Ben Watson

Tight End

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $3,000,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 1.53%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $2,350,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 1.20%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.78
  • Total Contract Value: $2,350,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $2,350,000
  • Position Ranking: 38/192 at TE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $600,000
  • Age: 38
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 255
  • College: Georgia
  • Accrued Seasons: 15
  • Entry: 2004 Draft, Round 1, #32 overall (Patriots)
  • Year Signed: 2019
  • Contract Type: SFA
  • Free Agency: 2020 (UFA)

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 SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusOther BonusCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201939$1,450,000$600,000$300,000$650,000$3,000,0001.6%
Total$1,450,000$600,000$300,000$650,000$3,000,000
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Career Earnings: $32,375,000
Career APY: $2,158,333
Potential Earnings: $34,125,000
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
PatriotsSFAActive20191$2,350,000$2,350,000$600,000$600,00025.5%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Patriots6$8,175,000$1,362,500$7,575,0000.0%$00.0%
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$1,450,000$600,000$0$300,000$0$650,000$0$3,000,0001.6%$2,350,000
Total$20,730,000$10,945,000$1,500,000$550,000$400,000$650,000$6,600,000$34,759,375$34,125,000

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnapsReceivingRushingFumbles
OffenseSpecialRecYardsAvgTDAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
20111362.1%0.0%3741011.12000.0000
20131544.1%17.3%1922611.92000.0000
20141650.1%17.1%201366.82000.0000
20151684.9%16.7%7482511.16000.0011
20171664.3%0.2%544618.54000.0010
20181648.0%3.7%3540011.42000.0000

Financial Reports

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