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Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers 2021 Salary Cap

Chargers 2021 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Los Angeles Chargers 2021 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

Chargers – The Athletic

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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 %
Bosa Joey Bosa DE $20,750,000 $13,750,000 $7,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($63,000,000) $20,750,000 10.82
Allen Keenan Allen WR $15,700,000 $13,000,000 $2,700,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($40,300,000) $15,700,000 8.19
Williams Mike Williams WR $15,680,000 $15,680,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($15,680,000) $15,680,000 8.18
Joseph Linval Joseph DT $11,900,000 $5,500,000 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 0- 0- 0- $400,000 ($4,000,000) $11,900,000 6.21
Harris Chris Harris CB $11,250,000 $5,500,000 $3,750,000 $2,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($5,750,000) $11,250,000 5.87
Bulaga Bryan Bulaga LT $11,083,333 $7,750,000 $3,333,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($14,416,667) $11,083,333 5.78
Linsley Corey Linsley C $6,600,000 $4,000,000 $2,600,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($17,000,000) $6,600,000 3.44
Davis Michael Davis CB $6,400,000 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $400,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($10,000,000) $6,400,000 3.34
Herbert Justin Herbert QB $6,040,626 $1,818,125 $4,222,501 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($21,746,254) $6,040,626 3.15
Ekeler Austin Ekeler RB $5,750,000 $4,250,000 $1,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($8,750,000) $5,750,000 3.00
Feiler Matt Feiler RT $5,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($13,000,000) $5,000,000 2.61
Cook Jared Cook TE $4,500,000 $3,500,000 $1,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,500,000) $4,500,000 2.35
James Derwin James S $3,941,942 $2,169,403 $1,772,539 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,941,942) $3,941,942 2.06
Tillery Jerry Tillery DT $3,115,134 $1,533,378 $1,581,756 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($5,824,890) $3,115,134 1.62
Slater Rashawn Slater LT $3,023,956 $660,000 $2,363,956 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($16,631,758) $3,023,956 1.58
Murray Kenneth Murray ILB $2,948,850 $1,199,770 $1,749,080 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($10,615,860) $2,948,850 1.54
Jones Justin Jones DT $2,396,535 $2,183,000 $213,535 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($213,535) $2,396,535 1.25
White Kyzir White ILB $2,346,611 $2,183,000 $163,611 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($163,611) $2,346,611 1.22
Nwosu Uchenna Nwosu OLB $1,832,595 $1,265,397 $567,198 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($567,198) $1,832,595 0.96
Aboushi Oday Aboushi T $1,600,000 $1,200,000 $400,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,600,000) $1,600,000 0.83
Fackrell Kyler Fackrell OLB $1,500,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($500,000) $1,500,000 0.78
Smith Ryan Smith CB $1,500,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($500,000) $1,500,000 0.78
Samuel Jr. Asante Samuel Jr. CB $1,313,263 $660,000 $653,263 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,601,368) $1,313,263 0.68
Adderley Nasir Adderley S $1,290,576 $925,192 $365,384 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($730,768) $1,290,576 0.67
Badgley Michael Badgley K $1,100,000 $920,000 0- $180,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $1,100,000 0.57
Pipkins Trey Pipkins RT $1,069,269 $850,000 $219,269 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($438,538) $1,069,269 0.56
Tranquill Drue Tranquill OLB $1,014,702 $850,000 $164,702 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($329,404) $1,014,702 0.53
Quessenberry Scott Quessenberry C $991,063 $920,000 $71,063 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($71,063) $991,063 0.52
Kelley Josh Kelley RB $975,085 $780,000 $195,085 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($585,255) $975,085 0.51
Facyson Brandon Facyson CB $945,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- $25,000 0- 0- 0- $945,000 0.49
Anderson Stephen Anderson TE $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.48
Jackson Justin Jackson RB $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.48
Stick Easton Stick QB $919,391 $850,000 $69,391 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $919,391 0.48
Palmer Josh Palmer WR $915,174 $660,000 $255,174 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,020,696) $915,174 0.48
Egbule Emeke Egbule OLB $889,091 $850,000 $39,091 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $889,091 0.46
McKitty Tre McKitty TE $870,155 $660,000 $210,155 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($840,620) $870,155 0.45
Broughton Cortez Broughton DT $869,505 $850,000 $19,505 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($39,010) $869,505 0.45
Reed Joe Reed WR $865,077 $780,000 $85,077 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($255,231) $865,077 0.45
Daniel Chase Daniel QB $850,000 $1,075,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.44
Covington Christian Covington DT $850,000 $990,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.44
Edwards Lac Edwards P $850,000 $990,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.44
Campbell Tevaughn Campbell CB $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.44
Guyton Jalen Guyton WR $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.44
Long Ty Long P $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.44
Mazza Cole Mazza LS $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.44
Moore Jason Moore WR $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.44
Rumph II Chris Rumph II DE $848,386 $660,000 $188,386 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($753,544) $848,386 0.44
Gilman Alohi Gilman S $827,051 $780,000 $47,051 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($141,153) $827,051 0.43
Hill K.J. Hill WR $806,207 $780,000 $26,207 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($78,621) $806,207 0.42
Christiansen Cole Christiansen LB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.41
Gaziano Joe Gaziano DE $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.41
Hunter Ryan Hunter G $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.41
Johnson Tyron Johnson WR $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.41
Lemonier Jessie Lemonier DE $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.41
Nabers Gabe Nabers TE $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.41
Norton Storm Norton G $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.41
Parham Donald Parham TE $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.41
St. Louis Tyree St. Louis T $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.41
Jaimes Brenden Jaimes OL $739,445 $79,445 $660,000 $79,445 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($317,780) $739,445 $79,445 0.39
Niemann Nick Niemann LB $713,501 $53,501 $660,000 $53,501 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($214,004) $713,501 $53,501 0.37
Rountree III Larry Rountree III RB $703,940 $43,940 $660,000 $43,940 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($175,760) $703,940 $43,940 0.37
Webb Mark Webb S $685,022 $25,022 $660,000 $25,022 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($100,088) $685,022 $25,022 0.36
Goldwire Jared Goldwire DT $666,666 $6,666 $660,000 $6,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($50,000) $666,666 $6,666 0.35
Ogbongbemiga Amen Ogbongbemiga LB $665,000 $5,000 $660,000 $5,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($30,000) $665,000 $5,000 0.35
Kessman Alex Kessman K $663,333 $3,333 $660,000 $3,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($10,000) $663,333 $3,333 0.35
Merrill Forrest Merrill DT $663,000 $3,000 $660,000 $3,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($9,000) $663,000 $3,000 0.35
Kampmoyer Hunter Kampmoyer TE $662,666 $2,666 $660,000 $2,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($8,000) $662,666 $2,666 0.35
Harper Darius Harper T $662,500 $2,500 $660,000 $2,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($7,500) $662,500 $2,500 0.35
Spalding Kyle Spalding T $662,500 $2,500 $660,000 $2,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($7,500) $662,500 $2,500 0.35
Langan Ryan Langan LS $661,666 $1,666 $660,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($5,000) $661,666 $1,666 0.35
DeLuca Ben DeLuca S $661,000 $1,000 $660,000 $1,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,000) $661,000 $1,000 0.34
Bandy Michael Bandy WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Bradwell Darius Bradwell RB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Brannon John Brannon CB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Fehoko Breiden Fehoko DT $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Gilliam Nate Gilliam G $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Hall Kemon Hall CB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Hurst John Hurst WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Lloyd Damon Lloyd LB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Proehl Austin Proehl WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Seybert Matt Seybert TE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Smith T.J. Smith DT $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Sokol Matt Sokol TE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Vaughn Donte Vaughn CB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Vizcaino Tristan Vizcaino K $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Yarbary Willie Yarbary DT $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Active Roster: $195,738,816 $144,482,265 $46,756,551 $4,580,000 - $25,000 - $400,000 - $195,738,816 102.09

 

2021 Projected Draft Pool Cap

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

Player (9) 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 1, Pick #13Rashawn Slater Round 1, Pick #13 LT $3,023,956 $660,000 $2,363,956 - - - - - - $3,023,956 $3,023,956
Round 2, Pick #47Asante Samuel Jr. Round 2, Pick #47 CB $1,313,262 $660,000 $653,262 - - - - - - $1,313,262 $1,313,262
Round 3, Pick #77Josh Palmer Round 3, Pick #77 WR $915,174 $660,000 $255,174 - - - - - - $915,174 $915,174
Round 3, Pick #97Tre McKitty Round 3, Pick #97 TE $870,154 $660,000 $210,154 - - - - - - $870,154 $870,154
Round 4, Pick #118Chris Rumph II Round 4, Pick #118 DE $848,386 $660,000 $188,386 - - - - - - $848,386 $848,386
Round 5, Pick #159Brenden Jaimes Round 5, Pick #159 OL $739,449 $660,000 $79,449 - - - - - - $739,449 $79,449
Round 6, Pick #185Nick Niemann Round 6, Pick #185 LB $713,500 $660,000 $53,500 - - - - - - $713,500 $53,500
Round 6, Pick #198Larry Rountree III Round 6, Pick #198 RB $703,940 $660,000 $43,940 - - - - - - $703,940 $43,940
Round 7, Pick #241Mark Webb Round 7, Pick #241 S $685,022 $660,000 $25,022 - - - - - - $685,022 $25,022
Projected Draft Pool: $9,812,843 $9,812,843 $7,172,843


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 (21) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
HaywardCasey Hayward CB $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 - - - - - - $2,000,000 1.04
GazianoJoe Gaziano DE $10,000 - $10,000 - - - - - - $10,000 0.01
SmithT.J. Smith DT $6,667 - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
SchoenDalton Schoen WR $5,334 - $5,334 - - - - - - $5,334 0.00
NabersGabe Nabers TE $5,000 - $5,000 - - - - - - $5,000 0.00
McGillKevin McGill CB $3,667 - $3,667 - - - - - - $3,667 0.00
BilalAsmar Bilal LB $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
BradwellDarius Bradwell RB $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
LemonierJessie Lemonier DE $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
MartinKoda Martin G $3,000 - $3,000 - - - - - - $3,000 0.00
ChristiansenCole Christiansen LB $1,667 - $1,667 - - - - - - $1,667 0.00
DunlapJoshua Dunlap G $1,667 - $1,667 - - - - - - $1,667 0.00
FehokoBreiden Fehoko DT $1,667 - $1,667 - - - - - - $1,667 0.00
FinleyRomeo Finley LB $1,667 - $1,667 - - - - - - $1,667 0.00
GilliamNate Gilliam G $1,667 - $1,667 - - - - - - $1,667 0.00
RobertsRyan Roberts T $1,667 - $1,667 - - - - - - $1,667 0.00
CottonJeff Cotton WR $1,334 - $1,334 - - - - - - $1,334 0.00
RiceJared Rice TE $1,334 - $1,334 - - - - - - $1,334 0.00
TeamerRoderic Teamer S $667 - $667 - - - - - - $667 0.00
VaughnDonte Vaughn CB $667 - $667 - - - - - - $667 0.00
BrannonJohn Brannon CB $334 - $334 - - - - - - $334 0.00
Dead Money: $2,058,008 - $2,058,008 - - - - - - $2,058,008 1.07

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 $8,072,299
Adjustment $1,158,228
Adjusted Salary Cap $191,730,527
All Contracts $144,482,265 $46,756,551 $4,580,000 - $25,000 - $400,000 $195,738,816
Top 51 Contracts $120,542,265 $46,526,312 $4,580,000 - $25,000 - $400,000 $171,798,816
Dead Money - $2,058,008 - - - - - $2,058,008
Total (All) $144,482,265 $48,814,559 $4,580,000 - $25,000 - $400,000 $197,796,824
Total (w/Top 51) $120,542,265 $48,584,320 $4,580,000 - $25,000 - $400,000 $173,856,824
Cap Space (w/All) $-6,066,297
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $17,873,703