Justin Bethel

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Patriots, CB Age: 31-180d Exp: 9 Years
Drafted: Round 6 (#177 overall), 2012 College: Presbyterian Agent(s): Lester Archambeau (SportStars)

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  • Current Contract

    Justin Bethel signed a 3 year, $6,000,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including a $1,000,000 signing bonus, $2,700,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,000,000. In 2021, Bethel will earn a base salary of $1,200,000, a signing bonus of $1,000,000 and a roster bonus of $376,471, while carrying a cap hit of $1,909,804 and a dead cap value of $2,700,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $6,000,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $2,000,000
    Total Guarantees $2,700,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $2,700,000
    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 31 $1,200,000 $333,333 $376,471 $1,909,804 $2,700,000 $2,576,471($2,576,471)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $2,700,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-790,196 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $909,804 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $2,033,333 2022 Dead Cap: $666,667 2021 Cap Savings: $-123,529 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $333,333 2022 Dead Cap: $666,667 2021 Cap Savings: $1,576,471
    2022 Contract details by year 32 $1,300,000 $333,333 $400,000 $2,033,333 $1,166,667 $1,700,000($4,276,471)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $1,166,667 2022 Cap Savings: $866,666 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $666,667 2022 Cap Savings: $1,366,666 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $833,333 2023 Dead Cap: $333,334 2022 Cap Savings: $1,200,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $333,333 2023 Dead Cap: $333,334 2022 Cap Savings: $1,700,000

    Potential Out: 2023, 2 yr, $4,276,471; $333,334 dead cap

    2023 Contract details by year 33 $1,300,000 $333,334 $400,000 $2,033,334 $333,334 $1,700,000($5,976,471)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $333,334 2023 Cap Savings: $1,700,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $333,334 2023 Cap Savings: $1,700,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $333,334 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $1,700,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $333,334 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $1,700,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 34 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $2.7M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2021 salary + $500,000 of 2022 salary)
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $23,529 ($400,000)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2020

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $4,000,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $2,000,000
    Total Guarantees $1,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $1,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2019-2020

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $2,930,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,465,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,750,000
    Signing Bonus $400,000
    Average Salary $1,750,000
    Total Guarantees $400,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $400,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2015-2017

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $15,000,000
    Signing Bonus $3,000,000
    Average Salary $5,000,000
    Total Guarantees $9,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $9,000,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2012-2015Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,214,224
    Signing Bonus $114,224
    Average Salary $553,556
    Total Guarantees $114,224
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $390,000 $114,224 - - - - - $504,224
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $480,000 - - - - - - $480,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $570,000 - - - - - - $570,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $660,000 $3,000,000 - - - - $87,268 $3,747,268
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - $1,500,000 - - - - $2,500,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 - - - - - - $2,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $850,000 $400,000 $437,500 - - - - $1,687,500
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $1,000,000 - - - - - $2,500,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $547,059 - - - - - $15,427 $562,486
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 - $500,000 - - - $101,379 $2,101,379
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,200,000 $1,000,000 $376,471 - - - - $2,576,471
    10 seasons $10,697,059 $5,514,224 $2,813,971 - - - $204,074 $19,229,328
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,300,000 - $400,000 - - - - $1,700,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $1,300,000 - $400,000 - - - - $1,700,000
    $13,297,059 $5,514,224 $3,613,971 - - - $204,074 $22,629,328
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,100,000 $3,114,224 $1,500,000 - - - $87,268 $9,801,492
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $850,000 $400,000 $437,500 - - - - $1,687,500
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $1,000,000 - - - - - $2,500,000
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,247,059 $1,000,000 $876,471 - - - $116,806 $5,240,336
  • Transactions

    Oct 22 2019Signed a 3 year $6 million contract with New England (NE)
    Oct 21 2019Released by Baltimore (BAL)
    Mar 15 2019Signed a 2 year $4 million contract with Baltimore (BAL)
    Mar 24 2018Signed a 1 year $1.75 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Mar 15 2017Accepted a $2.5M pay cut, while voiding his 2018 salary, clearing $1.75M in cap with Arizona (ARI)
    Dec 5 2015Signed a 3 year $15 million extension with Arizona (ARI)
    May 15 2012Signed a 4 year $2.21 million contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Apr 28 2012Drafted by Arizona (ARI): Round 6 (#177 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 NE 12 12 32 4.2 9 7 2 1
    2020 NE 16 16 14 13 1
    2019 NE 16 16 21 2.1 12 9 3
    2018 ATL 14 14 14 12 2
    2017 ARI 16 16 6 452 42.6 39 27 12 1
    2016 ARI 16 16 3 269 25.0 35 27 1 1 1
    2015 ARI 16 16 5 444 42.4 46 31 2 2 2
    2014 ARI 16 16 96 9.1 26 8 1
    2013 ARI 16 16 22 1
    2012 ARI 16 16 10 0.9 13 1
    Totals 154 154 14 1,324 - 0 230 136 23 5 4