Jerry Hughes

4-3 Defensive End

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $10,400,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 5.53%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $7,500,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 5.82%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.72
  • Total Contract Value: $45,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $9,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 2/28 at 43DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $17,625,000
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 254
  • College: TCU
  • Accrued Seasons: 9
  • Entry: 2010 Draft, Round 1, #31 overall (Colts)
  • Year Signed: 2015
  • Contract Type: UFA
  • Free Agency: 2020 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Jerry Hughes signed a 5 year, $45 million contract with the Buffalo Bills on March 9, 2015. The contract contains $17,625,000 in full guarantees upon signing. According to Pro Football Talk, the guarantee consists of Hughes' 2015 base salary, a $7 million signing bonus, and a $6 million option bonus. If he is on the roster the 5th day of the 2016 League Year his 2016 base salary will become guaranteed. Hughes will earn roster bonuses in 2017 through 2019 if he is on the roster on the 5th day of each respective year.

Current Contract

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2015 27 $4,625,000 $4,625,000 $1,400,000 $0 $150,000 $0 $6,175,000 4.3%
2016 28 $4,525,000 $4,525,000 $2,900,000 $0 $150,000 $0 $7,575,000 4.9%
2017 29 $5,400,000 $2,900,000 $2,000,000 $150,000 $0 $10,450,000 6.3%
2018 30 $6,350,000 $1,000,000 $2,900,000 $1,000,000 $150,000 $0 $10,400,000 5.9%
2019 31 $6,350,000 $2,900,000 $1,000,000 $150,000 $0 $10,400,000 5.5%
Total $27,250,000 $13,000,000 $4,000,000 $750,000 $0 $45,000,000
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Career Earnings: $50,150,000
Career APY: $5,572,222
Potential Earnings: $57,650,000
Total Guarantees: $30,820,000
Largest Cash Payment: $11,775,000 (2015)
Largest Cap Hit: $10,450,000 (2017)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Bills Drafted Terminated 2010 5 $9,705,000 $1,941,000 $6,597,500 $4,865,000 50.1% $2,432,500
Colts Drafted Traded 2010 5 $9,705,000 $1,941,000 $6,597,500 $7,785,000 80.2% $2,595,000
Bills UFA Active 2015 5 $45,000,000 $9,000,000 $17,625,000 $37,500,000 83.3% $9,375,000
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Bills 6 $42,365,000 $7,060,833 $39,465,000 0.0% $0 0.0%
Colts 3 $7,785,000 $2,595,000 $5,672,500 0.0% $2,112,500 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2010 Colts $320,000 $280,000 $625,000 $0 $0 $1,225,000 -- $2,345,000
2011 Colts $450,000 $1,056,250 $0 $0 $0 $1,506,250 1.3% $3,555,000
2012 Colts $635,000 $1,056,250 $0 $0 $1,250,000 $2,941,250 2.4% $1,885,000
2013 Bills $870,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $870,000 0.7% $870,000
2014 Bills $3,995,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,995,000 3.0% $3,995,000
2015 Bills $4,625,000 $4,625,000 $1,400,000 $0 $150,000 $0 $6,175,000 4.3% $11,775,000
2016 Bills $4,525,000 $4,525,000 $2,900,000 $0 $150,000 $0 $7,575,000 4.9% $10,675,000
2017 Bills $5,400,000 $2,900,000 $2,000,000 $150,000 $0 $10,450,000 6.3% $7,550,000
2018 Bills $6,350,000 $1,000,000 $2,900,000 $1,000,000 $150,000 $0 $10,400,000 5.9% $7,500,000
2019 Bills $6,350,000 $2,900,000 $1,000,000 $150,000 $0 $10,400,000 5.5% $7,500,000
Total $33,520,000 $15,392,500 $4,625,000 $750,000 $1,250,000 $55,537,500   $57,650,000
Dead Money History
Team Year Cap Charge Cash Paid
Colts 2013 $2,112,500 $0
Total$2,112,500$0

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Tackles Negative Plays Interceptions Fumbles TD
Defense Special SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2011 10 14.0% 0.0%6915010000000
2012 16 56.4% 57.3%29124187101000000
2013 16 52.7% 22.2%32141065.59182002000
2014 16 72.0% 9.4%36171064132000031181
2015 16 92.5% 3.9%37155638124002120
2016 16 79.9% 1.3%31176568113001000
2017 16 66.3% 1.8%261642411110001000
2018 16 65.9% 3.4%307742.513181003000

Financial Reports

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