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Anthony Hitchens

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Inside Linebacker Age: 27 Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 4 (#119 overall), 2014 College: Iowa Agent(s): Jack Bechta (JB Sports)

Chiefs – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Anthony Hitchens signed a 5 year, $45,000,000 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, including a $14,000,000 signing bonus, $21,290,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $9,000,000. In 2020, Hitchens will earn a base salary of $7,800,000, a roster bonus of $468,750 and a workout bonus of $200,000, while carrying a cap hit of $12,692,500 and a dead cap value of $12,671,250.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $45,000,000
    Signing Bonus $14,000,000
    Average Salary $9,000,000
    Total Guarantees $21,290,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $21,290,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2018 Contract details by year 26 $790,000 $2,800,000 - $10,000 - $3,600,000 $21,300,000 $14,800,000($14,800,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $21,300,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-17,700,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $14,010,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-10,410,000 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $10,100,000 2019 Dead Cap: $11,200,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-6,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $2,810,000 2019 Dead Cap: $11,200,000 2018 Cap Savings: $790,000
    2019 Contract details by year 27 $805,000 $2,800,000 - $200,000 $1,423,750 $5,228,750 $17,700,000 $6,700,000($21,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $17,700,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-12,471,250 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $16,895,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-11,666,250 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $5,028,750 2020 Dead Cap: $12,671,250 2019 Cap Savings: $200,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $4,223,750 2020 Dead Cap: $12,671,250 2019 Cap Savings: $1,005,000

    Potential Out: 2020, 2 yr, $21,500,000; $12,671,250 dead cap

    2020 Contract details by year 28 $7,800,000 $2,800,000 $468,750 $200,000 $1,423,750 $12,692,500 $12,671,250 $8,468,750($29,968,750)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $12,671,250 2020 Cap Savings: $21,250 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $12,671,250 2020 Cap Savings: $21,250 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $4,223,750 2021 Dead Cap: $8,447,500 2020 Cap Savings: $8,468,750 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $4,223,750 2021 Dead Cap: $8,447,500 2020 Cap Savings: $8,468,750
    2021 Contract details by year 29 $5,800,000 $2,800,000 $500,000 $200,000 $1,423,750 $10,723,750 $8,447,500 $6,500,000($36,468,750)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $8,447,500 2021 Cap Savings: $2,276,250 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $8,447,500 2021 Cap Savings: $2,276,250 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $4,223,750 2022 Dead Cap: $4,223,750 2021 Cap Savings: $6,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,223,750 2022 Dead Cap: $4,223,750 2021 Cap Savings: $6,500,000
    2022 Contract details by year 30 $7,800,000 $2,800,000 $500,000 $200,000 $1,423,750 $12,723,750 $4,223,750 $8,500,000($44,968,750)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $4,223,750 2022 Cap Savings: $8,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $4,223,750 2022 Cap Savings: $8,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $4,223,750 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $8,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $4,223,750 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $8,500,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $21.29M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2018 salary + 2019 salary)
    • 2018 Workout Bonus: $10,000
    • 2019-2022 Workout Bonus: $200,000
    • 2020 Per Game Active Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000)
    • 2021 Per Game Active Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000)
    • 2022 Per Game Active Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000)
    • Pro Bowl + Playoffs in 2018-2020: $250,000
    • Playing Time Incentives: $1.75M

    Previous Contracts

    2014-2017Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,654,864
    Signing Bonus $434,864
    Average Salary $663,716
    Total Guarantees $434,864
    Guaranteed at Signing $434,864
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 $434,864 - - - - - $854,864
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $510,000 - - - - - $166,697 $676,697
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $600,000 - - - - - - $600,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,797,000 - - - - - - $1,797,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $790,000 $14,000,000 - $10,000 - - - $14,800,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $805,000 - - $200,000 $5,695,000 - - $6,700,000
    6 seasons $4,922,000 $14,434,864 - $210,000 $5,695,000 - $166,697 $25,428,561
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $7,800,000 - $468,750 $200,000 - - - $8,468,750
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $5,800,000 - $500,000 $200,000 - - - $6,500,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $7,800,000 - $500,000 $200,000 - - - $8,500,000
    $26,322,000 $14,434,864 $1,468,750 $810,000 $5,695,000 - $166,697 $48,897,311
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,327,000 $434,864 - - - - - $3,928,561
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,595,000 $14,000,000 - $210,000 $5,695,000 - - $21,500,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/09/2018, $13,369

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Cleveland (CLE)


    • Player contract details by year 10/13/2017, $9,115

      Excessive Facemask against Los Angeles (LAR)


    • Player contract details by year 11/04/2016, $9,115

      Unnecessary Roughness against Philadelphia (PHI)


    • TOTAL: $31,599

  • Transactions

    Sep 10 2019Converted $5.695M of 2019 salary into bonus, clearing $4.27M of cap space with Kansas City (KC)
    Nov 9 2018Fined $13,369 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Cleveland (CLE)
    Mar 13 2018Signed a 5 year $45 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Oct 13 2017Fined $9,115 Excessive Facemask against Los Angeles (LAR)
    Nov 4 2016Fined $9,115 Unnecessary Roughness against Philadelphia (PHI)
    Jun 1 2014Signed a 4 year $2.654 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
    May 10 2014Drafted by Dallas (DAL): Round 4 (#119 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2019 KC 15 15 15 706 0.630 2 88 51 37 1
    2018 KC 16 15 15 945 0.805 135 81 54 1
    2017 DAL 12 12 12 547 0.529 84 55 29 1
    2016 DAL 16 16 16 582 0.552 1.5 78 39 39
    2015 DAL 16 16 9 538 0.510 2 67 39 27 1
    2014 DAL 16 16 11 530 0.521 75 57 16 1
    Totals 91 90 78 3,848 - 6 527 322 202 4 1