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Alvin Kamara

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Running Back Age: 24 Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#67 overall), 2017 College: Tennessee Agent(s): Revolution Sports

Saints – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Alvin Kamara signed a 4 year, $3,857,772 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $972,772 signing bonus, $972,772 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $964,443. In 2020, Kamara will earn a base salary of $2,133,000, while carrying a cap hit of $2,376,193 and a dead cap value of $243,193.

    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
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2017 Contract details by year 22 $465,000 $243,193 $708,193 $972,772 $1,437,772($1,437,772)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $972,772 2017 Cap Savings: $-264,579 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $972,772 2017 Cap Savings: $-264,579 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $243,193 2018 Dead Cap: $729,579 2017 Cap Savings: $465,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $243,193 2018 Dead Cap: $729,579 2017 Cap Savings: $465,000
    2018 Contract details by year 23 $635,000 $243,193 $878,193 $729,579 $635,000($2,072,772)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $729,579 2018 Cap Savings: $148,614 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $729,579 2018 Cap Savings: $148,614 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $243,193 2019 Dead Cap: $486,386 2018 Cap Savings: $635,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $243,193 2019 Dead Cap: $486,386 2018 Cap Savings: $635,000
    2019 Contract details by year 24 $807,500 $243,193 $1,050,693 $486,386 $807,500($2,880,272)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $486,386 2019 Cap Savings: $564,307 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $486,386 2019 Cap Savings: $564,307 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $243,193 2020 Dead Cap: $243,193 2019 Cap Savings: $807,500 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $243,193 2020 Dead Cap: $243,193 2019 Cap Savings: $807,500
    2020 Contract details by year 25 $2,133,000 $243,193 $2,376,193 $243,193 $2,133,000($5,013,272)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $243,193 2020 Cap Savings: $2,133,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $243,193 2020 Cap Savings: $2,133,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $243,193 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $2,133,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $243,193 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $2,133,000
    2021 Free Agent Year 26 UFA  
    Contract Notes:

     

    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    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
    3 seasons $1,907,500 $972,772 - - - - - $2,880,272
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,133,000 - - - - - - $2,133,000
    $4,040,500 $972,772 - - - - - $5,013,272
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,907,500 $972,772 - - - - - $2,880,272
  • 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 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
    2019 NO 14 14 9 636 0.587 171 797 4.7 5 81 533 1 4 167.52
    2018 NO 15 15 13 656 0.625 194 883 4.6 14 81 709 4 1 273.2
    2017 NO 16 16 3 464 0.447 120 728 6.1 8 81 826 5 1 233.4
    Totals 45 45 25 1,756 - 485 2,408 5.0 27 243 2,068 10 6 674.12
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 4 yrs, $59,673,880
    • Avg. Salary: $14,918,470
    • NFL Rank: 69
    • RB Rank: 3

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2021
    • Avg. Salary: $964,443
    • NFL Rank: 974
    • RB Rank: 52

    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 $64,000,000 $16,000,000 23
    Melvin Gordon 2 $16,000,000 $8,000,000 26
    Le'Veon Bell 4 $52,500,000 $13,125,000 27
    Ezekiel Elliott 6 $90,000,000 $15,000,000 24
    Averages 4 $55,625,000 $13,906,250 25


    Base Calculated Value

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

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    4 $57,666,668 $14,416,667


    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
    Melvin Gordon 2018-2019, DEN 75 62.38 0.75 0.21 3.83 32.75 76.1
    Le'Veon Bell 2017-2018, NYJ 93.75 86.07 0.6 0.2 5.67 43.67 35.5
    Ezekiel Elliott 2017-2018, DAL 78.13 96.72 0.52 0.28 4.12 33.44 70.9
    Average 86.72 80.71 0.64 0.21 5.15 42.09 66.83
    Alvin Kamara 2018-2019 90.63 57.93 0.66 0.17 5.59 42.83 77
    % Change 4.51% -28.22% 3.13% 19.05% 4.27% 0.88% 15.22%
    Median Prime % Change 4.27%
    Average Prime % Change 2.69%


    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, $59,673,880 $14,918,470