Joe Cardona

New England Patriots, Long Snapper
Age: 32-76d (Apr 16, 1992)
Exp: 10 Years
Country: US
College: Navy
Drafted: Round 5 (#166 overall), 2015
Agent(s): Brooks Henderson (International Sports Agency)
2024 Cap Hit

$1,553,000

2024 Cash

$1,303,000

Career Earnings

$9,512,454

2023-2026 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Joe Cardona signed a 4 year , $6,300,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including $1,000,000 signing bonus, $2,600,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,575,000. In 2024, Cardona will earn a base salary of $1,210,000 and a workout bonus of $25,000, while carrying a cap hit of $1,553,000 and a dead cap value of $1,185,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $6,300,000
Average Salary:
$1,575,000
Signing Bonus:
$1,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$2,600,000
Total GTD:
$2,600,000
Free Agent:
2027 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2023 31 $1,506,000 0.67% $2,256,000 $2,256,000 $2,623,000
2024 32 $1,553,000 0.61% $1,303,000 $3,559,000 $1,185,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 2 YR, $3,559,000; $500,000 DEAD CAP
2025 33 $1,598,000 0.58% $1,348,000 $4,907,000 $500,000
2026 34 $1,643,000 0.56% $1,393,000 $6,300,000 $250,000
2027 35
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2023 31 $1,165,000 $250,000 $68,000 $23,000 $1,506,000 0.67% $2,623,000
2024 32 $1,210,000 $250,000 $68,000 $25,000 $1,553,000 0.61% $1,185,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 2 YR, $3,559,000; $500,000 DEAD CAP
2025 33 $1,255,000 $250,000 $68,000 $25,000 $1,598,000 0.58% $500,000
2026 34 $1,300,000 $250,000 $68,000 $25,000 $1,643,000 0.56% $250,000
2027 35
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2023 31 $1,165,000 $1,000,000 $23,000 $2,256,000 $2,256,000 $2,256,000 $1,575,000
2024 32 $1,210,000 - $25,000 $1,303,000 $3,559,000 $1,779,500 $1,348,000
2025 33 $1,255,000 - $25,000 $1,348,000 $4,907,000 $1,635,667 $1,370,500
2026 34 $1,300,000 - $25,000 $1,393,000 $6,300,000 $1,575,000 $1,393,000
Contract Notes
  • $2.6M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2023 salary + $435,000 of 2024 salary)
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $4,000 ($68,000)
  • 14 games active + a playoff berth: $100,000
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2018-2022 Extension

Joe Cardona signed a 4 year , $4,310,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including $650,000 signing bonus, $1,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,077,500.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $4,310,000
Average Salary:
$1,077,500
Signing Bonus:
$650,000
GTD at Sign:
$1,000,000
Total GTD:
$1,000,000
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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2015-2018 Rookie

Joe Cardona signed a 4 year , $2,480,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including $100,000 signing bonus, $100,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $620,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $2,480,000
Average Salary:
$620,000
Signing Bonus:
$100,000
GTD at Sign:
$100,000
Total GTD:
$100,000
Free Agent:
2019 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$9,512,454

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2015 23
Active
$552,500
$552,500
2016 24
Active
$605,335
$1,157,835
Champion
2017 25
Active
$660,000
$1,817,835
2018 26
Active
$1,355,000
$3,172,835
Champion
2019 27
Active
$825,000
$3,997,835
2020 28
Active
$1,008,619
$5,006,454
2021 29
Active
$1,050,000
$6,056,454
2022 30
Injured
$1,200,000
$7,256,454
2023 31
Active
$2,256,000
$9,512,454
Total      
$9,512,454
$9,512,454
2024 32
Active
$1,303,000
2025 33
Active
$1,348,000
2026 34
Active
$1,393,000
Total
$13,556,454
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2015
23
$435,000
$100,000
$17,500
$552,500
$552,500
2016
24
$525,000
$37,500
$42,835
$605,335
$1,157,835
2017
25
$615,000
$45,000
$660,000
$1,817,835
2018
26
$705,000
$650,000
$1,355,000
$3,172,835
2019
27
$805,000
$20,000
$825,000
$3,997,835
2020
28
$910,000
$40,000
$58,619
$1,008,619
$5,006,454
2021
29
$990,000
$60,000
$1,050,000
$6,056,454
2022
30
$1,120,000
$80,000
$1,200,000
$7,256,454
2023
31
$1,165,000
$1,000,000
$23,000
$2,256,000
$9,512,454
Total
$7,270,000
$1,750,000
$300,000
$23,000
$101,454
$9,512,454
$9,512,454
2024
32
$1,210,000
$25,000
$1,303,000
2025
33
$1,255,000
$25,000
$1,348,000
2026
34
$1,300,000
$25,000
$1,393,000
Total
$11,035,000
$1,750,000
$300,000
$98,000
$101,454
$13,556,454

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
9 $7,270,000 $1,750,000 $300,000 - $23,000 $101,454 $9,512,454

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2022 NE 16 - 18 Foot
  • Mar 16, 2023 Signed a 4 year $6.3 million contract with New England (NE)
  • Jun 14, 2018 Signed a 4 year $4.31 million contract extension with New England (NE)
  • Jun 04, 2015 Signed a 4 year $2.48 million contract with New England (NE)
  • May 02, 2015 Drafted by New England (NE): Round 5 (#166 overall)
Year Team GP Snaps Snaps%
2023 NE 17 139 0.00
2022 NE 14 128 0.00
2021 NE 17 80 0.00
2020 NE 16 87 0.00
2019 NE 16 167 0.00
2018 NE 16 129 0.00
2017 NE 16 131 0.00
2016 NE 16 123 0.00
2015 NE 16 122 0.00
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