• 2017 Salary Cap Charge: $10,000,000
  • % of 2017 Team Cap: 5.75%
  • 2017 Cash Payout: $15,500,000
  • % of 2017 Team Cash Spending: 9.07%
  • 2017 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.55
  • Total Contract Value: $48,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $12,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 5/164 at 34DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $22,000,000
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 324
  • College: Regina (Canada)
  • Accrued Seasons: 5
  • Entry: 2012 Draft, Round 3, #89 overall (Saints)
  • Year Signed: 2017
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)

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.

Current Contract

YearAgeBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
201728$7,000,000 $7,000,000$2,000,000$1,000,000$0$0$10,000,0006.0%
201829$4,500,000 $7,500,000$1,500,000$3,500,000$100,000$0$9,600,0005.4%
201930$8,000,000$1,500,000$500,000$100,000$0$10,100,0005.3%
202031$10,200,000$1,500,000$0$100,000$0$11,800,0005.9%
202132$10,400,000$1,500,000$0$100,000$0$12,000,000--
Total$40,100,000$8,000,000$5,000,000$400,000$0$53,500,000
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Contract History

Career Earnings: $15,767,488
Years: 5
Career APY: $3,153,498
TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
SaintsDrafted20123$1,872,175$624,058$2,007,900107.2%$669,300
PatriotsDrafted20151$1,529,500$1,529,500$1,259,58882.4%$1,259,588
BearsUFARenegotiated20162$10,000,000$5,000,000$5,000,00050.0%$5,000,000
BearsExtensionActive20174$48,000,000$12,000,000$7,500,00015.6%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Saints3$2,007,900$669,300$1,872,1750.0%$418,1370.0%
Patriots1$1,259,588$1,259,588$1,259,5880.0%$00.0%
Bears1$12,500,000$12,500,000$4,500,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2012Saints$390,000$135,725$0$0$0$525,7250.4%
2013Saints$480,000$135,725$0$12,500$0$628,2250.5%
2014Saints$570,000$135,725$0$12,500$0$718,2250.5%
2015Patriots$1,529,500$0$0$0$0$1,259,5880.9%
2016Bears$1,000,000 $4,000,000$500,000$3,000,000$0$0$4,500,0002.9%
2017Bears$7,000,000 $7,000,000$2,000,000$1,000,000$0$0$10,000,0006.0%
2018Bears$4,500,000 $7,500,000$1,500,000$3,500,000$100,000$0$9,600,0005.4%
2019Bears$8,000,000$1,500,000$500,000$100,000$0$10,100,0005.3%
2020Bears$10,200,000$1,500,000$0$100,000$0$11,800,0005.9%
2021Bears$10,400,000$1,500,000$0$100,000$0$12,000,000--
Total$44,069,500$8,907,175$8,000,000$425,000$0$61,131,763 
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Saints2015$418,137$282,412
Total$418,137$282,412

Statistics (2014-present)

YearGames PlayedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
20141566.9%16.4%2714216770000000
20151636.8%6.9%914312570000101
20161686.6%18.5%361774911152002100
20171087.5%8.8%28874712120000200

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average