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Jerry Hughes Embed This

Defensive End Age: 31 Exp: 10 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#31 overall), 2010 College: Texas Christian Agent(s): Relativity Sports

Bills – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Jerry Hughes signed a 2 year, $21,500,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including a $6,300,000 signing bonus, $19,750,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,750,000. In 2020, Hughes will earn a base salary of $6,650,000, a roster bonus of $500,000 and a workout bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $9,500,000 and a dead cap value of $10,850,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $21,500,000
    Signing Bonus $6,300,000
    Average Salary $10,750,000
    Total Guarantees $19,750,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $19,750,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Option Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 31 $6,800,000 $3,500,000 $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $150,000 $12,950,000 $23,800,000 $14,250,000($14,250,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $23,800,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-10,850,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $10,350,000 2019 Cap Savings: $2,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $19,600,000 2020 Dead Cap: $4,200,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-6,650,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $6,150,000 2020 Dead Cap: $4,200,000 2019 Cap Savings: $6,800,000
    2020 Contract details by year 32 $6,650,000 $2,100,000 $500,000 - $250,000 $9,500,000 $10,850,000 $7,400,000($21,650,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $10,850,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-1,350,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $4,200,000 2020 Cap Savings: $5,300,000 Post-6/1 Release

    N/A in 2020

    Post-6/1 Trade

    N/A in 2020

    Potential Out: 2021, 2 yr, $21,650,000; $2,100,000 dead cap

    2021 Contract details by year 33 $6,100,000 $2,100,000 $1,000,000 - $250,000 $9,450,000 $2,100,000 $7,350,000($29,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $2,100,000 2021 Cap Savings: $7,350,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,100,000 2021 Cap Savings: $7,350,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $2,100,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $7,350,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,100,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $7,350,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 34 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $19.75M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2019 salary, + 2020 salary)
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $1M (due 3/22/2020)
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $500,000 (due the 5th league day of 2021)
    • 2020-2021 Workout Bonus: $250,000
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2015-2019

    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 Yearly Cash
    2015 27 $4,625,000 $1,400,000 - - $150,000 $6,175,000 $17,775,000 $11,775,000($11,775,000)
    2016 28 $4,525,000 $1,400,000 - $1,500,000 $150,000 $7,575,000 $16,275,000 $10,675,000($22,450,000)
    2017 29 $5,400,000 $1,400,000 $2,000,000 $1,500,000 $150,000 $10,450,000 $16,250,000 $7,550,000($30,000,000)
    2018 30 $6,350,000 $1,400,000 $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $150,000 $10,400,000 $13,300,000 $7,500,000($37,500,000)
    2019 31 $6,350,000 $1,400,000 $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $150,000 $10,400,000 $3,900,000 $7,500,000($45,000,000)
    2020 Free agent year 32 UFA  
    • $17.625M initially guaranteed (Signing bonus + 2015 base + option bonus)
    • Signing Bonus $7 million
    • 2016 $6 million Option Bonus due 3/15/16
    • 2016 $4.525 million base guaranteed for injury, fully guaranteed on 3/15/16
    • 2017 $2 million Roster Bonus due on 3/13/2017
    • 2018 $1 million Roster Bonus due 3/18/2018
    • 2019 $1 million Roster Bonus due on 03/17/2019
    • $150k annual Workout Bonus
    • Annual Sack Incentives: $1M
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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
    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 $6,800,000 $6,300,000 $1,000,000 $150,000 - - - $14,250,000
    10 seasons $35,522,500 $14,700,000 $4,625,000 $750,000 - $9,105,000 - $64,702,500
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $6,650,000 - $500,000 $250,000 - - - $7,400,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $6,100,000 - $1,000,000 $250,000 - - - $7,350,000
    $48,272,500 $14,700,000 $6,125,000 $1,250,000 - $9,105,000 - $79,452,500
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,957,500 $1,400,000 $625,000 - - $3,105,000 - $8,087,500
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $32,565,000 $13,300,000 $4,000,000 $750,000 - $6,000,000 - $56,615,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/07/2018, $53,482

      Verbally abuse of an official against Miami (MIA)


    • Player contract details by year 12/03/2017, $30,387

      Physical contact with an official against New England (NE)


    • Player contract details by year 09/16/2016, $18,231

      Low Hit against Joe Flacco (BAL)


    • Player contract details by year 10/09/2015, $8,681

      Head butting a player against New York (NYG)


    • Player contract details by year 10/09/2015, $23,152

      Verbally abusing a ref against New York (NYG)


    • Player contract details by year 11/22/2014, $22,050

      for abusive language to an official during BUF-MIA game


    • Player contract details by year 11/16/2012, $15,750

      for a late hit against Jacksonville


    • TOTAL: $171,733

  • 2020 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2019 BUF 16 16 16 677 0.645 4.5 23 14 9
    2018 BUF 16 16 16 669 0.659 7 37 30 7 3
    2017 BUF 16 16 16 735 0.665 4 44 28 16 1
    2016 BUF 16 16 15 860 0.801 6 48 31 17 1
    2015 BUF 16 16 16 1008 0.924 5 52 37 15 2
    2014 BUF 16 16 16 782 0.725 10 54 36 18 3
    2013 BUF 16 16 1 603 0.527 9.5 46 30 12 2
    2012 IND 16 16 6 595 0.564 4 41 23 11
    2011 IND 12 12 1 1 15 4 5
    2010 IND 12 12 6 6
    Totals 152 152 103 5,929 - 51 366 239 110 12 0