Lester Cotton

Left Guard

Age: 28
Free Agency: 2025 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 3
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $1,125,000 (0.44% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $1,125,000 (0.42% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.00
  • Contract Value: $2,135,000 ($1,067,500 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $0
  • Contract Ranking: 51/100 at LG

Current Contract

(SFA, signed 2023)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202327$1,010,000$1,010,0000.4%
202428$1,125,000$1,125,0000.4%
Total$2,135,000$2,135,000

Contract Notes

Lester Cotton signed a two year contract worth $2,135,000 with the Dolphins on January 16, 2023.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$1.1M
$2.1M
20232024
Cash Due$1,010,000$1,125,000
Running Cash$1,010,000$2,135,000
Career Earnings: $2,190,185
Career APY: $547,546
Potential Earnings: $2,489,901
Total Guarantees: $7,500
Largest Cash Payment: $1,125,000 (2024)
Largest Cap Number: $1,125,000 (2024)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
RaidersUDFATerminated20193$1,762,500$587,500$7,500$00.0%$0
RaidersPracticeRenegotiated20191$136,000$136,000$0$00.0%$0
RaidersSFATerminated20191$495,000$495,000$0$00.0%$0
RaidersPracticeRenegotiated20191$136,000$136,000$0$00.0%$0
RaidersSFATerminated20192$1,080,000$540,000$0$58,2355.4%$58,235
RaidersSFATerminated20211$780,000$780,000$0$00.0%$0
RaidersPracticeElevated20211$165,600$165,600$0$00.0%$0
RaidersPracticeExpired20211$193,900$193,900$0$262,166135.2%$262,166
RaidersSFATerminated20221$895,000$895,000$0$00.0%$0
DolphinsPracticeExpired20221$207,000$207,000$0$34,50016.7%$34,500
DolphinsSFAActive20232$2,135,000$1,067,500$0$1,010,00047.3%$1,010,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Raiders2$1,145,685$572,843$320,4010.0%$825,2840.0%
Dolphins2$1,044,500$522,250$1,044,5000.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2019Raiders$495,000$58,2350.0%$58,235
2021Raiders$165,600$262,1660.1%$262,166
2022Dolphins$207,000$34,5000.0%$34,500
2023Dolphins$1,010,000$1,010,0000.4%$1,010,000
2024Dolphins$1,125,000$1,125,0000.4%$1,125,000
Total$3,002,600$2,489,901$2,489,901
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Raiders2019$2,500$7,500
Raiders2019$32,000$32,000
Raiders2019$29,117$29,117
Raiders2019$80,000$80,000
Raiders2020$5,000$0
Raiders2022$676,667$676,667
Total$825,284$825,284

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnaps
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecial
20191000.0%0.2%
20213000.4%1.3%
202210008.2%10.6%
2023170056.1%19.1%

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$943,000$1,067,500
Injury Adjusted$943,000$1,067,500
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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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