Ben Watson

Tight End

  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $0
  • % of 2020 Team Cap: 0.00%
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $0
  • % of 2020 Team Cash Spending: 0.00%
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0
  • Total Contract Value: $800,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $800,000
  • Position Ranking: 76/161 at TE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $0
  • Age: 39
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 255
  • College: Georgia
  • Accrued Seasons: 16
  • Entry: 2004 Draft, Round 1, #32 overall (Patriots)
  • Year Signed: 2019 (SFA)
  • Free Agency: 2020 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $2,425,000

Contract Notes

Ben Watson signed a $2.35 million contract with the Patriots. Watson received a $600,000 signing bonus. $300,000 is tied to being active on gameday. Additional incentives can increase the contract value, if earned, to $3 million.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201939$1,236,364$140,000$800,000$940,0000.5%
Total$1,236,364$140,000$800,000$940,000
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Career Earnings: $33,260,294
Career APY: $2,078,768
Potential Earnings: $32,575,000
Total Guarantees: $15,295,000
Largest Cash Payment: $6,500,000 (2010)
Largest Cap Hit: $4,833,333 (2010)

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$685,29429.2%$0
PatriotsSFAActive20191$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%

Salary Cap 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$3,000,0001.9%$4,000,000
2017Ravens$1,250,000$1,000,000$0$0$0$0$750,000$2,250,0001.3%$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 MissedSnapsReceivingRushingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialRecYardsAvgTDAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
201113----62.1%0.0%3741011.12000.0000
2013151044.1%17.3%1922611.92000.0000
2014160050.1%17.1%201366.82000.0000
2015160084.9%16.7%7482511.16000.0011
2017160064.3%0.2%544618.54000.0010
2018160048.0%3.7%3540011.42000.0000
2019100040.4%0.0%1717310.20000.0000

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$2,425,000$800,000
Injury Adjusted$2,425,000$800,000
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OTC Valuation $1.8M $3.6M $5.5M $7.3M $9.1M APY $1.8M $3.5M $5.3M $7.1M $8.8M $5,966,000 $6,000,000

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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