Aaron Hernandez

Tight End Age: 25 Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 4 (#113 overall), 2010 College: Florida
Player Status: Inactive
  • Current Contract

    Aaron Hernandez signed a 7 year, $39,582,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including a $12,500,000 signing bonus, $15,950,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,654,571. In 2015, Hernandez will earn a roster bonus of $500,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000. Hernandez has a cap hit of $5,800,000 while his dead money value is $5,000,000.

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $39,582,000
    Signing Bonus $12,500,000
    Average Salary $5,654,571
    Guaranteed $15,950,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2012 Contract details by year 22 $540,000 $2,550,000 $104,000 $96,000 $3,290,000 $15,950,000
    2013 Contract details by year 23 $1,323,000 $2,550,000 $118,000 $82,000 $4,073,000 $12,710,000
    2014 Contract details by year 24 $1,137,000 $2,500,000 - $500,000 $4,637,000 $7,500,000
    2015 Contract details by year 25 $2,300,000 $2,500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $5,800,000 $5,000,000
    2016 Contract details by year 26 $5,000,000 $2,500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $8,500,000 $2,500,000
    2017 Contract details by year 27 $6,000,000 - $500,000 $500,000 $7,000,000 -
    2018 Contract details by year 28 $6,000,000 - $500,000 $500,000 $7,000,000 $3,955,000
    2019 Free Agent Year 29 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $15.95 million guaranteed
    • 2013 Workout Bonus: $82,000
    • 2013 Roster Bonus: $118,000
    • 2015-18 Roster Bonus: $500,000
    • 2014-18 Workout Bonus: $500,000
    • NOTE: Patriots are disputing their position to pay Hernandez $3.25M in remaining signing bonus + the $82,000 workout bonus from 2013.
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from the various reports, including Rotoworld, & OTC.

    Previous Contracts

    2013-2014 Dead Money

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit
    2013 Player contract details by year - $2,550,000 - $2,550,000
    2014 Player contract details by year - $7,500,000 - $7,500,000
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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 $200,000 $76,000 - - - - $596,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $540,000 - $90,000 $20,000 - - - $650,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $540,000 $9,250,000 $104,000 $96,000 - - - $9,990,000
    3 seasons $1,400,000 $9,450,000 $270,000 $116,000 - - - $11,236,000