Jessie Bates III

American football safety

jessie bates iii
jessie bates iii

American Football Safety, Jessie Bates III is a member of the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). The Bengals selected Bates III in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Jessie Bates III| Early Life, Family, Education

On February 26, 1997, Jessie Bates was born to his single mother Theresa Trotter. He had six siblings growing up: his younger brother Von, his younger sister Aaliyah, and his step-siblings Donavan, Nate, Kameron, and Ariana.

Trotter who raised her children working two jobs claimed that Bates’ father was infrequently involved in their lives.

Despite long work hours and little free time with her kids, Trotter took on the duty of taking Bates to his practices, including Pop Warner football, minor league baseball, and hoops.

He went to his first NFL game when he was in the fifth grade thanks to Trotter’s dual role. Bates’ a prospective football coach at Snider High School, could clearly see the bond of the mother-son duo.

Bates attended Fort Wayne, Indiana’s Snider High School. He played basketball in addition to the football

In February 2015, he switched his pledge to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons from the Toledo Rockets, where he had previously committed to play collegiate football.

College career

As a redshirt freshman, Bates took part in each of Wake Forest’s 13 games in 2016. He was selected for the ACC All-Freshman First-team, the All-ACC Second-team, and the USA Today Freshman All-America Team following the season.


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In addition, he recorded 100 tackles (3.5 for loss), five interceptions (two of which were returned for touchdowns), 18 punt returns for 73 yards, four pass deflections, and one forced fumble.

Bates participated in 11 of Wake Forest’s 13 games in 2017 as a redshirt sophomore, missing two due to injury.

He recorded 79 tackles (six for loss), six pass deflections, five punt returns for 161 yards and one touchdown, one forced fumble, and eight punt returns for 161 yards over those 11 games.

Jessie Bates III| Career

On January 4, 2018, Jessie Bates planned to forego his remaining eligibility and enter the 2018 NFL Draft. He took part in the Indianapolis NFL Scouting Combine and completed the majority of the tasks.

Bates chose not to perform the bench press, though. Among the safety competitors, Bates did remarkably well, finishing third in the 60-yard shuttle, fourth in the three-cone drill, and fifth in the short shuttle.

He also had the tenth-best vertical jump among players in his position group and the ninth-best time in the 40-yard sprint.

Jessie was rated by DRAFTSCOUT.COM as the third-best free safety prospect overall, by sports illustrated as the fifth-best protection, and by NFL analyst Mike Mayock as the fourth-best safety in the draft.

Additionally, he made his debut during the Cincinnati Bengals’ 34-23 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the season opener.

He made eight solo tackles in that contest.


In the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-3 defeat in week 4, teammate Nick Vigil forced a fumble that Bates recovered. In week 10’s 49-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Bates made his first career interception off Robert Griffin III.

During the Oakland Raiders’ 17-10 defeat, Bates recorded an interception of Derek Carr. Bates intercepted his third pass of the season, thrown by Baker Mayfield, in week 14’s 29-17 defeat to the Cleveland Browns, matching his rookie season’s total.


Bates intercepted a ball from Philip Rivers in Week 6’s 31-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts to register his first interception of the season. Bates caught his third catch of the year, thrown by Alex Smith, in Week 11’s 20-9 defeat to the Washington Football Team.


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After the season, Bates was selected for the second team of All-Pros.

Bates now has two playoff interceptions after he picked off Matthew Stafford in the end zone in Super Bowl LVI.

After signing it on August 23, Bates received the franchise tag from the Bengals on March 7, 2022.

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Net Worth and Salary

Jessi Bates III is reportedly worth between $1 million and $5 million.

Bates and the Cincinnati Bengals reached a four-year, $4.94 million deal on May 12 that included a $1.67 million signing bonus and a $2.38 million guarantee.

Later, a $12,911,000 yearly deal was agreed upon between Bates and Cincinnati. Bates will be paid a base salary of $12,911,000 in 2022, as well as a matching sum in cap hits and dead cap values.

Charity Works 

Bates keeps concentrating on families facing difficulties like those he experienced as a child.

RISE Sports Advisors, a firm that provides business consulting services, assisted Bates in developing his program. They made it possible for him to collaborate with the community mentorship organization Bigger Than Sneakers and UpSpring.

In 2019, Bates took part in a shopping excursion with homeless kids.

Bates gave the kids a great experience by having them stand in the tunnel with him prior to the game, in addition to viewing the game from a first-class suite. The children met Bates after the game and dined with him as well.

Personal Life and Relationship

Jessie Bates III is single as of 2022. He has never been in the headlines for his possible romantic ties or relationship.

As he is very private about his personal life, there is no history of his past love life on the Internet. In addition, his social media account also does not have any kind of personal information.

Age And Height, Body Appearance

Born on February 26, 1997, the American Football safety, Jessie Bates III is 25 years old, as of 2022. The athlete stands at the height of 6 feet 1 inch/1.85 m/185 cm tall and weighs 200 lb. 

Moreover, he has black hair and dark brown eye color and is built athletic and muscular.

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Quick Facts 

Full Name Jessie Bates III
Date of Birth February 26, 1997
Birth Place Fort Wayne, Indiana
Nick Name Not Available
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Age 25 Years Old
Height 6 feet 1 inch/1.85 m/185 cm
Weight 200 lb./91 kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Build Athletic, Muscular
Father’s Name Not Available
Mother’s Name Theresa
Siblings 6 (Aaliyah, Von, and step-siblings Donavan, Kameron, Nate, and Ariana)
High School’s name Snider (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
College Name Wake Forest (2015–2017)
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Not Available
Profession NFL Player
Position Safety
Team Cincinnati Bengals
Active Years 2018–Present
NFL Draft 2018/Round:2/Pick: 54
Total Tackles  413
Fumble recoveries  2
Forced Fumbles  2
Pass Deflections  35
Interceptions  10
Salary $12.91 Million
Net Worth $1-$5 Million


Which is the value of Jessie Bates’ franchise tag?

The approximate value of his franchise tag is $12.911 million.

Jessie Bates has he joined the Bengals?

The organization has now officially assigned Jessie Bates the designated franchise The organization has now officially assigned Jessie Bates the designated franchise tag. Bates was re-signed by the Bengals on March 7, 2022, per a team announcement. His stated yearly salary is $13 million.

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