Cade Mays

Left Guard

Age: 25
Free Agency: 2026 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 2
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $1,028,267 (0.40% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $985,000 (0.36% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.96
  • Contract Value: $3,833,068 ($958,267 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $173,068
  • Contract Ranking: 72/100 at LG

Current Contract

(Drafted, signed 2022)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202223$705,000$43,267$748,2670.4%
202324$870,000$43,267$913,2670.4%
202425$985,000$43,267$1,028,2670.4%
202526$1,100,000$43,267$1,143,2670.4%
Total$3,660,000$173,068$3,833,068

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$1M
$1.9M
$2.9M
$3.8M
2022202320242025
Cash Due$878,068$870,000$985,000$1,100,000
Running Cash$878,068$1,748,068$2,733,068$3,833,068
Career Earnings: $1,748,068
Career APY: $874,034
Potential Earnings: $3,833,068
Total Guarantees: $173,068
Largest Cash Payment: $1,100,000 (2025)
Largest Cap Number: $1,143,267 (2025)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PanthersDraftedActive20224$3,833,068$958,267$173,068$1,748,06845.6%$874,034
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Panthers2$1,748,068$874,034$1,661,5340.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2022Panthers$705,000$43,267$748,2670.4%$878,068
2023Panthers$870,000$43,267$913,2670.4%$870,000
2024Panthers$985,000$43,267$1,028,2670.4%$985,000
2025Panthers$1,100,000$43,267$1,143,2670.4%$1,100,000
Total$3,660,000$173,068$3,833,068$3,833,068

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnaps
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecial
202211065.0%9.3%
2023161037.9%11.5%

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$555,000$958,267
Injury Adjusted$689,383$898,375
test
OTC Valuation $1.7M $3.4M $5M $6.7M $8.4M APY $3.5M $7M $10.5M $14M $17.5M $4,390,000 $3,686,670

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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