Jerry Hughes Contract Details, Salary Cap Charges, Bonus Money, and Contract History | Over The Cap

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: 4.64%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.72
  • Total Contract Value: $45,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $9,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 2/62 at 43DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $17,625,000
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 254
  • College: TCU
  • Accrued Seasons: 8
  • 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

YearAgeBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
201527$4,625,000 $4,625,000$1,400,000$0$150,000$0$6,175,0004.3%
201628$4,525,000 $4,525,000$2,900,000$0$150,000$0$7,575,0004.9%
201729$5,400,000$2,900,000$2,000,000$150,000$0$10,450,0006.3%
201830$6,350,000 $1,000,000$2,900,000$1,000,000$150,000$0$10,400,0005.9%
201931$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: $42,650,000
Years: 8
Career APY: $5,331,250
TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BillsDraftedTerminated20105$9,705,000$1,941,000$4,865,00050.1%$2,432,500
ColtsDraftedTraded20105$9,705,000$1,941,000$7,785,00080.2%$2,595,000
BillsUFAActive20155$45,000,000$9,000,000$30,000,00066.7%$10,000,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Bills5$34,865,000$6,973,000$29,065,0000.0%$00.0%
Colts3$7,785,000$2,595,000$5,672,5000.0%$2,112,5000.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2010Colts$320,000$280,000$625,000$0$0$1,225,000--
2011Colts$450,000$1,056,250$0$0$0$1,506,2501.3%
2012Colts$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 $1,000,000$2,900,000$1,000,000$150,000$0$10,400,0005.9%
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

Statistics (2014-present)

YearGames PlayedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
20141672.0%9.4%36171064132000031181
20151692.5%3.9%37155638124002120
20161679.9%1.3%31176568113001000
20171666.3%1.8%261642411110001000

Financial Reports

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