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James Carpenter

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Guard Age: 31 Exp: 9 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#25 overall), 2011 College: Alabama Agent(s): Rick Smith (Priority Sports & Entertainment)

Falcons – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    James Carpenter signed a 4 year, $21,000,000 contract with the Atlanta Falcons, including a $3,500,000 signing bonus, $8,250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,250,000. In 2020, Carpenter will earn a base salary of $3,750,000 and a roster bonus of $171,875, while carrying a cap hit of $5,130,208 and a dead cap value of $5,375,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $21,000,000
    Signing Bonus $3,500,000
    Average Salary $5,250,000
    Total Guarantees $8,250,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $7,000,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Option Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 30 $2,000,000 $875,000 - - $2,875,000 $7,000,000 $5,553,867($5,553,867)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $7,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-4,125,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-625,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $4,375,000 2020 Dead Cap: $2,625,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-1,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $875,000 2020 Dead Cap: $2,625,000 2019 Cap Savings: $2,000,000
    2020 Contract details by year 31 $3,750,000 $875,000 $171,875 $333,333 $5,130,208 $5,375,000 $3,921,875($9,475,742)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $5,375,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-244,792 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,625,000 2020 Cap Savings: $2,505,208 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $3,625,000 2021 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,505,208 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $875,000 2021 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2020 Cap Savings: $4,255,208

    Potential Out: 2021, 2 yr, $9,475,742; $1,750,000 dead cap

    2021 Contract details by year 32 $5,000,000 $875,000 $250,000 $333,333 $6,458,333 $1,750,000 $5,250,000($14,725,742)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2021 Cap Savings: $4,708,333 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2021 Cap Savings: $4,708,333 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $875,000 2022 Dead Cap: $875,000 2021 Cap Savings: $5,583,333 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $875,000 2022 Dead Cap: $875,000 2021 Cap Savings: $5,583,333
    2022 Contract details by year 33 $5,000,000 $875,000 $250,000 $333,334 $6,458,334 $875,000 $6,250,000($20,975,742)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $875,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,583,334 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $875,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,583,334 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $875,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $5,583,334 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $875,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $5,583,334
    2023 Free Agent Year 34 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $7M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2019 salary + $1.5M of 2020 salary)
    • Additional $1.25M of 2020 salary fully guarantees on the 3/20/2020
    • 2020-2022 Per Game 46-Man Active Bonus: $15,625 ($250,000, 11 LTBE in 2020)
    • 2022 Option Bonus: $1M (exercised by 3/20/2020, $1M signing bonus if declined)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2015-2018

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $19,100,000
    Signing Bonus $3,500,000
    Average Salary $4,775,000
    Total Guarantees $7,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $5,000,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
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    2011-2014Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $7,641,502
    Signing Bonus $4,057,456
    Average Salary $1,910,376
    Total Guarantees $6,224,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $375,000 $4,057,456 - - - - - $4,432,456
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $722,341 - - - - - - $722,341
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $1,069,682 - - - - - - $1,069,682
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $1,417,000 - - - - - - $1,417,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $3,500,000 - - - - $94,241 $5,094,241
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $760,000 - $250,000 - $3,690,000 - - $4,700,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $4,450,000 - $250,000 - - - - $4,700,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $4,450,000 - $156,250 - - - - $4,606,250
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $3,500,000 - - - - $53,867 $5,553,867
    9 seasons $16,744,023 $11,057,456 $656,250 - $3,690,000 - $148,108 $32,295,837
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $3,750,000 - $171,875 - - - - $3,921,875
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - $250,000 - - - - $5,250,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - $250,000 - - $1,000,000 - $6,250,000
    $30,494,023 $11,057,456 $1,328,125 - $3,690,000 $1,000,000 $148,108 $47,717,712
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,584,023 $4,057,456 - - - - - $7,641,479
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $11,160,000 $3,500,000 $656,250 - $3,690,000 - - $19,100,491
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $3,500,000 - - - - - $5,553,867
  • Transactions

    Mar 12 2019Signed a 4 year $21 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Mar 23 2016Converted $3.69 million of his 2016 salary to bonus, clearing $2.46M in cap with New York (NYJ)
    Mar 11 2015Signed a 4 year $19.1 million contract with New York (NYJ)
    Jul 29 2011Signed a 4 year $7.64 million contract with Seattle (SEA)
    Apr 28 2011Drafted by Seattle (SEA): Round 1 (#25 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps%
    2019 ATL 11 11 11 692 0.582
    2018 NYJ 10 10 10 623 0.622
    2017 NYJ 16 16 16 1038 1.000
    2016 NYJ 16 16 16 994 0.953
    2015 NYJ 16 16 16 1110 0.996
    2014 SEA 13 13 13 816 0.772
    2013 SEA 16 16 10 760 0.751
    2012 SEA 7 7 7 343 0.449
    2011 SEA 9 9 9
    Totals 114 114 108 6,376 -