Benjamin Watson

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Patriots, TE Age: 40-4d Exp: 15 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#32 overall), 2004 College: Georgia Agent(s):

Inactive

 

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  • Current Contract

    Benjamin Watson signed a 1 year, $800,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including $800,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $800,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $800,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $800,000
    Total Guarantees $800,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $800,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 39 $800,000 $140,000 $940,000 $800,000 $940,000($940,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $800,000 2019 Cap Savings: $140,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $940,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $800,000 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $140,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $940,000
    2020 Free Agent Year 40 UFA  
    Contract Notes:

     

    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,000,000
    Signing Bonus $600,000
    Average Salary $3,000,000
    Total Guarantees $600,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $600,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,000,000
    Signing Bonus $645,000
    Average Salary $2,000,000
    Total Guarantees $645,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $645,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2016-2017

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $7,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000,000
    Average Salary $3,500,000
    Total Guarantees $3,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,000,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2013-2015

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $4,950,000
    Signing Bonus $1,200,000
    Average Salary $1,650,000
    Total Guarantees $1,200,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA

    2010-2012

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $12,000,000
    Signing Bonus $6,350,000
    Average Salary $4,000,000
    Total Guarantees $6,350,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2013 / UFA

    2004-2009Entry Level

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $7,300,000
    Signing Bonus $2,700,000
    Average Salary $1,216,667
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2010 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2004 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 $2,700,000 - - - - - $3,200,000
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $360,000 - - - - $1,300,000 - $1,660,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $460,000 - - - - - - $460,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $560,000 - - - - - - $560,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $785,000 - - - - - - $785,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $910,000 - - - - - - $910,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $350,000 $6,350,000 - - - - - $6,700,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $2,420,000 - - - - - - $2,420,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $2,880,000 - - - - - - $2,880,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $950,000 $1,200,000 $250,000 $50,000 - - - $2,450,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - $234,375 $50,000 - - - $1,284,375
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,200,000 - $250,000 $50,000 - - $66,299 $1,566,299
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 - - - - $4,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,250,000 - - - - - - $1,250,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,105,000 $645,000 $250,000 - - - - $2,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $170,588 $458,824 - - - - - $629,412
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $800,000 - - - - - $140,000 $940,000
    16 seasons $16,700,588 $13,353,824 $1,984,375 $150,000 - $1,300,000 $206,299 $33,695,086
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,545,588 $3,158,824 - - - $1,300,000 $140,000 $9,144,412
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,650,000 $6,350,000 - - - - - $12,000,000
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,255,000 $1,845,000 $984,375 $150,000 - - $66,299 $7,300,674
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,250,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 - - - - $5,250,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 05/26/2019, 4 games, $557,293

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    • TOTAL: $557,293

  • Transactions

    Mar 16 2020Retired from Professional Football
    Oct 14 2019Signed a 1 year $800,000 contract with New England (NE)
    Oct 7 2019Released by New England (NE)
    May 26 2019Suspended 4 games for violating the league's PED policy, forfeiting $557,293 of 2019 salary/bonus with New England (NE)
    May 9 2019Signed a 1 year $3 million contract with New England (NE)
    Mar 28 2018Signed a 1 year $2 million contract with New Orleans (NO)
    Jun 13 2017Agreed to reduce his 2017 salary from $3M to $1.25M with Baltimore (BAL), clearing $1.75M in cap
    Mar 9 2016Signed a 2 year $7 million contract with Baltimore (BAL)
    Mar 18 2013Signed a 3 year $4.95 million contract with New Orleans (NO)
    Mar 12 2010Signed a 3 year $12 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Aug 16 2004Signed a 6 year $7.3 million contract with New England (NE)
    Apr 24 2004Drafted by New England (NE): Round 1 (#32 overall)
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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2019 NE 10 10 8 469 40.5 24 17 173 10.2 0 0 17.3
    2018 NO 16 16 4 504 48.0 46 35 400 11.4 2 0 52
    2017 BAL 16 16 12 699 64.4 79 61 522 8.6 4 1 76.2
    2016 BAL 0 0 0 0 0
    2015 NO 16 16 16 986 84.9 110 74 825 11.1 6 1 116.5
    2014 NO 16 16 9 571 50.1 31 20 136 6.8 2 0 25.6
    2013 NO 15 15 7 497 44.1 30 19 226 11.9 2 0 34.6
    2012 CLE 16 16 14 853 82.7 81 49 501 10.2 3 1 68.1
    2011 CLE 13 13 11 71 37 410 11.1 2 0 53
    2010 CLE 16 16 16 102 68 763 11.2 3 0 94.2
    2009 NE 16 16 7 41 29 404 13.9 5 0 70.4
    2008 NE 14 14 9 0 22 209 9.5 2 1 30.9
    2007 NE 12 12 8 0 36 389 10.8 6 1 76
    2006 NE 13 13 13 0 49 643 13.1 3 3 80.3
    Totals 189 189 134 4,579 - 615 516 5,601 10.9 40 8 795.10