Damar Hamlin, the footballer who plays for the Buffalo Bills in the NFL, suffered a cardiac arrest during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday and is currently in a hospital in critical condition.
Hamlin, who plays safety, started his NFL career in 2021 and is currently playing his second season. The 24 year old player has been able to accumulate a huge amount of wealth during his short career. Here is everything we know about his net worth and earnings.
Damar Hamlin Net Worth
There is no official confirmation regarding the net worth of Damar Hamlin; however, multiple sources have quoted his wealth to be around $660,000. This is the combined earning from the player’s NFL career and brand endorsements.
The footballer was picked by the Bills in the 2021 NFL Draft. He had a four-year contract with the team, the details of which were made public. The low-draft players are usually paid less than their higher-draft counterparts. Accordingly, Hamlin signed a deal worth $3.6 million with the Bills, which included $160,476 as a guaranteed signing bonus and $910,119 as the average annual salary.
In the year 2022, he was paid $825,000 in base salary, which is set to increase to $940,000 in 2023. The player will reportedly make more than $1 million as a base salary in 2024. After the contract ends, Hamlin will be a free agent if the Bills decide not to re-sign him.
Hamlin played football at the college level for the Pittsburgh Panthers at the University of Pittsburgh from 2016 to 2020. In the final season, he was made the team captain and led his team with 66 tackles. He was also given an honorable mention in the All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
Hamlin was selected by the Bills in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He was the 212th overall pick of the year and signed a contract with the team in May 2021. He was kept as a reserved in the first season and became a safety for the team in 2022 after Micah Hyde suffered a neck injury.
In week 9, he led his team with 12 tackles against the New York Jets. Buffalo Bills won the AFC East Championship in 2021 as well as in 2022. The team also began its 2023 season with a six-game winning streak. Hamlin currently has 93 tackles under his name this season, which include 65 solo and 28 assisted tackles.
The footballer collapsed during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on January 2, 2023. The incident took place moments after he had tackled wide receiver, Tee Higgins. During the tackle, Higgins’ helmet seemed to have struck Hamlin in the chest. The safety then stood momentarily before falling to the ground.
The medics then rushed to the field and gave him CPR. An ambulance was brought to the ground, and the player was taken to the hospital. The game was first suspended and then postponed. Bills then confirmed that Hamlin had suffered a cardiac arrest and his heartbeat was restored on the field by the medics.
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