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
49ers Contracts 2023: The Top 10
Includes the 10 largest active 49ers contracts by total value. All dollar figures via Spotrac.
|1||EDGE Nick Bosa||5y, $170M|
|2||T Trent Williams||6y, $138.06M|
|3||LB Fred Warner||6y, $95.22M|
|4||DE Arik Armstead||5y, $85M|
|5||DT Javon Hargrave||4y, $84M|
|6||TE George Kittle||5y, $75M|
|7||WR Deebo Samuel||3y, $71.55M|
|8||EDGE Randy Gregory||5y, $70M|
|9||RB Christian McCaffrey||4y, $64.06M|
|10||CB Charvarius Ward||3y, $40.5M|
San Francisco 49ers’ Highest-paid Players of 2023
Includes the 10 largest 49ers salaries by total cash compensation.
|1||EDGE Nick Bosa||$51.01M|
|2||DT Javon Hargrave||$25.01M|
|3||T Trent Williams||$20.25M|
|4||DE Arik Armstead||$16.74M|
|5||CB Charvarius Ward||$14M|
|6||LB Fred Warner||$13.52M|
|7||TE George Kittle||$12.25M|
|8||RB Christian McCaffrey||$12M|
|9||WR Deebo Samuel||$11.39M|
|10||FB Kyle Juszczyk||$5.25M|
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