Graham Gano

Kicker

Age: 37
Free Agency: 2027 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 12
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $7,211,668 (2.78% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $5,085,000 (1.72% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.71
  • Contract Value: $16,500,000 ($5,500,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $11,335,000
  • Contract Ranking: 4/50 at K

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2023)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202336$1,250,000$3,047,963$0$1,250,000$4,297,9631.9%
202437$3,085,000$2,126,668$2,000,000$5,085,000$7,211,6682.8%
202538$4,415,000$1,250,000$0$0$5,665,0002.2%
202639$4,500,000$1,250,000$0$0$5,750,0002.0%
Total$13,250,000$7,674,631$2,000,000$6,335,000$22,924,631

Contract Notes

Graham Gano signed a three year, $16.5 million contract extension with the Giants on September 8, 2023. Gano has $13.25 million in guaranteed salary of which $11.335 million is guaranteed at signing. The extension lowered Gano's 2023 salary cap number by $1.25 million.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$5.5M
$11M
$16.5M
2023202420252026
Cash Due$2,500,000$5,085,000$4,415,000$4,500,000
Running Cash$2,500,000$7,585,000$12,000,000$16,500,000
Career Earnings: $42,880,000
Career APY: $3,573,333
Potential Earnings: $56,830,000
Total Guarantees: $33,785,000
Largest Cash Payment: $8,050,000 (2018)
Largest Cap Number: $7,211,668 (2024)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PanthersUFAExpired20144$12,400,000$3,100,000$3,950,000$12,700,000102.4%$3,175,000
PanthersUFATerminated20184$17,000,000$4,250,000$8,000,000$10,050,00059.1%$5,025,000
GiantsSFARenegotiated20201$2,250,000$2,250,000$1,000,000$00.0%$0
GiantsExtensionExtended20203$14,000,000$4,666,667$9,500,000$12,500,00089.3%$4,166,667
GiantsExtensionActive20233$16,500,000$5,500,000$11,335,000$6,250,00037.9%$6,250,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Panthers8$24,130,000$3,016,250$21,155,0000.0%$3,125,0000.0%
Giants4$18,750,000$4,687,500$14,029,5820.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2012Panthers$615,000$0$0$0$0$0$615,0000.5%$615,000
2013Panthers$715,000$0$0$0$0$0$715,0000.6%$715,000
2014Panthers$950,000$750,000$0$0$50,000$950,000$1,750,0001.3%$4,000,000
2015Panthers$2,300,000$750,000$0$0$50,000$0$3,100,0002.1%$2,350,000
2016Panthers$3,050,000$750,000$0$0$50,000$0$3,850,0002.5%$3,100,000
2017Panthers$3,200,000$750,000$0$0$50,000$0$4,000,0002.2%$3,250,000
2018Panthers$1,850,000$1,537,500$0$0$50,000$1,850,000$3,437,5001.9%$8,050,000
2019Panthers$1,950,000$1,537,500$0$200,000$50,000$1,000,000$3,687,5001.9%$2,000,000
2020Giants$1,750,000$1,000,000$0$250,000$0$0$2,906,2501.5%$5,250,000
2021Giants$1,486,111$921,296$1,500,000$0$0$2,986,111$3,907,4072.1%$3,500,000
2022Giants$1,120,000$1,797,962$0$0$0$0$2,917,9621.4%$3,750,000
2023Giants$1,250,000$3,047,963$0$0$0$1,250,000$4,297,9631.9%$6,250,000
2024Giants$3,085,000$2,126,668$2,000,000$0$0$5,085,000$7,211,6682.8%$5,085,000
2025Giants$4,415,000$1,250,000$0$0$0$0$5,665,0002.2%$4,415,000
2026Giants$4,500,000$1,250,000$0$0$0$0$5,750,0002.0%$4,500,000
Total$32,236,111$17,468,889$3,500,000$450,000$300,000$13,121,111$53,811,250$56,830,000
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Panthers2020$1,587,500$50,000
Panthers2021$1,537,500$0
Total$3,125,000$50,000

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsField GoalsPATPoints
InjuredHealthySpecialMadeAtt.Blk.LongMadeAtt.Blk.
20126----15.1%9110512021047
2013160030.8%242715542420114
2014160033.3%293515334340121
2015160038.9%303645256591146
2016160034.3%303805431342121
2017160032.5%293004834371121
2018124024.9%14160633033072
2020160031.9%313205521230114
2021170026.0%293305517170104
2022170032.5%293215732341119
202380011.6%111715788041

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$907,000$5,500,000
Injury Adjusted$907,000$5,500,000
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OTC Valuation $1.1M $2.2M $3.3M $4.4M $5.5M APY $1M $2M $3M $4M $5M $4,191,000 $3,900,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

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