Ben Watson

Tight End

Career Earnings: $33,260,294
Career APY: $2,078,768
Total Guarantees: $15,295,000
Largest Cash Payment: $6,500,000 (2010)
Largest Cap Number: $4,833,333 (2010)
  • Date of Birth: December 18, 1980
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 255
  • College: Georgia
  • Entry: 2004 Draft, Round 1, #32 overall (Patriots)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PatriotsDraftedExpired20046$7,575,000$1,262,500$2,700,000$7,575,000100.0%$1,262,500
BrownsUFAExpired20103$12,000,000$4,000,000$6,400,000$12,000,000100.0%$4,000,000
SaintsUFAExpired20133$4,950,000$1,650,000$1,200,000$4,950,000100.0%$1,650,000
RavensUFARenegotiated20162$7,000,000$3,500,000$3,000,000$4,000,00057.1%$4,000,000
RavensOtherExpired20171$1,250,000$1,250,000$750,000$1,250,000100.0%$1,250,000
SaintsUFAExpired20181$2,000,000$2,000,000$645,000$2,000,000100.0%$2,000,000
PatriotsSFATerminated20191$2,350,000$2,350,000$600,000$00.0%$0
PatriotsSFAExpired20191$800,000$800,000$0$800,000100.0%$800,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Patriots7$9,060,294$1,294,328$8,515,0000.0%$685,2940.0%
Browns3$12,000,000$4,000,000$12,000,0000.0%$00.0%
Saints4$6,950,000$1,737,500$6,934,3750.0%$00.0%
Ravens2$5,250,000$2,625,000$5,250,0000.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2004Patriots$500,000$450,000$0$0$0$0$0$950,0001.2%$3,200,000
2005Patriots$360,000$985,000$0$0$0$0$0$1,345,0001.6%$1,660,000
2006Patriots$460,000$985,000$0$0$0$0$0$1,445,0001.4%$460,000
2007Patriots$560,000$526,667$0$0$0$0$0$1,086,6671.0%$560,000
2008Patriots$785,000$526,667$0$0$0$0$0$1,311,6671.1%$785,000
2009Patriots$910,000$526,666$0$0$0$0$0$1,436,6661.2%$910,000
2010Browns$3,900,000$833,333$0$0$100,000$0$3,900,000$4,833,333--$6,500,000
2011Browns$2,420,000$833,333$0$0$100,000$0$0$3,353,3332.8%$2,520,000
2012Browns$2,880,000$833,334$0$0$100,000$0$0$3,813,3343.2%$2,980,000
2013Saints$950,000$400,000$0$0$0$0$950,000$1,350,0001.1%$2,150,000
2014Saints$1,000,000$400,000$250,000$0$50,000$0$0$1,684,3751.3%$1,300,000
2015Saints$1,200,000$400,000$250,000$0$50,000$0$0$1,900,0001.3%$1,500,000
2016Ravens$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$0$0$0$1,000,000$3,000,0002.0%$4,000,000
2017Ravens$1,250,000$1,000,000$0$0$0$0$750,000$2,250,0001.4%$1,250,000
2018Saints$1,105,000$645,000$0$250,000$0$0$0$2,000,0001.1%$2,000,000
2019Patriots$1,236,364$0$0$0$0$140,000$800,000$940,0000.5%$800,000
Total$20,516,364$10,345,000$1,500,000$250,000$400,000$140,000$7,400,000$32,699,375$32,575,000
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Patriots2019$685,294$685,294
Total$685,294$685,294

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
201113----62.1%0.0%000.003741011.1200
2013151044.1%17.3%000.001922611.9200
2014160050.1%17.1%000.00201366.8200
2015160084.9%16.7%000.007482511.1611
2017160064.3%0.2%000.00544618.5410
2018160048.0%3.7%000.003540011.4200
2019100040.4%0.0%000.001717310.2000