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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 (82) 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
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
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
Egbule Emeke Egbule OLB $889,091 $850,000 $39,091 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $889,091 0.46
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
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
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
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
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
DeLuca Ben DeLuca S $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
Harper Darius Harper T $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
Kampmoyer Hunter Kampmoyer TE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Kessman Alex Kessman K $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Langan Ryan Langan LS $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Merrill Forrest Merrill DT $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
Spalding Kyle Spalding T $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Stove Elijah Stove WR $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
Covington Christian Covington DT 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Jaimes Brenden Jaimes OL 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
McKitty Tre McKitty TE 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Niemann Nick Niemann LB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Palmer Josh Palmer WR 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Rountree III Larry Rountree III RB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Rumph III Chris Rumph III DE 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Samuel Jr. Asante Samuel Jr. CB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Slater Rashawn Slater LT 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Webb Mark Webb S 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Active Roster: $182,419,309 $134,912,265 $42,867,044 $4,580,000 - $25,000 - $400,000 - $182,419,309 95.14

 

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 III 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 $134,912,265 $42,867,044 $4,580,000 - $25,000 - $400,000 $182,419,309
Top 51 Contracts $120,932,265 $42,855,378 $4,580,000 - $25,000 - $400,000 $168,439,309
Dead Money - $2,058,008 - - - - - $2,058,008
Total (All) $134,912,265 $44,925,052 $4,580,000 - $25,000 - $400,000 $184,477,317
Total (w/Top 51) $120,932,265 $44,913,386 $4,580,000 - $25,000 - $400,000 $170,497,317
Cap Space (w/All) $7,253,210
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $21,233,210