Matt Prater

Kicker Age: 30 Exp: 8 Years
Undrafted: 2006, Lions College: Central Florida
  • Current Contract

    Matt Prater signed a 3 year, $9,000,000 contract with the Detroit Lions, including a $750,000 signing bonus, $750,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,000,000. In 2015, Prater will earn a base salary of $1,000,000, a signing bonus of $750,000, a roster bonus of $137,500 and a workout bonus of $50,000. Prater has a cap hit of $1,437,500 while his dead money value is $750,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $9,000,000
    Signing Bonus $750,000
    Average Salary $3,000,000
    Guaranteed $750,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2015 Contract details by year $1,000,000 $250,000 $137,500 $50,000 $1,437,500 $750,000
    2016 Contract details by year $2,250,000 $250,000 $250,000 $50,000 $2,800,000 $500,000
    2017 Contract details by year $3,150,000 $250,000 $500,000 $50,000 $3,950,000 $250,000
    2018 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2015 Per Game Bonus: $12,500 (11 LTBE)
    • 2016-17 Per Game Bonus: $15,625
    • 2017 Roster Bonus: $250,000 (3rd league day)
    • Annual Workout Bonus: $50,000
    • 2017 club option must be exercised by 3rd league day of 2016 or 2016 salary increases to $3M
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from the NFLPA, Rotoworld, & OTC.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Dead Cap Hit
    2014 Player contract details by year - $812,500 $812,500
    2015 Player contract details by year - $812,500 $812,500

    Previous Contracts

    2012-2015

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $13,000,000
    Signing Bonus $3,000,000
    Average Salary $3,250,000
    Guaranteed $4,250,000
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Cap Hit Dead
    2012 $1,000,000 $812,500 $1,812,500 -
    2013 $2,500,000 $812,500 $3,312,500 $2,437,500
    2014 $2,294,118 $812,500 $3,106,618 $1,625,000
    2015 $3,250,000 $812,500 $4,062,500 $812,500
    2016 Free agent year UFA  
    • Signing Bonus: $3 million
    • $4.25 million guaranteed
    • Pro Bowl Incentive: $1.05 million
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $285,000 - - - - - - $285,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $370,000 - - - - - - $370,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $460,000 - - - - - - $460,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $545,000 - - - - - - $545,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $1,835,000 - - - - - - $1,835,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $3,000,000 - - - - - $4,000,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 - - - - - - $2,500,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $603,529 - - - - - - $603,529
    Est. Earnings (8 seasons) $7,598,529 $3,000,000 - - - - - $10,598,529
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    08/24/2014 Player contract details by year 4 games $897,058 Violating the league's substance abuse policy
    $4 $897,058
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Matt Prater ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($1,437,500) Rank
    NFL: #762
    Detroit Lions: #20
    Kicker: #20

    Total Cash ($1,937,500) Rank
    NFL: #556
    Kicker: #16

    Average Annual ($3,000,000) Rank
    NFL: #420
    Kicker: #9