Akiem Hicks

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Buccaneers, DE Age: 32-274d 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

    A visual look at how Akiem Hicks ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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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
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 2 yrs, $11,162,166
    • Avg. Salary: $5,581,083
    • NFL Rank: 345
    • DE Rank: 33

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2022
    • Avg. Salary: $12,000,000
    • NFL Rank: 158
    • DE Rank: 18

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Akiem Hicks to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    J.J. Watt 2 $28,000,000 $14,000,000 31
    Denico Autry 3 $21,500,000 $7,166,667 30
    Carlos Dunlap 2 $13,600,000 $6,800,000 32
    Benson Mayowa 2 $7,620,000 $3,810,000 29
    Averages 2.3 $17,680,000 $7,857,778 30.5


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Hicks's current age (32), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    2 $15,518,096 $7,759,048


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Hicks statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Sacks, Tackles, Hurries, Stops, Rating

    Player GP% Sacks/GM Tkl/GM Hurries Stops Rating
    J.J. Watt 2019-2020, ARI 75 0.38 2.13 2.42 1.92 86.2
    Denico Autry 2019-2020, TEN 87.5 0.39 1.43 1.5 1.39 64.85
    Carlos Dunlap 2019-2020, SEA 90.63 0.5 2.03 1.66 1.83 74.25
    Benson Mayowa 2019-2020, SEA 87.5 0.46 1.04 1.39 0.82 57.8
    Average 85.16 0.43 1.66 1.74 1.49 70.78
    Akiem Hicks 2020-2021 76.67 0.3 2.04 0.13 0 66.25
    % Change -9.97% -30.23% 22.89% -92.53% -100.00% -6.40%
    Median Prime % Change -20.10%
    Average Prime % Change -36.04%


    Calculated Market Value: Akiem Hicks

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    2 years, $11,162,166 $5,581,083