Matt Prater

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Cardinals, K Age: 39-257d Exp: 16 Years
Undrafted: 2006, Lions College: Central Florida Agent(s):

 
  • Current Contract

    Matt Prater signed a 2 year, $7,500,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals, including a $2,500,000 signing bonus, $4,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,750,000. In 2024, Prater will earn a base salary of $3,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,750,000 and a dead cap value of $1,250,000.
    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $7,500,000
    Signing Bonus $2,500,000
    Average Salary $3,750,000
    Total Guarantees $4,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $4,000,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2023 Contract details by year 39 $1,500,000 $1,250,000 $2,750,000 $4,000,000 $4,040,080($4,040,080) $4,040,080
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-1,250,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $250,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $2,750,000 2024 Dead Cap: $1,250,000 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,250,000 2024 Dead Cap: $1,250,000 2023 Cap Savings: $1,500,000

    Potential Out: 2024, 1 yr, $4,040,080; $1,250,000 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 40 $3,500,000 $1,250,000 $4,750,000 $1,250,000 $3,500,000($7,540,080) $3,770,040
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $1,250,000 2024 Cap Savings: $3,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $1,250,000 2024 Cap Savings: $3,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $1,250,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $3,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $1,250,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $3,500,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 41 UFA  
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2021-2022

    Matt Prater signed a 2 year, $6,500,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals, including a $1,850,000 signing bonus, $3,775,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,250,000. In 2024, Prater will earn a base salary of $3,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,750,000 and a dead cap value of $1,250,000.
    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $6,500,000
    Signing Bonus $1,850,000
    Average Salary $3,250,000
    Total Guarantees $3,775,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $2,925,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2017-2020

    Matt Prater signed a 3 year, $11,400,000 contract with the Detroit Lions, including a $3,600,000 signing bonus, $5,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,800,000. In 2024, Prater will earn a base salary of $3,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,750,000 and a dead cap value of $1,250,000.
    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $11,400,000
    Signing Bonus $3,600,000
    Average Salary $3,800,000
    Total Guarantees $5,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $5,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2015-2017

    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 2024, Prater will earn a base salary of $3,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,750,000 and a dead cap value of $1,250,000.
    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $9,000,000
    Signing Bonus $750,000
    Average Salary $3,000,000
    Total Guarantees $750,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $750,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2014-2014

    Matt Prater signed a 1 year, $855,000 contract with the Detroit Lions, including an average annual salary of $855,000. In 2024, Prater will earn a base salary of $3,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,750,000 and a dead cap value of $1,250,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $855,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $855,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA

    2012-2015

    Matt Prater signed a 4 year, $13,000,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including a $3,000,000 signing bonus, $4,250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,250,000. In 2024, Prater will earn a base salary of $3,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,750,000 and a dead cap value of $1,250,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $13,000,000
    Signing Bonus $3,000,000
    Average Salary $3,250,000
    Total Guarantees $4,250,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA

    2012-2012Franchise Tag

    Matt Prater signed a 1 year, $2,665,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including an average annual salary of $2,665,000. In 2024, Prater will earn a base salary of $3,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,750,000 and a dead cap value of $1,250,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,665,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,665,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2013 / UFA

    2011-2011

    Matt Prater signed a 1 year, $1,835,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including an average annual salary of $1,835,000. In 2024, Prater will earn a base salary of $3,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,750,000 and a dead cap value of $1,250,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,835,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,835,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2012 / UFA

    2010-2010

    Matt Prater signed a 1 year, $545,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including an average annual salary of $545,000. In 2024, Prater will earn a base salary of $3,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,750,000 and a dead cap value of $1,250,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $545,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $545,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2011 / UFA

    2007-2009

    Matt Prater signed a 3 year, $1,115,000 contract with the Miami Dolphins, including an average annual salary of $371,667. In 2024, Prater will earn a base salary of $3,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,750,000 and a dead cap value of $1,250,000.
    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $1,115,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $371,667
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2010 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    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
    2015 Player Cash Earnings - - - - - - $11,164 $11,164
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $750,000 $137,500 $50,000 - - - $1,937,500
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $2,250,000 - $250,000 $50,000 - $750,000 - $3,300,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $3,150,000 $3,600,000 $500,000 $50,000 - - - $7,300,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 - $200,000 $100,000 - - - $2,300,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $2,200,000 - $200,000 $100,000 - - - $2,500,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,700,000 - $200,000 $100,000 - - $13,912 $3,013,912
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,075,000 $1,850,000 - - - - - $2,925,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $3,575,000 - - - - - - $3,575,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $2,500,000 - - - - $40,080 $4,040,080
    17 seasons $27,048,529 $11,700,000 $1,487,500 $450,000 - $750,000 $65,156 $41,501,185
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $3,500,000 - - - - - - $3,500,000
    $30,548,529 $11,700,000 $1,487,500 $450,000 - $750,000 $65,156 $45,001,185
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $6,995,000 $3,000,000 - - - - $11,164 $10,006,164
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $13,903,529 $4,350,000 $1,487,500 $450,000 - $750,000 $13,912 $20,954,941
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $6,150,000 $4,350,000 - - - - $40,080 $10,540,080
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 08/24/2014, 4 games, $897,058

      Violating the league's substance abuse policy


    • TOTAL: $897,058

  • Transactions

    Mar 15 2023Signed a 2 years $7.5 million contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Mar 17 2021Signed a 2 year $6.5 million contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Oct 25 2017Signed a 3 year $11.4 million contract extension with Detroit (DET)
    Mar 6 2015Signed a 3 year $9 million extension with Detroit (DET)
    Oct 7 2014Signed a 1 year $855k contract with Detroit (DET)
    Oct 3 2014Released by Denver (DEN)
    Aug 24 2014Suspended 4 games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, forfeiting $897,058 in salary/bonus with Denver (DEN)
    Jul 2 2012Signed a 4 year $13 million contract with Denver (DEN)
    Mar 5 2012Offered a 1 year $2.654 million franchise tag with Denver (DEN)
    Jul 29 2011Signed a 1 year $1.8 million contract with Denver (DEN)
    Aug 27 2006Waived by Detroit (DET)
    May 1 2006Signed a 3 year $1.08 million contract with Detroit (DET)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP Snaps FG Att FG Made FG % PAT Att PAT Made PAT %
    2023 ARI 17 17 128 33 28 84.8 23 22 95.7
    2022 ARI 13 13 92 25 22 88 18 17 94.4
    2021 ARI 17 17 167 37 30 81.1 49 47 95.9
    2020 DET 16 16 28 21 75 41 38 92.7
    2019 DET 16 16 75 31 26 83.9 36 35 97.2
    2018 DET 16 16 60 32 28 87.5 30 30 100
    2017 DET 16 16 85 35 30 85.7 41 40 97.6
    2016 DET 16 16 49 36 31 86.1 33 31 93.9
    2015 DET 16 16 46 24 22 91.7 39 36 92.3
    2014 DET 11 11 44 26 21 80.8 21 21 100
    2013 DEN 16 16 215 26 25 96.2 75 75 100
    2012 DEN 16 16 172 32 26 81.2 55 55 100
    2011 DEN 16 16 25 19 76 30 30 100
    2010 DEN 12 12 18 16 88.9 28 28 100
    2009 DEN 16 16 35 30 85.7 32 32 100
    2008 DEN 16 16 34 25 73.5 39 39 100
    2007 DEN 2 2
    Totals 248 248 1,133 477 400 83.9 590 576 97.6