Kelvin Benjamin

Wide Receiver

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $352,941
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 0.20%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $352,941
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 0.21%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.00
  • Total Contract Value: $790,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $790,000
  • Position Ranking: 18/80 at WR
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $0
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 240
  • College: Florida State
  • Accrued Seasons: 5
  • Entry: 2014 Draft, Round 1, #28 overall (Panthers)
  • Year Signed: 2018
  • Contract Type: SFA
  • Free Agency: 2019 (UFA)

Contract Notes

The Panthers picked up the 5th year option on receiver Kelvin Benjamin. The option year is worth $8.459 million and is guaranteed for injury. If Benjamin is on the roster on the 1st day of the 2018 league year his salary will become fully guaranteed.

The Bills traded for Benjamin on October 31, 2017. The Bills pick up the remainder of his 2017 salary and his 2018 salary. His 2018 salary remains guaranteed for injury only until the first day of the 2018 league year at which point it will become fully guaranteed.

Current Contract

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2018 27 $1,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $352,941 0.2%
Total $1,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $352,941
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Career Earnings: $16,476,191
Career APY: $3,295,238
Potential Earnings: $7,081,478
Total Guarantees: $12,398,250
Largest Cash Payment: $4,314,000 (2014)
Largest Cap Hit: $2,090,250 (2016)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Panthers Drafted Traded 2014 4 $7,664,250 $1,916,063 $6,199,125 $7,134,838 93.1% $2,378,279
Bills Drafted Terminated 2014 4 $7,664,250 $1,916,063 $6,199,125 $8,988,412 117.3% $8,988,412
Chiefs SFA Active 2018 1 $790,000 $790,000 $0 $352,941 44.7% $352,941
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Panthers 3 $7,134,838 $2,378,279 $5,225,625 0.0% $1,909,213 0.0%
Bills 1 $8,988,412 $8,988,412 $529,412 0.0% $8,459,000 0.0%
Chiefs 1 $352,941 $352,941 $352,941 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2014 Panthers $420,000 $420,000 $973,500 $0 $0 $0 $1,393,500 1.0% $4,314,000
2015 Panthers $768,375 $768,375 $973,500 $0 $0 $0 $1,741,875 1.2% $768,375
2016 Panthers $1,116,750 $1,116,750 $973,500 $0 $0 $0 $2,090,250 1.3% $1,116,750
2017 Bills $1,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $529,412 0.3% $529,412
2018 Chiefs $1,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $352,941 0.2% $352,941
Total $4,805,125 $2,920,500 $0 $0 $0 $6,107,978   $7,081,478
Dead Money History
Team Year Cap Charge Cash Paid
Panthers 2017 $1,909,213 $935,713
Bills 2018 $8,459,000 $8,459,000
Total$10,368,213$9,394,713

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Receiving Rushing Fumbles
Offense Special RecYardsAvgTD AttYardsAvgTD TotalLost
2014 16 83.8% 0.2%73100813.89000.0011
2016 16 72.3% 0.4%6394114.97000.0011
2017 14 55.8% 1.2%4666514.53000.0000
2018 15 50.8% 0.2%2538015.21000.0000

Financial Reports

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