Joe Cardona

Long Snapper

Age: 32
Free Agency: 2027 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 9
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $1,553,000 (0.61% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $1,303,000 (1.01% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.84
  • Contract Value: $6,300,000 ($1,575,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $2,600,000
  • Contract Ranking: 3/38 at LS

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2023)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202331$1,165,000$250,000$68,000$23,000$1,165,000$1,506,0000.7%
202432$1,210,000$250,000$68,000$25,000$435,000$1,553,0000.6%
202533$1,255,000$250,000$68,000$25,000$0$1,598,0000.6%
202634$1,300,000$250,000$68,000$25,000$0$1,643,0000.6%
Total$4,930,000$1,000,000$272,000$98,000$1,600,000$6,300,000

Contract Notes

Joe Cardona signed a four year, $4.31 million extension with the Patriots. Cardona received $1 million in guarantees.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$1.6M
$3.2M
$4.7M
$6.3M
2023202420252026
Cash Due$2,256,000$1,303,000$1,348,000$1,393,000
Running Cash$2,256,000$3,559,000$4,907,000$6,300,000
Career Earnings: $9,396,882
Career APY: $1,044,098
Potential Earnings: $13,440,882
Total Guarantees: $3,700,000
Largest Cash Payment: $2,256,000 (2023)
Largest Cap Number: $1,643,000 (2026)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PatriotsDraftedRenegotiated20154$2,480,000$620,000$100,000$1,775,00071.6%$591,667
PatriotsExtensionExpired20184$4,310,000$1,077,500$1,000,000$5,365,882124.5%$1,073,176
PatriotsUFAActive20234$6,300,000$1,575,000$2,600,000$2,256,00035.8%$2,256,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Patriots9$9,396,882$1,044,098$8,657,4710.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2015Patriots$435,000$25,000$17,500$0$0$0$477,5000.3%$552,500
2016Patriots$525,000$25,000$37,500$0$0$0$587,5000.4%$562,500
2017Patriots$615,000$25,000$45,000$0$0$0$685,0000.4%$660,000
2018Patriots$705,000$155,000$0$0$0$350,000$860,0000.5%$1,355,000
2019Patriots$805,000$130,000$0$20,000$0$0$955,0000.5%$825,000
2020Patriots$910,000$130,000$0$40,000$0$0$1,080,0000.5%$950,000
2021Patriots$990,000$130,000$0$60,000$0$0$1,176,4710.6%$1,050,000
2022Patriots$1,120,000$130,000$0$80,000$0$0$1,330,0000.6%$1,185,882
2023Patriots$1,165,000$250,000$0$68,000$23,000$1,165,000$1,506,0000.7%$2,256,000
2024Patriots$1,210,000$250,000$0$68,000$25,000$435,000$1,553,0000.6%$1,303,000
2025Patriots$1,255,000$250,000$0$68,000$25,000$0$1,598,0000.6%$1,348,000
2026Patriots$1,300,000$250,000$0$68,000$25,000$0$1,643,0000.6%$1,393,000
Total$11,035,000$1,750,000$100,000$472,000$98,000$1,950,000$13,451,471$13,440,882

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnaps
InjuredHealthySpecial
2015160034.0%
2016160031.5%
2017160032.9%
2018160032.3%
2019160036.4%
2020160030.3%
2021180033.7%
2022140028.0%
2023170030.7%

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$880,000$1,575,000
Injury Adjusted$880,000$1,575,000
test
OTC Valuation $209.2k $418.3k $627.5k $836.7k $1M APY $269.4k $538.8k $808.1k $1.1M $1.3M $982,000 $1,317,500

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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