Jake Matthews

Left Tackle

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $7,589,200
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 4.01%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $15,500,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 6.59%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.04
  • Total Contract Value: $72,500,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $14,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 3/81 at LT
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $25,946,000
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 305
  • College: Texas A&M
  • Accrued Seasons: 5
  • Entry: 2014 Draft, Round 1, #6 overall (Falcons)
  • Year Signed: 2018
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2024 (UFA)

Contract Notes

On July 29, 2018 Jake Matthews signed a 5 year extension with the Atlanta Falcons.  The extension is worth $72.5 million with $41,350,000 in guarantees, $25,946,000 guaranteed at signing.  Matthews receives a $13,946,000 signing bonus, with base salary full guarantees in 2018 & 2019.  Matthews is set to earn a $9 million option bonus in 2019.  $6.404 million of his 2020 base salary is guaranteed for injury at signing.

The Falcons converted $4.375 million of Matthews' salary to a bonus in September of 2019 to create $3.5 million in cap space. Each of the remaining years of his contract will see the cap charge increase by $875,000.

The Falcons picked up the fifth year option on Jake Matthews for 2018. The one year $12.496 million contract is guaranteed for injury and will become fully guaranteed on the first day of the 2018 league year.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201826$5,500,000$2,789,200$5,500,000$8,289,2004.7%
2019 📝
March 15: Deadline to exercise option for 2023
27$2,125,000$5,464,200$2,125,000$7,589,2004.0%
202028$10,550,000$5,464,200$0$16,014,2008.0%
202129$13,000,000$5,464,200$0$18,464,200--
202230$12,500,000$5,464,200$0$17,964,200--
202331$14,000,000$2,675,000$0$16,675,000--
Total$57,675,000$27,321,000$7,625,000$84,996,000
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Career Earnings: $49,250,500
Career APY: $9,850,100
Potential Earnings: $101,425,500
Total Guarantees: $42,375,500
Largest Cash Payment: $19,446,000 (2018)
Largest Cap Hit: $18,464,200 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
FalconsDraftedRenegotiated20144$16,429,500$4,107,375$16,429,500$16,429,500100.0%$4,107,375
FalconsExtensionActive20185$72,500,000$14,500,000$25,946,000$32,821,00045.3%$32,821,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Falcons5$49,250,500$9,850,100$24,718,7000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2014Falcons$420,000$2,567,182$0$420,000$2,987,1822.2%$10,688,728
2015Falcons$510,000$2,567,182$656,795$1,166,795$3,733,9772.6%$1,166,795
2016Falcons$600,000$2,567,182$1,313,591$1,913,591$4,480,7732.9%$1,913,591
2017Falcons$690,000$2,567,182$1,970,386$2,660,386$5,227,5683.1%$2,660,386
2018Falcons$5,500,000$2,789,200$0$5,500,000$8,289,2004.7%$19,446,000
2019Falcons$2,125,000$5,464,200$0$2,125,000$7,589,2004.0%$15,500,000
2020Falcons$10,550,000$5,464,200$0$0$16,014,2008.0%$10,550,000
2021Falcons$13,000,000$5,464,200$0$0$18,464,200--$13,000,000
2022Falcons$12,500,000$5,464,200$0$0$17,964,200--$12,500,000
2023Falcons$14,000,000$2,675,000$0$0$16,675,000--$14,000,000
Total$59,895,000$37,589,728$3,940,772$13,785,772$101,425,500$101,425,500

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnaps
OffenseSpecial
20141587.3%14.4%
20151698.9%16.0%
20161694.1%19.6%
20171599.8%17.4%
20181699.7%16.1%
20192100.0%10.6%

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average