Jesse James

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Bears, TE Age: 27-17d Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 5 (#160 overall), 2015 College: Penn State Agent(s): Ryan Tollner (Rep 1 Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Jesse James signed a 1 year, $1,162,500 contract with the Chicago Bears, including a $162,500 signing bonus, $1,162,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,162,500. In 2021, James will earn a base salary of $1,000,000 and a signing bonus of $162,500, while carrying a cap hit of $1,162,500 and a dead cap value of $1,162,500.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,162,500
    Signing Bonus $162,500
    Average Salary $1,162,500
    Total Guarantees $1,162,500
    Guaranteed at Signing $1,162,500
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 27 $1,000,000 $162,500 $1,162,500 $1,162,500 $1,162,500($1,162,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,162,500 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $162,500 2021 Cap Savings: $1,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,162,500 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $162,500 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $1,000,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 28 UFA  
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2021 Player contract details by year - $4,287,000 - $4,287,000 -($0)

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2022

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $22,600,000
    Signing Bonus $7,145,000
    Average Salary $5,650,000
    Total Guarantees $10,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $10,500,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2015-2018Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,488,912
    Signing Bonus $208,912
    Average Salary $622,228
    Total Guarantees $208,912
    Guaranteed at Signing $208,912
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $435,000 $208,912 - - - - $66,552 $710,464
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $525,000 - - - - - - $525,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $615,000 - - - - - $378,793 $993,793
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,907,000 - - - - - - $1,907,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $805,000 $7,145,000 - $50,000 - - - $8,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $3,800,000 - - $50,000 - - $71,719 $3,921,719
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $162,500 - - - - - $1,162,500
    7 seasons $9,087,000 $7,516,412 - $100,000 - - $517,064 $17,220,476
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,482,000 $208,912 - - - - $445,345 $4,136,257
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,605,000 $7,145,000 - $100,000 - - $71,719 $11,921,719
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $162,500 - - - - - $1,162,500
  • Transactions

    Jul 25 2021Signed a 1 year $1.16 million contract with Chicago (CHI)
    Mar 12 2021Released by Detroit (DET), clearing $2.1M of cap space
    Mar 11 2019Signed a 4 year $22.6 million contract with Detroit (DET)
    May 15 2015Signed a 4 year $2.488 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    May 2 2015Drafted by Pittsburgh (PIT): Round 5 (#160 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Jesse James ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2021 CHI 2 2 1 23 17.2 0 0 0 0 0
    2020 DET 16 16 7 465 47.3 22 14 129 9.2 2 0 24.9
    2019 DET 16 16 11 502 45.5 27 16 142 8.9 0 0 14.2
    2018 PIT 16 16 7 563 50.4 39 30 423 14.1 2 0 54.3
    2017 PIT 16 16 14 907 81.9 63 43 372 8.7 3 0 55.2
    2016 PIT 16 16 13 855 78.9 60 39 338 8.7 3 0 51.8
    2015 PIT 8 8 2 181 16.8 11 8 56 7 1 0 11.6
    Totals 90 90 55 3,496 - 222 150 1,460 9.7 11 0 212.00