Joel Bitonio

Left Guard

Age: 33
Free Agency: 2026 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 10
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $12,135,000 (4.19% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $16,000,000 (4.65% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.32
  • Contract Value: $48,000,000 ($16,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $14,602,942
  • Contract Ranking: 6/103 at LG

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2021)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
SigningOptionRegularPer Game
202130$5,794,118$2,100,000$0$0$264,706$0$1,044,118$8,158,8243.9%
2022 📝
March 20: 2023 salary is guaranteed
31$3,058,824$2,100,000$1,500,000$0$0$0$3,058,824$6,658,8243.1%
202332$1,165,000$4,067,000$1,500,000$0$0$0$1,165,000$6,732,0002.7%
2024 📝
March 16: Roster bonus due
33$1,210,000$4,458,000$1,500,000$3,000,000$0$0$3,000,000$12,135,0004.2%
2025 📝
March 20: Roster bonus due
34$1,255,000$4,458,000$1,500,000$3,000,000$0$2,149,000$0$14,329,0005.5%
2026 📝
February 15: Contract voids
35Void$2,358,000$1,500,000VoidVoid$2,149,000Void$15,670,0005.5%
202736Void$2,358,000$0VoidVoid$2,149,000Void$00.0%
202837Void$2,358,000$0VoidVoid$2,149,000Void$0--
202938Void$0$0VoidVoid$2,149,000Void$0--
Total$12,482,942$24,257,000$7,500,000$6,000,000$264,706$10,745,000$8,267,942$63,683,648

Contract Notes

Joel Bitonio signed a three year, $48 million contract extension with the Browns on November 10, 2021. The Browns converted $9.8 million of Bitonio's salary into a bonus in 2023 creating $7.868 million in cap room. In addition, the team converted Bitonio's 2024 and 2025 salaries into bonuss for salary cap purposes. The final four years of the contract are void years.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$16M
$32M
$48M
20212022202320242025
Cash Due$6,000,000$0$11,000,000$16,000,000$15,000,000
Running Cash$6,000,000$6,000,000$17,000,000$33,000,000$48,000,000
Career Earnings: $76,079,346
Career APY: $7,607,935
Potential Earnings: $107,079,346
Total Guarantees: $35,468,122
Largest Cash Payment: $16,558,824 (2021)
Largest Cap Number: $15,670,000 (2026)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BrownsDraftedRenegotiated20144$5,461,698$1,365,425$3,700,403$4,296,92178.7%$1,432,307
BrownsExtensionExtended20175$50,000,000$10,000,000$17,164,777$33,664,77767.3%$8,416,194
BrownsExtensionActive20213$48,000,000$16,000,000$14,602,942$38,117,64879.4%$12,705,883
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Browns10$76,079,346$7,607,935$59,511,3460.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusOption BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2014Browns$420,000$573,036$0$0$0$0$420,000$993,0360.6%$2,712,144
2015Browns$668,259$573,036$0$0$0$0$668,259$1,241,2950.8%$668,259
2016Browns$916,518$573,036$0$0$0$0$320,000$1,489,5540.8%$916,518
2017Browns$3,164,777$573,036$0$8,000,000$500,000$0$11,664,777$12,237,8135.7%$11,664,777
2018Browns$5,500,000$0$0$0$500,000$0$5,500,000$6,000,0002.5%$6,000,000
2019Browns$6,000,000$0$0$0$500,000$0$6,000,000$7,000,0002.8%$7,000,000
2020Browns$8,500,000$0$0$0$500,000$0$0$9,000,0003.9%$9,000,000
2021Browns$5,794,118$2,100,000$0$0$264,706$0$1,044,118$8,158,8243.9%$16,558,824
2022Browns$3,058,824$2,100,000$1,500,000$0$0$0$3,058,824$6,658,8243.1%$10,558,824
2023Browns$1,165,000$4,067,000$1,500,000$0$0$0$1,165,000$6,732,0002.7%$11,000,000
2024Browns$1,210,000$4,458,000$1,500,000$3,000,000$0$0$3,000,000$12,135,0004.2%$16,000,000
2025Browns$1,255,000$4,458,000$1,500,000$3,000,000$0$2,149,000$0$14,329,0005.5%$15,000,000
2026Browns$1,300,000$2,358,000$1,500,000$0$0$2,149,000$0$15,670,0005.5%$0
2027Browns$1,345,000$2,358,000$0$0$0$2,149,000$0$00.0%$0
2028Browns$1,390,000$2,358,000$0$0$0$2,149,000$0$0--$0
2029Browns$50,000,000$0$0$0$0$2,149,000$0$0--$0
Total$91,687,496$26,549,144$7,500,000$14,000,000$2,264,706$10,745,000$32,840,978$101,645,346$107,079,346

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnaps
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecial
20141600100.0%13.9%
2015106055.8%7.3%
2016511032.1%4.0%
20171600100.0%10.6%
20181600100.0%12.9%
20191600100.0%14.9%
20201600100.0%13.1%
20211700100.0%14.4%
20221700100.0%9.2%
2023151084.4%10.0%

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$6,281,000$16,000,000
Injury Adjusted$6,805,179$15,000,000
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OTC Valuation $1.7M $3.4M $5M $6.7M $8.4M APY $3.5M $7M $10.5M $14M $17.5M $4,390,000 $3,686,670

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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