Kelvin Benjamin

Tight End

Age: 30
Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 5
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $850,000 (0.46% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $990,000 (0.44% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.16
  • Contract Value: $990,000 ($990,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $0
  • Contract Ranking: 81/205 at TE

Current Contract

(SFA, signed 2021)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202130$990,000$850,0000.5%
Total$990,000$850,000

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.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$1M
2021
Cash Due$990,000
Running Cash$990,000
Career Earnings: $16,476,191
Career APY: $3,295,238
Potential Earnings: $8,071,478
Total Guarantees: $12,398,250
Largest Cash Payment: $4,314,000 (2014)
Largest Cap Number: $2,090,250 (2016)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BillsDraftedTerminated20144$16,123,250$3,224,650$6,199,125$529,4123.3%$529,412
PanthersDraftedTraded20144$7,664,250$1,916,063$6,199,125$6,199,12580.9%$2,066,375
ChiefsSFAExpired20181$790,000$790,000$0$352,94144.7%$352,941
GiantsSFAActive20211$990,000$990,000$0$00.0%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Bills1$8,988,412$8,988,412$529,4120.0%$8,459,0000.0%
Panthers3$7,134,838$2,378,279$5,225,6250.0%$1,909,2130.0%
Chiefs1$352,941$352,941$352,9410.0%$00.0%
Giants0$0$0$00.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2014Panthers$420,000$973,500$420,000$1,393,5001.0%$4,314,000
2015Panthers$768,375$973,500$768,375$1,741,8751.2%$768,375
2016Panthers$1,116,750$973,500$1,116,750$2,090,2501.4%$1,116,750
2017Bills$1,000,000$0$0$529,4120.3%$529,412
2018Chiefs$1,500,000$0$0$352,9410.2%$352,941
2021Giants$990,000$0$0$850,0000.5%$990,000
Total$5,795,125$2,920,500$2,305,125$6,957,978$8,071,478
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Panthers2017$1,909,213$935,713
Bills2018$8,459,000$8,459,000
Total$10,368,213$9,394,713

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2014160083.8%0.2%000.0073100813.8911
2016160072.3%0.4%000.006394114.9711
2017142155.8%1.2%000.004666514.5300
2018150150.8%0.2%000.002538015.2100

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 $2.0M $4.0M $6.1M $8.1M $10.1M APY $2.5M $5.0M $7.5M $10.0M $12.5M $7,403,000 $6,000,000

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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