Dennis Gardeck

Edge Rusher

Age: 28
Free Agency: 2025 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 4
  • 2022 Salary Cap Charge: $2,196,666 (1.06% of cap)
  • 2022 Cash Payout: $3,590,000 (1.65% of spending)
  • 2022 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.63
  • Contract Value: $10,000,000 ($3,333,333 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $3,250,000
  • Contract Ranking: 64/228 at EDGE

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2022)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202228$1,250,000$666,666$340,000$1,250,000$2,196,6661.1%
2023 📝
March 20: $500,000 is guaranteed
29$3,270,000$666,666$340,000$500,000$4,276,6661.9%
202430$2,460,000$666,668$340,000$0$3,466,6681.4%
Total$6,980,000$2,000,000$1,020,000$1,750,000$9,940,000

Contract Notes

Dennis Gardeck signed a 3 year contract with the Arizona Cardinals worth $10 million with $3.75 million guaranteed.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$3.3M
$6.7M
$10M
202220232024
Cash Due$3,590,000$3,610,000$2,800,000
Running Cash$3,590,000$7,200,000$10,000,000
Career Earnings: $7,190,000
Career APY: $1,797,500
Potential Earnings: $15,190,000
Total Guarantees: $3,256,000
Largest Cash Payment: $3,610,000 (2023)
Largest Cap Number: $4,276,666 (2023)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
CardinalsUDFAExpired20183$1,716,000$572,000$6,000$1,806,000105.2%$602,000
CardinalsRFAExpired20211$3,384,000$3,384,000$0$3,384,000100.0%$3,384,000
CardinalsUFAActive20223$10,000,000$3,333,333$3,250,000$2,000,00020.0%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Cardinals4$7,190,000$1,797,500$5,190,0000.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2018Cardinals$480,000$2,000$0$0$482,0000.3%$486,000
2019Cardinals$570,000$2,000$0$0$572,0000.3%$570,000
2020Cardinals$750,000$2,000$0$0$752,0000.4%$750,000
2021Cardinals$3,384,000$0$0$0$3,384,0001.8%$3,384,000
2022Cardinals$1,250,000$666,666$340,000$1,250,000$2,196,6661.1%$3,590,000
2023Cardinals$3,270,000$666,666$340,000$500,000$4,276,6661.9%$3,610,000
2024Cardinals$2,460,000$666,668$340,000$0$3,466,6681.4%$2,800,000
Total$12,164,000$2,006,000$1,020,000$1,750,000$15,130,000$15,190,000

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
201816000.0%88.3%7000000000000
201914200.0%71.9%7400000000100
202014008.4%71.3%907417100000100
2021140015.9%57.6%11300140000100
202240036.7%86.5%8218121101000

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$3,988,000$3,333,333
Injury Adjusted$3,988,000$3,333,333
test
OTC Valuation $5.1M $10.2M $15.3M $20.4M $25.4M APY $4.7M $9.3M $14M $18.7M $23.3M $9,379,000 $9,250,000

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.

To see interactive and more in-depth use of OTC Valuation data, subscribe to OTC Premium.