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Graham Gano

Kicker

Age: 33
Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 8
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $4,337,500 (2.08% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $3,000,000 (1.47% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.69
  • Contract Value: $17,000,000 ($4,250,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $8,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 5/45 at K

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2018)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201831$1,850,000$1,537,500$0$50,000$1,850,000$3,437,5001.9%
201932$1,950,000$1,537,500$200,000$50,000$1,000,000$3,687,5001.9%
202033$2,750,000$1,537,500$200,000$50,000$0$4,337,5002.1%
202134$3,500,000$1,537,500$200,000$50,000$0$5,287,5002.5%
Total$10,050,000$6,150,000$600,000$200,000$2,850,000$16,750,000

Contract Notes

K Graham Gano signed a four year, $17 million contract with the Carolina Panthers on March 8, 2018. Gano received $9 million in guarantees including a $6.15 million signing bonus. There are $200,000 roster bonuses in 2019, 2020, and 2021 as well as annual $50,000 workout bonuses. Please link back to OTC if using this information.
Career Earnings: $24,080,000
Career APY: $3,010,000
Potential Earnings: $30,830,000
Total Guarantees: $11,950,000
Largest Cash Payment: $8,050,000 (2018)
Largest Cap Number: $5,287,500 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PanthersUFAExpired20144$12,400,000$3,100,000$3,950,000$12,700,000102.4%$3,175,000
PanthersUFAActive20184$17,000,000$4,250,000$8,000,000$10,050,00059.1%$5,025,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Panthers8$24,080,000$3,010,000$21,155,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2012Panthers$615,000$0$0$0$0$615,0000.5%$615,000
2013Panthers$715,000$0$0$0$0$715,0000.6%$715,000
2014Panthers$950,000$750,000$0$50,000$950,000$1,750,0001.3%$4,000,000
2015Panthers$2,300,000$750,000$0$50,000$0$3,100,0002.1%$2,350,000
2016Panthers$3,050,000$750,000$0$50,000$0$3,850,0002.5%$3,100,000
2017Panthers$3,200,000$750,000$0$50,000$0$4,000,0002.2%$3,250,000
2018Panthers$1,850,000$1,537,500$0$50,000$1,850,000$3,437,5001.9%$8,050,000
2019Panthers$1,950,000$1,537,500$200,000$50,000$1,000,000$3,687,5001.9%$2,000,000
2020Panthers$2,750,000$1,537,500$200,000$50,000$0$4,337,5002.1%$3,000,000
2021Panthers$3,500,000$1,537,500$200,000$50,000$0$5,287,5002.5%$3,750,000
Total$20,880,000$9,150,000$600,000$400,000$3,800,000$30,780,000$30,830,000

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnaps
InjuredHealthySpecial
20126----15.1%
2013160030.8%
2014160033.3%
2015160038.9%
2016160034.3%
2017160032.5%
2018124024.9%

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$0$0
Injury Adjusted$0$0
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OTC Valuation $647.7k $1.3M $1.9M $2.6M $3.2M APY $833.3k $1.7M $2.5M $3.3M $4.2M $2,327,000 $3,259,000

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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