Christian McCaffrey

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49ers, RB Age: 27-271d Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#8 overall), 2017 College: Stanford Agent(s): Lagardere Sports
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  • Current Contract

    Christian McCaffrey signed a 4 year, $64,063,500 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including a $21,500,000 signing bonus, $38,162,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $16,015,875. In 2024, McCaffrey will earn a base salary of $11,800,000 and a workout bonus of $200,000, while carrying a cap hit of $14,144,000 and a dead cap value of $8,576,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $64,063,500
    Signing Bonus $21,500,000
    Average Salary $16,015,875
    Total Guarantees $38,162,500
    Guaranteed at Signing $30,062,500
    Free Agent: 2026 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Workout Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2020 Contract details by year 24 $825,000 $6,969,782 - - $7,794,782 $32,732,282 $22,337,274($22,337,274) $22,337,274
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $32,732,282 2020 Cap Savings: $-24,937,500 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $24,169,782 2020 Cap Savings: $-16,375,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $15,532,282 2021 Dead Cap: $17,200,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-7,737,500 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $6,969,782 2021 Dead Cap: $17,200,000 2020 Cap Savings: $825,000
    2021 Contract details by year 25 $990,000 $4,300,000 $200,000 $1,409,500 $6,899,500 $33,537,500 $8,237,500($30,574,774) $15,287,387
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $33,537,500 2021 Cap Savings: $-26,638,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $24,447,500 2021 Cap Savings: $-17,548,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $14,999,500 2022 Dead Cap: $18,538,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-8,100,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $5,909,500 2022 Dead Cap: $18,538,000 2021 Cap Savings: $990,000
    2022 Contract details by year 26 $690,000 - - - $690,000 $690,000 $690,000($31,264,774) $10,421,591
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $690,000 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $690,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $690,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $690,000
    2023 Contract details by year 27 $1,080,000 - $200,000 $2,144,000 $3,424,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000($43,264,774) $10,816,194
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-8,576,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $10,920,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-7,496,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,424,000 2024 Dead Cap: $8,576,000 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $2,344,000 2024 Dead Cap: $8,576,000 2023 Cap Savings: $1,080,000
    2024 Contract details by year 28 $11,800,000 - $200,000 $2,144,000 $14,144,000 $8,576,000 $12,000,000($55,264,774) $11,052,955
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $8,576,000 2024 Cap Savings: $5,568,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $8,576,000 2024 Cap Savings: $5,568,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $2,144,000 2025 Dead Cap: $6,432,000 2024 Cap Savings: $12,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $2,144,000 2025 Dead Cap: $6,432,000 2024 Cap Savings: $12,000,000
    2025 Contract details by year 29 $12,000,000 - $200,000 $2,144,000 $14,344,000 $6,432,000 $12,200,000($67,464,774) $11,244,129
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $6,432,000 2025 Cap Savings: $7,912,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $6,432,000 2025 Cap Savings: $7,912,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $2,144,000 2026 Dead Cap: $4,288,000 2025 Cap Savings: $12,200,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $2,144,000 2026 Dead Cap: $4,288,000 2025 Cap Savings: $12,200,000
    2026 Contract details by year 30 - - - $2,144,000 $4,288,000 $4,288,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $4,288,000 2026 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $4,288,000 2026 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $4,288,000 2026 Cap Savings: $4,288,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $4,288,000 2026 Cap Savings: $4,288,000
    2027 Contract details by year 31 - - - $2,144,000 $2,144,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $2,144,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $2,144,000 Post-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $2,144,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $2,144,000
    2026 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $30M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2020 salary + $7.7M of 2021 salary)
    • $8.1M of 2022 salary fully guarantees on 3/21/2021 (injury guaranteed now)
    • $1M of 2023 salary guaranteed for injury

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2021Entry Level

    Christian McCaffrey signed a 4 year, $17,241,304 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including a $10,679,128 signing bonus, $17,241,304 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,310,326. In 2024, McCaffrey will earn a base salary of $11,800,000 and a workout bonus of $200,000, while carrying a cap hit of $14,144,000 and a dead cap value of $8,576,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $17,241,304
    Signing Bonus $10,679,128
    Average Salary $4,310,326
    Total Guarantees $17,241,304
    Guaranteed at Signing $17,241,304
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $465,000 $10,679,128 - - - - - $11,144,128
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,248,695 - - - - - - $1,248,695
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $2,032,390 - - - - - $49,276 $2,081,666
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $825,000 $21,500,000 - - - - $12,274 $22,337,274
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $990,000 - - $200,000 $7,047,500 - - $8,237,500
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $690,000 - - - - - - $690,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $345,000 - - $200,000 $7,365,000 - - $7,910,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings NFC PRO BOWL:RB,
    ALL NFL (1ST),
    OPOY
    $1,080,000 - - $200,000 $10,720,000 - - $12,000,000
    7 seasons $7,676,085 $32,179,128 - $600,000 $25,132,500 - $61,550 $65,649,263
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $11,800,000 - - $200,000 - - - $12,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - - $200,000 - - - $12,200,000
    $31,476,085 $32,179,128 - $1,000,000 $25,132,500 - $61,550 $89,849,263
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,906,085 $32,179,128 - $400,000 $14,412,500 - $61,550 $52,959,263
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,770,000 - - $200,000 $10,720,000 - - $12,690,000
  • Transactions

    Apr 28 2023Converted $10.72M of 2023 salary into signing bonus, adding two void years, clearing $8.576M of cap with San Francisco (SF)
    Oct 21 2022Traded to San Francisco (SF) from Carolina (CAR) for 2024 5th round pick, 2023 2nd round pick (#61 - traded), 2023 3rd round pick (#93 - traded) and 2023 4th round pick (#132 - traded)
    Mar 22 2022Converted $7.365M of 2022 salary into signing bonus, clearing $5.52M of cap space with Carolina (CAR)
    Mar 10 2021Converted $7,047,500 of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $5.683M of cap space with Carolina (CAR)
    Apr 13 2020Signed a 4 year $64 million contract extension with Carolina (CAR)
    May 4 2017Signed a 4 year $17.24 million contract with Carolina (CAR), including a 5th-year option in 2021
    Apr 27 2017Drafted by Carolina (CAR): Round 1 (#8 overall)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Christian McCaffrey 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
    2023 SF 16 16 16 812 80.8 272 1459 5.4 14 67 564 7 3 324.3
    2022 SF 17 17 16 776 74.8 244 1139 4.7 8 85 741 5 1 271.36
    2021 CAR 7 7 7 272 23.7 99 442 4.5 1 37 343 1 1 90.5
    2020 CAR 3 3 3 171 16.5 59 225 3.8 5 17 149 1 0 73.4
    2019 CAR 16 16 16 1056 93.4 287 1387 4.8 15 116 1005 4 1 355.2
    2018 CAR 16 16 16 965 91.3 219 1098 5 7 107 867 6 4 278.5
    2017 CAR 16 16 10 757 70.2 117 435 3.7 2 80 651 5 2 148.6
    Totals 91 91 84 4,809 - 1,297 6,185 4.8 52 509 4,320 29 12 1,541.86