Cole Kmet

Tight End

Age: 25
Free Agency: 2028 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 4
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $11,600,000 (4.47% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $10,000,000 (3.91% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.86
  • Contract Value: $50,000,000 ($12,500,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $22,893,000
  • Contract Ranking: 9/189 at TE

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2023)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202324$4,993,000$2,367,779$0$0$4,993,000$7,360,7793.2%
202425$9,900,000$1,600,000$0$100,000$9,900,000$11,600,0004.5%
202526$9,900,000$1,600,000$0$100,000$0$11,600,0004.5%
202627$8,900,000$1,600,000$1,000,000$100,000$0$11,600,0004.1%
202728$8,900,000$1,600,000$1,000,000$100,000$0$11,600,0003.7%
Total$42,593,000$8,767,779$2,000,000$400,000$14,893,000$53,760,779

Contract Notes

Cole Kmet signed a four year, $50 million extension with the Bears on July 26, 2023. $32.793 million is guaranteed for injury of which $22.893 million is fully guaranteed at signing. Kmet received an $8 million signing bonus and his 2023 and 2024 base salaries are fully guaranteed. Kmet's $9.9 million salary due in 2025 is also guaranteed for injury at signing, and becomes fully guaranteed in March of 2024. Details are courtesy of a report from Brad Spielberger.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$12.5M
$25M
$37.5M
$50M
20232024202520262027
Cash Due$10,000,000$10,000,000$10,000,000$10,000,000$10,000,000
Running Cash$10,000,000$20,000,000$30,000,000$40,000,000$50,000,000
Career Earnings: $18,927,451
Career APY: $4,731,863
Potential Earnings: $58,927,451
Total Guarantees: $27,528,561
Largest Cash Payment: $12,993,000 (2023)
Largest Cap Number: $11,600,000 (2024)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BearsDraftedExtended20204$7,577,786$1,894,447$4,635,561$5,934,45178.3%$1,978,150
BearsExtensionActive20234$50,000,000$12,500,000$22,893,000$12,993,00026.0%$12,993,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Bears4$18,927,451$4,731,863$12,527,4510.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2020Bears$610,000$767,779$0$0$610,000$1,377,7790.6%$3,681,116
2021Bears$954,445$767,779$0$0$954,445$1,722,2240.9%$954,445
2022Bears$1,298,890$767,779$0$0$0$2,066,6691.0%$1,298,890
2023Bears$4,993,000$2,367,779$0$0$4,993,000$7,360,7793.2%$12,993,000
2024Bears$9,900,000$1,600,000$0$100,000$9,900,000$11,600,0004.5%$10,000,000
2025Bears$9,900,000$1,600,000$0$100,000$0$11,600,0004.5%$10,000,000
2026Bears$8,900,000$1,600,000$1,000,000$100,000$0$11,600,0004.1%$10,000,000
2027Bears$8,900,000$1,600,000$1,000,000$100,000$0$11,600,0003.7%$10,000,000
Total$45,456,335$11,071,116$2,000,000$400,000$16,457,445$58,927,451$58,927,451

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2020160056.3%22.4%1-3-3.00282438.7200
2021170083.3%28.6%100.006061210.2000
2022170093.8%13.1%294.505054410.9700
2023170077.2%13.1%320.70737199.8600

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$9,015,000$12,500,000
Injury Adjusted$9,015,000$12,500,000
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OTC Valuation $2M $4M $6M $8M $10M APY $2.9M $5.7M $8.6M $11.4M $14.3M $6,604,000 $8,227,624

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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