Kenny Gainwell - $.9 million
We saw two versions of Kenny G. last year, the regular season version and the playoff version. Playoff Kenny was much, MUCH more impressive than the regular season Kenny. In the 17-game regular season, he rushed for 240 yards. In the 3 game postseason, he rushed for 181 yards. The math there is that 43% of his rushing yards came in the postseason.
His biggest use for the team was his pass-catching ability that Sanders didn’t have. As we’ve already covered, Swift has that ability too. It’s hard to say exactly what Kenny’s workload is going to look like this year. He ended the season on a high note last year, but he’s also potentially behind two other guys rather than just one.
That being said, if another guy that’s ahead of him on the depth chart goes down, it stands to reason that Kenny is going to get his fair share of touches and catches. That’s a very comforting thought given the chatter about Penny and Swift’s durability.
As far as the money he’s making, it’s $.9 million. My dudes, that’s $900,000. So far, the three guys we’ve covered are at $4.2 million. That's not a bad price to pay for three guys in the top half of running backs in the league.