Embed This Dont'a Hightower

Inside Linebacker Age: 26 Exp: 5 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 , Hightower will earn a base salary of , a signing bonus of , a roster bonus of , a signing bonus of , a restructure bonus of , a workout bonus of and a incentive bonus of . Hightower has a cap hit of while his dead money value is .

    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 21 $390,000 $1,014,364 - $1,404,364 $6,280,729
    2013 Contract details by year 22 $741,091 $1,014,364 - $1,755,455 $4,876,365
    2014 Contract details by year 23 $1,092,182 $1,014,364 - $2,106,546 $3,120,910
    2015 Contract details by year 24 $1,443,273 $1,014,364 - $2,457,637 $1,014,364
    2016 Contract details by year 25 $7,751,000 - - $7,751,000 $7,751,000
    2017 Free Agent Year 26 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
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $7,751,000 - - - - - - $7,751,000
    5 seasons $11,417,546 $4,057,456 - - - - - $15,475,002
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 09/12/2014, $16,537

      Roughing the Passer against Ryan Tannehill (MIA)


    • TOTAL: $16,537

  • 2017 Player Rankings

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

     

    Cap Hit ($0) Rank
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    New England Patriots: #
    Inside Linebacker: #

    Total Cash ($0) Rank
    NFL: #
    Inside Linebacker: #

    Average Annual ($0) Rank
    NFL: #
    Inside Linebacker: #
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    Statistics

    Season GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2016 13 13 13 708 0.689 2.5 65 31 34 1
    2015 12 12 12 594 0.542 3.5 61 51 10
    2014 12 12 12 834 0.769 6 89 51 38 1
    2013 16 16 14 857 0.747 1 97 55 42
    2012 14 14 13 568 0.519 4 60 43 17
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 4 yrs, $40,748,705
    • Avg. Salary: $10,187,176
    • NFL Rank: #83
    • ILB Rank: #4

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2017
    • ILB Rank: #

    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.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Jamie Collins 4 $50,000,000 $12,500,000 26
    Luke Kuechly 5 $61,801,565 $12,360,313 24
    Lavonte David 5 $50,250,000 $10,050,000 25
    K.J. Wright 4 $27,000,000 $6,750,000 25
    Averages 4.5 $47,262,891 $10,502,865 25


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts to match Hightower's current age, we're provided with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    4 $42,623,425 $10,655,856


    Statistical Comparisons

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

    Player GP % SOLO TKL/GM SACK/GM QB HUR/GM STOPS/GM AVG RATING
    Jamie Collins 2015-2016, CLE 85.29 4.76 0.36 0.72 3.21 83.2
    Luke Kuechly 2013-2014, CAR 100 5.8 0.17 0.6 4.37 89.2
    Lavonte David 2013-2014, TB 93.75 6.87 0.23 0.7 5.27 88.3
    K.J. Wright 2013-2014, SEA 89.47 4.12 0.1 0.44 2.82 82
    Averages 92.13 5.39 0.22 0.62 3.92 85.68
    Dont'a Hightower 2015-2016 78.38 3.31 0.21 1.24 2.45 86.7
    % Change -14.92% -38.59% -4.55% 100.00% -37.50% 1.19%
    Median Prime % Change -9.74%
    Average Prime % Change 0.94%


    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.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    4 years, $40,748,705 10,187,176