Jake Matthews

Left Tackle

Age: 30
Free Agency: 2027 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 8
  • 2022 Salary Cap Charge: $15,189,200 (7.30% of cap)
  • 2022 Cash Payout: $14,000,000 (8.31% of spending)
  • 2022 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.92
  • Contract Value: $55,500,000 ($18,500,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $26,558,823
  • Contract Ranking: 5/129 at LT

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2022)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202230$1,500,000$13,689,200$0$1,500,000$15,189,2007.3%
2023 📝
March 21: Roster bonus due; 2024 salary is guaranteed
31$12,558,823$10,900,000$10,500,000$12,558,823$33,958,82315.1%
202432$15,500,000$2,500,000$0$0$18,000,0007.0%
202533$15,500,000$2,500,000$0$0$18,000,000--
202634$15,500,000$2,500,000$0$0$18,000,000--
Total$60,558,823$32,089,200$10,500,000$14,058,823$103,148,023

Contract Notes

Jake Matthews signed a three year contract extension worth $55.5 million with the Falcons. Matthews received $42 million in guarantees of which $26.6 million is fully guaranteed at signing. Matthews 2022 and 2023 base salaries are fully guaranteed and he received a $12.5 million signing bonus. If on the roster on the 5th day of the 2023 league year his $15.5 million salary in 2024 will be fully guaranteed. In addition he will earn a $10.5 million roster bonus on that day. Matthews had two years remaining on his prior contract when he signed this extension. The extension created $8.5 million in salary cap space in 2022.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$18.5M
$37M
$55.5M
20222023202420252026
Cash Due$764,706$8,235,294$15,500,000$15,500,000$15,500,000
Running Cash$764,706$9,000,000$24,500,000$40,000,000$55,500,000
Career Earnings: $87,425,500
Career APY: $10,928,188
Potential Earnings: $158,484,323
Total Guarantees: $68,934,323
Largest Cash Payment: $23,058,823 (2023)
Largest Cap Number: $33,958,823 (2023)

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
FalconsExtensionExtended20185$72,500,000$14,500,000$25,946,000$58,496,00080.7%$14,624,000
FalconsExtensionActive20223$55,500,000$18,500,000$26,558,823$12,500,00022.5%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Falcons8$87,425,500$10,928,188$55,336,3000.0%$00.0%

Season 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$4,480,7732.8%$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$3,550,000$7,214,200$0$0$10,764,2005.3%$10,550,000
2021Falcons$1,075,000$11,189,200$0$0$12,264,2006.6%$13,000,000
2022Falcons$1,500,000$13,689,200$0$1,500,000$15,189,2007.3%$14,000,000
2023Falcons$12,558,823$10,900,000$10,500,000$12,558,823$33,958,82315.1%$23,058,823
2024Falcons$15,500,000$2,500,000$0$0$18,000,0007.0%$15,500,000
2025Falcons$15,500,000$2,500,000$0$0$18,000,000--$15,500,000
2026Falcons$15,500,000$2,500,000$0$0$18,000,000--$15,500,000
Total$75,028,823$69,014,728$14,440,772$27,844,595$158,484,323$158,484,323

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnaps
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecial
2014151087.3%14.4%
2015160098.9%16.0%
2016160094.1%19.6%
2017150099.8%17.4%
2018160099.7%16.1%
2019160099.9%15.8%
2020160099.2%17.8%
2021170098.1%14.4%

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$13,998,000$18,500,000
Injury Adjusted$13,998,000$18,500,000
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OTC Valuation $3.2M $6.5M $9.7M $13M $16.2M APY $3.8M $7.7M $11.5M $15.3M $19.2M $8,699,000 $14,575,000

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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