Luke Kuechly

Inside Linebacker

  • 2017 Salary Cap Charge: $12,363,324
  • % of 2017 Team Cap: 6.86%
  • 2017 Cash Payout: $7,363,324
  • % of 2017 Team Cash Spending: 3.85%
  • 2017 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.60
  • Total Contract Value: $61,795,295
  • Annual Contract Value: $12,359,059
  • Position Ranking: 1/316 at ILB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $27,000,000
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 235
  • College: Boston College
  • Accrued Seasons: 5
  • Entry: 2012 Draft, Round 1, #9 overall (Panthers)
  • Year Signed: 2015
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Luke Kuechley signed a five year contract extension worth $61,795,295 with the Carolina Panthers on September 12, 2015. According to Joel Corry the contract contains $27 million guaranteed and an option bonus worth $6 million. We are estimating that Kuechley received a $19 million signing bonus and we will update accordingly when we confirm the final numbers.

Current Contract

YearAgeBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
201524$1,000,000 $1,000,000$5,697,018$0$0$0$6,697,0184.7%
201625$1,000,000 $1,000,000$5,000,000$0$0$0$6,000,0003.9%
201726$7,363,324 $7,363,324$5,000,000$0$0$0$12,363,3247.4%
201827$7,600,059$5,000,000$0$500,000$0$13,100,0597.4%
201928$10,000,059$5,000,000$0$500,000$0$15,500,0598.2%
202029$10,300,059$1,200,000$0$500,000$0$12,000,0596.0%
202130$10,695,059$0$0$500,000$0$11,195,059--
Total$47,958,560$26,897,018$0$2,000,000$0$76,855,578
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Contract History

Career Earnings: $37,473,337
Years: 5
Career APY: $7,494,667
TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PanthersDraftedRenegotiated20125$23,636,600$4,727,320$10,473,33744.3%$3,491,112
PanthersExtensionActive20155$61,795,295$12,359,059$27,000,00043.7%$13,500,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Panthers5$37,473,337$7,494,667$21,273,3370.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2012Panthers$390,000$1,897,018$0$0$0$2,287,0181.9%
2013Panthers$961,755 $961,755$1,897,018$0$0$0$2,858,7732.3%
2014Panthers$1,533,510 $1,533,510$1,897,018$0$0$0$3,430,5282.6%
2015Panthers$1,000,000 $1,000,000$5,697,018$0$0$0$6,697,0184.7%
2016Panthers$1,000,000 $1,000,000$5,000,000$0$0$0$6,000,0003.9%
2017Panthers$7,363,324 $7,363,324$5,000,000$0$0$0$12,363,3247.4%
2018Panthers$7,600,059$5,000,000$0$500,000$0$13,100,0597.4%
2019Panthers$10,000,059$5,000,000$0$500,000$0$15,500,0598.2%
2020Panthers$10,300,059$1,200,000$0$500,000$0$12,000,0596.0%
2021Panthers$10,695,059$0$0$500,000$0$11,195,059--
Total$50,843,825$32,588,072$0$2,000,000$0$85,431,897 

Statistics (2014-present)

YearGames PlayedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
20141696.2%17.1%99543199412101100
20151369.9%10.3%76421575104482101
20161061.4%11.7%7131216646111000
2017986.1%12.8%4130002243231100

Financial Reports

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