Jerry Hughes

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Bills, DE Age: 33-14d Exp: 11 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#31 overall), 2010 College: Texas Christian Agent(s): Relativity Sports

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  • 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 2021, Hughes will earn a base salary of $6,100,000 and a roster bonus of $1,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $9,450,000 and a dead cap value of $9,450,000.

    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 $14,263,513($14,263,513)
    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 $11,600,000 $7,447,797($21,711,310)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $11,600,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-2,100,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $4,950,000 2020 Cap Savings: $4,550,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $9,500,000 2021 Dead Cap: $2,100,000 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,850,000 2021 Dead Cap: $2,100,000 2020 Cap Savings: $6,650,000
    2021 Contract details by year 33 $6,100,000 $2,100,000 $1,000,000 - $250,000 $9,450,000 $9,450,000 $7,100,000($28,811,310)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $9,450,000 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $3,350,000 2021 Cap Savings: $6,100,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $9,450,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $3,350,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $6,100,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 34 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $19.75M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2019 salary, + 2020 salary)
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $500,000 (due 3/22/2020)
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $1M (due the 5th league day of 2021, 3/21/2021)
    • 2020-2021 Workout Bonus: $250,000
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2015-2019

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $45,000,000
    Signing Bonus $7,000,000
    Average Salary $9,000,000
    Total Guarantees $22,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $17,625,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2010-2014Entry Level

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $9,750,000
    Signing Bonus $1,400,000
    Average Salary $1,950,000
    Total Guarantees $6,597,500
    Guaranteed at Signing $6,597,500
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    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 - - $13,513 $14,263,513
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $6,650,000 - $500,000 $250,000 - - $47,797 $7,447,797
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $6,100,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - $7,100,000
    12 seasons $48,272,500 $14,700,000 $6,125,000 $1,000,000 - $9,105,000 $61,310 $79,263,810
    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
    9 seasons Player Cash Earnings $45,315,000 $13,300,000 $5,500,000 $1,000,000 - $6,000,000 $61,310 $71,176,310
  • 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

  • Transactions

    May 21 2019Signed a 2 year $23 million contract extension with Buffalo (BUF)
    Dec 7 2018Fined $53,482 Verbally abuse of an official against Miami (MIA)
    Dec 3 2017Fined $30,387 Physical contact with an official against New England (NE)
    Sep 16 2016Fined $18,231 Low Hit against Joe Flacco (BAL)
    Oct 9 2015Fined $23,152 Verbally abusing a ref against New York (NYG)
    Oct 9 2015Fined $8,681 Head butting a player against New York (NYG)
    Mar 9 2015Signed a 5 year $45 million extension with Buffalo (BUF)
    Nov 22 2014Fined $22,050 for abusive language to an official during BUF-MIA game
    Apr 29 2013Traded to Buffalo (BUF) from Indianapolis (IND) for Kelvin Sheppard
    Aug 2 2010Signed a 5 year $12 million contract with Indianapolis (IND)
    Apr 22 2010Drafted by Indianapolis (IND): Round 1 (#31 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 BUF 3 3 3 67 53.6 3 1 2
    2020 BUF 15 15 14 629 59.8 4.5 29 19 10 2 1
    2019 BUF 16 16 16 677 64.5 4.5 23 14 9
    2018 BUF 16 16 16 669 65.9 7 37 30 7 3
    2017 BUF 16 16 16 735 66.5 4 44 28 16 1
    2016 BUF 16 16 15 860 80.1 6 48 31 17 1
    2015 BUF 16 16 16 1008 92.4 5 52 37 15 2
    2014 BUF 16 16 16 782 72.5 10 54 36 18 3
    2013 BUF 16 16 1 603 52.7 9.5 46 30 12 2
    2012 IND 16 16 6 595 56.4 4 41 23 11
    2011 IND 12 12 1 1 15 4 5
    2010 IND 12 12 6 6
    Totals 170 170 120 6,625 - 56 398 259 122 14 1