In mid-February, I put together a rundown of some pertinent contract dates for guarantees and bonuses. The San Francisco 49ers have some notable players that will see their 2015 salaries become guaranteed. For salary cap purposes, that is obviously kind of a big deal.
Since writing that article, I realized I missed a few players. Now that the 2014 season is officially finished, I thought I would put together a rundown of players with some kind of guarantees for 2015. At the end I have a rundown of where current numbers stand for this coming season.
First up, let's take a look at players who will see their entire base salaries guaranteed at some point this offseason. The date listed is when it is expected to become guaranteed.
- Aldon Smith, $9.754 million - March 10
- NaVorro Bowman, $4.7 million - March 10 or March 11
- Colin Kaepernick, $10.4 million - April 1
- Antoine Bethea, $3 million - April 1
- Anthony Davis, $1.85 million - April 1
- Tramaine Brock, $1.85 million - April 1
This next list of players will see some portion of their base salary guaranteed
- Anquan Boldin - $3 million guaranteed on April 1
- Bruce Miller - $819,000 guaranteed on April 1
- Phil Dawson - $500,000 guaranteed on April 1
- Kendall Hunter - $100,000 guaranteed of April 1
This next list of players already have all of part of their 2015 base salary guaranteed
- Eric Reid - $1,175,978
- Jimmie Ward - $743,297
- Carlos Hyde - $537,349
- Lawrence Okoye - $50,000
Finally, this list of players has either a roster bonus or option bonus due on a certain date.
- Joe Staley - $6 million option bonus on April 1
- Daniel Kilgore - $600,000 roster bonus on April 1
That means 14 players have base salary guarantees in their contract. Those 14 account for $38,479,624 in 2015 base salary money money. The 49ers have an additional $63,564,387 in non-guaranteed base salaries for 2015. Most NFL contracts are not fully guaranteed, which is why players are cut so easily.
Those numbers above do not factor in prorated bonuses or anything else that would add to their cap figure. The 49ers have $28,097,384 committed in prorated bonuses, $9.18 million in roster bonuses, and $2.5 million in workout bonuses.
Here is a rundown of all the pertinent dollar figures:
Non-guaranteed money: $75,244,387
Guaranteed Money (Base and prorated): $66,577,008
Total committed: $141,821,395
With dead money ($6,484,901): $148,306,296
As always you can find me on Twitter, @Jay_AB81, or check out my salary cap pages here on NinersNation.