Age: 31
Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 8
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $11,800,000 (5.55% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $10,300,000 (4.86% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.87
  • Contract Value: $48,000,000 ($12,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $22,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 15/249 at IDL

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2017)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201728$7,000,000$2,000,000$1,000,000$0$7,000,000$10,000,0005.8%
201829$4,500,000$1,500,000$3,500,000$100,000$7,500,000$9,600,0005.2%
201930$8,000,000$1,500,000$500,000$100,000$8,000,000$10,100,0005.2%
202031$10,200,000$1,500,000$0$100,000$0$11,800,0005.6%
202132$10,400,000$1,500,000$0$100,000$0$12,000,0005.6%
Total$40,100,000$8,000,000$5,000,000$400,000$22,500,000$53,500,000

Contract Notes

Akiem Hicks signed a four year, $48 million contract extension with the Chicago Bears on September 9, 2017. The first reported breakdown of the contract comes from Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune so please credit him if using this information.  Hicks' contract contains $22 million fully guaranteed at signing, including a $7.5 million signing bonus and Hicks' 2017 and 2018 salaries as well as a March roster bonus worth $3 million which is paid in 2018. Another $8 million is guaranteed for injury and will become fully guaranteed if Hicks is on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2019 league year. There are $500,000 in reporting bonuses in 2018 and 2019 as well as annual workout bonuses of $100,000. Hicks' new contract increased his 2017 salary cap charge by $3.8 million.
Career Earnings: $40,467,488
Career APY: $5,058,436
Potential Earnings: $61,267,488
Total Guarantees: $28,085,800
Largest Cash Payment: $15,500,000 (2017)
Largest Cap Number: $12,000,000 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PatriotsDraftedExpired20124$2,680,400$670,100$542,900$1,259,58847.0%$1,259,588
SaintsDraftedTraded20124$2,680,400$670,100$542,900$2,007,90074.9%$669,300
BearsUFARenegotiated20162$10,000,000$5,000,000$5,000,000$5,000,00050.0%$5,000,000
BearsExtensionActive20174$48,000,000$12,000,000$22,000,000$32,200,00067.1%$10,733,333
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Patriots1$1,259,588$1,259,588$1,259,5880.0%$00.0%
Saints3$2,007,900$669,300$1,872,1750.0%$418,1370.0%
Bears4$37,200,000$9,300,000$34,200,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2015Patriots$1,529,500$0$0$0$0$1,259,5880.9%$1,259,588
2012Saints$390,000$135,725$0$0$0$525,7250.4%$932,900
2013Saints$480,000$135,725$0$12,500$0$628,2250.5%$492,500
2014Saints$570,000$135,725$0$12,500$0$718,2250.5%$582,500
2016Bears$1,000,000$500,000$3,000,000$0$4,000,000$4,500,0002.9%$5,000,000
2017Bears$7,000,000$2,000,000$1,000,000$0$7,000,000$10,000,0005.8%$15,500,000
2018Bears$4,500,000$1,500,000$3,500,000$100,000$7,500,000$9,600,0005.2%$8,100,000
2019Bears$8,000,000$1,500,000$500,000$100,000$8,000,000$10,100,0005.2%$8,600,000
2020Bears$10,200,000$1,500,000$0$100,000$0$11,800,0005.6%$10,300,000
2021Bears$10,400,000$1,500,000$0$100,000$0$12,000,0005.6%$10,500,000
Total$44,069,500$8,907,175$8,000,000$425,000$26,500,000$61,131,763$61,267,488
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Saints2015$418,137$282,412
Total$418,137$282,412

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
201214----32.7%20.7%101000241001000
2013160066.3%14.2%29274.527.5850000000
2014150166.9%16.4%2714216770000000
2015160036.8%6.9%914312570000101
2016160086.6%18.5%361774911152002100
2017160085.0%7.4%39128.55715180000200
2018160058.5%34.9%41147.565.512165003000
2019511017.9%0.0%10018150000100

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$651,000$12,000,000
Injury Adjusted$4,358,229$3,750,000
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OTC Valuation $2.8M $5.7M $8.5M $11.4M $14.2M APY $3.8M $7.5M $11.3M $15.0M $18.8M $4,373,000 $5,933,333

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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