Ted Karras

Center

Age: 31
Free Agency: 2026 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 8
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $7,100,000 (2.68% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $7,600,000 (2.73% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.07
  • Contract Value: $6,000,000 ($6,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $3,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 10/87 at C

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2024)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
RegularPer Game
202431$4,000,000$2,500,000$3,000,000$500,000$100,000$7,100,0002.7%
202532$4,200,000$1,500,000$0$500,000$100,000$6,300,0002.4%
Total$8,200,000$4,000,000$3,000,000$1,000,000$200,000$13,400,000

Contract Notes

Ted Karras signed a one year, $6 million contract extension with the Bengals.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$6M
20242025
Cash Due$1,200,000$4,800,000
Running Cash$1,200,000$6,000,000
Career Earnings: $20,540,356
Career APY: $2,567,545
Potential Earnings: $32,940,356
Total Guarantees: $12,100,356
Largest Cash Payment: $7,600,000 (2024)
Largest Cap Number: $7,100,000 (2024)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PatriotsDraftedTerminated20164$2,440,356$610,089$100,356$550,35622.6%$550,356
PatriotsPracticeRenegotiated20171$122,400$122,400$0$00.0%$0
PatriotsSFAExpired20173$1,890,000$630,000$0$1,890,000100.0%$630,000
DolphinsUFAExpired20201$3,000,000$3,000,000$3,000,000$3,000,000100.0%$3,000,000
PatriotsUFAExpired20211$3,000,000$3,000,000$1,000,000$3,500,000116.7%$3,500,000
BengalsUFAExtended20223$18,000,000$6,000,000$5,000,000$11,600,00064.4%$5,800,000
BengalsExtensionActive20241$6,000,000$6,000,000$3,000,000$00.0%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Patriots5$5,940,356$1,188,071$5,335,6770.0%$75,2670.0%
Dolphins1$3,000,000$3,000,000$3,000,0000.0%$00.0%
Bengals2$11,600,000$5,800,000$10,600,0000.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2016Patriots$450,000$25,089$0$0$0$0$475,0890.3%$550,356
2017Patriots$540,000$0$0$0$0$0$540,0000.3%$540,000
2018Patriots$630,000$0$0$0$0$0$630,0000.4%$630,000
2019Patriots$720,000$0$0$0$0$0$720,0000.4%$720,000
2020Dolphins$1,000,000$2,000,000$0$0$0$1,000,000$3,000,0001.4%$3,000,000
2021Patriots$1,500,000$1,000,000$0$500,000$0$0$2,970,5881.4%$3,500,000
2022Bengals$1,600,000$1,000,000$2,000,000$300,000$100,000$2,000,000$5,000,0002.4%$7,000,000
2023Bengals$4,000,000$1,000,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$5,600,0002.5%$4,600,000
2024Bengals$4,000,000$2,500,000$3,000,000$500,000$100,000$0$7,100,0002.7%$7,600,000
2025Bengals$4,200,000$1,500,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$6,300,0002.4%$4,800,000
Total$18,640,000$9,025,089$5,000,000$2,300,000$400,000$3,000,000$32,335,677$32,940,356
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Patriots2017$25,089$0
Patriots2018$50,178$0
Total$75,267$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnaps
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecial
201616009.7%18.1%
2017160013.2%19.6%
2018130315.3%13.5%
2019151090.4%16.2%
20201600100.0%14.2%
2021170075.3%19.8%
2022160098.8%11.0%
2023170098.9%14.4%

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$5,111,000$6,000,000
Injury Adjusted$5,111,000$6,000,000
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OTC Valuation $1.7M $3.4M $5M $6.7M $8.4M APY $2.3M $4.5M $6.8M $9M $11.3M $4,278,000 $3,000,000

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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