Many Buffalo Bills supporters believed that Tyler Matakevich, a special teams ace, would be released early in March. He was viewed as disposable because of his $3.7 million cap charge and lack of contribution to the defensive side of the ball.
Instead of cutting him loose, the Bills extended his deal by one year, freeing up some salary cap room in 2021 by pushing money to 2022. The specifics have already been out, thanks in part to Over the Cap and Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic.
The cap hit for Matakevich will decrease from $3.7 million to $2.95 million, which is crucial. According to Fairburn, the only dead-cap hit was the $750,000 they were able to postpone until the 2022 season. He will be a member of the team in September because they fully guaranteed his 2021 pay.
It’s a really solid arrangement for all parties, in my opinion, with the extra money and incentives totaling $2.5 million for the 2022 season. His initial contract, for $3.5 million a season, was a little bit excessive.
Matakevich, by far the most on the team, participated in 75% of Buffalo’s special team’s plays.
Tyler Matakevich Contract
Tyler Matakevich agreed to terms with the Buffalo Bills on a two-year, $7,150,000 contract that included a $700,000 signing bonus and a $3,450,000 guarantee.
Tyler Matakevich Salary
Tyler Matakevich earns an average of $3,575,000 per year. Matakevich will earn a base salary of $1,650,000, a roster bonus of $750,000, and a workout bonus of $100,000 in 2022, while carrying a $3,250,000 cap hit.
Tyler Matakevich Net Worth
Tyler Matakevich has an estimated net worth of $3 million in 2022