Akiem Hicks

3-4 Defensive End

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $10,100,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 5.21%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $8,600,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 5.62%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.85
  • Total Contract Value: $48,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $12,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 0/12 at 34DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $22,000,000
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 324
  • College: Regina (Canada)
  • Accrued Seasons: 7
  • 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

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2017 28 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $10,000,000 6.0%
2018 29 $4,500,000 $7,500,000 $1,500,000 $3,500,000 $100,000 $0 $9,600,000 5.4%
2019 30 $8,000,000 $1,500,000 $500,000 $100,000 $0 $10,100,000 5.3%
2020 31 $10,200,000 $1,500,000 $0 $100,000 $0 $11,800,000 5.9%
2021 32 $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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Career Earnings: $31,867,488
Career APY: $4,552,498
Potential Earnings: $61,267,488
Total Guarantees: $27,000,000
Largest Cash Payment: $15,500,000 (2017)
Largest Cap Hit: $12,000,000 (2021)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Saints Drafted 2012 3 $1,872,175 $624,058 $0 $2,007,900 107.2% $669,300
Patriots Drafted 2015 1 $1,529,500 $1,529,500 $0 $1,259,588 82.4% $1,259,588
Bears UFA Renegotiated 2016 2 $10,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 50.0% $5,000,000
Bears Extension Active 2017 4 $48,000,000 $12,000,000 $22,000,000 $23,600,000 49.2% $11,800,000
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Saints 3 $2,007,900 $669,300 $1,872,175 0.0% $418,137 0.0%
Patriots 1 $1,259,588 $1,259,588 $1,259,588 0.0% $0 0.0%
Bears 3 $28,600,000 $9,533,333 $24,100,000 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2012 Saints $390,000 $135,725 $0 $0 $0 $525,725 0.4% $932,900
2013 Saints $480,000 $135,725 $0 $12,500 $0 $628,225 0.5% $492,500
2014 Saints $570,000 $135,725 $0 $12,500 $0 $718,225 0.5% $582,500
2015 Patriots $1,529,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,259,588 0.9% $1,259,588
2016 Bears $1,000,000 $4,000,000 $500,000 $3,000,000 $0 $0 $4,500,000 2.9% $5,000,000
2017 Bears $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $10,000,000 6.0% $15,500,000
2018 Bears $4,500,000 $7,500,000 $1,500,000 $3,500,000 $100,000 $0 $9,600,000 5.4% $8,100,000
2019 Bears $8,000,000 $1,500,000 $500,000 $100,000 $0 $10,100,000 5.3% $8,600,000
2020 Bears $10,200,000 $1,500,000 $0 $100,000 $0 $11,800,000 5.9% $10,300,000
2021 Bears $10,400,000 $1,500,000 $0 $100,000 $0 $12,000,000 -- $10,500,000
Total $44,069,500 $8,907,175 $8,000,000 $425,000 $0 $61,131,763   $61,267,488
Dead Money History
Team Year Cap Charge Cash Paid
Saints 2015 $418,137 $282,412
Total$418,137$282,412

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Tackles Negative Plays Interceptions Fumbles TD
Defense Special SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2012 14 32.7% 20.7%101000241001000
2013 16 66.3% 14.2%29274.527.5850000000
2014 15 66.9% 16.4%2714216770000000
2015 16 36.8% 6.9%914312570000101
2016 16 86.6% 18.5%361774911152002100
2017 16 85.0% 7.4%39128.55715180000200
2018 16 58.5% 34.9%41147.565.512165003000

Financial Reports

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