Jason Witten

Tight End Age: 33 Exp: 12 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#69 overall), 2003 College: Tennessee Agent(s): Tom Condon (CAA Sports)
  • Current Contract

    Jason Witten signed a 5 year, $37,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including a $12,500,000 signing bonus, $13,532,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,400,000. In 2015, Witten will earn a base salary of $5,100,000. Witten has a cap hit of $8,512,000 while his dead money value is $5,236,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $37,000,000
    Signing Bonus $12,500,000
    Average Salary $7,400,000
    Guaranteed $13,532,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Restruc. Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2011 Contract details by year 29 $3,391,000 $3,700,000 $500,000 $1,000,000 - $8,591,000 -
    2012 Contract details by year 30 $3,641,000 $2,500,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 - $8,141,000 -
    2013 Contract details by year 31 $940,000 $2,500,000 - - $912,000 $4,352,000 $12,060,000
    2014 Contract details by year 32 $5,000,000 $2,500,000 - - $912,000 $8,412,000 $8,648,000
    2015 Contract details by year 33 $5,100,000 $2,500,000 - - $912,000 $8,512,000 $5,236,000
    2016 Contract details by year 34 $6,500,000 - - - $912,000 $7,412,000 $1,824,000
    2017 Contract details by year 35 $7,400,000 - - - $912,000 $8,312,000 $912,000
    2018 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $19 million guaranteed
    • 2011 Roster Bonus: $500,000
    • 2012 Roster Bonus: $1 million
    • 2013 Restructure Bonus: $4.65 million / 5 years
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from the various reports, including Rotoworld, & OTC.

    Previous Contracts

    2006-2012Entry Level

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $29,500,000
    Signing Bonus $6,000,000
    Average Salary $4,214,286
    Guaranteed -
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Cap Hit Dead
    2006 24 $500,000 $1,102,000 - - $1,602,000 -
    2007 25 $595,000 $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $2,595,000 -
    2008 26 $1,905,000 $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $3,905,000 -
    2009 27 $2,500,000 $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $4,500,000 -
    2010 28 $2,641,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 $1,000,000 $5,141,000 -
    2011 29 $3,391,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 $1,000,000 $5,891,000 -
    2012 30 $3,641,000 - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $5,641,000 -
    Free agent year UFA  
    • Signing Bonus: $6 million
    • 2007 Option Bonus: $6 million
    • 2010-11 Roster Bonus: $500,000
    • 2012 Roster Bonus: $1 million
    • 2011 extended
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2003 Player Cash Earnings $225,000 $670,000 - - - - - $895,000
    2004 Player Cash Earnings $305,000 - - - - - - $305,000
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $380,000 - - - - - - $380,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 $6,000,000 - - - - - $6,500,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $595,000 - - - - $6,000,000 - $6,595,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $1,905,000 - - - - - - $1,905,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 - - - - - - $2,500,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $2,641,000 - $500,000 - - - - $3,141,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $3,391,000 $12,500,000 $500,000 - - - - $16,391,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $3,641,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - $4,641,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $940,000 - - - $4,560,000 - - $5,500,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - - - - - - $5,000,000
    12 seasons $22,023,000 $19,170,000 $2,000,000 - $4,560,000 $6,000,000 - $53,753,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $5,100,000 - - - - - - $5,100,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 - - - - - - $6,500,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $7,400,000 - - - - - - $7,400,000
    $41,023,000 $19,170,000 $2,000,000 - $4,560,000 $6,000,000 - $72,753,000
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Jason Witten ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($8,512,000) Rank
    NFL: #79
    Dallas Cowboys: #4
    Tight End: #4

    Total Cash ($5,100,000) Rank
    NFL: #225
    Tight End: #10

    Average Annual ($7,400,000) Rank
    NFL: #129
    Tight End: #7