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Jake Matthew has been with the Falcons since 2014. He was part of the 2014 NFL Draft, where he was drafted by the Falcons as the sixth overall choice.

Matthews had a severe ankle sprain in the debut game of his professional career, which was a victory over the Saints. Matthews managed to start all but one of the games he played in during his first season, despite suffering an injury.

Matthews’ blocking was significantly better in 2015, as evidenced by the decrease from 51 pressures on the quarterback in 2014 to only 38 in 2015. Matthews was recognized by Pro Football Focus as the third most improved player of 2015 for his performance during that season.

Matthews and the Falcons made it all the way to Super Bowl LI in 2016, where they faced off against the New England Patriots. Matthews played every offensive snap for the Falcons in Super Bowl LI and was called for two important holding penalties that helped shift the game to the Patriots in the final minutes of regulation and overtime.

The Atlanta Falcons activated the fifth-year option on Jake Matthews’ contract on April 25, 2017. In 2017, Matthew started all 16 games as left tackle for the Falcons, which marked the third consecutive year that he had done so.

Matthews renewed his deal with the Falcons on July 27, 2018, for a whopping five years and a $75 million contract.

How Much Does Jake Matthews Make?

Jake Matthews average salary is $18,333,333 per year. Matthews’ base salary in 2022 will be $1,500,000, and his signing bonus will be $12,500,000. His cap hit will be $15,189,200, and his dead cap value will be $46,148,023.