Antonio Gates

Tight End Age: 35 Exp: 12 Years
Undrafted: 2003, Chargers College: Kent State Agent(s): CAA Sports
  • Current Contract

    Antonio Gates signed a 5 year, $36,175,000 contract with the San Diego Chargers, including a $4,575,000 signing bonus, $8,800,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,235,000. In 2015, Gates will earn a base salary of $5,900,000. Gates has a cap hit of $9,762,500 while his dead money value is $3,862,500.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $36,175,000
    Signing Bonus $4,575,000
    Average Salary $7,235,000
    Guaranteed $8,800,000
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Restruc. Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2010 Contract details by year 30 $755,000 $1,762,500 $3,470,000 - - $5,987,500 -
    2011 Contract details by year 31 $5,200,000 $762,500 - - - $5,962,500 -
    2012 Contract details by year 32 $4,000,000 $762,500 - $1,600,000 - $6,362,500 -
    2013 Contract details by year 33 $4,500,000 $762,500 - $1,600,000 - $6,862,500 $7,087,500
    2014 Contract details by year 34 $2,000,000 $762,500 - $1,600,000 $1,500,000 $5,862,500 $7,725,000
    2015 Contract details by year 35 $5,900,000 $762,500 - $1,600,000 $1,500,000 $9,762,500 $3,862,500
    2016 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $20.4 million guaranteed
    • 2010 Roster Bonus: $3.47 million
    • 2011 Option Bonus: $6.4 million
    • 2014 Restructure: $3M/ 2 years
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from the various reports, including Rotoworld, & OTC.

    Previous Contracts

    2005-2010

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $22,500,000
    Signing Bonus $6,000,000
    Average Salary $3,750,000
    Guaranteed $6,000,000
    Free Agent: 2011 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Cap Hit Dead
    2005 25 $380,000 $1,000,000 - $1,380,000 -
    2006 26 $500,000 $1,000,000 $3,160,000 $4,660,000 -
    2007 27 $2,625,000 $1,000,000 - $3,625,000 -
    2008 28 $3,000,000 $1,000,000 - $4,000,000 -
    2009 29 $3,250,000 $1,000,000 - $4,250,000 -
    2010 30 $3,625,000 $1,000,000 - $4,625,000 -
    2011 Free agent year UFA  
    • 2006 Roster Bonus: $3.16 million
    • 2010 Extended
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2003 Player Cash Earnings $225,000 $7,000 - - - - - $232,000
    2004 Player Cash Earnings $305,000 - - - - - - $305,000
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $380,000 $6,000,000 - - - - - $6,380,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 - $3,160,000 - - - - $3,660,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $2,625,000 - - - - - - $2,625,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - - - - - - $3,000,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $3,250,000 - - - - - - $3,250,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $755,000 $4,160,294 $3,470,000 - - - - $8,385,294
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $5,200,000 - - - - - - $5,200,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - - - - $6,400,000 - $10,400,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - - - - - - $4,500,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 - - - $3,000,000 - - $5,000,000
    12 seasons $26,740,000 $10,167,294 $6,630,000 - $3,000,000 $6,400,000 - $52,937,294
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $4,511,765 - - - - - - $4,511,765
    $31,251,765 $10,167,294 $6,630,000 - $3,000,000 $6,400,000 - $57,449,059
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    07/02/2015 Player contract details by year PEDs 4 games $1,567,646 Performance Enhancing Drugs
    $4 $1,567,646
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Antonio Gates ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($9,762,500) Rank
    NFL: #59
    San Diego Chargers: #3
    Tight End: #2

    Total Cash ($4,511,765) Rank
    NFL: #277
    Tight End: #14

    Average Annual ($7,235,000) Rank
    NFL: #136
    Tight End: #10