Who’s the Chiefs’ highest-paid player? What are their biggest contracts on the books? Here’s what you need to know about Kansas City’s salary cap spending in 2023.
When you’re the king, heavy is the head. Such is the condition of the Kansas City Chiefs, the NFL’s defending Super Bowl champions and winners of two of the last four. Andy Reid’s team has a target on its back bigger than Swope Park. And with all that success comes the need to invest bigger and bigger in a winning nucleus of players that once again figures to be the core of a championship contender.
The NFL salary cap, meanwhile, forces front office bosses like KC general manager Brett Veach to get creative with his financial outlays year over year. Particularly as it relates to high-level offensive stars, restructured deals are the name of the game with so many mouths to feed.
So, what are the team’s biggest salaries on the books for 2023, as well as their largest contracts overall?
Boardroom has all your Kansas City Chiefs salary cap particulars for the current NFL season.
Chiefs Salary Cap 2023: Spending & Space
All dollar figures and cap estimates in this article via Spotrac. Reflects a hard salary cap of $224.8 million.
So, are the Chiefs over the salary cap? Check out their full spending breakdown as of Oct. 10, 2023.
- Active contracts: $193,606,521
- Dead cap money: $9,079,469
- Total salary cap usage: $214,956,422
- Salary cap space: $5,491,371
Chiefs Contracts 2023: The Top 10
Includes the 10 largest active Kansas City Chiefs contracts by total value. All dollar figures via Spotrac.
|1||QB Patrick Mahomes||10y, $450M|
|t2||T Jawaan Taylor||4y, $80M|
|t2||G Joe Thuney||5y, $80M|
|4||TE Travis Kelce||4y, $57.25M|
|5||S Justin Reid||3y, $31.5M|
|6||WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling||3y, $30M|
|7||K Harrison Butker||5y, $20.27M|
|8||DT Chris Jones||1y, $19.5M|
|9||DE Charles Omenihu||2y, $16M|
|10||CB Trent McDuffie||4y, $13.99M|
Kansas City Chiefs’ Highest-paid Players of 2023
Includes the 10 largest Chiefs salaries by total cash compensation.
|1||QB Patrick Mahomes||$59.35M|
|2||T Jawaan Taylor||$20M|
|3||DT Chris Jones||$18.14M|
|4||G Joe Thuney||$15.5M|
|5||TE Travis Kelce||$12.25M|
|6||S Justin Reid||$9.2M|
|7||WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling||$9M|
|8||DE Charles Omenihu||$8.24M|
|9||DE Felix Anudike-Uzomah||$6.34M|
|10||K Harrison Butker||$3.7M|
Other Notable 2023 Chiefs Salaries
16. P Tommy Townsend: $2.63M
19. RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire: $2.08M
20. WR Kadarius Toney: $1.91M
34. C Creed Humphrey: $1.16M
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