Matt Prater

Kicker

Age: 37
Free Agency: 2023 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 9
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $2,000,000 (1.05% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $2,925,000 (1.39% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.46
  • Contract Value: $6,500,000 ($3,250,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $2,925,000
  • Contract Ranking: 16/47 at K

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2021)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202137$1,075,000$925,000$1,075,000$2,000,0001.0%
2022 📝
March 21: Inj. guarantee vests
38$3,575,000$925,000$0$4,500,0002.2%
Total$4,650,000$1,850,000$1,075,000$6,500,000

Contract Notes

Matt Prater signed a 2 year contract with the Arizona Cardinals on March 18, 2021. Contract value is $6.5 million with $3.775 million in guarantees. Prater's $850,000 injury guarantee in 2022 vests to a full guarantee on the 5th day of the 2022 league year. Prater can earn an additional $1 million through incentives.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$3.3M
$6.5M
20212022
Cash Due$2,925,000$3,575,000
Running Cash$2,925,000$6,500,000
Career Earnings: $29,603,529
Career APY: $3,289,281
Potential Earnings: $34,253,529
Total Guarantees: $7,275,000
Largest Cash Payment: $7,300,000 (2017)
Largest Cap Number: $5,225,000 (2017)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
LionsUFARenegotiated20153$900,000$3,000,000$750,000$5,300,000588.9%$2,650,000
LionsExtensionExpired20173$11,400,000$3,800,000$3,600,000$15,100,000132.5%$3,775,000
CardinalsUFAActive20212$6,500,000$3,250,000$2,925,000$1,850,00028.5%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Broncos2$6,750,000$3,375,000$5,125,0000.0%$1,625,0000.0%
Lions7$21,003,529$3,000,504$20,802,3530.0%$00.0%
Cardinals0$1,850,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2012Broncos$1,000,000$812,500$0$0$0$0$1,812,5001.5%$4,250,000
2013Broncos$2,500,000$812,500$0$0$0$0$3,312,5002.4%$2,500,000
2014Lions$855,000$0$0$0$0$0$402,3530.3%$603,529
2015Lions$1,000,000$250,000$200,000$0$50,000$0$1,500,0001.0%$2,000,000
2016Lions$2,250,000$625,000$250,000$0$50,000$0$3,175,0002.0%$3,300,000
2017Lions$3,150,000$1,525,000$250,000$250,000$50,000$0$5,225,0003.1%$7,300,000
2018Lions$2,000,000$900,000$0$200,000$100,000$1,400,000$3,200,0001.8%$2,300,000
2019Lions$2,200,000$900,000$0$200,000$100,000$0$3,400,0001.8%$2,500,000
2020Lions$2,700,000$900,000$0$200,000$100,000$0$3,900,0001.8%$3,000,000
2021Cardinals$1,075,000$925,000$0$0$0$1,075,000$2,000,0001.0%$2,925,000
2022Cardinals$3,575,000$925,000$0$0$0$0$4,500,0002.2%$3,575,000
Total$22,305,000$8,575,000$700,000$850,000$450,000$2,475,000$32,427,353$34,253,529
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Broncos2014$812,500$0
Broncos2015$812,500$0
Total$1,625,000$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnaps
InjuredHealthySpecial
201216----39.2%
2013160040.0%
2014110011.4%
2015160014.5%
2016160016.6%
2017160021.1%
2018160016.0%
2019160019.0%
2020160018.5%

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$1,345,000$3,250,000
Injury Adjusted$1,345,000$3,250,000
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OTC Valuation $653.7k $1.3M $2.0M $2.6M $3.3M APY $833.3k $1.7M $2.5M $3.3M $4.2M $2,527,000 $3,250,000

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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