• 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $17,000,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 9.25%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $13,000,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 7.28%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.76
  • Total Contract Value: $80,500,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $16,100,000
  • Position Ranking: 0/38 at 43DT
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $35,000,000
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 310
  • College: Purdue
  • Accrued Seasons: 5
  • Entry: 2013 Draft, Round 2, #44 overall (Panthers)
  • Year Signed: 2017
  • Contract Type: Franchise
  • Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Kawann Short signed a five year, $80.5 million contract with the Carolina Panthers on April 17, 2017. Short's contract contains $45 million in guarantees, $35 million of which are guaranteed at signing. The fully guaranteed portion of the contract includes a $20 million signing bonus, a $6 million base salary in 2017, and a partial guarantee in 2018. There are annual $500,000 workout bonuses starting in 2018 and offseason roster bonuses in 2020 and 2021. Short was the Panthers franchise player at the time of the new contract. The contract freed up $3.387 million in cap room for 2017.  If using this information please cite OTC as the source and link back to this page if using online and do not lump us in as a "verified report".

Current Contract

YearAgeBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
201728$6,000,000 $6,000,000$4,000,000$0$0$0$10,000,0006.0%
201829$12,500,000 $12,500,000$4,000,000$0$500,000$0$17,000,0009.6%
201930$12,500,000$4,000,000$0$500,000$0$17,000,0008.9%
202031$12,000,000$4,000,000$1,500,000$500,000$0$18,000,0009.0%
202132$12,000,000$4,000,000$2,000,000$500,000$0$18,500,000--
Total$55,000,000$20,000,000$3,500,000$2,000,000$0$80,500,000
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Career Earnings: $30,630,336
Career APY: $6,126,067
Potential Earnings: $85,130,336
Total Guarantees: $37,362,986
Largest Cash Payment: $26,000,000 (2017)
Largest Cap Hit: $18,500,000 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PanthersDraftedExpired20134$4,630,336$1,157,584$4,630,336100.0%$1,157,584
PanthersFranchiseActive20175$80,500,000$16,100,000$26,000,00032.3%$26,000,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Panthers5$30,630,336$6,126,067$14,630,3360.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %Cash Due
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2013Panthers$405,000$436,879$0$0$0$841,8790.7%$2,152,516
2014Panthers$615,470 $615,470$436,879$0$0$0$1,052,3490.8%$615,470
2015Panthers$825,940$436,879$0$0$0$1,262,8190.9%$825,940
2016Panthers$1,036,410$436,879$0$0$0$1,473,2890.9%$1,036,410
2017Panthers$6,000,000 $6,000,000$4,000,000$0$0$0$10,000,0006.0%$26,000,000
2018Panthers$12,500,000 $12,500,000$4,000,000$0$500,000$0$17,000,0009.6%$13,000,000
2019Panthers$12,500,000$4,000,000$0$500,000$0$17,000,0008.9%$13,000,000
2020Panthers$12,000,000$4,000,000$1,500,000$500,000$0$18,000,0009.0%$14,000,000
2021Panthers$12,000,000$4,000,000$2,000,000$500,000$0$18,500,000--$14,500,000
Total$57,882,820$21,747,516$3,500,000$2,000,000$0$85,130,336 $85,130,336

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
20131651.1%14.0%18121.594111001100
20141657.0%16.2%20193.519.54112001200
20151668.9%13.4%3619119116184003200
20161672.9%18.5%302563112173001000
20171670.3%18.9%24227.535.571500021110
2018561.0%16.7%114210640001000

Financial Reports

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