 3 $34,500,000 $11,500,000 24
    Averages 2.3 $24,125,000 $10,722,222 25.5


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Hardman's current age (24), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    4 $42,444,444 $10,611,111


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Hardman statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Receiving Targets, Receptions, Receiving Yards, Receiving Touchdowns, Yards After Catch, Dropped Passes, Rating

    Player GP% Rec Tgt Rec/GM Rec Yds/GM Rec TD/GM YAC Dropped Rating
    DJ Chark 2020-2021, DET 51.52 6.76 3.53 50.59 0.41 3.4 0.41 68.6
    Russell Gage 2020-2021, TB 90.91 6.8 4.6 51.87 0.27 3.95 0.4 37.35
    Nelson Agholor 2019-2020, NE 84.38 5.59 3.22 46.63 0.41 4.35 0.41 64.65
    Curtis Samuel 2019-2020, WAS 96.88 6.55 4.23 47.68 0.29 3.75 0.35 68.65
    Average 80.92 6.43 3.90 49.19 0.35 3.86 0.39 59.81
    Mecole Hardman 2021-2022 89.29 4.68 3.36 39.6 0.24 7.6 0.2 68.2
    % Change 10.34% -27.22% -13.85% -19.50% -31.43% 96.89% 48.72% 14.03%
    Median Prime % Change -1.76%
    Average Prime % Change 9.75%


    Calculated Market Value: Mecole Hardman

    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
    4 years, $44,140,632 $11,035,158