Jason Fitzgerald

Jason is the founder of overthecap.com. Jason is considered an expert in NFL salary cap and contracts analysis and has consulted on many projects in the field of NFL contracts. He is a contributor to the Sporting News and has been interviewed by many news outlets to discuss contract related issues for specific teams and players.

Recent Posts by Jason

OTC Podcast 5/23: Brees Contract, Positional Valuation Strategies and More

In this weeks OTC Podcast:

Drew Brees upcoming contract

Draft pick signings

Positional valuations and the tag

Bengals extensions, Revis, Incentives, Moneyball and more…


Looking at Drew Brees’ Upcoming Contract Negotiation

Over at the Sporting News this week I took a look at Drew Brees’ upcoming contract talks with the Saints. Brees arguably has the most leverage ever in a negotiation with a massive franchise tag number virtually blocking the Saints from keeping him from hitting free agency. This leads to a very difficult decision for the Saints as  to how to approach this contract.

Read the full article at the Sporting News

OTC Podcast 5/15: Wake, Walker, and Reed New Deals…

In this weeks OTC Podcast, Bryce and Jason discuss

Cameron Wake’s new contract

Delanie Walker’s Extension

Some added thoughts on Jordan Reed

Changes that should happen in the future with contracts

Remaining free agents and some Twitter Q&A


Thoughts on Cameron Wake’s Extension

Late last week the Dolphins signed Cameron Wake to a new contract that would add an additional season onto his existing contract.  While I hadn’t really had a chance to look much into it until tonight my gut feeling was that it just sounded like a strange deal, which was originally reported as two new years for $14 million and $10 million in guarantees.  When you consider that you have a player who will be 34 years old and is coming off an Achilles injury normally you would expect the player to get squeezed by the team not extended. Looking at the numbers, though, it may not be as odd as I originally had thought. (more…)

OTC Podcast 5/8: Thoughts on New Extensions, Option Years and Cuts

In this weeks OTC Podcast, Bryce and Jason discuss

The rookie option year decisions

Cordy Glenn and Terron Armstead’s big contract extensions

Jordan Reed’s deal with Washington

Recent player cuts and the official end of unrestrcted free agency

All your Twitter questions


Thoughts on Glenn and Armstead Big Money Contracts

We are in extension season right now as teams try to hammer out new contracts before heading on vacation before training camp and we had two monster ones this week with Terron Armstead and Cordy Glenn signing for $13 and $12 million a year respectively. While both players are entrenched starters neither has made a Pro Bowl and I’m not sure if opinion around the NFL placed them at the top of the position (PFF does with Armstead who ranked 3rd last year while Glenn was 10th) yet their salaries reflect that. It was a bit surprising since similar talent players in Russell Okung and Kelvin Beachum were not able to reach the same plateaus as free agents even in their option pickups. So let’s see how these deals stack up with the rest of the market. (more…)

Jordan Reed Signs $50 million Extension with Redskins

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Redskins have signed tight end Jordan Reed to a 5 year, $50 million contract extension. If that is indeed the base value of the contract and not an incentivized amount, Reed will now become tied with Jimmy Graham for highest paid tight end in the NFL with a $10 million per year average and a significantly higher number than the recent extensions for the Travis Kelce’s and Zach Ertz’ of the world who came in around $9 million a season.  (more…)