Alvin Kamara

New Orleans Saints, Running Back
Age: 28-343d (Jul 25, 1995)
Exp: 8 Years
Country: US
College: Tennessee
Drafted: Round 3 (#67 overall), 2017
Agent(s): Brad Cicala (QC Sports)
2024 Cap Hit

$18,553,824

2024 Cash

$11,800,000

Career Earnings

$43,033,272

2020-2025 Extension (CURRENT)

Alvin Kamara signed a 5 year , $75,000,000 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including $15,000,000 signing bonus, $33,833,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $15,000,000. In 2024, Kamara will earn a base salary of $10,200,000, a roster bonus of $1,000,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $18,553,824 and a dead cap value of $18,215,000.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $75,000,000
Average Salary:
$15,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$15,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$22,833,000
Total GTD:
$33,833,000
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2020 25 $4,076,193 2.06% $15,833,000 $15,833,000 $33,576,193
2021 26 $5,000,000 2.74% $2,000,000 $17,833,000 $29,500,000
2022 27 $6,128,000 2.94% $11,500,000 $29,333,000 $25,500,000
2023 28 $7,977,000 3.55% $10,820,000 $40,153,000 $24,772,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2024, 4 YR, $40,153,000; $18,215,000 DEAD CAP
2024 29 $18,553,824 7.26% $11,800,000 $51,953,000 $18,215,000
2025 30 $29,077,000 10.64% $25,000,000 $76,953,000 $10,138,000
2026 31
Void
UFA
$6,061,000 2.07% - - $6,061,000
2027
Void
$1,984,000 0.63% - - -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Restructure Proration Roster Bonus Roster/Gm Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2020 25 $833,000 $3,243,193 - - - - $4,076,193 2.06% $33,576,193
2021 26 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 - - - - $5,000,000 2.74% $29,500,000
2022 27 $1,035,000 $3,000,000 $2,093,000 - - - $6,128,000 2.94% $25,500,000
2023 28 $900,000 $3,000,000 $4,077,000 - - - $7,977,000 3.55% $24,772,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2024, 4 YR, $40,153,000; $18,215,000 DEAD CAP
2024 29 $10,200,000 $2,794,471 $4,077,000 $1,000,000 $382,353 $100,000 $18,553,824 7.26% $18,215,000
2025 30 $22,400,000 - $4,077,000 $2,000,000 $500,000 $100,000 $29,077,000 10.64% $10,138,000
2026 31
Void
UFA
- - $4,077,000 - - - $6,061,000 2.07% $6,061,000
2027
Void
- - $1,984,000 - - - $1,984,000 0.63% -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Restructure Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2020 25 $833,000 $15,000,000 - - - $15,833,000 $15,833,000 $15,833,000 $12,825,500
2021 26 $2,000,000 - - - - $2,000,000 $17,833,000 $8,916,500 $12,224,000
2022 27 $1,035,000 - $10,465,000 - - $11,500,000 $29,333,000 $9,777,667 $14,780,000
2023 28 $900,000 - $9,920,000 - - $10,820,000 $40,153,000 $10,038,250 $15,873,333
2024 29 $10,200,000 - - $1,000,000 $100,000 $11,800,000 $51,953,000 $10,390,600 $18,400,000
2025 30 $22,400,000 - - $2,000,000 $100,000 $25,000,000 $76,953,000 $12,825,500 $25,000,000
2026 31
Void
- - - - - - - - -
2027 32
Void
- - - - - - - - -
Contract Notes
  • $22.833M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2021 salary)
  • 2022 salary fully guarantees 3/19/2021 (injury guaranteed now)
  • 2022 Roster Bonus: $6M (fully guarantees 3/19/2021, due 3/20/2022)
  • $4M of 2023 salary fully guarantees 3/20/2022 (injury guaranteed now)
  • 2023 Roster Bonus: $1M (injury guaranteed, fully guarantees 3/18/22)
  • 2024 Roster Bonus: $1M (3/13/2024)
  • 2025 Roster Bonus: $2M
  • 2023-2025 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000, 15 LTBE in 2023)
  • 2023-2025 Workout Bonus: $100,000
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2017-2020 Rookie

Alvin Kamara signed a 4 year , $3,857,772 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including $972,772 signing bonus, $972,772 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $964,443.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $3,857,772
Average Salary:
$964,443
Signing Bonus:
$972,772
GTD at Sign:
$972,772
Total GTD:
$972,772
Free Agent:
2021 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$43,033,272

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2017 22
Active
$1,437,772
$1,437,772
OROY
2018 23
Active
$635,000
$2,072,772
2019 24
Active
$807,500
$2,880,272
2020 25
Active
$15,833,000
$18,713,272
2021 26
Active
$2,000,000
$20,713,272
2022 27
Active
$11,500,000
$32,213,272
2023 28
Active
$10,820,000
$43,033,272
Total      
$43,033,272
$43,033,272
2024 29
Active
$11,800,000
2025 30
Active
$25,000,000
Total
$79,833,272
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2017
22
$465,000
$972,772
$1,437,772
$1,437,772
2018
23
$635,000
$635,000
$2,072,772
2019
24
$807,500
$807,500
$2,880,272
2020
25
$833,000
$15,000,000
$15,833,000
$18,713,272
2021
26
$2,000,000
$2,000,000
$20,713,272
2022
27
$1,035,000
$10,465,000
$11,500,000
$32,213,272
2023
28
$900,000
$9,920,000
$10,820,000
$43,033,272
Total
$6,675,500
$15,972,772
$20,385,000
$43,033,272
$43,033,272
2024
29
$10,200,000
$1,000,000
$100,000
$11,800,000
2025
30
$22,400,000
$2,000,000
$100,000
$25,000,000
Total
$39,275,500
$15,972,772
$20,385,000
$3,000,000
$200,000
$79,833,272

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
7 $6,675,500 $15,972,772 - $20,385,000 - - $43,033,272

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2020 NO 17 - 17 COVID-19
  • Aug 04, 2023 Suspended 3 games for violating the league's personal conduct policy, forfeiting $180,000 of 2023 salary with New Orleans (NO)
  • Mar 13, 2023 Converted $8.32M of 2023 salary plus a $1M roster bonus into signing bonus, adding 1 void year, clearing $7.4M of cap with New Orleans (NO)
  • Mar 11, 2022 Converted a $6M roster bonus & $4.465M of 2022 salary into signing bonus, adding one void year, freeing $8.372M of cap with New Orleans (NO)
  • Jan 01, 2021 Fined $5,000 Uniform violation (red & green cleats)
  • Sep 12, 2020 Signed a 5 year $75 million contract extension with New Orleans (NO)
  • Sep 27, 2019 Fined $10,527 Chop Block against Seattle (SEA)
  • Nov 23, 2018 Fined $10,026 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Philadelphia (PHI)
  • Dec 29, 2017 Fined $6,079 Uniform violation (cleats) against Atlanta (ATL)
  • Jun 03, 2017 Signed a 4 year $3.85 million contract with New Orleans (NO)
  • Apr 28, 2017 Drafted by New Orleans (NO): Round 3 (#67 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Dec 29, 2017 Uniform violation (cleats) against Atlanta (ATL) $6,079
Nov 23, 2018 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Philadelphia (PHI) $10,026
Sep 27, 2019 Chop Block against Seattle (SEA) $10,527
Jan 01, 2021 Uniform violation (red & green cleats) $5,000

Suspensions

Date Reason Games Suspended Fine Amount
Aug 04, 2023 Personal Conduct 3 $180,000
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Rush Attempts Rush Yards Rush Yards/Gm Rush Touchdowns Receiving Targets Receiving Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving Yards/Rec Receiving Yards/Gm Receiving Touchdowns Fum
2023 NO 13 12 558 62.80 180 694 53.4 5 86 75 466 6.2 35.8 1 0
2022 NO 15 13 642 61.00 223 897 59.8 2 77 57 490 8.6 32.7 2 4
2021 NO 13 10 627 57.50 240 898 69.1 4 67 47 439 9.3 33.8 5 0
2020 NO 15 10 658 61.20 187 932 62.1 16 107 83 756 9.1 50.4 5 1
2019 NO 14 9 636 58.70 171 797 56.9 5 97 81 533 6.6 38.1 1 4
2018 NO 15 13 656 62.50 194 883 58.9 14 105 81 709 8.8 47.3 4 1
2017 NO 16 3 464 44.70 120 728 45.5 8 100 81 826 10.2 51.6 5 1

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 2 years, $15,488,748
  • Avg. Salary: $7,744,374
  • NFL Rank: 281
  • RB Rank: 9

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2026
  • Avg. Salary: $15,000,000
  • NFL Rank: 135
  • RB Rank: 2

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
Saquon Barkley 3 $37,750,000 $12,583,333 27
Christian McCaffrey 2 $38,000,000 $19,000,000 27
Austin Ekeler 2 $8,430,000 $4,215,000 28
Derrick Henry 2 $16,000,000 $8,000,000 30
Averages 2 $25,045,000 $10,949,583 28.0

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Kamara's current age (28), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
2 $17,135,466 $8,567,733

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: GP%, Rush Yds/Gm, Rush TD/Gm, Rec/Gm, Fum/Gm, Rating

Player GP% Rush Yds/Gm Rush TD/Gm Rec/Gm Fum/Gm Rating
Saquon Barkley
2022-2023
90.91 75.80 0.53 3.27 0.10 73.75
Christian McCaffrey
2022-2023
100.00 78.73 0.67 4.61 0.12 89.75
Austin Ekeler
2022-2023
93.94 49.77 0.58 5.10 0.32 70.80
Derrick Henry
2022-2023
100.00 81.97 0.76 1.85 0.18 88.05
Average 96.21 71.57 0.64 3.71 0.18 80.59
Alvin Kamara
2022-2023
84.85 56.82 0.25 4.71 0.14 73.40
Pct Change -11.81 -20.61 -60.94 26.95 22.22 -8.92
Median Prime % Change -10.37%
Average Prime % Change -8.85%

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
2 years, $15,488,748 $7,744,374
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