Ryan Bates

Chicago Bears, Center
Age: 27-160d (Feb 14, 1997)
Exp: 6 Years
Country: US
College: Penn State
Drafted: Undrafted, PHI, 2019
Agent(s): Noel LaMontagne (Compass Sports Advisors)
2024 Cap Hit

$4,000,000

2024 Cash

$4,000,000

Career Earnings

$14,011,849

2022-2025 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Ryan Bates signed a 4 year , $17,000,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including $2,000,000 signing bonus, $8,850,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,250,000. In 2024, Bates will earn a base salary of $3,400,000, a roster bonus of $500,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,000,000 and a dead cap value of $500,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $17,000,000
Average Salary:
$4,250,000
Signing Bonus:
$2,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$8,850,000
Total GTD:
$8,850,000
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2022 25 $2,375,000 1.14% $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $8,900,000
2023 26 $2,619,000 1.17% $6,820,000 $11,820,000 $6,625,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2024, 2 YR, $11,820,000; $500,000 DEAD CAP
2024 27 $4,000,000 1.57% $4,000,000 $15,820,000 $500,000
2025 28 $4,000,000 1.46% $4,000,000 $19,820,000 -
2026 29
UFA
Accrued Dead Cap
2024 27 $4,006,000 1.57% - - -
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Restructure Proration Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2022 25 $1,450,000 $500,000 $375,000 - $50,000 $2,375,000 1.14% $8,900,000
2023 26 $1,080,000 $500,000 $939,000 - $100,000 $2,619,000 1.17% $6,625,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2024, 2 YR, $11,820,000; $500,000 DEAD CAP
2024 27 $3,400,000 - - $500,000 $100,000 $4,000,000 1.57% $500,000
2025 28 $3,400,000 - - $500,000 $100,000 $4,000,000 1.46% -
2026 29
UFA
Accrued Dead Cap
2024 27 - $1,000,000 $3,006,000 - - $4,006,000 1.57% -
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Restructure Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2022 25 $1,450,000 $2,000,000 $1,500,000 - $50,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $4,955,000
2023 26 $3,900,000 - $2,820,000 - $100,000 $6,820,000 $11,820,000 $5,910,000 $4,940,000
2024 27 $3,400,000 - - $500,000 $100,000 $4,000,000 $15,820,000 $5,273,333 $4,000,000
2025 28 $3,400,000 - - $500,000 $100,000 $4,000,000 $19,820,000 $4,955,000 $4,000,000
Contract Notes
  • $8.85M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2022 salary + 2022 roster bonus + 2023 salary)
  • 2022 Roster Bonus: $1.5M (guaranteed)
  • 2024 Roster Bonus: $500,000 (3/15/2024)
  • 2025 Roster Bonus: $500,000 (3rd league day of 2025)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2022-2022 Free Agent

Ryan Bates signed a 1 year , $2,433,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including an average annual salary of $2,433,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,433,000
Average Salary:
$2,433,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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2019-2021 Rookie

Ryan Bates signed a 3 year , $1,755,000 contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, including an average annual salary of $585,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $1,755,000
Average Salary:
$585,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2022 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$14,011,849

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2019 22
Active
$548,677
$548,677
2020 23
Active
$793,172
$1,341,849
2021 24
Active
$850,000
$2,191,849
2022 25
Active
$5,000,000
$7,191,849
2023 26
Active
$6,820,000
$14,011,849
Total      
$14,011,849
$14,011,849
2024 27
Active
$4,000,000
2025 28
Active
$4,000,000
Total
$22,011,849
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2019
22
$495,000
$53,677
$548,677
$548,677
2020
23
$675,000
$118,172
$793,172
$1,341,849
2021
24
$850,000
$850,000
$2,191,849
2022
25
$1,450,000
$2,000,000
$1,500,000
$50,000
$5,000,000
$7,191,849
2023
26
$3,900,000
$2,820,000
$100,000
$6,820,000
$14,011,849
Total
$7,370,000
$2,000,000
$4,320,000
$150,000
$171,849
$14,011,849
$14,011,849
2024
27
$3,400,000
$500,000
$100,000
$4,000,000
2025
28
$3,400,000
$500,000
$100,000
$4,000,000
Total
$14,170,000
$2,000,000
$4,320,000
$1,000,000
$350,000
$171,849
$22,011,849

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
5 $7,370,000 $2,000,000 - $4,320,000 $150,000 $171,849 $14,011,849
  • Mar 04, 2024 Traded to Chicago (CHI) from Buffalo (BUF) for 2024 5th round pick (#144 - traded)
  • Sep 05, 2023 Converted $2.82M of 2023 salary into signing bonus, adding 2 void years, clearing $2.256M of cap with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Apr 08, 2022 Converted a $1.5M roster bonus into signing bonus, clearing $1.125M of cap space with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Mar 28, 2022 Buffalo (BUF) matched a 4 year, $17 million offer sheet by Chicago (CHI)
  • Mar 24, 2022 Signed a 4 year $17 million offer sheet with Chicago (CHI)
  • Mar 14, 2022 Assigned a 1 year $2.433 million tender by Buffalo (BUF)
  • Aug 09, 2019 Traded to Buffalo (BUF) from Philadelphia (PHI) for Eli Harold
  • Apr 28, 2019 Signed a contract with Philadelphia (PHI)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps%
2023 BUF 16 35 3.20
2022 BUF 15 15 947 87.30
2021 BUF 17 4 294 24.50
2020 BUF 16 86 7.90
2019 BUF 8 89 8.10
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