In 2018, the Cincinnati Bengals signed kicker Evan McPherson to a four-year contract worth a reported $660,000. The deal includes a $343,712 signing bonus and an average annual salary of $955,928. McPherson will earn a base salary of $825,000 in 2022, with a cap hit of $910,928 and a dead cap value of $257,784.
After playing four years in college, McPherson decided to skip his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. The Bengals selected him with the 149th pick in the fifth round. He has already made several game-winning kicks, including a 52-yard field goal as time expired in the Divisional round against the Titans. In his first full NFL season, McPherson made 28 of 33 field goals and five extra-point kicks. His accuracy is also impressive.
While the contract doesn’t have a guaranteed salary, the Bengals have made McPherson’s salary a major topic of discussion. While his salary is significant, it is still not enough to justify his high-profile status. In order to stay on the top, he must prove himself to the team and show his worth in the NFL. Moreover, his teammates should be happy to sign McPherson to an extension, since his salary is guaranteed to go up in the future.
Evan McPherson was born on July 21, 1999 in Fort Payne, Alabama. He is an American-White and 22-year-old in 2022. His parents are LaDon and Amber McPherson. He has two younger brothers, Logan and Alex, and was a top kicker in his class at Louisiana Tech University. He is the highest-paid kicker of the class of 2022.
Evan McPherson is an American citizen and a Christian. He attended the University of Florida. He started his career at Fort Payne High School, where he set new records for kicker and punter. While he was in high school, he was named the most outstanding kicker and punter in the state. It is unclear when his contract with the Bengals will be terminated, but it is still worth looking at his contract and salary.
Trae Waynes has the Bengals’ highest cap number. The tight end signed a three-year, $42 million deal in 2020, which is more than the team can spend on a rookie. He is limited to just five regular-season games last year after suffering a hamstring injury. He then missed all of 2020’s season with a torn pectoral muscle.
In the NFL, a kicker’s playing salary isn’t as big a deal as it used to be. Kickers are not a high-profile position, and their salaries don’t even come close to the salaries of quarterbacks and running backs. Despite the low-paying position, kickers still make millions of dollars, albeit in a much lower scale.