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: 6.88%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.04
  • Total Contract Value: $72,500,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $14,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 3/101 at LT
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $25,946,000
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 305
  • College: Texas A&M
  • Accrued Seasons: 6
  • Entry: 2014 Draft, Round 1, #6 overall (Falcons)
  • Year Signed: 2018 (Extension)
  • Free Agency: 2024 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $15,355,000

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: $51,375,500
Career APY: $8,562,583
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$34,946,00048.2%$17,473,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Falcons6$51,375,500$8,562,583$32,307,9000.0%$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 PlayedGames MissedSnaps
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%

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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$14,908,000$14,500,000
Injury Adjusted$14,908,000$14,500,000
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OTC Valuation $2.5M $5.0M $7.5M $9.9M $12.4M APY $3.0M $6.0M $9.0M $12.0M $15.0M $6,604,000 $6,000,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

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