Joel Bitonio

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Browns, G Age: 30-225d Exp: 9 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#35 overall), 2014 College: Nevada Agent(s): Rep 1 Sports

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  • Current Contract

    Joel Bitonio signed a 3 year, $48,000,000 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including a $10,500,000 signing bonus, $22,102,942 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $16,000,000. In 2022, Bitonio will earn a base salary of $3,058,824 and a signing bonus of $7,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,658,824 and a dead cap value of $29,958,824.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $48,000,000
    Signing Bonus $10,500,000
    Average Salary $16,000,000
    Total Guarantees $22,102,942
    Guaranteed at Signing $22,102,942
    Free Agent: 2026 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Option Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 30 $5,794,118 $2,100,000 $264,706 - $8,158,824 $11,544,118 $16,558,824($16,558,824)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $11,544,118 2021 Cap Savings: $-3,385,294 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $10,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-2,341,176 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $3,144,118 2022 Dead Cap: $8,400,000 2021 Cap Savings: $5,014,706 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,100,000 2022 Dead Cap: $8,400,000 2021 Cap Savings: $6,058,824
    2022 Contract details by year 31 $3,058,824 $2,100,000 - $1,500,000 $6,658,824 $29,958,824 $10,558,824($27,117,648)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $29,958,824 2022 Cap Savings: $-23,300,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $15,900,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-9,241,176 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $17,658,824 2023 Dead Cap: $12,300,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-11,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $3,600,000 2023 Dead Cap: $12,300,000 2022 Cap Savings: $3,058,824
    2023 Contract details by year 32 $11,000,000 $2,100,000 - $1,500,000 $14,600,000 $23,300,000 $11,000,000($38,117,648)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $23,300,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-8,700,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $12,300,000 2023 Cap Savings: $2,300,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $14,600,000 2024 Dead Cap: $8,700,000 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,600,000 2024 Dead Cap: $8,700,000 2023 Cap Savings: $11,000,000

    Potential Out: 2024, 3 yr, $38,117,648; $8,700,000 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 33 $1,300,000 $2,100,000 $3,000,000 $1,500,000 $7,900,000 $8,700,000 $4,300,000($42,417,648)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $8,700,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-800,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $8,700,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-800,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $3,600,000 2025 Dead Cap: $5,100,000 2024 Cap Savings: $4,300,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $3,600,000 2025 Dead Cap: $5,100,000 2024 Cap Savings: $4,300,000
    2025 Contract details by year 34 $12,000,000 $2,100,000 $3,000,000 $1,500,000 $18,600,000 $5,100,000 $15,000,000($57,417,648)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $5,100,000 2025 Cap Savings: $13,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $5,100,000 2025 Cap Savings: $13,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $3,600,000 2026 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2025 Cap Savings: $15,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $3,600,000 2026 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2025 Cap Savings: $15,000,000
    2026 Contract details by year 35 - - - $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2026 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2026 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $0
    2026 Free Agent Year 36 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $22M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2021 salary + 2022 salary + 2022 option bonus)
    • 2022 Option Bonus: $7.5M
    • 2023 salary fully guarantees 3/18/2022
    • 2024 Roster Bonus: $3M
    • 2025 Roster Bonus: $3M
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2022

    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

    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 ALL NFL (1ST) $5,794,118 $10,500,000 $264,706 - - - - $16,558,824
    8 seasons $31,463,672 $12,792,144 $10,264,706 - - - $117,609 $54,638,131
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $3,058,824 - - - - $7,500,000 - $10,558,824
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - - - - - $11,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $1,300,000 - $3,000,000 - - - - $4,300,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - $3,000,000 - - - - $15,000,000
    $58,822,496 $12,792,144 $16,264,706 - - $7,500,000 $117,609 $95,496,955
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $31,463,672 $12,792,144 $10,264,706 - - - $117,609 $54,638,131
  • Fines

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

      Clipping against Tennessee (TEN)


    • TOTAL: $8,681

  • Transactions

    Nov 10 2021Signed a 3 year $48 million contract extension with Cleveland (CLE)
    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)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps%
    2021 CLE 17 17 17 1107 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 112 112 112 7,402 -