Ben Watson

Tight End

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $2,000,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 1.12%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $2,000,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 1.23%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.00
  • Total Contract Value: $2,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $2,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 12/70 at TE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $645,000
  • Age: 38
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 255
  • College: Georgia
  • Accrued Seasons: 14
  • Entry: 2004 Draft, Round 1, #32 overall (Patriots)
  • Year Signed: 2018
  • Contract Type: UFA
  • Free Agency: 2019 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Ben Watson signed a $2 million contract with the Saints on March 29, 2018. Watson received a $645,000 signing bonus which is the guarantee on the contract. $250,000 can be earned on a per game basis.

Current Contract

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2018 38 $1,105,000 $645,000 $250,000 $0 $0 $2,000,000 1.1%
Total $1,105,000 $645,000 $250,000 $0 $0 $2,000,000
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Career Earnings: $30,420,000
Career APY: $2,765,455
Potential Earnings: $31,775,000
Total Guarantees: $14,695,000
Largest Cash Payment: $6,500,000 (2007)
Largest Cap Hit: $4,833,333 (2007)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Patriots Drafted Expired 2004 6 $7,575,000 $1,262,500 $2,700,000 $7,575,000 100.0% $1,262,500
Browns UFA Expired 2010 3 $12,000,000 $4,000,000 $6,400,000 $12,000,000 100.0% $4,000,000
Saints UFA Expired 2013 3 $4,950,000 $1,650,000 $1,200,000 $4,950,000 100.0% $1,650,000
Ravens UFA Renegotiated 2016 2 $7,000,000 $3,500,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 57.1% $4,000,000
Ravens Other Expired 2017 1 $1,250,000 $1,250,000 $750,000 $1,250,000 100.0% $1,250,000
Saints UFA Active 2018 1 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $645,000 $645,000 32.3% $0
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Patriots 6 $7,575,000 $1,262,500 $7,575,000 0.0% $0 0.0%
Browns 3 $12,000,000 $4,000,000 $12,000,000 0.0% $0 0.0%
Saints 3 $5,595,000 $1,865,000 $4,934,375 0.0% $0 0.0%
Ravens 2 $5,250,000 $2,625,000 $5,250,000 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2004 Patriots $500,000 $450,000 $0 $0 $0 $950,000 1.2% $3,200,000
2005 Patriots $360,000 $985,000 $0 $0 $0 $1,345,000 1.6% $1,660,000
2006 Patriots $460,000 $985,000 $0 $0 $0 $1,445,000 1.4% $460,000
2007 Patriots $560,000 $526,667 $0 $0 $0 $1,086,667 1.0% $560,000
2007 Browns $3,900,000 $3,900,000 $833,333 $0 $100,000 $0 $4,833,333 4.4% $6,500,000
2008 Patriots $785,000 $526,667 $0 $0 $0 $1,311,667 1.1% $785,000
2008 Browns $2,420,000 $833,333 $0 $100,000 $0 $3,353,333 2.9% $2,520,000
2009 Patriots $910,000 $526,666 $0 $0 $0 $1,436,666 1.2% $910,000
2009 Browns $2,880,000 $833,334 $0 $100,000 $0 $3,813,334 3.1% $2,980,000
2013 Saints $950,000 $950,000 $400,000 $0 $0 $0 $1,350,000 1.1% $2,150,000
2014 Saints $1,000,000 $400,000 $250,000 $50,000 $0 $1,684,375 1.3% $1,300,000
2015 Saints $1,200,000 $400,000 $250,000 $50,000 $0 $1,900,000 1.3% $1,500,000
2016 Ravens $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $3,000,000 1.9% $4,000,000
2017 Ravens $1,250,000 $750,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $2,250,000 1.3% $1,250,000
2018 Saints $1,105,000 $645,000 $250,000 $0 $0 $2,000,000 1.1% $2,000,000
Total $19,280,000 $10,345,000 $1,750,000 $400,000 $0 $31,759,375   $31,775,000

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Receiving Rushing Fumbles
Offense Special RecYardsAvgTD AttYardsAvgTD TotalLost
2011 13 62.1% 0.0%3741011.12000.0000
2013 15 44.1% 17.3%1922611.92000.0000
2014 16 50.1% 17.1%201366.82000.0000
2015 16 84.9% 16.7%7482511.16000.0011
2017 16 64.3% 0.2%544618.54000.0010
2018 14 48.5% 4.3%3236511.42000.0000

Financial Reports

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