Jake Matthews

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Falcons, LT Age: 32-27d Exp: 9 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#6 overall), 2014 College: Texas A&M Agent(s): Ryan Williams (Athletes First)

 
  • Current Contract

    Jake Matthews signed a 3 year, $55,000,000 contract with the Atlanta Falcons, including a $12,500,000 signing bonus, $52,558,823 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $18,333,333. In 2024, Matthews will earn a base salary of $15,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $21,775,000 and a dead cap value of $34,325,000.
    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $55,000,000
    Signing Bonus $12,500,000
    Average Salary $18,333,333
    Total Guarantees $52,558,823
    Guaranteed at Signing $26,558,823
    Free Agent: 2027 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Option Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2022 Contract details by year 30 $1,500,000 $5,289,200 - $1,800,000 $8,000,000 $16,589,200 $46,148,023 $21,000,000($21,000,000) $21,000,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $46,148,023 2022 Cap Savings: $-29,558,823 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $32,089,200 2022 Cap Savings: $-15,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $27,748,023 2023 Dead Cap: $18,400,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-11,158,823 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $13,689,200 2023 Dead Cap: $18,400,000 2022 Cap Savings: $2,900,000
    2023 Contract details by year 31 $3,058,823 $2,500,000 $3,500,000 $1,800,000 $10,375,000 $21,233,823 $55,558,823 $16,058,823($37,058,823) $18,529,412
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $55,558,823 2023 Cap Savings: $-34,325,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $37,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-15,766,177 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $36,733,823 2024 Dead Cap: $18,825,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-15,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $18,175,000 2024 Dead Cap: $18,825,000 2023 Cap Savings: $3,058,823

    Potential Out: 2024, 2 yr, $52,558,823; $49,825,000 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 32 $15,500,000 $2,500,000 - - $3,775,000 $21,775,000 $34,325,000 $15,500,000($52,558,823) $17,519,608
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $34,325,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-12,550,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $18,825,000 2024 Cap Savings: $2,950,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $21,775,000 2025 Dead Cap: $12,550,000 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $6,275,000 2025 Dead Cap: $12,550,000 2024 Cap Savings: $15,500,000
    2025 Contract details by year 33 $15,500,000 $2,500,000 - - $3,775,000 $21,775,000 $12,550,000 $15,500,000($68,058,823) $17,014,706
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $12,550,000 2025 Cap Savings: $9,225,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $12,550,000 2025 Cap Savings: $9,225,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $6,275,000 2026 Dead Cap: $6,275,000 2025 Cap Savings: $15,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $6,275,000 2026 Dead Cap: $6,275,000 2025 Cap Savings: $15,500,000
    2026 Contract details by year 34 $15,500,000 $2,500,000 - - $3,775,000 $21,775,000 $6,275,000 $15,500,000($83,558,823) $16,711,765
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $6,275,000 2026 Cap Savings: $15,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $6,275,000 2026 Cap Savings: $15,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $6,275,000 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $15,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $6,275,000 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $15,500,000
    2027 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $26.5M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2022 salary + 2023 salary)
    • 2023 roster bonus & 2024 salary fully guarantee on 3/19/2023
    • 2023 Roster Bonus: $3.5M (3/19/2023)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2018-2023Entry Level

    Jake Matthews signed a 5 year, $72,500,000 contract with the Atlanta Falcons, including a $13,946,000 signing bonus, $41,350,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $14,500,000. In 2024, Matthews will earn a base salary of $15,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $21,775,000 and a dead cap value of $34,325,000.
    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $72,500,000
    Signing Bonus $13,946,000
    Average Salary $14,500,000
    Total Guarantees $41,350,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $34,946,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA

    2014-2018Entry Level

    Jake Matthews signed a 4 year, $16,429,501 contract with the Atlanta Falcons, including a $10,268,728 signing bonus, $16,429,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,107,375. In 2024, Matthews will earn a base salary of $15,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $21,775,000 and a dead cap value of $34,325,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $16,429,501
    Signing Bonus $10,268,728
    Average Salary $4,107,375
    Total Guarantees $16,429,500
    Guaranteed at Signing $16,429,500
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 $10,268,728 - - - - - $10,688,728
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $510,000 - $656,796 - - - $44,148 $1,210,944
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $600,000 - $1,313,591 - - - - $1,913,591
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $690,000 - $1,970,387 - - - - $2,660,387
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $5,500,000 $13,946,000 - - - - - $19,446,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $2,125,000 - - - $4,375,000 $9,000,000 $35,224 $15,535,224
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $3,550,000 - - - $7,000,000 - $66,423 $10,616,423
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,075,000 - - - $11,925,000 - - $13,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $12,500,000 - - $7,000,000 - - $21,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $3,058,823 - $3,500,000 - $9,500,000 - - $16,058,823
    10 seasons $19,028,823 $36,714,728 $7,440,774 - $39,800,000 $9,000,000 $145,795 $112,130,120
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $15,500,000 - - - - - - $15,500,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $15,500,000 - - - - - - $15,500,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $15,500,000 - - - - - - $15,500,000
    $65,528,823 $36,714,728 $7,440,774 - $39,800,000 $9,000,000 $145,795 $158,630,120
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    10 seasons Player Cash Earnings $19,028,823 $36,714,728 $7,440,774 - $39,800,000 $9,000,000 $145,795 $112,130,120
  • Transactions

    Sep 27 2023Converted $9.5M of 2023 salary into signing bonus, clearing $7.125M of cap with Atlanta (ATL)
    Mar 14 2022Signed a 3 year $55 million contract extension with Atlanta (ATL)
    Mar 12 2021Converted $11.925 of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $7.95M of cap space with Atlanta (ATL)
    Mar 25 2020Converted $7M of 2020 salary into bonus, clearing $5.24M of cap space with Atlanta (ATL)
    Sep 4 2019Converted $4.375M of 2019 salary into bonus, clearing $3.5M of cap space with Atlanta (ATL)
    Jul 27 2018Signed a 5 year $72.5 million contract extension with Atlanta (ATL)
    Apr 20 2017Atlanta (ATL) exercised a $12.496M 5th-year option for 2018
    May 21 2014Signed a 4 year $16.42 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    May 8 2014Drafted by Atlanta (ATL): Round 1 (#6 overall)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps%
    2023 ATL 16 16 16 1002 93.7
    2022 ATL 17 17 17 1047 106.5
    2021 ATL 17 17 17 1032 98.1
    2020 ATL 16 16 16 1113 99.2
    2019 ATL 16 16 16 1189 99.9
    2018 ATL 16 16 16 1057 99.7
    2017 ATL 16 16 16 1025 99.9
    2016 ATL 16 16 16 979 94.1
    2015 ATL 16 16 16 1126 98.9
    2014 ATL 15 15 15 944 87.3
    Totals 161 161 161 10,514 -