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Martellus Bennett

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Tight End Age: 33 Exp: 10 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#61 overall), 2008 College: Texas A&M Agent(s): MS World

Patriots – The Athletic

Player Status: Retired
  • Current Contract

    Martellus Bennett signed a 3 year, $21,000,000 contract with the Green Bay Packers, including a $6,300,000 signing bonus, $6,300,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,000,000. In , Bennett will earn a base salary of , a signing bonus of , a roster bonus of , a signing bonus of , a restructure bonus of , a workout bonus of and a incentive bonus of , while carrying a cap hit of and a dead cap value of .

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $21,000,000
    Signing Bonus $6,300,000
    Average Salary $7,000,000
    Total Guarantees $6,300,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $6,300,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Roster Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2017 Contract details by year 30 $476,471 $262,500 - $738,971 $476,471 $738,971($738,971)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $476,471 2017 Cap Savings: $262,500 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $738,971 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $476,471 2018 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $262,500 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $738,971
    2018 Contract details by year 31 $3,600,000 $2,337,500 $250,000 $6,187,500 $0 $6,187,500($6,926,471)
    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 Contract details by year 32 $5,650,000 $600,000 $250,000 $6,500,000 - $6,500,000($13,426,471)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $0
    2020 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2018 Roster Bonus: $2M (due 03/14/2018)
    • Annual Per Game Active Bonus: $37,500 ($600,000, 9 LTBE in 2018)
    • Annual Workout Bonus: $250,000

     


    Previous Contracts

    2013-2016

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $20,400,000
    Signing Bonus $4,500,000
    Average Salary $5,100,000
    Total Guarantees $10,050,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $5,250,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
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    2012-2012

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,500,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2013 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
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    2008-2011Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,965,000
    Signing Bonus $820,000
    Average Salary $741,250
    Total Guarantees $820,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2012 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $295,000 $820,000 - - - - - $1,115,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $385,000 - - - - $440,000 - $825,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $470,000 - - - - - - $470,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $555,000 - - - - - - $555,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 - - - - - - $2,500,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $715,000 $4,500,000 - $100,000 - - - $5,315,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $4,800,000 - - $100,000 - - $21,624 $4,921,624
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $4,900,000 - - $100,000 $13,937 - - $5,013,937
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $5,085,000 - - $100,000 - - $29,153 $5,214,153
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $476,471 - $262,500 - - - - $738,971
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $423,529 $6,300,000 $337,500 $250,000 - - - $7,311,029
    10 seasons $20,605,000 $11,620,000 $600,000 $650,000 $13,937 $440,000 $50,777 $33,979,714
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,705,000 $820,000 - - - $440,000 - $2,965,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 - - - - - - $2,500,000
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $10,415,000 $4,500,000 - $300,000 $13,937 - - $15,250,561
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,561,471 - $262,500 $100,000 - - - $5,953,124
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $423,529 $6,300,000 $337,500 $250,000 - - - $7,311,029
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 09/15/2017, $9,115

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against K.J. Wright (SEA)


    • Player contract details by year 10/03/2015, $5,787

      Wearing cleats not inline with the Bears uniform


    • Player contract details by year 12/26/2014, $22,050

      Abusive language toward an official against Detroit (DET)


    • TOTAL: $36,952

  • Transactions

    Mar 23 2018Retired from Professional Football
    Mar 7 2018New England (NE) declined a $6.25M option for 2018
    Nov 9 2017Claimed off waivers by New England (NE)
    Nov 8 2017Released by Green Bay (GB)
    Sep 15 2017Fined $9,115 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against K.J. Wright (SEA)
    Mar 10 2017Signed a 3 year $21 million contract with Green Bay (GB)
    Mar 16 2016Traded to New England (NE) from Chicago (CHI) with 2016 6th round pick (#204 - traded) for 2016 4th round pick (#127 Deiondre' Hall)
    Oct 3 2015Fined $5,787 Wearing cleats not inline with the Bears uniform
    Dec 26 2014Fined $22,050 Abusive language toward an official against Detroit (DET)
    Mar 12 2013Signed a 4 year $20.4 million contract with Chicago (CHI)
    Mar 14 2012Signed a 1 year $2.5 million contract with New York (NYG)
    Jul 24 2008Signed a 4 year $2.96 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
    Apr 26 2008Drafted by Dallas (DAL): Round 2 (#61 overall)
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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2017 NE 9 9 7 411 36.0 44 30 286 9.5 0 0 28.6
    2016 NE 16 16 12 870 77.6 73 55 701 12.7 7 0 113.1
    2015 CHI 11 11 11 731 67.3 80 53 439 8.3 3 2 61.9
    2014 CHI 16 16 15 954 90.2 128 90 916 10.2 6 0 131.6
    2013 CHI 16 16 15 952 90.1 94 65 759 11.7 5 1 103.9
    2012 NYG 16 16 16 930 91.2 90 55 626 11.4 5 0 92.6
    2011 DAL 14 14 7 26 17 144 8.5 0 0 14.4
    2010 DAL 16 16 11 47 33 260 7.9 0 1 26
    2009 DAL 14 14 6 30 15 159 10.6 0 0 15.9
    2008 DAL 16 16 7 0 20 283 14.2 4 0 52.3
    Totals 144 144 107 4,848 - 612 433 4,573 10.6 30 4 640.30