Christian McCaffrey

Running Back

Age: 24
Free Agency: 2026 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 3
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $7,794,782 (3.74% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $22,325,000 (11.84% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.86
  • Contract Value: $64,063,412 ($16,015,853 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $30,062,500
  • Contract Ranking: 1/182 at RB

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2020)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202024$825,000$6,969,782$0$825,000$7,794,7823.7%
2021 📝
March 22: $8.1 million of 2022 base salary becomes guaranteed.
25$8,037,500$4,300,000$200,000$7,737,500$12,537,5006.9%
202226$8,400,000$4,300,000$200,000$0$12,900,0005.7%
202327$11,800,000$4,300,000$200,000$0$16,300,0006.8%
202428$11,800,000$4,300,000$200,000$0$16,300,0006.4%
202529$12,000,000$0$200,000$0$12,200,000--
Total$52,862,500$24,169,782$1,000,000$8,562,500$78,032,282

Contract Notes

Christian McCaffrey signed a 4 year, $64 million contract extension with the Panthers on April 16, 2020. Contract details come from a report via Mike Florio of PFT. Per Florio, $30.0625 million of the contract is fully guaranteed at signing including a $21.5 million signing bonus. If McCaffrey is on the roster on the fifth day of the 2021 league year he will earn a guarantee of $8.1 million on his 2022 base salary. There is also a $1 million guarantee for injury in 2023.
Career Earnings: $35,925,216
Career APY: $11,975,072
Potential Earnings: $89,787,716
Total Guarantees: $47,303,804
Largest Cash Payment: $22,325,000 (2020)
Largest Cap Number: $16,300,000 (2023)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PanthersDraftedRenegotiated20174$17,241,304$4,310,326$17,241,304$14,425,21683.7%$4,808,405
PanthersExtensionActive20204$64,063,412$16,015,853$30,062,500$21,500,00033.6%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Panthers3$35,925,216$11,975,072$11,755,4340.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2017Panthers$465,000$2,669,782$0$465,000$3,134,7821.7%$11,144,128
2018Panthers$1,248,696$2,669,782$0$1,248,696$3,918,4782.1%$1,248,696
2019Panthers$2,032,392$2,669,782$0$2,032,392$4,702,1742.4%$2,032,392
2020Panthers$825,000$6,969,782$0$825,000$7,794,7823.7%$22,325,000
2021Panthers$8,037,500$4,300,000$200,000$7,737,500$12,537,5006.9%$8,237,500
2022Panthers$8,400,000$4,300,000$200,000$0$12,900,0005.7%$8,600,000
2023Panthers$11,800,000$4,300,000$200,000$0$16,300,0006.8%$12,000,000
2024Panthers$11,800,000$4,300,000$200,000$0$16,300,0006.4%$12,000,000
2025Panthers$12,000,000$0$200,000$0$12,200,000--$12,200,000
Total$56,608,588$32,179,128$1,000,000$12,308,588$89,787,716$89,787,716

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2017160070.2%10.9%1114213.82756118.1521
2018160091.3%0.2%21910985.071078678.1641
2019160093.4%0.0%28713874.81511610058.7410
202032024.3%0.3%592253.85171498.8100

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$2,204,000$16,015,853
Injury Adjusted$3,917,667$14,013,871
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OTC Valuation $2.7M $5.3M $8.0M $10.6M $13.3M APY $2.7M $5.3M $8.0M $10.7M $13.3M $6,121,000 $5,150,000

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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