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Melvin Gordon

Running Back

Age: 27
Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 5
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $7,000,000 (3.27% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $9,000,000 (4.89% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.29
  • Contract Value: $16,000,000 ($8,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $13,500,000
  • Contract Ranking: 7/192 at RB

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2020)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202027$1,000,000$2,000,000$4,000,000$0$5,000,000$7,000,0003.3%
202128$4,500,000$2,000,000$2,000,000$500,000$4,500,000$9,000,0004.2%
Total$5,500,000$4,000,000$6,000,000$500,000$9,500,000$16,000,000

Contract Notes

Melvin Gordon signed a two year, $16 million contract with the Broncos on March 20, 2020. Per Mike Klis, $13.5 million of the contract is guaranteed and he earned a $4 million signing bonus. If Gordon reports to training camp in 2021 he will earn a $2 million bonus. There are also up to $500,000 in per game bonuses in 2021.
Career Earnings: $19,285,644
Career APY: $3,857,129
Potential Earnings: $31,285,644
Total Guarantees: $24,169,762
Largest Cash Payment: $9,000,000 (2020)
Largest Cap Number: $9,000,000 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
ChargersDraftedExpired20154$10,669,762$2,667,441$10,669,762$15,285,644143.3%$3,057,129
BroncosUFAActive20202$16,000,000$8,000,000$13,500,000$4,000,00025.0%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Chargers5$15,285,644$3,057,129$15,285,6440.0%$00.0%
Broncos0$4,000,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2015Chargers$435,000$1,504,957$0$0$435,000$1,939,9571.4%$6,454,828
2016Chargers$919,989$1,504,957$0$0$919,989$2,424,9461.5%$919,989
2017Chargers$1,404,978$1,504,957$0$0$1,404,978$2,909,9351.8%$1,404,978
2018Chargers$1,889,967$1,504,957$0$0$1,889,967$3,394,9241.9%$1,889,967
2019Chargers$5,605,000$0$0$0$0$4,615,8822.5%$4,615,882
2020Broncos$1,000,000$2,000,000$4,000,000$0$5,000,000$7,000,0003.3%$9,000,000
2021Broncos$4,500,000$2,000,000$2,000,000$500,000$4,500,000$9,000,0004.2%$7,000,000
Total$15,754,934$10,019,828$6,000,000$500,000$14,149,934$31,285,644$31,285,644

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2015140033.8%0.0%1846413.50331925.8064
2016130361.8%0.0%2549973.9104141910.2222
2017160070.5%0.0%26710123.88524458.6400
2018124052.7%0.0%1758855.110504909.8410
2019120040.4%0.0%1626123.88422967.0143

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$3,002,000$8,000,000
Injury Adjusted$3,002,000$8,000,000
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OTC Valuation $2.6M $5.2M $7.8M $10.4M $13.0M APY $2.7M $5.3M $8.0M $10.7M $13.3M $6,061,000 $4,250,000

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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