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Julian Edelman

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Patriots, WR Age: 34-289d Exp: 12 Years
Drafted: Round 7 (#232 overall), 2009 College: Kent State Agent(s): Yee & Dubin Sports

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  • Current Contract

    Julian Edelman signed a 2 year, $15,500,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including a $8,000,000 signing bonus, $12,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,750,000. In 2021, Edelman will earn a base salary of $2,800,000, a roster bonus of $337,500 and a workout bonus of $300,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,104,167 and a dead cap value of $2,666,667.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $15,500,000
    Signing Bonus $8,000,000
    Average Salary $7,750,000
    Total Guarantees $12,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $12,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 33 $1,000,000 $4,202,616 $500,000 $500,000 $1,000,000 $7,202,616 $14,335,949 $11,000,000($11,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $14,335,949 2019 Cap Savings: $-7,133,333 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $10,035,949 2019 Cap Savings: $-2,833,333 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $9,002,616 2020 Dead Cap: $5,333,333 2019 Cap Savings: $-1,800,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $4,702,616 2020 Dead Cap: $5,333,333 2019 Cap Savings: $2,500,000
    2020 Contract details by year 34 $3,300,000 $2,666,667 $337,500 $300,000 $2,500,000 $9,104,167 $8,933,333 $6,437,500($17,437,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $8,933,333 2020 Cap Savings: $170,834 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $5,633,333 2020 Cap Savings: $3,470,834 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $6,266,667 2021 Dead Cap: $2,666,666 2020 Cap Savings: $2,837,500 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,966,667 2021 Dead Cap: $2,666,666 2020 Cap Savings: $6,137,500

    Potential Out: 2021, 2 yr, $17,437,500; $2,666,667 dead cap

    2021 Contract details by year 35 $2,800,000 $2,666,667 $337,500 $300,000 - $6,104,167 $2,666,667 $3,437,500($20,875,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $2,666,667 2021 Cap Savings: $3,437,500 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,666,667 2021 Cap Savings: $3,437,500 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $2,666,667 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $3,437,500 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,666,667 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $3,437,500
    2022 Free Agent Year 36 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $12M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2019 salary + $3M of 2020 salary)
    • 2019 Per Game Active Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000, 12 LTBE)
    • 2019 Workout Bonus: $500,000
    • 2020 Per Game Active Bonus: $56,250 ($900,000)
    • 2020 Workout Bonus: $300,000
    • 2021 Per Game Active Bonus: $56,250 ($900,000, 6 LTBE)
    • 2021 Workout Bonus: $300,000
    • 2019 Incentives:
      $500,000 each for 80, 90 receptions
    • 2020 Incentives
      $500,000 each for 60,70,80,90, 100 receptions
    • 2021 Incentives
      $500,000 each for 60,70,80,90, 100 receptions
    • Pro Bowl: $250,000
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2019

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $11,000,000
    Signing Bonus $5,000,000
    Average Salary $5,500,000
    Total Guarantees $7,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $7,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2014-2017

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $17,000,000
    Signing Bonus $5,000,000
    Average Salary $4,250,000
    Total Guarantees $8,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $6,000,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2013-2013

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $765,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $765,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2014 / UFA

    2009-2012Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $1,798,700
    Signing Bonus $48,700
    Average Salary $449,675
    Total Guarantees $48,700
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2013 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $310,000 $48,700 - - - - - $358,700
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $395,000 - - - - - - $395,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $525,000 - - - - - - $525,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $615,000 - - - - - - $615,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $715,000 - $40,000 $10,000 - - - $765,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $437,500 - - - - $3,437,500
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $2,250,000 $3,000,000 $421,875 - - - $500,000 $6,171,875
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 - $750,000 $250,000 - - $528,635 $4,028,635
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 $4,607,843 - $250,000 - - - $7,857,843
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,529,412 - $375,000 $500,000 - - - $2,404,412
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $8,000,000 $500,000 $500,000 - - $1,000,000 $11,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $3,300,000 - $337,500 $300,000 - - $2,500,000 $6,437,500
    12 seasons $17,139,412 $17,656,543 $2,861,875 $1,810,000 - - $4,528,635 $43,996,465
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $2,800,000 - $337,500 $300,000 - - - $3,437,500
    $19,939,412 $17,656,543 $3,199,375 $2,110,000 - - $4,528,635 $47,433,965
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    12 seasons Player Cash Earnings $17,139,412 $17,656,543 $2,861,875 $1,810,000 - - $4,528,635 $43,996,465
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/28/2018, $63,504

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Buffalo (BUF)


    • Player contract details by year 11/02/2018, $26,739

      Helmet to Helmet hit against Lafayette Pitts (BUF)


    • Player contract details by year 06/07/2018, 4 games, $987,745

      PEDs


    • Player contract details by year 10/21/2016, $9,115

      Excessive facemask against Cincinnati (CIN)


    • Player contract details by year 09/16/2016, $24,309

      Hit on a defenseless player against Arizona (ARI)


    • Player contract details by year 11/07/2014, $5,512

      Throwing the ball into the stands against Denver (DEN)


    • TOTAL: $1,116,924

  • Transactions

    May 21 2019Signed a 2 year $15.5 million contract extension with New England (NE)
    Dec 28 2018Fined $63,504 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Buffalo (BUF)
    Nov 2 2018Fined $26,739 Helmet to Helmet hit against Lafayette Pitts (BUF)
    Jun 7 2018Suspended 4 games for violating the league's PED policy, forfeiting $987,744 in 2018 salary/bonus with New England (NE)
    Jun 8 2017Signed a 2 year $11 million contract extension with New England (NE)
    Oct 21 2016Fined $9,115 Excessive facemask against Cincinnati (CIN)
    Sep 16 2016Fined $24,309 Hit on a defenseless player against Arizona (ARI)
    Nov 7 2014Fined $5,512 Throwing the ball into the stands against Denver (DEN)
    Mar 15 2014Signed a 4 year $17 million contract with New England (NE)
    Apr 10 2013Signed a 1 year $765k contract with New England (NE)
    Jul 16 2009Signed a 4 year $1.7987 million contract with New England (NE)
    Apr 25 2009Drafted by New England (NE): Round 7 (#232 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Julian Edelman 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 Yds/Gm Rec TD Fum Drops Prod Pts
    2020 NE 6 6 1 265 27.7 39 21 315 15 52.50 0 0 5 35.22
    2019 NE 16 16 13 1011 87.2 153 100 1117 11.2 69.81 6 3 10 156.28
    2018 NE 12 12 12 748 66.8 108 74 850 11.5 70.83 6 1 8 133.42
    2017 NE 0 0 0 0 0
    2016 NE 16 16 13 877 78.2 159 98 1106 11.3 69.13 3 3 12 132.3
    2015 NE 9 9 9 525 46.9 88 61 692 11.3 76.89 7 1 7 111.5
    2014 NE 14 14 13 805 71.2 134 92 972 10.6 69.43 4 3 11 130.6
    2013 NE 16 16 11 1021 85.3 151 105 1056 10.1 66.00 6 6 13 146.7
    2012 NE 9 9 3 297 24.0 32 21 235 11.2 26.11 3 1 2 44
    2011 NE 13 13 8 4 34 8.5 2.62 0 3 0 2.2
    2010 NE 15 15 3 14 7 86 12.3 5.73 0 1 10
    2009 NE 11 11 7 54 37 359 9.7 32.64 1 1 42.4
    Totals 137 137 85 5,549 - 940 620 6,822 11.0 49.80 36 23 73 944.62