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Embed This Benjamin Watson

Tight End Age: 37 Exp: 15 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#32 overall), 2004 College: Georgia Agent(s):
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  • Current Contract

    Benjamin Watson signed a 1 year, $2,000,000 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $645,000 signing bonus, $645,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,000,000. In 2018, Watson will earn a base salary of $1,105,000, a signing bonus of $645,000 and a roster bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $2,000,000 and a dead cap value of $1,750,000.

    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
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2018 Contract details by year 37 $1,105,000 $645,000 $250,000 $2,000,000 $1,750,000 $2,000,000($2,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2018 Cap Savings: $250,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $645,000 2018 Cap Savings: $1,355,000 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Cap Savings: $250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $645,000 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Cap Savings: $1,355,000
    2019 Free Agent Year 38 UFA  
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2016-2017

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $7,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000,000
    Average Salary $3,500,000
    Guaranteed $3,000,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2016 35 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 - $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000($2,000,000)
    2017 36 $1,250,000 $1,000,000 - - $2,250,000 $2,250,000 $1,250,000($2,000,000)
    2018 Free agent year 37 UFA  
    • $3M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2016 salary)
    • 2016 Roster Bonus: $1M (4/1/16)
    • Incentives: $1M
    • 2017 Pay Cut: $1.75M
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    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
    15 seasons $15,730,000 $12,895,000 $1,984,375 $150,000 - $1,300,000 $66,299 $32,125,674
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
  • 2018 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Benjamin Watson 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 Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2018 NO 9 9 4 333 0.541 34 27 293 10.9 2 0 41.3
    2017 BAL 16 16 12 699 0.644 79 61 522 8.6 4 1 76.2
    2016 BAL 0 0 0 0 0
    2015 NO 16 16 16 986 0.849 110 74 825 11.1 6 1 116.5
    2014 NO 16 16 9 571 0.501 31 20 136 6.8 2 0 25.6
    2013 NO 15 15 7 497 0.441 30 19 226 11.9 2 0 34.6
    2012 CLE 16 16 14 853 0.827 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