Matt Prater

Kicker

Age: 36
Free Agency: 2021 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 8
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $3,900,000 (1.82% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $3,000,000 (1.61% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.77
  • Contract Value: $11,400,000 ($3,800,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $3,600,000
  • Contract Ranking: 12/45 at K

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2017)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201733$3,150,000$1,525,000$250,000$250,000$50,000$0$5,225,0003.1%
201834$2,000,000$900,000$0$200,000$100,000$1,400,000$3,200,0001.8%
201935$2,200,000$900,000$0$200,000$100,000$0$3,400,0001.8%
202036$2,700,000$900,000$0$200,000$100,000$0$3,900,0001.8%
Total$10,050,000$4,225,000$250,000$850,000$350,000$1,400,000$15,725,000

Contract Notes

Matt Prater signed a three year, $11.4 million contract extension with the Lions on October 25, 2017. Prater received $5 million in guarantees including a $3.6 million signing bonus. The contract contains annual workout and per game roster bonuses.
Career Earnings: $24,753,529
Career APY: $3,094,191
Potential Earnings: $27,753,529
Total Guarantees: $4,350,000
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
LionsExtensionActive20173$11,400,000$3,800,000$3,600,000$12,100,000106.1%$4,033,333
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%
Lions6$18,003,529$3,000,588$16,902,3530.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap 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
Total$17,655,000$6,725,000$700,000$850,000$450,000$1,400,000$25,927,353$27,753,529
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%

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$1,346,000$3,800,000
Injury Adjusted$1,346,000$3,800,000
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OTC Valuation $647.7k $1.3M $1.9M $2.6M $3.2M APY $833.3k $1.7M $2.5M $3.3M $4.2M $2,327,000 $3,259,000

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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