George Karlaftis

Edge Rusher

Age: 23
Free Agency: 2026 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 2
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $3,255,130 (1.29% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $1,790,044 (0.66% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.55
  • Contract Value: $11,935,476 ($2,983,869 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $11,935,476
  • Contract Ranking: 82/269 at EDGE

Current Contract

(Drafted, signed 2022)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202221$705,000$1,465,086$705,000$2,170,0861.0%
202322$1,247,522$1,465,086$1,247,522$2,712,6081.2%
202423$1,790,044$1,465,086$1,790,044$3,255,1301.3%
202524$2,332,566$1,465,086$2,332,566$3,797,6521.5%
Total$6,075,132$5,860,344$6,075,132$11,935,476

Contract Notes

George Karlaftis signed a 4 year rookie contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on May 6, 2022 worth $11,935,476 fully guaranteed including $5,860,344 signing bonus.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$3M
$6M
$9M
$11.9M
2022202320242025
Cash Due$6,565,344$1,247,522$1,790,044$2,332,566
Running Cash$6,565,344$7,812,866$9,602,910$11,935,476
Career Earnings: $7,812,866
Career APY: $3,906,433
Potential Earnings: $11,935,476
Total Guarantees: $11,935,476
Largest Cash Payment: $6,565,344 (2022)
Largest Cap Number: $3,797,652 (2025)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
ChiefsDraftedActive20224$11,935,476$2,983,869$11,935,476$7,812,86665.5%$3,906,433
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Chiefs2$7,812,866$3,906,433$4,882,6940.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2022Chiefs$705,000$1,465,086$705,000$2,170,0861.0%$6,565,344
2023Chiefs$1,247,522$1,465,086$1,247,522$2,712,6081.2%$1,247,522
2024Chiefs$1,790,044$1,465,086$1,790,044$3,255,1301.3%$1,790,044
2025Chiefs$2,332,566$1,465,086$2,332,566$3,797,6521.5%$2,332,566
Total$6,075,132$5,860,344$6,075,132$11,935,476$11,935,476

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2022170063.6%13.0%18156408117000200
2023160069.4%15.3%291810.555.57173001000

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$12,297,000$2,983,869
Injury Adjusted$12,297,000$2,983,869
test
OTC Valuation $5.9M $11.7M $17.6M $23.5M $29.4M APY $5.7M $11.3M $17M $22.7M $28.3M $11,201,000 $10,000,000

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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