Garett Bolles

Left Tackle

Age: 28
Free Agency: 2025 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 4
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $7,510,225 (3.51% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $20,000,000 (10.46% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.66
  • Contract Value: $68,000,000 ($17,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $21,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 4/86 at LT

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2020)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202028$1,969,383$5,540,842$0$1,969,383$7,510,2253.5%
2021 📝
March 22: 2022 base salary becomes fully guaranteed
29$1,000,000$4,000,000$0$1,000,000$5,000,0002.6%
202230$17,000,000$4,000,000$0$0$21,000,0009.2%
2023 📝
March 15: $2 million of base salary becomes fully guaranteed
31$13,750,000$4,000,000$250,000$0$18,000,0007.5%
202432$15,750,000$4,000,000$250,000$0$20,000,0007.8%
Total$49,469,383$21,540,842$500,000$2,969,383$71,510,225

Contract Notes

Garett Bolles and the Broncos agreed to a four year, $68 million extension on November 29, 2020, officially processed on December 1. Per Ryan O'Halloran of the Denver Post, Bolles's extension includes $40 million in guarantees, with $38 million in new money fully guaranteed at signing via a $20 million signing bonus and guaranteed base salaries in 2021 and 2022. An additional $2 million of Bolles's 2023 base salary is guaranteed for injury only, and will vest to a full guarantee on the 5th day of the 2023 league year.
Career Earnings: $29,062,751
Career APY: $7,265,688
Potential Earnings: $77,062,751
Total Guarantees: $32,032,134
Largest Cash Payment: $20,000,000 (2020)
Largest Cap Number: $21,000,000 (2022)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BroncosDraftedRenegotiated20174$11,032,134$2,758,034$11,032,134$9,062,75182.1%$3,020,917
BroncosExtensionActive20204$68,000,000$17,000,000$21,000,000$20,000,00029.4%$20,000,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Broncos4$29,062,751$7,265,688$15,032,1340.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2017Broncos$465,000$1,540,842$0$465,000$2,005,8421.2%$6,628,368
2018Broncos$966,461$1,540,842$0$966,461$2,507,3031.3%$966,461
2019Broncos$1,467,922$1,540,842$0$1,467,922$3,008,7641.5%$1,467,922
2020Broncos$1,969,383$5,540,842$0$1,969,383$7,510,2253.5%$20,000,000
2021Broncos$1,000,000$4,000,000$0$1,000,000$5,000,0002.6%$1,000,000
2022Broncos$17,000,000$4,000,000$0$0$21,000,0009.2%$17,000,000
2023Broncos$13,750,000$4,000,000$250,000$0$18,000,0007.5%$14,000,000
2024Broncos$15,750,000$4,000,000$250,000$0$20,000,0007.8%$16,000,000
Total$52,368,766$26,163,368$500,000$5,868,766$79,032,134$77,062,751

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnaps
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecial
2017160098.1%12.1%
2018160098.9%13.6%
20191600100.0%14.4%
2020150194.3%13.4%

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$17,496,000$17,000,000
Injury Adjusted$17,496,000$17,000,000
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OTC Valuation $3.1M $6.1M $9.2M $12.3M $15.3M APY $3.8M $7.7M $11.5M $15.3M $19.2M $11,005,000 $11,500,000

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.

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