Charles Leno, Jr.

Left Tackle

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $3,300,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 1.70%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $8,000,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 4.83%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.42
  • Total Contract Value: $37,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $9,250,000
  • Position Ranking: 17/89 at LT
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $13,697,000
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 303
  • College: Boise State
  • Accrued Seasons: 5
  • Entry: 2014 Draft, Round 7, #246 overall (Bears)
  • Year Signed: 2017 (Extension)
  • Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $9,000,000

Contract Notes

Charles Leno signed a four year, $37 million contract extension with the Bears on August 24, 2017.  $13.697 million is fully guaranteed upon signing. The guarantee is made up of a $4.5 million signing bonus, $2.5 million 2017 roster bonus, and his 2017 and 2018 salaries. Another $4.303 million is guaranteed for injury and becomes fully guaranteed on the 3rd day of the 2019 league year. In addition he will earn a full base guarantee in 2019 if on the roster in March. There are annual $250,000 escalators based on honors.

Leno converted $7 million of his salary to a bonus on August 21, 2019 and added two voidable years for salary cap purposes. The move created $5.6 million in 2019 cap room for the Bears and increased his 2020 and 2021 cap charges by $1.4 million.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201726$1,797,000$911,628$2,500,000$0$1,797,000$5,208,6283.1%
201827$4,900,000$900,000$0$100,000$4,900,000$5,900,0003.3%
2019 📝
March 15: Base salary becomes fully guaranteed
28$900,000$2,300,000$0$100,000$900,000$3,300,0001.8%
202029$7,900,000$2,300,000$0$100,000$0$10,300,0005.2%
202130$8,900,000$2,300,000$0$100,000$0$11,300,000--
202231$0$1,400,000$0$0$0$2,800,000--
202332$0$1,400,000$0$0$0$0--
Total$24,397,000$11,511,628$2,500,000$400,000$7,597,000$38,808,628
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Career Earnings: $23,114,688
Career APY: $4,622,938
Potential Earnings: $40,373,512
Total Guarantees: $13,743,512
Largest Cash Payment: $9,000,000 (2021)
Largest Cap Hit: $11,300,000 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BearsDraftedRenegotiated20144$2,266,512$566,628$46,512$1,576,51269.6%$525,504
BearsExtensionActive20174$37,000,000$9,250,000$13,697,000$21,538,17658.2%$10,769,088
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Bears5$23,114,688$4,622,938$12,673,5120.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2014Bears$420,000$11,628$0$0$0$431,6280.3%$466,512
2015Bears$510,000$11,628$0$0$0$521,6280.4%$510,000
2016Bears$600,000$11,628$0$0$0$611,6280.4%$600,000
2017Bears$1,797,000$911,628$2,500,000$0$1,797,000$5,208,6283.1%$8,797,000
2018Bears$4,900,000$900,000$0$100,000$4,900,000$5,900,0003.3%$5,000,000
2019Bears$900,000$2,300,000$0$100,000$900,000$3,300,0001.8%$8,000,000
2020Bears$7,900,000$2,300,000$0$100,000$0$10,300,0005.2%$8,000,000
2021Bears$8,900,000$2,300,000$0$100,000$0$11,300,000--$9,000,000
2022Bears$0$1,400,000$0$0$0$2,800,000--$0
2023Bears$0$1,400,000$0$0$0$0--$0
Total$25,927,000$11,546,512$2,500,000$400,000$7,597,000$40,373,512$40,373,512

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnaps
OffenseSpecial
201462.7%1.1%
20151685.3%19.1%
201616100.0%13.1%
201716100.0%11.9%
20181699.3%13.8%
20191299.7%14.0%

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average