Dont'a Hightower

Inside Linebacker Age: 24 Exp: 2 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 annual average salary of $1,931,001.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $7,724,002
    Signing Bonus $4,057,456
    Average Salary $1,931,001
    Guaranteed $6,280,729
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2012 Contract details by year $390,000 $1,014,364 $1,404,364 $6,280,729
    2013 Contract details by year $741,091 $1,014,364 $1,755,455 $4,876,365
    2014 Contract details by year $1,092,182 $1,014,364 $2,106,546 $3,120,910
    2015 Contract details by year $1,443,273 $1,014,364 $2,457,637 $1,014,364
    2016 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Signing Bonus: $4.05 million
    • $6.28 million guaranteed (Signing Bonus + 2012-14 base)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from the NFLPA, Rotoworld, & OTC.
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout 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
    Est. Earnings (3 seasons) $2,223,273 $4,057,456 - - - - $6,280,729
  • 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
  • 2015 Player Rankings

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

     

    Cap Hit ($2,457,637) Rank
    NFL: #423
    AFC: #218
    AFC East: #58
    New England Patriots: #16
    Inside Linebacker: #27

    Total Cash ($1,443,273) Rank
    NFL: #447
    Inside Linebacker: #28

    Average Annual ($1,931,001) Rank
    NFL: #457
    Inside Linebacker: #29