McCaffrey is the top-paid running back in the NFL in terms of average annual value, while the total value of his contract sits third. Boardroom breaks down the details of his deal.
On Thursday, the Carolina Panthers traded the All-Pro RB to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for second, third, and fourth-round picks in 2023 and a fifth-round pick in 2024. For the Panthers, it’s just another move to rebuild. For the 49ers, they finally get a dominant back they’ve sought since Frank Gore (2005-14).
McCaffrey has made the postseason only once in his six-year career (2017), and now he’ll have a chance to be an integral part of a serious contender. One catch for a San Fran team shuffling through injured backs: McCaffrey hasn’t played more than seven games in a season since 2019.
Boardroom takes a look at the details of his contract.
Christian McCaffrey Contract & Salary Details
Total value: $64,063,500
Average annual value: $16,015,875 (first among RBs; 95th in the NFL overall)
Guaranteed at signing: $30,062,500
Total guaranteed money: $38,162,500
2022 cash salary: $690,000
Free agency: 2026 (potential out in 2023)
Christian McCaffrey Career Earnings
CAREER BASE SALARY: $6,596,085
CAREER SIGNING BONUS: $32,179,128
WORKOUT BONUS: $400,000
RESTRUCTURE BONUS: $14,412,500
CAREER INCENTIVES: $61,550
TOTAL CAREER EARNINGS THRU 2022: $53,649,263
ESTIMATED SALARY EARNINGS THRU 2025 SEASON: $42,196,085
ESTIMATED TOTAL EARNINGS THRU 2025 SEASON: $89,849,263
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