Joe Cardona

Long Snapper

Age: 29
Free Agency: 2023 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 6
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $1,176,471 (0.57% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $1,050,000 (0.48% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.89
  • Contract Value: $4,310,000 ($1,077,500 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $1,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 13/35 at LS

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2018)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201826$705,000$155,000$0$350,000$860,0000.5%
201927$805,000$130,000$20,000$0$955,0000.5%
202028$910,000$130,000$40,000$0$1,080,0000.5%
202129$990,000$130,000$60,000$0$1,176,4710.6%
202230$1,120,000$130,000$80,000$0$1,330,0000.6%
Total$4,530,000$675,000$200,000$350,000$5,401,471

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
$1.1M
$2.2M
$3.2M
$4.3M
20182019202020212022
Cash Due$650,000$825,000$950,000$1,050,000$1,200,000
Running Cash$285,000$1,110,000$2,060,000$3,110,000$4,310,000
Career Earnings: $4,905,000
Career APY: $817,500
Potential Earnings: $7,155,000
Total Guarantees: $1,100,000
Largest Cash Payment: $1,355,000 (2018)
Largest Cap Number: $1,330,000 (2022)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PatriotsDraftedRenegotiated20154$2,480,000$620,000$100,000$1,775,00071.6%$591,667
PatriotsExtensionActive20184$4,310,000$1,077,500$1,000,000$3,130,00072.6%$1,043,333
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Patriots6$4,905,000$817,500$4,645,0000.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2015Patriots$435,000$25,000$17,500$0$0$477,5000.3%$552,500
2016Patriots$525,000$25,000$37,500$0$0$587,5000.4%$562,500
2017Patriots$615,000$25,000$45,000$0$0$685,0000.4%$660,000
2018Patriots$705,000$155,000$0$0$350,000$860,0000.5%$1,355,000
2019Patriots$805,000$130,000$0$20,000$0$955,0000.5%$825,000
2020Patriots$910,000$130,000$0$40,000$0$1,080,0000.5%$950,000
2021Patriots$990,000$130,000$0$60,000$0$1,176,4710.6%$1,050,000
2022Patriots$1,120,000$130,000$0$80,000$0$1,330,0000.6%$1,200,000
Total$6,105,000$750,000$100,000$200,000$350,000$7,151,471$7,155,000

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnaps
InjuredHealthySpecial
2015160034.0%
2016160031.5%
2017160032.9%
2018160032.3%
2019160036.4%
2020160030.3%
2021140035.7%

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$987,000$1,077,500
Injury Adjusted$987,000$1,077,500
test
OTC Valuation $225.3k $450.7k $676.0k $901.3k $1.1M APY $202.1k $404.2k $606.3k $808.3k $1.0M $970,000 $1,075,000

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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