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Hunter Henry

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Patriots, TE Age: 26-30d Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#35 overall), 2016 College: Arkansas Agent(s): CAA Sports

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Patriots – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Hunter Henry signed a 3 year, $37,500,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including a $15,000,000 signing bonus, $25,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $12,500,000. In 2021, Henry will earn a base salary of $1,000,000, a signing bonus of $15,000,000 and a roster bonus of $823,529, while carrying a cap hit of $6,823,529 and a dead cap value of $25,000,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $37,500,000
    Signing Bonus $15,000,000
    Average Salary $12,500,000
    Total Guarantees $25,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $25,000,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 27 $1,000,000 $5,000,000 $823,529 $6,823,529 $25,000,000 $16,823,529($16,823,529)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $25,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-18,176,471 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-8,176,471 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-8,176,471 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $1,823,529
    2022 Contract details by year 28 $9,000,000 $5,000,000 $1,000,000 $15,000,000 $19,000,000 $10,000,000($26,823,529)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $19,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-4,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $14,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $1,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $10,000,000

    Potential Out: 2023, 2 yr, $26,823,529; $5,000,000 dead cap

    2023 Contract details by year 29 $9,500,000 $5,000,000 $1,000,000 $15,500,000 $5,000,000 $10,500,000($37,323,529)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $10,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $10,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $10,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $10,500,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $25M fully guaranteed (signing bonus + 2021 salary + 2022 salary)
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $58,823 ($1M, 14 LTBE in 2021)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2020Franchise Tag

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $10,607,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $10,607,000
    Total Guarantees $10,607,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $10,607,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2016-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $6,380,307
    Signing Bonus $2,840,223
    Average Salary $1,595,077
    Total Guarantees $3,981,034
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,981,034
    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 $2,840,223 - - - - - $3,290,223
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $740,014 - - - - - - $740,014
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $880,028 - - $150,000 - - - $1,030,028
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,170,042 - - $150,000 - - - $1,320,042
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $10,607,000 - - - - - $49,241 $10,656,241
    5 seasons $13,847,084 $2,840,223 - $300,000 - - $49,241 $17,036,548
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $15,000,000 $823,529 - - - - $16,823,529
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $9,000,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - $10,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $9,500,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - $10,500,000
    $33,347,084 $17,840,223 $2,823,529 $300,000 - - $49,241 $54,360,077
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $2,840,223 - - - - - $3,290,223
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $13,397,084 - - $300,000 - - $49,241 $13,746,325
  • Transactions

    Mar 16 2021Signed a 3 year $37.5 million contract with New England (NE)
    Mar 13 2020Signed a 1 year $10.607 million franchise tag by Los Angeles (LAC)
    Jun 2 2016Signed a 4 year $6.38 million contract with San Diego (SD)
    Apr 29 2016Drafted by San Diego (SD): Round 2 (#35 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Hunter Henry ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    New England Patriots: #
    Tight End: #

    Total Cash ($0) Rank
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    Average Annual ($0) Rank
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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2020 LAC 14 14 14 913 77.8 93 60 613 10.2 4 0 85.3
    2019 LAC 12 12 12 621 58.0 76 55 652 11.9 5 1 95.2
    2017 LAC 14 14 13 598 56.2 62 45 579 12.9 4 0 81.9
    2016 SD 15 15 10 575 53.8 53 36 478 13.3 8 1 93.8
    Totals 55 55 49 2,707 - 284 196 2,322 11.8 21 2 356.20
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 4 yrs, $43,778,136
    • Avg. Salary: $10,944,534
    • NFL Rank: 145
    • TE Rank: 3

    Previous Contract

    • Free Agent:
    • Avg. Salary: -
    • NFL Rank: 0
    • TE Rank: 0

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Hunter Henry to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    George Kittle 5 $75,000,000 $15,000,000 26
    Travis Kelce 4 $57,250,000 $14,312,500 30
    Austin Hooper 4 $42,000,000 $10,500,000 25
    Kyle Rudolph 4 $36,000,000 $9,000,000 29
    Averages 4.3 $52,562,500 $12,367,647 27.5


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Henry's current age (26), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    6 $74,551,020 $12,425,170


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Henry statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Receiving Targets, Receptions, Receiving Yards, Receiving Touchdowns, Dropped Passes, Rating

    Player GP% Rec Tgt Rec/GM Rec Yds/GM Rec TD/GM Dropped Rating
    George Kittle 2018-2019, SF 93.75 8.1 5.77 81 0.33 0.23 92.4
    Travis Kelce 2018-2019, KC 100 8.94 6.25 80.16 0.47 0.41 86.75
    Austin Hooper 2018-2019, CLE 90.63 6.38 5.03 49.9 0.34 0.14 73.35
    Kyle Rudolph 2017-2018, MIN 100 5.06 3.78 36.44 0.38 0.06 67.8
    Average 96.10 7.12 5.21 61.88 0.38 0.21 80.08
    Hunter Henry 2019-2020 81.25 6.5 4.42 48.65 0.35 0.23 71.2
    % Change -15.45% -8.71% -15.16% -21.38% -7.89% -9.52% -11.09%
    Median Prime % Change -11.09%
    Average Prime % Change -12.74%


    Calculated Market Value: Hunter Henry

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    4 years, $43,778,136 $10,944,534