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Matt Slater

Wide Receiver

Age: 35
Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 12
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $2,475,000 (1.21% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $2,850,000 (1.56% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.15
  • Contract Value: $5,500,000 ($2,750,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $2,375,000
  • Contract Ranking: 62/385 at WR

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2020)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202035$1,600,000$375,000$400,000$100,000$100,000$2,375,000$2,475,0001.2%
202136$1,750,000$375,000$800,000$100,000$0$0$3,025,0001.4%
Total$3,350,000$750,000$1,200,000$200,000$100,000$2,375,000$5,500,000

Contract Notes

Matt Slater agreed to a two yer, $5.5 million contract with the New England Patriots on March 13, 2020. Slater received $2.375 million in guarantees.  Slater earns a $750,000 roster bonus on the first day of 2020 league year.  Slater can earn up to $400,000 ($25,000 per game active) in per game roster bonuses.  Slater has up to $200,000 in Pro Bowl incentives.
Career Earnings: $20,043,750
Career APY: $1,670,313
Potential Earnings: $24,793,750
Total Guarantees: $9,850,000
Largest Cash Payment: $3,600,000 (2014)
Largest Cap Number: $3,025,000 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PatriotsDraftedExpired20084$1,880,000$470,000$175,000$1,925,000102.4%$481,250
PatriotsUFARenegotiated20123$5,400,000$1,800,000$2,700,000$4,700,00087.0%$2,350,000
PatriotsExtensionRenegotiated20142$4,000,000$2,000,000$3,000,000$4,700,000117.5%$2,350,000
PatriotsExtensionExpired20161$1,800,000$1,800,000$600,000$2,968,750164.9%$1,484,375
PatriotsUFAExpired20182$5,000,000$2,500,000$1,000,000$5,000,000100.0%$2,500,000
PatriotsUFAActive20202$5,500,000$2,750,000$2,375,000$750,00013.6%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Patriots12$20,043,750$1,670,313$19,468,7500.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2008Patriots$295,000$43,750$0$0$0$0$0$338,7500.3%$470,000
2009Patriots$385,000$43,750$0$0$0$0$0$428,7500.3%$385,000
2010Patriots$470,000$43,750$0$0$0$0$0$513,750--$470,000
2011Patriots$600,000$43,750$0$0$0$0$0$643,7500.5%$600,000
2012Patriots$700,000$666,666$0$0$100,000$300,000$0$1,766,6661.5%$3,100,000
2013Patriots$1,200,000$666,666$0$0$100,000$300,000$0$2,266,6661.8%$1,600,000
2014Patriots$1,200,000$1,333,334$0$0$100,000$300,000$0$2,933,3342.1%$3,600,000
2015Patriots$1,000,000$666,666$0$0$0$100,000$1,000,000$1,766,6661.2%$1,100,000
2016Patriots$1,000,000$966,668$0$0$0$100,000$0$2,066,6681.3%$1,700,000
2017Patriots$900,000$300,000$0$300,000$0$200,000$0$1,643,7501.0%$1,268,750
2018Patriots$1,200,000$500,000$0$400,000$0$100,000$0$2,200,0001.2%$2,600,000
2019Patriots$1,600,000$500,000$400,000$400,000$0$0$0$2,900,0001.5%$2,400,000
2020Patriots$1,600,000$375,000$0$400,000$100,000$100,000$2,375,000$2,475,0001.2%$2,850,000
2021Patriots$1,750,000$375,000$0$800,000$100,000$0$0$3,025,0001.4%$2,650,000
Total$13,900,000$6,525,000$400,000$2,300,000$500,000$1,500,000$3,375,000$24,968,750$24,793,750

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2011----3.7%0.0%000.00000.0000
201216----3.4%59.2%000.00000.0000
201312401.8%51.9%000.00000.0000
201416001.1%61.4%000.00000.0000
201516001.6%63.5%000.00000.0000
201613304.7%50.4%155.00000.0021
20179701.1%27.6%000.00000.0000
201816001.8%66.7%000.00000.0000
201916001.8%71.9%000.00000.0000

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$0$0
Injury Adjusted$0$0
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OTC Valuation $3.2M $6.4M $9.7M $12.9M $16.1M APY $3.7M $7.3M $11.0M $14.7M $18.3M $6,576,000 $6,500,000

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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