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Austin Hooper

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Tight End Age: 25 Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#81 overall), 2016 College: Stanford Agent(s): Steve Caric (Caric Sports Management)

Browns – The Athletic

  • 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 2020, Hooper will earn a base salary of $1,500,000 and a signing bonus of $10,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,000,000 and a dead cap value of $18,500,000.

    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 25 $1,500,000 $2,500,000 - $4,000,000 $18,500,000 $11,500,000($11,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $18,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-14,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $17,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-13,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $14,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2021 Dead Cap: $14,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,500,000
    2021 Contract details by year 26 $4,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,333,333 $9,333,333 $14,500,000 $11,500,000($23,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $14,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-5,166,667 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $14,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-5,166,667 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $4,833,333 2022 Dead Cap: $9,666,667 2021 Cap Savings: $4,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,833,333 2022 Dead Cap: $9,666,667 2021 Cap Savings: $4,500,000
    2022 Contract details by year 27 $9,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,333,333 $14,333,333 $9,666,666 $9,500,000($32,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $9,666,666 2022 Cap Savings: $4,666,667 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $9,666,666 2022 Cap Savings: $4,666,667 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $4,833,333 2023 Dead Cap: $4,833,333 2022 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $4,833,333 2023 Dead Cap: $4,833,333 2022 Cap Savings: $9,500,000

    Potential Out: 2023, 3 yr, $32,500,000; $4,833,334 dead cap

    2023 Contract details by year 28 $9,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,333,334 $14,333,334 $4,833,334 $9,500,000($42,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $4,833,334 2023 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $4,833,334 2023 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $4,833,334 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $4,833,334 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $9,500,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 29 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $18.5M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2021 option bonus)
    • 2021 Option Bonus: $7M
    • 2021 salary fully guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2021 (injury guaranteed now)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2016-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,213,428
    Signing Bonus $773,428
    Average Salary $803,357
    Guaranteed $773,428
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2016 21 $450,000 $193,357 - $643,357 $773,428 $1,223,428($1,223,428)
    2017 22 $540,000 $193,357 - $733,357 $615,071 $540,000($1,763,428)
    2018 23 $630,000 $193,357 - $823,357 $386,714 $630,000($2,393,428)
    2019 24 $2,025,000 $193,357 - $2,218,357 $193,357 $2,095,738($4,489,166)
    2020 Free agent year 25 UFA  
    • 2019: proven performance bonus earned
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    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
    4 seasons $3,645,000 $773,428 - - - - $70,738 $4,489,166
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $10,000,000 - - - - - $11,500,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - - - - $7,000,000 - $11,500,000
    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 $70,738 $46,489,166
    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 - - - - - $4,489,166
  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Austin Hooper 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
    2019 ATL 13 13 10 743 0.624 97 75 787 10.5 6 0 116.7
    2018 ATL 16 16 7 809 0.763 88 71 660 9.3 4 0 92
    2017 ATL 16 16 8 787 0.767 65 49 526 10.7 3 0 70.6
    2016 ATL 14 14 3 406 0.390 27 19 271 14.3 3 0 45.1
    Totals 59 59 28 2,745 - 277 214 2,244 10.5 16 0 324.40