Jessie Bates III

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Falcons, S Age: 27-10d Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#54 overall), 2018 College: Wake Forest Agent(s): David Mulugheta (Athletes First)

 
  • Current Contract

    Jessie Bates III signed a 4 year, $64,020,000 contract with the Atlanta Falcons, including a $18,000,000 signing bonus, $36,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $16,005,000. In 2024, Bates III will earn a base salary of $13,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $17,500,000 and a dead cap value of $26,500,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $64,020,000
    Signing Bonus $18,000,000
    Average Salary $16,005,000
    Total Guarantees $36,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $36,000,000
    Free Agent: 2027 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2023 Contract details by year 26 $1,080,000 $4,500,000 $3,920,000 $9,500,000 $36,000,000 $23,000,000($23,000,000) $23,000,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $36,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-26,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $21,920,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-12,420,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $22,500,000 2024 Dead Cap: $13,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-13,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $8,420,000 2024 Dead Cap: $13,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $1,080,000
    2024 Contract details by year 27 $13,000,000 $4,500,000 - $17,500,000 $26,500,000 $13,000,000($36,000,000) $18,000,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $26,500,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-9,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $13,500,000 2024 Cap Savings: $4,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $17,500,000 2025 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2025 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $13,000,000

    Potential Out: 2025, 2 yr, $36,000,000; $9,000,000 dead cap

    2025 Contract details by year 28 $14,000,000 $4,500,000 - $18,500,000 $9,000,000 $14,000,000($50,000,000) $16,666,667
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2025 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2025 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2026 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2025 Cap Savings: $14,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2026 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2025 Cap Savings: $14,000,000
    2026 Contract details by year 29 $13,020,000 $4,500,000 $1,000,000 $18,520,000 $4,500,000 $14,020,000($64,020,000) $16,005,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2026 Cap Savings: $14,020,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2026 Cap Savings: $14,020,000 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $14,020,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $14,020,000
    2027 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $36M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2023 salary + 2024 salary)
    • 2026 Roster Bonus: $1M
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

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    2022-2022Franchise Tag

    Jessie Bates III signed a 1 year, $12,911,000 contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, including $12,911,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $12,911,000. In 2024, Bates III will earn a base salary of $13,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $17,500,000 and a dead cap value of $26,500,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $12,911,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $12,911,000
    Total Guarantees $12,911,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $12,911,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2018-2021Entry Level

    Jessie Bates III signed a 4 year, $4,947,814 contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, including a $1,678,410 signing bonus, $2,383,311 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,236,954. In 2024, Bates III will earn a base salary of $13,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $17,500,000 and a dead cap value of $26,500,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $4,947,814
    Signing Bonus $1,678,410
    Average Salary $1,236,954
    Total Guarantees $2,383,311
    Guaranteed at Signing $2,383,311
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $480,000 $1,678,410 - - - - - $2,158,410
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $704,901 - - - - - $208,248 $913,149
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $929,801 - - - - - $420,542 $1,350,343
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $2,433,000 - - - - - - $2,433,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $12,911,000 - - - - - - $12,911,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings NFC PRO BOWL:FS,
    ALL NFL (2ND)
    $1,080,000 $18,000,000 $3,920,000 - - - - $23,000,000
    6 seasons $18,538,702 $19,678,410 $3,920,000 - - - $628,790 $42,765,902
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - - - - - - $13,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - - - - - $14,000,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $13,020,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - $14,020,000
    $58,558,702 $19,678,410 $4,920,000 - - - $628,790 $83,785,902
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $17,458,702 $1,678,410 - - - - $628,790 $19,765,902
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,080,000 $18,000,000 $3,920,000 - - - - $23,000,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/03/2023, $21,855

      Impermissible Use of the Helmet against Tennessee (TEN)


    • Player contract details by year 12/09/2022, $50,000

      Faking an injury against Kansas City (KC)


    • Player contract details by year 11/06/2020, $20,000

      Hit to a defensless receiver against Adam Humphries (TEN)


    • Player contract details by year 11/01/2019, $28,075

      Hit to a defenseless receiver against Brandin Cooks (LAR)


    • TOTAL: $119,930

  • Transactions

    Nov 3 2023Fined $21,855 Impermissible Use of the Helmet against Tennessee (TEN)
    Mar 13 2023Signed a 4 year $64.02 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Dec 9 2022Fined $50,000 Faking an injury against Kansas City (KC)
    Mar 7 2022Signed a 1 year $12.911 million franchise tag by Cincinnati (CIN)
    Nov 6 2020Fined $20,000 Hit to a defensless receiver against Adam Humphries (TEN)
    Nov 1 2019Fined $28,075 Hit to a defenseless receiver against Brandin Cooks (LAR)
    May 12 2018Signed a 4 year $4.94 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
    Apr 27 2018Drafted by Cincinnati (CIN): Round 2 (#54 overall)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2023 ATL 17 17 16 1066 99.4 132 89 43 3 6
    2022 CIN 16 16 16 1017 114.8 71 38 33 1 4
    2021 CIN 16 15 9 953 87.3 88 67 21 1
    2020 CIN 16 16 1050 99.2 109 78 31 1 3
    2019 CIN 16 16 1083 99.4 99 70 29 1 3
    2018 CIN 16 16 1046 93.8 111 73 38 3
    Totals 97 96 41 6,215 - 0 610 415 195 6 20