Jerry Hughes

Defensive End Age: 26 Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#31 overall), 2010 College: Texas Christian Agent(s): Relativity Sports
  • Current Contract

    Jerry Hughes signed a 5 year, $45,000,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including a $7,000,000 signing bonus, $22,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $9,000,000. In 2015, Hughes will earn a base salary of $4,625,000, a signing bonus of $7,000,000 and a workout bonus of $150,000. Hughes has a cap hit of $6,175,000 while his dead money value is $17,625,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $45,000,000
    Signing Bonus $7,000,000
    Average Salary $9,000,000
    Guaranteed $22,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2015 Contract details by year 26 $4,625,000 $1,400,000 - - $150,000 $6,175,000 $17,625,000
    2016 Contract details by year 27 $4,525,000 $1,400,000 - $1,500,000 $150,000 $7,575,000 $11,600,000
    2017 Contract details by year 28 $5,400,000 $1,400,000 $2,000,000 $1,500,000 $150,000 $10,450,000 $8,700,000
    2018 Contract details by year 29 $6,350,000 $1,400,000 $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $150,000 $10,400,000 $5,800,000
    2019 Contract details by year 30 $6,350,000 $1,400,000 $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $150,000 $10,400,000 $2,900,000
    2020 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $17.625M initially guaranteed (Signing bonus + 2015 base + option bonus)
    • Signing Bonus $7 million
    • 2016 $6 million Option Bonus
    • 2016 $4.525 million base guaranteed for injury, fully guaranteed on fifth day of the 2016 league year
    • 2017 $2 million Roster Bonus due on fifth day of the 2017 league year
    • 2018 $1 million Roster Bonus due on fifth day of the 2018 league year
    • 2019 $1 million Roster Bonus due on fifth day of the 2019 league year
    • $150k annual Workout Bonus
    • Annual Sack Incentives: $1M

    Previous Contracts

    2010-2014Entry Level

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $9,750,000
    Signing Bonus $1,400,000
    Average Salary $1,950,000
    Guaranteed $6,597,500
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead
    2010 21 $320,000 $280,000 $625,000 - - $1,225,000 -
    2011 22 $450,000 $280,000 - $776,250 - $1,506,250 -
    2012 23 $635,000 $280,000 - $776,250 - $1,691,250 -
    2013 24 $870,000 - - - - $870,000 -
    2014 25 $3,995,000 - - - - $3,995,000 -
    2015 Free agent year UFA  
    • $7 million guaranteed
    • $2.9 million in incentives
    • Signing Bonus: $1.4 million
    • 2010 Roster Bonus: $625,000
    • 2011 Option Bonus: $3.105 million
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $320,000 $1,400,000 $625,000 - - - - $2,345,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 - - - - $3,105,000 - $3,555,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $635,000 - - - - - - $635,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $870,000 - - - - - - $870,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $1,552,500 - - - - - - $1,552,500
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $3,995,000 - - - - - - $3,995,000
    5 seasons $7,822,500 $1,400,000 $625,000 - - $3,105,000 - $12,952,500
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $4,625,000 $7,000,000 - $150,000 - - - $11,775,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $4,525,000 - - $150,000 - $6,000,000 - $10,675,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $5,400,000 - $2,000,000 $150,000 - - - $7,550,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $6,350,000 - $1,000,000 $150,000 - - - $7,500,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $6,350,000 - $1,000,000 $150,000 - - - $7,500,000
    $35,072,500 $8,400,000 $4,625,000 $750,000 - $9,105,000 - $57,952,500
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    11/22/2014 Player contract details by year Verbal or other Non-Physical Offense Against Official $22,050 for abusive language to an official during BUF-MIA game
    11/16/2012 Player contract details by year Roughing the Passer $15,750 for a late hit against Jacksonville
    - $37,800
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Jerry Hughes ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($6,175,000) Rank
    NFL: #169
    Buffalo Bills: #5
    Defensive End: #18

    Total Cash ($11,775,000) Rank
    NFL: #48
    Defensive End: #7

    Average Annual ($9,000,000) Rank
    NFL: #75
    Defensive End: #11