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San Francisco 49ers Salary Cap 2023: Contracts, Highest-paid Players & More

Last Updated: October 29, 2023
Who’s the 49ers’ highest-paid player? What are their biggest contracts on the books? Here’s what you need to know about SF’s salary cap spending in 2023.

As it relates to that fantastic beast known as the NFL salary cap, Kyle Shanahan’s San Francisco 49ers hit the lottery: Not only did they find a diamond-in-the-rough quarterback in Brock Purdy seemingly out of nowhere, but they snagged him with the very last pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, making him the single most affordable full-time starting QB in football.

One day, he’ll receive a healthy contract extension that definitively changes his and his family’s lives forever. Under the rules of the league’s collective bargaining agreement, however, he’s not eligible to sign one until after the 2024 season is over, enabling GM John Lynch and Co. to compete here and now while still stockpiling a prodigious cache of cap space for future blockbuster moves.

That got us thinking, then, about what the team’s biggest salaries on the books really are before their inevitable cash-splashing next season, as well as their largest contracts overall.

Boardroom has all your 2023 49ers salary cap particulars — let’s dive in.

49ers 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 49ers over the salary cap? Check out their full spending breakdown as of Oct. 24, 2023.

  • Active contracts: $157,728,091
  • Dead cap money: $29,357,558
  • Total salary cap usage: $194,413,095
  • Salary cap space: $43,107,173
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49ers Contracts 2023: The Top 10

Includes the 10 largest active 49ers contracts by total value. All dollar figures via Spotrac.

1EDGE Nick Bosa5y, $170M
2T Trent Williams6y, $138.06M
3LB Fred Warner6y, $95.22M
4DE Arik Armstead5y, $85M
5DT Javon Hargrave4y, $84M
6TE George Kittle5y, $75M
7WR Deebo Samuel3y, $71.55M
8EDGE Randy Gregory5y, $70M
9RB Christian McCaffrey4y, $64.06M
10CB Charvarius Ward3y, $40.5M

San Francisco 49ers’ Highest-paid Players of 2023

Includes the 10 largest 49ers salaries by total cash compensation.

1EDGE Nick Bosa$51.01M
2DT Javon Hargrave$25.01M
3T Trent Williams$20.25M
4DE Arik Armstead$16.74M
5CB Charvarius Ward$14M
6LB Fred Warner$13.52M
7TE George Kittle$12.25M
8RB Christian McCaffrey$12M
9WR Deebo Samuel$11.39M
10FB Kyle Juszczyk$5.25M

Other Notable 49ers Salaries

16. DT Javon Kinlaw: $2.72M
20. WR Brandon Aiyuk: $2.32M
t39. RB Elijah Mitchell: $940K
t47. QB Brock Purdy: $870K

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