Age: 31
Free Agency: 2022 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 7
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $19,464,000 (9.34% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $14,000,000 (6.84% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.72
  • Contract Value: $80,500,000 ($16,100,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $35,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 9/249 at IDL

Current Contract

(Franchise, signed 2017)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201728$6,000,000$4,000,000$0$0$6,000,000$10,000,0005.6%
201829$12,500,000$4,000,000$0$500,000$12,500,000$17,000,0009.3%
2019 📝
March 15: $6.5 million becomes fully guaranteed
30$805,000$6,339,000$0$500,000$0$7,644,0004.0%
202031$12,500,000$6,339,000$1,000,000$500,000$0$19,464,0009.3%
202132$12,500,000$6,339,000$1,500,000$500,000$0$20,839,0009.7%
2022 📝
February 10: Contract voids
33$0$2,339,000$0$0$0$4,678,0002.1%
202334$0$2,339,000$0$0$0$00.0%
Total$44,305,000$31,695,000$2,500,000$2,000,000$18,500,000$79,625,000

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".
Career Earnings: $56,630,336
Career APY: $8,090,048
Potential Earnings: $85,130,336
Total Guarantees: $37,362,986
Largest Cash Payment: $26,000,000 (2017)
Largest Cap Number: $20,839,000 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PanthersDraftedExpired20134$4,630,336$1,157,584$2,362,986$4,630,336100.0%$1,157,584
PanthersFranchiseActive20175$80,500,000$16,100,000$35,000,000$52,000,00064.6%$17,333,333
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Panthers7$56,630,336$8,090,048$39,274,3360.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2013Panthers$405,000$436,879$0$0$0$841,8790.7%$2,152,516
2014Panthers$615,470$436,879$0$0$615,470$1,052,3490.8%$615,470
2015Panthers$825,940$436,879$0$0$0$1,262,8190.8%$825,940
2016Panthers$1,036,410$436,879$0$0$0$1,473,2891.0%$1,036,410
2017Panthers$6,000,000$4,000,000$0$0$6,000,000$10,000,0005.6%$26,000,000
2018Panthers$12,500,000$4,000,000$0$500,000$12,500,000$17,000,0009.3%$13,000,000
2019Panthers$805,000$6,339,000$0$500,000$0$7,644,0004.0%$13,000,000
2020Panthers$12,500,000$6,339,000$1,000,000$500,000$0$19,464,0009.3%$14,000,000
2021Panthers$12,500,000$6,339,000$1,500,000$500,000$0$20,839,0009.7%$14,500,000
2022Panthers$0$2,339,000$0$0$0$4,678,0002.1%$0
2023Panthers$0$2,339,000$0$0$0$00.0%$0
Total$47,187,820$33,442,516$2,500,000$2,000,000$19,115,470$84,255,336$85,130,336

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2013160051.1%14.0%18121.594111001100
2014160057.0%16.2%20193.519.54112001200
2015160068.9%13.4%3619119116184003200
2016160072.9%18.5%302563112173001000
2017160070.3%18.9%24227.535.571500021110
2018142058.6%16.5%29133201271001000
201921407.1%3.1%4000130000000

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$125,000$16,100,000
Injury Adjusted$3,714,542$2,012,500
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OTC Valuation $2.8M $5.7M $8.5M $11.4M $14.2M APY $3.8M $7.5M $11.3M $15.0M $18.8M $4,373,000 $5,933,333

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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