Austin Hooper

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Browns, TE Age: 26-21d Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#81 overall), 2016 College: Stanford Agent(s): Steve Caric (Caric Sports Management)

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  • Current Contract

    Austin Hooper signed a 4 year, $42,000,000 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including a $10,000,000 signing bonus, $23,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,500,000. In 2021, Hooper will earn a base salary of $4,500,000 and a signing bonus of $7,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $8,250,000 and a dead cap value of $19,500,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $42,000,000
    Signing Bonus $10,000,000
    Average Salary $10,500,000
    Total Guarantees $23,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $18,500,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Option Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 26 $1,500,000 $2,500,000 - $4,000,000 $19,000,000 $11,629,505($11,629,505)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $19,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-15,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $17,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-13,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2021 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,500,000
    2021 Contract details by year 27 $4,500,000 $2,000,000 $1,750,000 $8,250,000 $19,500,000 $11,500,000($23,129,505)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $19,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-11,250,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-6,750,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $8,250,000 2022 Dead Cap: $11,250,000 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2022 Dead Cap: $11,250,000 2021 Cap Savings: $4,500,000
    2022 Contract details by year 28 $9,500,000 $2,000,000 $1,750,000 $13,250,000 $11,250,000 $9,500,000($32,629,505)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $11,250,000 2022 Cap Savings: $2,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $11,250,000 2022 Cap Savings: $2,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2023 Dead Cap: $7,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2023 Dead Cap: $7,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $9,500,000

    Potential Out: 2023, 3 yr, $32,629,505; $7,500,000 dead cap

    2023 Contract details by year 29 $9,500,000 $2,000,000 $1,750,000 $13,250,000 $7,500,000 $9,500,000($42,129,505)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $7,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $5,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $7,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $5,750,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2024 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2023 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2024 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2023 Cap Savings: $9,500,000
    2024 Contract details by year 30 - $2,000,000 $1,750,000 $3,750,000 $3,750,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2024 Cap Savings: $3,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2024 Cap Savings: $3,750,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $18.5M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2021 option bonus)
    • 2021 Option Bonus: $7M (due 3/20/21)
    • 2021 salary fully guarantees on 3/19/2021 (injury guaranteed now)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2016-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,213,428
    Signing Bonus $773,428
    Average Salary $803,357
    Total Guarantees $773,428
    Guaranteed at Signing $773,428
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $773,428 - - - - - $1,223,428
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $540,000 - - - - - - $540,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $630,000 - - - - - - $630,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $2,025,000 - - - - - $70,738 $2,095,738
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $10,000,000 - - - - $129,505 $11,629,505
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - - - - $7,000,000 - $11,500,000
    6 seasons $9,645,000 $10,773,428 - - - $7,000,000 $200,243 $27,618,671
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $9,500,000 - - - - - - $9,500,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $9,500,000 - - - - - - $9,500,000
    $28,645,000 $10,773,428 - - - $7,000,000 $200,243 $46,618,671
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,645,000 $773,428 - - - - $70,738 $4,489,166
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 $10,000,000 - - - $7,000,000 $129,505 $23,129,505
  • Transactions

    Mar 16 2020Agreed to a 4 year $42 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    May 5 2016Signed a 4 year $3.21 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Apr 29 2016Drafted by Atlanta (ATL): Round 3 (#81 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2021 CLE 7 7 7 327 22 14 143 10.2 1 0 22.3
    2020 CLE 13 13 13 684 64.5 70 46 435 9.5 4 0 67.5
    2019 ATL 13 13 10 743 62.4 97 75 787 10.5 6 0 116.7
    2018 ATL 16 16 7 809 76.3 88 71 660 9.3 4 0 92
    2017 ATL 16 16 8 787 76.7 65 49 526 10.7 3 0 70.6
    2016 ATL 14 14 3 406 39.0 27 19 271 14.3 3 0 45.1
    Totals 79 79 48 3,756 - 369 274 2,822 10.3 21 0 414.20