Nate Solder

Left Tackle

  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $19,500,000
  • % of 2020 Team Cap: 9.69%
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $13,000,000
  • % of 2020 Team Cash Spending: 12.61%
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.67
  • Total Contract Value: $62,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $15,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 2/102 at LT
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $34,800,000
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 6' 8"
  • Weight: 320
  • College: Colorado
  • Accrued Seasons: 9
  • Entry: 2011 Draft, Round 1, #17 overall (Patriots)
  • Year Signed: 2018 (UFA)
  • Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $5,217,000

Contract Notes

Nate Solder signed a four year, $62 million contract with the Giants on March 14, 2018. Solder received $34.8 million in full guarantees. Solder's entire 2018 and 2019 base salary are fully guaranteed and he received a $16 million signing bonus. If Solder is on the roster on the 1st day of the 2020 league year he will earn a $3 million roster bonus. If he is on the roster on the 1st day of the 2021 league year he will earn a $4 million roster bonus. The contract also contains annual $100,000 workout bonuses.

On September 3, 2019 Solder converted $7.5 million of his salary to a bonus to create $5 million in cap room to allow the Giants to be compliant with the 2019 salary cap.  His remaining two contract years will each increase by $2.5 million.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201830$5,900,000$4,000,000$0$100,000$5,900,000$10,000,0005.6%
201931$5,400,000$6,500,000$0$100,000$5,400,000$12,000,0006.4%
2020 📝
March 18: $3M roster bonus due
32$9,900,000$6,500,000$3,000,000$100,000$0$19,500,0009.8%
2021 📝
March 13: $4M roster bonus due
33$9,900,000$6,500,000$4,000,000$100,000$0$20,500,000--
Total$31,100,000$23,500,000$7,000,000$400,000$11,300,000$62,000,000
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Career Earnings: $71,009,242
Career APY: $7,889,916
Potential Earnings: $98,009,242
Total Guarantees: $62,508,686
Largest Cash Payment: $22,000,000 (2018)
Largest Cap Hit: $20,500,000 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PatriotsDraftedRenegotiated20115$15,978,492$3,195,698$7,770,686$8,540,49253.4%$2,135,123
PatriotsExtensionExpired20152$20,062,000$10,031,000$19,938,000$27,468,750136.9%$9,156,250
GiantsUFAActive20184$62,000,000$15,500,000$34,800,000$35,000,00056.5%$17,500,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Patriots7$36,009,242$5,144,177$35,977,9920.0%$00.0%
Giants2$35,000,000$17,500,000$22,000,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2011Patriots$375,000$1,177,817$0$0$0$0$1,552,8171.3%$5,086,268
2012Patriots$763,204$1,177,817$0$0$0$0$1,941,0211.6%$763,204
2013Patriots$1,151,408$1,177,817$0$0$0$1,151,408$2,329,2251.9%$1,151,408
2014Patriots$769,806$1,177,817$769,806$0$0$769,806$2,717,4292.0%$1,539,612
2015Patriots$1,438,000$4,166,666$0$0$0$1,438,000$5,604,6663.9%$13,938,000
2016Patriots$6,000,000$4,166,666$0$500,000$31,000$6,000,000$10,666,4166.9%$6,499,750
2017Patriots$6,500,000$4,166,668$0$500,000$31,000$0$11,166,4186.7%$7,031,000
2018Giants$5,900,000$4,000,000$0$0$100,000$5,900,000$10,000,0005.6%$22,000,000
2019Giants$5,400,000$6,500,000$0$0$100,000$5,400,000$12,000,0006.4%$13,000,000
2020Giants$9,900,000$6,500,000$3,000,000$0$100,000$0$19,500,0009.8%$13,000,000
2021Giants$9,900,000$6,500,000$4,000,000$0$100,000$0$20,500,000--$14,000,000
Total$48,097,418$40,711,268$7,769,806$1,000,000$462,000$20,659,214$97,977,992$98,009,242

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnaps
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecial
2011----75.7%0.0%
201216----99.8%21.3%
2013151090.7%16.6%
2014160091.8%19.3%
2015411120.3%4.7%
2016151092.0%17.0%
2017160097.7%19.6%
2018160099.6%13.4%
2019160094.6%12.2%

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$5,069,000$15,500,000
Injury Adjusted$5,069,000$15,500,000
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OTC Valuation $2.5M $5.0M $7.5M $9.9M $12.4M APY $3.0M $6.0M $9.0M $12.0M $15.0M $6,604,000 $6,000,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

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