Dont'a Hightower Embed This NEW

Outside Linebacker Age: 26 Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#25 overall), 2012 College: Alabama Agent(s): Pat Dye Jr. (SportsTrust Advisors)
  • Current Contract

    Dont'a Hightower signed a 4 year, $7,724,002 contract with the New England Patriots, including a $4,057,456 signing bonus, $6,280,729 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,931,001. In 2016, Hightower will earn a base salary of $7,751,000. Hightower has a cap hit of $7,751,000 while his dead money value is $7,751,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $7,724,002
    Signing Bonus $4,057,456
    Average Salary $1,931,001
    Guaranteed $6,280,729
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2012 Contract details by year 22 $390,000 $1,014,364 - $1,404,364 $6,280,729
    2013 Contract details by year 23 $741,091 $1,014,364 - $1,755,455 $4,876,365
    2014 Contract details by year 24 $1,092,182 $1,014,364 - $2,106,546 $3,120,910
    2015 Contract details by year 25 $1,443,273 $1,014,364 - $2,457,637 $1,014,364
    2016 Contract details by year 26 $7,751,000 - - $7,751,000 $7,751,000
    2017 Free Agent Year 27 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Signing Bonus: $4.05 million
    • $6.28 million guaranteed (Signing Bonus + 2012-14 base)
    • 2016 5th year option available (exercised, guarantees 3/9/16)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $390,000 $4,057,456 - - - - - $4,447,456
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $741,091 - - - - - - $741,091
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $1,092,182 - - - - - - $1,092,182
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,443,273 - - - - - - $1,443,273
    4 seasons $3,666,546 $4,057,456 - - - - - $7,724,002
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $7,751,000 - - - - - - $7,751,000
    $11,417,546 $4,057,456 - - - - - $15,475,002
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    09/12/2014 Player contract details by year Roughing the Passer $16,537 Roughing the Passer against Ryan Tannehill (MIA)
    - $16,537
  • 2016 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Dont'a Hightower ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($7,751,000) Rank
    NFL: #127
    New England Patriots: #4
    Outside Linebacker: #11

    Total Cash ($7,751,000) Rank
    NFL: #141
    Outside Linebacker: #10

    Average Annual ($1,931,001) Rank
    NFL: #667
    Outside Linebacker: #61
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    Current Value Rankings

    Ranking Dont'a Hightower's current TVS in terms of similar players at his position.

    Trending Up

    • Week 16 Rating: 59.36
    • AAV: $1,931,001
    • Free Agent: 2017

    Fantasy Points

    • Season Total: 81.7
    • Points/Game: 6.81
    • Points/Snap: 0


     

    Statistics

    Season GP GS Snaps Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2015 12 12 594 3.5 61 51 10
    2014 12 12 834 6 89 51 38 1
    2013 16 14 857 1 97 55 42
    2012 14 13 568 4 60 43 17
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

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    Current Contract

    • OLB Rank: #61

    Comparable Players

    The first step in evaluating is to identify players of the same position, with similar playing time/opportunity, who signed a contract around Hightower's current age.

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    Base Calculated Value

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    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Hightower statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing.

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    Dont'a Hightower's Calculated Market Value

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

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