Cole Strange

Left Guard

Age: 26
Free Agency: 2026 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 2
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $3,342,538 (1.26% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $1,819,180 (0.67% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.54
  • Contract Value: $12,255,972 ($3,063,993 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $12,255,972
  • Contract Ranking: 19/100 at LG

Current Contract

(Drafted, signed 2022)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202224$705,000$1,523,358$705,000$2,228,3581.1%
202325$1,262,090$1,523,358$1,262,090$2,785,4481.3%
202426$1,819,180$1,523,358$1,819,180$3,342,5381.3%
202527$2,376,270$1,523,358$2,376,270$3,899,6281.5%
Total$6,162,540$6,093,432$6,162,540$12,255,972

Contract Notes

Cole Strange signed 4 year rookie contract with the New England Patriots worth $12,255,972 fully guaranteed including a $6,093,432 signing bonus.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$3.1M
$6.1M
$9.2M
$12.3M
2022202320242025
Cash Due$6,798,432$1,262,090$1,819,180$2,376,270
Running Cash$6,798,432$8,060,522$9,879,702$12,255,972
Career Earnings: $8,060,522
Career APY: $4,030,261
Potential Earnings: $12,255,972
Total Guarantees: $12,255,972
Largest Cash Payment: $6,798,432 (2022)
Largest Cap Number: $3,899,628 (2025)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PatriotsDraftedActive20224$12,255,972$3,063,993$12,255,972$8,060,52265.8%$4,030,261
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Patriots2$8,060,522$4,030,261$5,013,8060.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2022Patriots$705,000$1,523,358$705,000$2,228,3581.1%$6,798,432
2023Patriots$1,262,090$1,523,358$1,262,090$2,785,4481.3%$1,262,090
2024Patriots$1,819,180$1,523,358$1,819,180$3,342,5381.3%$1,819,180
2025Patriots$2,376,270$1,523,358$2,376,270$3,899,6281.5%$2,376,270
Total$6,162,540$6,093,432$6,162,540$12,255,972$12,255,972

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnaps
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecial
2022170093.5%15.8%
2023104053.8%1.9%

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$951,000$3,063,993
Injury Adjusted$2,125,150$2,297,995
test
OTC Valuation $1.7M $3.4M $5M $6.7M $8.4M APY $3.5M $7M $10.5M $14M $17.5M $4,390,000 $3,686,670

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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