Ben Watson

Tight End

  • 2017 Salary Cap Charge: $2,250,000
  • % of 2017 Team Cap: 1.37%
  • 2017 Cash Payout: $1,250,000
  • % of 2017 Team Cash Spending: 0.89%
  • 2017 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.56
  • Total Contract Value: $1,250,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $1,250,000
  • Position Ranking: 66/342 at TE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $750,000
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 255
  • College: Georgia
  • Accrued Seasons: 13
  • Entry: 2004 Draft, Round 1, #32 overall (Patriots)
  • Year Signed: 2017
  • Contract Type: Other
  • Free Agency: 2018 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Ben Watson signed a two year, $7 million contract with the Ravens on March 9, 2016. Watson received a $2 million signing bonus. Watson renegotiated his contract in June of 2017, reducing his salary from $3 million to $1.25 million, $750,000 of which is guaranteed. Please cite OTC as your source and link back to this page if using the information rather than calling us a "verified report".

Current Contract

YearAgeBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
201737$1,250,000 $750,000$1,000,000$0$0$0$2,250,0001.3%
Total$1,250,000$1,000,000$0$0$0$2,250,000
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Contract History

Career Earnings: $28,525,000
Years: 10
Career APY: $2,852,500
TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PatriotsDraftedExpired20046$7,575,000$1,262,500$7,575,000100.0%$1,262,500
BrownsUFAExpired20103$12,000,000$4,000,000$12,000,000100.0%$4,000,000
SaintsUFAExpired20133$4,950,000$1,650,000$4,950,000100.0%$1,650,000
RavensUFARenegotiated20162$7,000,000$3,500,000$4,000,00057.1%$4,000,000
RavensOtherActive20171$1,250,000$1,250,000$00.0%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Patriots6$7,575,000$1,262,500$7,575,0000.0%$00.0%
Browns3$12,000,000$4,000,000$12,000,0000.0%$00.0%
Saints3$4,950,000$1,650,000$4,934,3750.0%$00.0%
Ravens1$4,000,000$4,000,000$3,000,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2004Patriots$500,000$450,000$0$0$0$950,0001.2%
2005Patriots$360,000$985,000$0$0$0$1,345,0001.6%
2006Patriots$460,000$985,000$0$0$0$1,445,0001.4%
2007Browns$3,900,000 $3,900,000$833,333$0$100,000$0$4,833,3334.4%
2007Patriots$560,000$526,667$0$0$0$1,086,6671.0%
2008Patriots$785,000$526,667$0$0$0$1,311,6671.1%
2008Browns$2,420,000$833,333$0$100,000$0$3,353,3332.9%
2009Browns$2,880,000$833,334$0$100,000$0$3,813,3343.1%
2009Patriots$910,000$526,666$0$0$0$1,436,6661.2%
2013Saints$950,000 $950,000$400,000$0$0$0$1,350,0001.1%
2014Saints$1,000,000$400,000$250,000$50,000$0$1,684,3751.3%
2015Saints$1,200,000$400,000$250,000$50,000$0$1,900,0001.3%
2016Ravens$1,000,000 $1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$0$0$3,000,0001.9%
2017Ravens$1,250,000 $750,000$1,000,000$0$0$0$2,250,0001.3%
Total$18,175,000$9,700,000$1,500,000$400,000$0$29,759,375 

Statistics (2014-present)

YearGames PlayedSnapsReceivingRushingFumbles
OffenseSpecialRecYardsAvgTDAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
20141650.1%17.1%201366.82000.0000
20151684.9%16.7%7482511.16000.0011
20171365.6%0.3%453477.73000.0010

Financial Reports

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