Leighton Vander Esch

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Cowboys, LB Age: 25-13d Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#19 overall), 2018 College: Boise State Agent(s): Ronald Slavin (BTI Sports Advisors)

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  • Current Contract

    Leighton Vander Esch signed a 4 year, $11,847,781 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including a $6,696,568 signing bonus, $11,847,781 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,961,945. In 2021, Vander Esch will earn a base salary of $2,095,606, while carrying a cap hit of $3,769,748 and a dead cap value of $1,674,142.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $11,847,781
    Signing Bonus $6,696,568
    Average Salary $2,961,945
    Total Guarantees $11,847,781
    Guaranteed at Signing $11,847,781
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2018 Contract details by year 22 $480,000 $1,674,142 $2,154,142 $6,696,568 $7,176,568($7,176,568)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $6,696,568 2018 Cap Savings: $-4,542,426 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $6,696,568 2018 Cap Savings: $-4,542,426 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $1,674,142 2019 Dead Cap: $5,022,426 2018 Cap Savings: $480,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $1,674,142 2019 Dead Cap: $5,022,426 2018 Cap Savings: $480,000
    2019 Contract details by year 23 $1,018,535 $1,674,142 $2,692,677 $5,022,426 $1,070,847($8,247,415)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $5,022,426 2019 Cap Savings: $-2,329,749 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $5,022,426 2019 Cap Savings: $-2,329,749 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $1,674,142 2020 Dead Cap: $3,348,284 2019 Cap Savings: $1,018,535 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $1,674,142 2020 Dead Cap: $3,348,284 2019 Cap Savings: $1,018,535
    2020 Contract details by year 24 $1,557,071 $1,674,142 $3,231,213 $3,348,284 $1,632,758($9,880,173)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $3,348,284 2020 Cap Savings: $-117,071 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $3,348,284 2020 Cap Savings: $-117,071 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $1,674,142 2021 Dead Cap: $1,674,142 2020 Cap Savings: $1,557,071 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,674,142 2021 Dead Cap: $1,674,142 2020 Cap Savings: $1,557,071
    2021 Contract details by year 25 $2,095,606 $1,674,142 $3,769,748 $1,674,142 $2,095,606($11,975,779)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,674,142 2021 Cap Savings: $2,095,606 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,674,142 2021 Cap Savings: $2,095,606 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,674,142 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $2,095,606 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,674,142 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $2,095,606
    2022 Contract details by year 26 $9,145,000 - $9,145,000 - $9,145,000($21,120,779)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $0
    2022 Free Agent Year 27 UFA  
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    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $480,000 $6,696,568 - - - - - $7,176,568
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,018,535 - - - - - $52,312 $1,070,847
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,557,071 - - - - - $75,687 $1,632,758
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $2,095,606 - - - - - - $2,095,606
    4 seasons $5,151,212 $6,696,568 - - - - $127,999 $11,975,779
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,151,212 $6,696,568 - - - - $127,999 $11,975,779
  • Transactions

    May 3 2021Dallas (DAL) declined a $9.1 million option for 2022
    May 12 2018Signed a 4 year $11.8 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
    Apr 26 2018Drafted by Dallas (DAL): Round 1 (#19 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Leighton Vander Esch ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 DAL 2 2 1 51 37.5 1 9 6 3
    2020 DAL 10 10 9 459 45.0 1 60 32 28 1
    2019 DAL 9 9 9 528 48.0 0.5 72 43 29 1
    2018 DAL 16 16 11 784 74.7 141 103 38 2
    Totals 37 37 30 1,822 - 3 282 184 98 2 2