Andy Dalton

Quarterback

Age: 37
Free Agency: 2025 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 13
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $4,967,000 (2.02% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $4,000,000 (2.55% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.81
  • Contract Value: $10,000,000 ($5,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $8,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 30/101 at QB

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2023)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202336$1,165,000$967,000$1,165,000$2,132,0000.9%
202437$4,000,000$967,000$2,000,000$4,967,0002.0%
2025 📝
February 20: Contract voids
38Void$967,000Void$2,901,0001.1%
202639Void$967,000Void$00.0%
202740Void$967,000Void$00.0%
Total$5,165,000$4,835,000$3,165,000$10,000,000

Contract Notes

Andy Dalton signed a two year, $10 million contract with the Panthers. $8 million is fully guaranteed including a $4.8 million signing bonus. $2 million of Dalton's 2024 salary is guaranteed. Another $7 million in incentives are available.  There are three void years included for salary cap purposes.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$5M
$10M
20232024
Cash Due$6,000,000$4,000,000
Running Cash$6,000,000$10,000,000
Career Earnings: $106,514,198
Career APY: $8,193,400
Potential Earnings: $110,514,198
Total Guarantees: $42,028,171
Largest Cash Payment: $18,086,027 (2014)
Largest Cap Number: $16,300,000 (2018)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BengalsDraftedRenegotiated20114$5,214,198$1,303,550$4,028,171$4,128,17179.2%$1,376,057
BengalsExtensionTerminated20146$96,000,000$16,000,000$17,000,000$79,386,02782.7%$13,231,005
CowboysSFAExpired20201$3,000,000$3,000,000$3,000,000$3,000,000100.0%$3,000,000
BearsUFAExpired20211$10,000,000$10,000,000$7,000,000$10,000,000100.0%$10,000,000
SaintsUFAExpired20221$3,000,000$3,000,000$3,000,000$4,000,000133.3%$4,000,000
PanthersUFAActive20232$10,000,000$5,000,000$8,000,000$6,000,00060.0%$6,000,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Bengals9$83,514,198$9,279,355$83,514,1980.0%$00.0%
Cowboys1$3,000,000$3,000,000$3,000,0000.0%$00.0%
Bears1$10,000,000$10,000,000$5,000,0000.0%$5,000,0000.0%
Saints1$4,000,000$4,000,000$3,000,0000.0%$00.0%
Panthers1$6,000,000$6,000,000$2,132,0000.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2011Bengals$375,000$573,036$0$0$0$948,0360.8%$2,667,144
2012Bengals$612,009$573,036$0$0$0$1,185,0451.0%$612,009
2013Bengals$749,018$573,036$100,000$0$749,018$1,422,0541.1%$849,018
2014Bengals$986,027$2,973,036$5,100,000$0$0$9,059,0636.5%$18,086,027
2015Bengals$3,000,000$2,400,000$4,000,000$200,000$0$9,600,0006.3%$7,200,000
2016Bengals$10,500,000$2,400,000$0$200,000$0$13,100,0008.0%$10,700,000
2017Bengals$13,100,000$2,400,000$0$200,000$0$15,700,0009.1%$13,300,000
2018Bengals$13,700,000$2,400,000$0$200,000$0$16,300,0008.6%$13,900,000
2019Bengals$16,000,000$0$0$200,000$0$16,200,0008.3%$16,200,000
2020Cowboys$2,000,000$1,000,000$0$0$2,000,000$3,000,0001.4%$3,000,000
2021Bears$2,500,000$2,500,000$0$0$0$5,000,0002.6%$10,000,000
2022Saints$1,980,000$1,020,000$0$0$1,980,000$3,000,0001.5%$4,000,000
2023Panthers$1,165,000$967,000$0$0$1,165,000$2,132,0000.9%$6,000,000
2024Panthers$4,000,000$967,000$0$0$2,000,000$4,967,0002.0%$4,000,000
2025Panthers$0$967,000$0$0$0$2,901,0001.1%$0
2026Panthers$0$967,000$0$0$0$00.0%$0
2027Panthers$0$967,000$0$0$0$00.0%$0
Total$70,667,054$23,647,144$9,200,000$1,000,000$7,894,018$104,514,198$110,514,198
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Bears2022$5,000,000$0
Total$5,000,000$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsPassingRushingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialComp/AttPctYardsTDINTSackedRatingAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
201116----95.8%0.0%300/51658.1%339820132480.4371524.1142
201216----97.2%0.0%329/52862.3%366927164687.4471202.6444
2013160098.7%0.4%363/58661.9%429333202988.8611833.0243
2014160097.1%0.0%309/48164.2%339819172183.5601692.8432
2015133075.5%0.0%255/38666.1%325025720106.3571422.5352
2016160099.8%0.0%364/56364.7%42061884191.8461844.0493
2017160097.3%0.0%274/45260.6%309822123886.3361012.8044
2018115062.9%0.0%226/36561.9%256621112189.616996.2010
2019130082.5%0.0%314/52859.5%349416143778.332732.3484
2020111054.1%0.0%216/33364.9%21691482487.3281144.1000
202184036.7%0.0%149/23663.1%1515891876.916764.8000
2022140070.0%0.0%252/37866.7%28711892595.230541.8000
20233007.0%0.0%34/5858.6%36120388.43124.0000

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$1,972,000$5,000,000
Injury Adjusted$1,972,000$5,000,000
test
OTC Valuation $7.2M $14.4M $21.6M $28.8M $36M APY $9.2M $18.3M $27.5M $36.7M $45.8M $25,352,000 $33,500,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

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