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Alvin Kamara

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Saints, RB Age: 25 Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#67 overall), 2017 College: Tennessee Agent(s): Revolution Sports

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  • Current Contract

    Alvin Kamara signed a 5 year, $75,000,000 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $15,000,000 signing bonus, $33,833,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $15,000,000. In 2020, Kamara will earn a base salary of $833,000 and a signing bonus of $15,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,076,193 and a dead cap value of $33,576,193.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $75,000,000
    Signing Bonus $15,000,000
    Average Salary $15,000,000
    Total Guarantees $33,833,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $22,833,000
    Free Agent: 2026 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 25 $833,000 $3,243,193 - - $4,076,193 $33,576,193 $15,833,000($15,833,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $33,576,193 2020 Cap Savings: $-29,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $15,243,193 2020 Cap Savings: $-11,167,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $21,576,193 2021 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-17,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $3,243,193 2021 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $833,000
    2021 Contract details by year 26 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 - - $5,000,000 $29,500,000 $2,000,000($17,833,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $29,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-24,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-7,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $20,500,000 2022 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-15,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $2,000,000
    2022 Contract details by year 27 $5,500,000 $3,000,000 $6,000,000 - $14,500,000 $24,500,000 $11,500,000($29,333,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $24,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-10,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $18,500,000 2023 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-4,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $11,500,000
    2023 Contract details by year 28 $9,400,000 $3,000,000 $1,500,000 $100,000 $14,000,000 $6,000,000 $11,000,000($40,333,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $8,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $8,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $11,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $11,000,000

    Potential Out: 2024, 4 yr, $40,333,000; $3,000,000 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 29 $10,200,000 $3,000,000 $1,500,000 $100,000 $14,800,000 $3,000,000 $11,800,000($52,133,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $11,800,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $11,800,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $11,800,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $11,800,000
    2025 Contract details by year 30 $22,400,000 - $2,500,000 $100,000 $25,000,000 - $25,000,000($77,133,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $25,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $25,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $25,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $25,000,000
    2026 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $22.833M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2021 salary + 2022 salary)
    • 2022 Roster Bonus: $6M (fully guarantees March 2022, injury guaranteed now)
    • $4M of 2023 salary fully guarantees in March 2022 (injury guaranteed now)
    • 2023 Roster Bonus: $1M (injury guaranteed)
    • 2024 Roster Bonus: $1M
    • 2025 Roster Bonus: $2M
    • 2023-2025 Per Game Active Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000)
    • 2023-2025 Workout Bonus: $100,000
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2020Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,857,772
    Signing Bonus $972,772
    Average Salary $964,443
    Total Guarantees $972,772
    Guaranteed at Signing $972,772
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $465,000 $972,772 - - - - - $1,437,772
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $635,000 - - - - - - $635,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $807,500 - - - - - - $807,500
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $833,000 $15,000,000 - - - - - $15,833,000
    4 seasons $2,740,500 $15,972,772 - - - - - $18,713,272
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 - - - - - - $2,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $5,500,000 - $6,000,000 - - - - $11,500,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $9,400,000 - $1,500,000 $100,000 - - - $11,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $10,200,000 - $1,500,000 $100,000 - - - $11,800,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $22,400,000 - $2,500,000 $100,000 - - - $25,000,000
    $52,240,500 $15,972,772 $11,500,000 $300,000 - - - $80,013,272
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,740,500 $15,972,772 - - - - - $18,713,272
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 09/27/2019, $10,527

      Chop Block against Seattle (SEA)


    • Player contract details by year 11/23/2018, $10,026

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Philadelphia (PHI)


    • Player contract details by year 12/29/2017, $6,079

      Uniform violation (cleats) against Atlanta (ATL)


    • TOTAL: $26,632

  • Transactions

    Sep 12 2020Signed a 5 year $75 million contract extension with New Orleans (NO)
    Sep 27 2019Fined $10,527 Chop Block against Seattle (SEA)
    Nov 23 2018Fined $10,026 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Philadelphia (PHI)
    Dec 29 2017Fined $6,079 Uniform violation (cleats) against Atlanta (ATL)
    Jun 3 2017Signed a 4 year $3.85 million contract with New Orleans (NO)
    Apr 28 2017Drafted by New Orleans (NO): Round 3 (#67 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Alvin Kamara 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
    2020 NO 6 6 5 283 69.9 75 364 4.9 4 46 460 3 0 124.4
    2019 NO 14 14 9 636 58.7 171 797 4.7 5 81 533 1 4 167.52
    2018 NO 15 15 13 656 62.5 194 883 4.6 14 81 709 4 1 273.2
    2017 NO 16 16 3 464 44.7 120 728 6.1 8 81 826 5 1 233.4
    Totals 51 51 30 2,039 - 560 2,772 5.0 31 289 2,528 13 6 798.52
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 4 yrs, $58,859,132
    • Avg. Salary: $14,714,783
    • NFL Rank: 77
    • RB Rank: 3

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2021
    • Avg. Salary: $964,443
    • NFL Rank: 1,148
    • RB Rank: 73

    Comparable Players

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

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Christian McCaffrey 4 $64,063,500 $16,015,875 23
    Ezekiel Elliott 6 $90,000,000 $15,000,000 24
    Le'Veon Bell 4 $52,500,000 $13,125,000 27
    Joe Mixon 4 $48,000,000 $12,000,000 24
    Averages 4.5 $63,640,875 $14,142,417 24.5


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Kamara's current age (25), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    5 $71,324,645 $14,264,929


    Statistical Comparisons

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

    Player GP% Rush Yds/GM Rush TD/GM Fum/GM Rec Rec Yds Rating
    Christian McCaffrey 2018-2019, CAR 100 77.66 0.69 0.16 6.97 58.5 84.8
    Ezekiel Elliott 2017-2018, DAL 78.13 96.72 0.52 0.28 4.12 33.44 70.9
    Le'Veon Bell 2017-2018, NYJ 93.75 86.07 0.6 0.2 5.67 43.67 35.5
    Joe Mixon 2018-2019, CIN 93.75 76.83 0.43 0 2.6 19.43 76.75
    Average 91.41 84.32 0.56 0.16 4.84 38.76 66.99
    Alvin Kamara 2018-2019 90.63 57.93 0.66 0.17 5.59 42.83 77
    % Change -0.85% -31.30% 17.86% -6.25% 7.75% 5.25% 14.94%
    Median Prime % Change 5.25%
    Average Prime % Change 1.06%


    Calculated Market Value: Alvin Kamara

    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, $58,859,132 $14,714,783