• 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $10,100,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 5.20%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $8,600,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 5.10%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.85
  • Total Contract Value: $48,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $12,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 5/69 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

(📝: 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$10,000,0006.0%
201829$4,500,000$1,500,000$3,500,000$100,000$7,500,000$9,600,0005.4%
2019 📝
March 15: Base salary becomes fully guaranteed
July 20: $500,000 reporting bonus is due
30$8,000,000$1,500,000$500,000$100,000$8,000,000$10,100,0005.4%
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$22,500,000$53,500,000
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Career Earnings: $32,149,900
Career APY: $4,592,843
Potential Earnings: $61,267,488
Total Guarantees: $28,085,800
Largest Cash Payment: $15,500,000 (2017)
Largest Cap Hit: $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$2,290,31285.4%$763,437
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$23,600,00049.2%$11,800,000
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$2,290,312$763,437$1,872,1750.0%$418,1370.0%
Bears3$28,600,000$9,533,333$24,100,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
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
2015Patriots$1,529,500$0$0$0$0$1,259,5880.9%$1,259,588
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$10,000,0006.0%$15,500,000
2018Bears$4,500,000$1,500,000$3,500,000$100,000$7,500,000$9,600,0005.4%$8,100,000
2019Bears$8,000,000$1,500,000$500,000$100,000$8,000,000$10,100,0005.4%$8,600,000
2020Bears$10,200,000$1,500,000$0$100,000$0$11,800,0005.9%$10,300,000
2021Bears$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$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 PlayedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
20121432.7%20.7%101000241001000
20131666.3%14.2%29274.527.5850000000
20141566.9%16.4%2714216770000000
20151636.8%6.9%914312570000101
20161686.6%18.5%361774911152002100
20171685.0%7.4%39128.55715180000200
20181658.5%34.9%41147.565.512165003000
2019178.1%0.0%2018120000000

Financial Reports

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