Charles Leno Jr.

Left Tackle

Age: 29
Free Agency: 2022 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 6
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $10,300,000 (4.85% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $8,000,000 (3.90% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.78
  • Contract Value: $37,000,000 ($9,250,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $13,697,000
  • Contract Ranking: 18/95 at LT

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2017)
(📝: 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$5,208,6283.0%
201827$4,900,000$900,000$0$100,000$4,900,000$5,900,0003.2%
2019 📝
March 15: Base salary becomes fully guaranteed
28$900,000$2,300,000$0$100,000$900,000$3,300,0001.7%
202029$7,900,000$2,300,000$0$100,000$0$10,300,0004.8%
202130$8,900,000$2,300,000$0$100,000$0$11,300,0006.1%
2022 📝
February 11: Contract Voids
31$0$1,400,000$0$0$0$2,800,0001.2%
202332$0$1,400,000$0$0$0$00.0%
Total$24,397,000$11,511,628$2,500,000$400,000$7,597,000$38,808,628

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.
Career Earnings: $23,373,512
Career APY: $3,895,585
Potential Earnings: $40,373,512
Total Guarantees: $13,743,512
Largest Cash Payment: $9,000,000 (2021)
Largest Cap Number: $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$21,797,00058.9%$7,265,667
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Bears6$23,373,512$3,895,585$15,973,5120.0%$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$5,208,6283.0%$8,797,000
2018Bears$4,900,000$900,000$0$100,000$4,900,000$5,900,0003.2%$5,000,000
2019Bears$900,000$2,300,000$0$100,000$900,000$3,300,0001.7%$8,000,000
2020Bears$7,900,000$2,300,000$0$100,000$0$10,300,0004.8%$8,000,000
2021Bears$8,900,000$2,300,000$0$100,000$0$11,300,0006.1%$9,000,000
2022Bears$0$1,400,000$0$0$0$2,800,0001.2%$0
2023Bears$0$1,400,000$0$0$0$00.0%$0
Total$25,927,000$11,546,512$2,500,000$400,000$7,597,000$40,373,512$40,373,512

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnaps
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecial
20146072.7%1.1%
2015160085.3%19.1%
20161600100.0%13.1%
20171600100.0%11.9%
2018160099.3%13.8%
2019160099.7%14.0%
2020200100.0%16.7%

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$15,604,000$9,250,000
Injury Adjusted$15,604,000$9,250,000
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OTC Valuation $3.1M $6.1M $9.2M $12.3M $15.3M APY $3.7M $7.3M $11.0M $14.7M $18.3M $13,110,000 $10,000,026

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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