A.J. Cole

Punter

Age: 27
Free Agency: 2026 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 3
  • 2022 Salary Cap Charge: $2,000,000 (0.96% of cap)
  • 2022 Cash Payout: $1,500,000 (0.67% of spending)
  • 2022 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.75
  • Contract Value: $12,000,000 ($3,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $3,500,000
  • Contract Ranking: 6/35 at P

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2021)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202126$850,000$400,834$0$0$1,250,8340.7%
202227$1,500,000$400,000$100,000$1,500,000$2,000,0001.0%
2023 📝
February 15: $2,150,000 injury guarantee vests to a full guarantee
28$2,150,000$400,000$0$0$2,550,0001.1%
202429$3,017,000$400,000$0$0$3,417,0001.3%
202530$3,333,000$400,000$0$0$3,733,000--
Total$10,850,000$2,000,834$100,000$1,500,000$12,950,834

Contract Notes

On December 10, 2021 AJ Cole signed a 4 year extension with the Las Vegas Raiders. Contract is worth $12 million with $3.5 million guaranteed at signing including a $2 million signing bonus. Cole's 2023 $2.15 million injury guarantee will vest into a full guarantee on the 3rd day of the 2023 waiver period.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$3M
$6M
$9M
$12M
20212022202320242025
Cash Due$2,000,000$1,500,000$2,150,000$3,017,000$3,333,000
Running Cash$2,000,000$3,500,000$5,650,000$8,667,000$12,000,000
Career Earnings: $4,022,500
Career APY: $1,340,833
Potential Earnings: $14,022,500
Total Guarantees: $3,502,500
Largest Cash Payment: $3,333,000 (2025)
Largest Cap Number: $3,733,000 (2025)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
RaidersUDFARenegotiated20193$1,757,500$585,833$2,500$1,172,50066.7%$586,250
RaidersExtensionActive20214$12,000,000$3,000,000$3,500,000$2,850,00023.8%$2,850,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Raiders3$4,022,500$1,340,833$2,422,5000.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2019Raiders$495,000$833$0$0$495,8330.3%$497,500
2020Raiders$675,000$833$0$0$675,8330.3%$675,000
2021Raiders$850,000$400,834$0$0$1,250,8340.7%$2,850,000
2022Raiders$1,500,000$400,000$100,000$1,500,000$2,000,0001.0%$1,500,000
2023Raiders$2,150,000$400,000$0$0$2,550,0001.1%$2,150,000
2024Raiders$3,017,000$400,000$0$0$3,417,0001.3%$3,017,000
2025Raiders$3,333,000$400,000$0$0$3,733,000--$3,333,000
Total$12,020,000$2,002,500$100,000$1,500,000$14,122,500$14,022,500

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnaps
InjuredHealthySpecial
2019160030.9%
2020160027.7%
2021170029.8%
202240030.7%

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$2,262,000$3,000,000
Injury Adjusted$2,262,000$3,000,000
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OTC Valuation $550.8k $1.1M $1.7M $2.2M $2.8M APY $612.5k $1.2M $1.8M $2.4M $3.1M $1,992,000 $1,272,500

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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