Xavien Howard

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Dolphins, CB Age: 28-210d Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#38 overall), 2016 College: Baylor Agent(s): David Canter (DEC Management)

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  • Current Contract

    Xavien Howard signed a 5 year, $75,250,000 contract with the Miami Dolphins, including a $7,000,000 signing bonus, $39,260,641 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $15,050,000. In 2022, Howard will earn a base salary of $12,975,000, a roster bonus of $727,941 and a incentive bonus of $3,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $19,858,222 and a dead cap value of $13,340,843.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $75,250,000
    Signing Bonus $7,000,000
    Average Salary $15,050,000
    Total Guarantees $39,260,641
    Guaranteed at Signing $27,185,641
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Restructure Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 26 $1,285,641 $2,064,189 $7,000,000 - - - $10,349,830 $27,849,830 $15,285,641($15,285,641)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $27,849,830 2019 Cap Savings: $-17,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $7,664,189 2019 Cap Savings: $2,685,641 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $22,249,830 2020 Dead Cap: $5,600,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-11,900,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $2,064,189 2020 Dead Cap: $5,600,000 2019 Cap Savings: $8,285,641
    2020 Contract details by year 27 $11,900,000 $1,400,000 - $25,000 - - $13,325,000 $20,025,000 $11,970,823($27,256,464)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $20,025,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-6,700,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $5,625,000 2020 Cap Savings: $7,700,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $15,825,000 2021 Dead Cap: $4,200,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-2,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,425,000 2021 Dead Cap: $4,200,000 2020 Cap Savings: $11,900,000
    2021 Contract details by year 28 $7,764,167 $1,400,000 $710,294 - $1,255,281 $1,000,000 $12,129,742 $23,760,291 $16,995,585($44,252,049)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $23,760,291 2021 Cap Savings: $-11,630,549 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $9,221,124 2021 Cap Savings: $2,908,618 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $17,194,448 2022 Dead Cap: $6,565,843 2021 Cap Savings: $-5,064,706 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,655,281 2022 Dead Cap: $6,565,843 2021 Cap Savings: $9,474,461

    Potential Out: 2022, 3 yr, $44,252,049; $13,340,843 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 29 $12,975,000 $1,400,000 $727,941 - $1,255,281 $3,500,000 $19,858,222 $13,340,843 $17,202,941($61,454,990)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $13,340,843 2022 Cap Savings: $6,517,379 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $6,565,843 2022 Cap Savings: $13,292,379 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $9,430,281 2023 Dead Cap: $3,910,562 2022 Cap Savings: $10,427,941 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,655,281 2023 Dead Cap: $3,910,562 2022 Cap Savings: $17,202,941
    2023 Contract details by year 30 $11,400,000 $1,400,000 $1,170,588 $100,000 $1,255,281 - $15,325,869 $3,910,562 $12,670,588($74,125,578)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,910,562 2023 Cap Savings: $11,415,307 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,910,562 2023 Cap Savings: $11,415,307 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $2,655,281 2024 Dead Cap: $1,255,281 2023 Cap Savings: $12,670,588 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $2,655,281 2024 Dead Cap: $1,255,281 2023 Cap Savings: $12,670,588
    2024 Contract details by year 31 $11,650,000 - $500,000 $100,000 $1,255,281 - $13,505,281 $1,255,281 $12,250,000($86,375,578)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $1,255,281 2024 Cap Savings: $12,250,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $1,255,281 2024 Cap Savings: $12,250,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $1,255,281 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $12,250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $1,255,281 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $12,250,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $27.18M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2019 salary + 2019 roster bonus + 2020 salary)
    • 2019 Roster Bonus: $7M (guaranteed)
    • $2.5M of 2021 salary fully guarantees on 3/20/2020 (100% injury guaranteed now)
    • Remaining $9.575M of 2021 salary fully guarantees 3/19/2021
    • $6.775M of 2022 salary fully guaranteed
    • Full 2022 salary guarantees on 3/16/2022
    • All-Pro/ Pro Bowl: $1M
    • 2021 incentives: $3.5M
      70% Playing Time: $750,000
      80% Playing Time: $750,000
      90% Playing Time: $1M
    • 2022 Roster Bonus: $727,941 (3/16/2022)
    • 2023 Roster Bonus: $670,588
    • 2020-2021 Workout Bonus: $25,000
    • 2022-2024 Workout Bonus: $100,000
    • 2023-2024 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2016-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $6,128,039
    Signing Bonus $2,656,756
    Average Salary $1,532,010
    Total Guarantees $3,385,303
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,385,303
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $2,656,756 - - - - - $3,106,756
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $728,547 - - - - - - $728,547
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,007,094 - - - - - - $1,007,094
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,285,641 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 - - - - $15,285,641
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $11,900,000 - - $25,000 - - $45,823 $11,970,823
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $7,764,167 - $710,294 - $5,021,124 - $3,500,000 $16,995,585
    6 seasons $23,135,449 $9,656,756 $7,710,294 $25,000 $5,021,124 - $3,545,823 $49,094,446
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $12,975,000 - $727,941 - - - - $17,202,941
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $11,400,000 - $1,170,588 $100,000 - - - $12,670,588
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $11,650,000 - $500,000 $100,000 - - - $12,250,000
    $59,160,449 $9,656,756 $10,108,823 $225,000 $5,021,124 - $3,545,823 $91,217,975
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $23,135,449 $9,656,756 $7,710,294 $25,000 $5,021,124 - $3,545,823 $49,094,446
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 09/27/2019, $10,527

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Cedrick Wilson (DAL)


    • TOTAL: $10,527

  • Transactions

    Sep 27 2019Fined $10,527 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Cedrick Wilson (DAL)
    May 9 2019Signed a 5 year $75.25 million contract extension with Miami (MIA)
    May 18 2016Signed a 4 year $6.12 million contract with Miami (MIA)
    Apr 29 2016Drafted by Miami (MIA): Round 2 (#38 overall)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 MIA 16 16 16 1026 92.1 1 50 39 11 2 5
    2020 MIA 16 16 15 936 91.3 51 40 11 1 10
    2019 MIA 5 5 5 325 29.0 17 12 5 1
    2018 MIA 12 12 12 802 73.6 35 25 10 7
    2017 MIA 16 16 16 1024 97.2 1 48 42 6 4
    2016 MIA 7 7 6 528 45.8 40 29 11 1
    Totals 72 72 70 4,641 - 2 241 187 54 4 27