Benjamin Watson

Tight End Age: 34 Exp: 11 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#32 overall), 2004 College: Georgia
  • Current Contract

    Benjamin Watson signed a 3 year, $4,950,000 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $1,200,000 signing bonus, $1,200,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,650,000. In 2015, Watson will earn a base salary of $1,200,000, a roster bonus of $250,000 and a workout bonus of $50,000. Watson has a cap hit of $1,900,000 while his dead money value is $450,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $4,950,000
    Signing Bonus $1,200,000
    Average Salary $1,650,000
    Guaranteed $1,200,000
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2013 Contract details by year 32 $950,000 $400,000 $250,000 $50,000 $1,650,000 $1,500,000
    2014 Contract details by year 33 $1,000,000 $400,000 $234,375 $50,000 $1,684,375 $850,000
    2015 Contract details by year 34 $1,200,000 $400,000 $250,000 $50,000 $1,900,000 $450,000
    2016 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Annual Workout Bonus: $50,000
    • Annual Roster Bonus: $250,000
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from the various reports, including Rotoworld, & OTC.

    Previous Contracts

    2010-2012

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $12,000,000
    Signing Bonus $6,350,000
    Average Salary $4,000,000
    Guaranteed $6,350,000
    Free Agent: 2013 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead
    2010 29 $350,000 $2,116,666 - $2,466,666 -
    2011 30 $2,420,000 $2,116,666 - $4,536,666 -
    2012 31 $2,880,000 $2,116,666 - $4,996,666 -
    2013 Free agent year 32 UFA  
    • $6.35 million guaranteed.
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2004 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 $2,700,000 - - - - - $3,200,000
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $360,000 - - - - $1,300,000 - $1,660,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $460,000 - - - - - - $460,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $560,000 - - - - - - $560,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $785,000 - - - - - - $785,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $910,000 - - - - - - $910,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $350,000 $6,350,000 - - - - - $6,700,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $2,420,000 - - - - - - $2,420,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $2,880,000 - - - - - - $2,880,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $950,000 $1,200,000 $250,000 $50,000 - - - $2,450,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - $234,375 $50,000 - - - $1,284,375
    11 seasons $11,175,000 $10,250,000 $484,375 $100,000 - $1,300,000 - $23,309,375
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,200,000 - $250,000 $50,000 - - - $1,500,000
    $12,375,000 $10,250,000 $734,375 $150,000 - $1,300,000 - $24,809,375
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Benjamin Watson ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($1,900,000) Rank
    NFL: #603
    New Orleans Saints: #18
    Tight End: #32

    Total Cash ($1,500,000) Rank
    NFL: #0
    Tight End: #37

    Average Annual ($1,650,000) Rank
    NFL: #0
    Tight End: #37
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    Current Value Rankings

    Ranking Benjamin Watson's current TVS in terms of similar players at his position.

    • Previous Rating: 5.13
    • Cap Hit: $1,684,375
    • Free Agent: 2016

    Fantasy Points

    • Season Total: 25.6
    • Points/Game: 1.6
    • Points/Snap: 0.04


    Statistics

    Season GP GS Snaps Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2014 16 9 571 31 20 136 6.8 2 0 25.6
    2013 15 7 497 30 19 226 11.9 2 0 34.6
    2012 16 14 853 81 49 501 10.2 3 1 68.1
    2011 13 11 71 37 410 11.1 2 0 53
    2010 16 16 102 68 763 11.2 3 0 94.2
    2009 16 7 41 29 404 13.9 5 0 70.4
    2008 14 9 0 22 209 9.5 2 1 30.9
    2007 12 8 0 36 389 10.8 6 1 76
    2006 13 13 0 49 643 13.1 3 3 80.3
    2005 15 9 0 29 441 15.2 4 1 66.1
    2004 1 1 0 2 16 8 0 0 1.6