Joel Bitonio

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Browns, G Age: 30-11d Exp: 7 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#35 overall), 2014 College: Nevada Agent(s): Rep 1 Sports

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  • Current Contract

    Joel Bitonio signed a 6 year, $51,164,777 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including $23,664,777 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,527,463. In 2021, Bitonio will earn a base salary of $9,500,000 and a roster bonus of $470,588, while carrying a cap hit of $9,970,588 and a dead cap value of $9,500,000.

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $51,164,777
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $8,527,463
    Total Guarantees $23,664,777
    Guaranteed at Signing $17,164,777
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2017 Contract details by year 26 $3,164,777 $573,036 $8,500,000 $12,237,813 $17,737,813 $11,664,777($11,664,777)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $17,737,813 2017 Cap Savings: $-5,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $9,073,036 2017 Cap Savings: $3,164,777 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $17,737,813 2018 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $-5,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $9,073,036 2018 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $3,164,777
    2018 Contract details by year 27 $5,500,000 - $500,000 $6,000,000 $6,835,223 $6,000,000($17,664,777)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $6,835,223 2018 Cap Savings: $-835,223 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Cap Savings: $6,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $6,835,223 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Cap Savings: $-835,223 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Cap Savings: $6,000,000
    2019 Contract details by year 28 $6,500,000 - $500,000 $7,000,000 $6,500,000 $7,035,650($24,700,427)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $6,500,000 2019 Cap Savings: $500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $7,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $6,500,000 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $7,000,000
    2020 Contract details by year 29 $8,500,000 - $500,000 $9,000,000 $8,500,000 $9,081,959($33,782,386)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $8,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $9,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $8,500,000 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $9,000,000
    2021 Contract details by year 30 $9,500,000 - $470,588 $9,970,588 $9,500,000 $9,970,588($43,752,974)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $9,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $470,588 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $9,970,588 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $9,500,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $470,588 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $9,970,588
    2022 Contract details by year 31 $9,500,000 - $500,000 $10,000,000 - $10,000,000($53,752,974)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $10,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $10,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $10,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $10,000,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $17,164,777 fully guaranteed at signing (2017 salary + 2017 roster bonus + 2018 salary)
    • $1,335,223 of 2019 salary fully guarantees on 3/16/2018
    • $5,164,777 of 2019 salary fully guarantees on 3/15/2019
    • 2017 Roster Bonus: $8.5M (guaranteed)
    • 2018-22 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
    • 2020 Playing time Escalator: $500,000 (earned)
    • 2021-2022 Playing Time Escalator: $1M (earned)

    Previous Contracts

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    2014-2017Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $5,461,698
    Signing Bonus $2,292,144
    Average Salary $1,365,425
    Total Guarantees $3,700,403
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,700,403
    Free Agent: 2018 / 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 $2,292,144 - - - - - $2,712,144
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $668,259 - - - - - - $668,259
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $916,518 - - - - - - $916,518
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $3,164,777 - $8,500,000 - - - - $11,664,777
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $5,500,000 - $500,000 - - - - $6,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 - $500,000 - - - $35,650 $7,035,650
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $8,500,000 - $500,000 - - - $81,959 $9,081,959
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $9,500,000 - $470,588 - - - - $9,970,588
    8 seasons $35,169,554 $2,292,144 $10,470,588 - - - $117,609 $48,049,895
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $9,500,000 - $500,000 - - - - $10,000,000
    $44,669,554 $2,292,144 $10,970,588 - - - $117,609 $58,049,895
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $35,169,554 $2,292,144 $10,470,588 - - - $117,609 $48,049,895
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 09/25/2015, $8,681

      Clipping against Tennessee (TEN)


    • TOTAL: $8,681

  • Transactions

    Mar 9 2017Signed a 6 year $51.2 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Sep 25 2015Fined $8,681 Clipping against Tennessee (TEN)
    Jun 22 2014Signed a 4 year $5.46 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    May 9 2014Drafted by Cleveland (CLE): Round 2 (#35 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Joel Bitonio ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps%
    2021 CLE 6 6 6 410 100.0
    2020 CLE 16 16 16 1061 100.0
    2019 CLE 16 16 16 1070 100.0
    2018 CLE 16 16 16 1092 100.0
    2017 CLE 16 16 16 1069 100.0
    2016 CLE 5 5 5 331 32.1
    2015 CLE 10 10 10 621 56.0
    2014 CLE 16 16 16 1051 100.0
    Totals 101 101 101 6,705 -