Akiem Hicks

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Buccaneers, DE Age: 32-239d Exp: 11 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#89 overall), 2012 College: Regina Agent(s): Drew Rosenhaus, Ryan Matha (Rosenhaus Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Akiem Hicks signed a 1 year, $8,000,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including $8,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,000,000. In 2022, Hicks will earn a base salary of $1,165,000 and a signing bonus of $6,129,118, while carrying a cap hit of $2,390,823 and a dead cap value of $7,294,118.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $8,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $8,000,000
    Total Guarantees $8,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $8,000,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 33 $1,165,000 $1,225,823 $2,390,823 $7,294,118 $7,294,118($7,294,118)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $7,294,118 2022 Cap Savings: $-4,903,295 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $6,129,118 2022 Cap Savings: $-3,738,295 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $2,390,823 2023 Dead Cap: $4,903,295 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $1,225,823 2023 Dead Cap: $4,903,295 2022 Cap Savings: $1,165,000
    2023 Contract details by year 34 - $1,225,823 $4,903,292 $4,903,292 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $4,903,292 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $4,903,292 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $4,903,292 2023 Cap Savings: $4,903,292 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $4,903,292 2023 Cap Savings: $4,903,292
    2024 Contract details by year 35 - $1,225,823 $1,225,823 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $1,225,823 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $1,225,823 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $1,225,823 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $1,225,823
    2025 Contract details by year 36 - $1,225,823 $1,225,823 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $1,225,823 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $1,225,823 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $1,225,823 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $1,225,823
    2026 Contract details by year 37 - $1,225,824 $1,225,824 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $1,225,824 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $1,225,824 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $1,225,824 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $1,225,824
    2023 Free Agent Year 38 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $1.335M of 2022 salary treated as signing bonus
    • 2022 Roster Bonus: $4M (treated as signing bonus, guaranteed)
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $88,235 ($1.5M, 9 LTBE)
      $794,115 fully guaranteed, treated as signing bonus
    • Incentives: $2M
    • 2023-26 years automatically void ($4.9M dead cap)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2021

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $48,000,000
    Signing Bonus $7,500,000
    Average Salary $12,000,000
    Total Guarantees $30,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $22,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2016-2017

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $10,000,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $5,000,000
    Total Guarantees $5,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $5,000,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2012-2015Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,680,400
    Signing Bonus $542,000
    Average Salary $670,100
    Total Guarantees $542,900
    Guaranteed at Signing $542,900
    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 $542,000 - - - - - $932,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $480,000 - - $12,500 - - - $492,500
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $570,000 - - $12,500 - - - $582,500
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,259,588 - - - - - - $1,259,588
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $269,911 - - $12,500 - - $8,582 $290,993
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $3,000,000 - - - - $5,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 $7,500,000 $1,000,000 - - - $700,000 $16,200,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - $3,500,000 $100,000 - - - $8,100,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - $500,000 $100,000 - - $4,324 $8,604,324
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $10,200,000 - - $100,000 - - $40,442 $10,340,442
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $10,400,000 - - $100,000 - - - $10,500,000
    10 seasons $44,069,499 $9,042,000 $8,000,000 $437,500 - - $753,348 $62,302,347
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,165,000 $6,129,118 - - - - - $7,294,118
    $45,234,499 $15,171,118 $8,000,000 $437,500 - - $753,348 $69,596,465
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,709,911 $542,000 - $37,500 - - $8,582 $2,297,993
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,259,588 - - - - - - $1,259,588
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $41,100,000 $8,500,000 $8,000,000 $400,000 - - $744,766 $58,744,766
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/05/2018, $33,425

      Making contact with an official against Tampa By (TB)


    • Player contract details by year 10/27/2017, $9,115

      Excessive Facemask against Cam Newton (CAR)


    • Player contract details by year 09/23/2016, $18,231

      Roughing the Passer against Carson Wentz (PHI)


    • Player contract details by year 08/29/2014, $16,537

      Roughing the Passer against Andrew Luck (IND)


    • Player contract details by year 01/03/2014, $7,875

      Roughing the Passer against Mike Glennon (TB)


    • TOTAL: $85,183

  • Transactions

    May 31 2022Signed a 1 year $8 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Oct 5 2018Fined $33,425 Making contact with an official against Tampa By (TB)
    Oct 27 2017Fined $9,115 Excessive Facemask against Cam Newton (CAR)
    Sep 9 2017Signed a 4 year $48 million contract extension with Chicago (CHI)
    Sep 23 2016Fined $18,231 Roughing the Passer against Carson Wentz (PHI)
    Mar 13 2016Signed a 2 year $10 million contract with Chicago (CHI)
    Sep 30 2015Traded to New England (NE) from New Orleans (NO) for Michael Hoomanawanui
    Jan 3 2014Fined $7,875 Roughing the Passer against Mike Glennon (TB)
    Jun 28 2012Signed a 4 year $2.68 million contract with New Orleans (NO)
    Apr 27 2012Drafted by New Orleans (NO): Round 3 (#89 overall)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 CHI 9 9 9 304 28.7 3.5 25 19 6
    2020 CHI 15 15 14 795 79.7 3.5 49 30 19
    2019 CHI 5 5 5 196 17.9 1 10 10
    2018 CHI 16 16 16 780 74.4 7.5 55 41 14 3
    2017 CHI 16 16 16 899 85.1 8.5 53 39 14
    2016 CHI 16 16 16 930 91.8 7 53 36 17 2
    2015 NO 16 16 3 399 37.5 3 23 9 14 1
    2014 NO 15 15 14 716 66.9 2 42 27 15
    2013 NO 16 16 16 646 66.5 4.5 56 29 27
    2012 NO 14 14 372 32.7 20 10 10 1
    Totals 138 138 109 6,037 - 41 386 250 136 7 0