Jerry Hughes

4-3 Defensive End

  • 2017 Salary Cap Charge: $10,450,000
  • % of 2017 Team Cap: 6.26%
  • 2017 Cash Payout: $7,550,000
  • % of 2017 Team Cash Spending: 4.87%
  • 2017 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.72
  • Total Contract Value: $45,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $9,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 9/146 at 43DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $17,625,000
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 6′ 2″
  • Weight: 254
  • College: TCU
  • Accrued Seasons: 7
  • 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

YearBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
% Of Cap
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2015$4,625,000 $4,625,000$1,400,000$0$150,000$0$6,175,0004.3%
2016$4,525,000 $4,525,000$2,900,000$0$150,000$0$7,575,0004.9%
2017$5,400,000$2,900,000$2,000,000$150,000$0$10,450,0006.3%
2018$6,350,000$2,900,000$1,000,000$150,000$0$10,400,0005.8%
2019$6,350,000$2,900,000$1,000,000$150,000$0$10,400,0005.5%
Total$27,250,000$13,000,000$4,000,000$750,000$0$45,000,000
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Contract History

Career Earnings: $33,850,000
Years: 7
Career APY: $4,835,714
TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYearsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
Bills20105$10,537,500$2,107,500$11,400,000108.2%$2,280,000
BillsUFAActive20155$45,000,000$9,000,000$22,450,00049.9%$11,225,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYearsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Bills7$33,850,000$4,835,714$24,287,500100.0%$00.0%
Colts$0$0$00.0%$2,112,500100.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
% Of Cap
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2010Bills$320,000$280,000$625,000$0$0$1,225,000
2011Bills$450,000$1,056,250$0$0$0$1,506,2501.3%
2012Bills$635,000$1,056,250$0$0$1,250,000$2,941,2502.4%
2013Bills$870,000$0$0$0$0$870,0000.7%
2014Bills$3,995,000$0$0$0$0$3,995,0003.0%
2015Bills$4,625,000 $4,625,000$1,400,000$0$150,000$0$6,175,0004.3%
2016Bills$4,525,000 $4,525,000$2,900,000$0$150,000$0$7,575,0004.9%
2017Bills$5,400,000$2,900,000$2,000,000$150,000$0$10,450,0006.3%
2018Bills$6,350,000$2,900,000$1,000,000$150,000$0$10,400,0005.8%
2019Bills$6,350,000$2,900,000$1,000,000$150,000$0$10,400,0005.5%
Total$33,520,000$15,392,500$4,625,000$750,000$1,250,000$55,537,500 
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Colts2013$2,112,500$0
Total$2,112,500$0

Traditional Statistics (2013-present)

YearGames PlayedTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
20131632141065.59182002000
20141536171064132000031181
20151637155638124002120
20161531176568113001000

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money
Positional Comparisons to League Average