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Embed This Aaron Hernandez

Tight End Age: 28 Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 4 (#113 overall), 2010 College: Florida Agent(s):
Player Status: Inactive
  • Current Contract

    Aaron Hernandez signed a 7 year, $39,582,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including a $12,500,000 signing bonus, $15,950,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,654,571. In 2018, Hernandez will earn a base salary of $6,000,000, a roster bonus of $500,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $7,000,000 and a dead cap value of $3,955,000.

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $39,582,000
    Signing Bonus $12,500,000
    Average Salary $5,654,571
    Total Guarantees $15,950,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2012 Contract details by year 22 $540,000 $2,550,000 $104,000 $96,000 $3,290,000 $15,950,000 $9,990,000($9,990,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2012 Dead Cap: $0 2012 Cap Savings: $3,290,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2012 Dead Cap: $0 2012 Cap Savings: $3,290,000 Post-6/1 Release 2012 Dead Cap: $0 2013 Dead Cap: $0 2012 Cap Savings: $3,290,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2012 Dead Cap: $0 2013 Dead Cap: $0 2012 Cap Savings: $3,290,000
    2013 Contract details by year 23 $1,323,000 $2,550,000 $118,000 $82,000 $4,073,000 $12,710,000 -($9,990,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2013 Dead Cap: $0 2013 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2013 Dead Cap: $0 2013 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2013 Dead Cap: $0 2014 Dead Cap: $0 2013 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2013 Dead Cap: $0 2014 Dead Cap: $0 2013 Cap Savings: $0
    2014 Contract details by year 24 $1,137,000 $2,500,000 - $500,000 $4,637,000 $7,500,000 $3,750,000($13,740,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2014 Dead Cap: $0 2014 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2014 Dead Cap: $0 2014 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2014 Dead Cap: $0 2015 Dead Cap: $0 2014 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2014 Dead Cap: $0 2015 Dead Cap: $0 2014 Cap Savings: $0
    2015 Contract details by year 25 $2,300,000 $2,500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $5,800,000 $5,000,000 $1,000,000($14,740,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2015 Dead Cap: $0 2015 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2015 Dead Cap: $0 2015 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2015 Dead Cap: $0 2016 Dead Cap: $0 2015 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2015 Dead Cap: $0 2016 Dead Cap: $0 2015 Cap Savings: $0
    2016 Contract details by year 26 $5,000,000 $2,500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $8,500,000 $2,500,000 $1,000,000($15,740,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2016 Dead Cap: $0 2016 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2016 Dead Cap: $0 2016 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2016 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Dead Cap: $0 2016 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2016 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Dead Cap: $0 2016 Cap Savings: $0
    2017 Contract details by year 27 $6,000,000 - $500,000 $500,000 $7,000,000 - $1,000,000($16,740,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $0
    2018 Contract details by year 28 $6,000,000 - $500,000 $500,000 $7,000,000 $3,955,000 $1,000,000($17,740,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Cap Savings: $0
    2019 Free Agent Year 29 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $15.95 million guaranteed
    • 2013 Workout Bonus: $82,000
    • 2013 Roster Bonus: $118,000
    • 2015-18 Roster Bonus: $500,000
    • 2014-18 Workout Bonus: $500,000
    • NOTE: Patriots are disputing their position to pay Hernandez $3.25M in remaining signing bonus + the $82,000 workout bonus from 2013.
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2013-2014 Dead Money

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit
    2013 Player contract details by year - $2,550,000 - $2,550,000
    2014 Player contract details by year - $7,500,000 - $7,500,000
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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 $200,000 $76,000 - - - - $596,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $540,000 - $90,000 $20,000 - - - $650,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $540,000 $9,250,000 $104,000 $96,000 - - - $9,990,000
    3 seasons $1,400,000 $9,450,000 $270,000 $116,000 - - - $11,236,000
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
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