Xavien Howard

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Dolphins, CB Age: 28-331d Exp: 7 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, $90,000,000 contract with the Miami Dolphins, including a $17,115,000 signing bonus, $36,300,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $18,000,000. In 2022, Howard will earn a base salary of $1,035,000, a signing bonus of $17,115,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $8,213,281 and a dead cap value of $42,865,843.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $90,000,000
    Signing Bonus $17,115,000
    Average Salary $18,000,000
    Total Guarantees $36,300,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $36,300,000
    Free Agent: 2027 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Restructure Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 29 $1,035,000 $4,823,000 - $100,000 $1,255,281 $1,000,000 $8,213,281 $42,865,843 $18,250,000($18,250,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $42,865,843 2022 Cap Savings: $-34,652,562 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $23,680,843 2022 Cap Savings: $-15,467,562 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $25,263,281 2023 Dead Cap: $17,602,562 2022 Cap Savings: $-17,050,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $6,078,281 2023 Dead Cap: $17,602,562 2022 Cap Savings: $2,135,000
    2023 Contract details by year 30 $18,150,000 $4,823,000 - $100,000 $1,255,281 - $24,328,281 $35,752,562 $18,250,000($36,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $35,752,562 2023 Cap Savings: $-11,424,281 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $17,602,562 2023 Cap Savings: $6,725,719 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $24,228,281 2024 Dead Cap: $11,524,281 2023 Cap Savings: $100,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $6,078,281 2024 Dead Cap: $11,524,281 2023 Cap Savings: $18,250,000

    Potential Out: 2024, 2 yr, $36,500,000; $11,524,281 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 31 $15,400,000 $3,423,000 $3,000,000 $100,000 $1,255,281 - $23,178,281 $11,524,281 $18,500,000($55,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $11,524,281 2024 Cap Savings: $11,654,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $11,524,281 2024 Cap Savings: $11,654,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $4,678,281 2025 Dead Cap: $6,846,000 2024 Cap Savings: $18,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $4,678,281 2025 Dead Cap: $6,846,000 2024 Cap Savings: $18,500,000
    2025 Contract details by year 32 $13,650,000 $3,423,000 $3,000,000 $100,000 - - $20,173,000 $6,846,000 $16,750,000($71,750,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $6,846,000 2025 Cap Savings: $13,327,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $6,846,000 2025 Cap Savings: $13,327,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $3,423,000 2026 Dead Cap: $3,423,000 2025 Cap Savings: $16,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $3,423,000 2026 Dead Cap: $3,423,000 2025 Cap Savings: $16,750,000
    2026 Contract details by year 33 $15,150,000 $3,423,000 $3,000,000 $100,000 - - $21,673,000 $3,423,000 $18,250,000($90,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $3,423,000 2026 Cap Savings: $18,250,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $3,423,000 2026 Cap Savings: $18,250,000 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $3,423,000 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $18,250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $3,423,000 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $18,250,000
    2027 Free Agent Year 34 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $36.3M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2022 salary + 2023 salary)
    • $4M of 2024 salary fully guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2024 (injury guaranteed at signing)
    • 2024 Roster Bonus: $3M (2nd league day of 2024)
    • 2025 Roster Bonus: $3M (2nd league day of 2025)
    • 2026 Roster Bonus: $3M (2nd league day of 2026)
    • Pro Bowl/1st-Team All-Pro: $1M

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2024

    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

    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 $1,035,000 $17,115,000 - $100,000 - - - $18,250,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $18,150,000 - - $100,000 - - - $18,250,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $15,400,000 - $3,000,000 $100,000 - - - $18,500,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $13,650,000 - $3,000,000 $100,000 - - - $16,750,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $15,150,000 - $3,000,000 $100,000 - - - $18,250,000
    $86,520,449 $26,771,756 $16,710,294 $525,000 $5,021,124 - $3,545,823 $139,094,446
    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

    Apr 1 2022Signed a 5 year $90 million restructured contract extension with Miami (MIA)
    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
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 4 yrs, $86,948,578
    • Avg. Salary: $21,737,144
    • NFL Rank: 25
    • CB Rank: 1

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2025
    • Avg. Salary: $15,050,000
    • NFL Rank: 86
    • CB Rank: 7

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Xavien Howard to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Darius Slay 3 $50,050,000 $16,683,333 29
    Byron Jones 5 $82,500,000 $16,500,000 27
    William Jackson 3 $40,500,000 $13,500,000 28
    Joe Haden 2 $22,400,000 $11,200,000 30
    Averages 3.3 $48,862,500 $15,034,615 28.5


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Howard's current age (28), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    4 $58,360,232 $14,590,058


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Howard statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Tackles, Interceptions, Coverage Catch %, Rating

    Player GP% Tkl/GM INT/GM Cov Catch% Rating
    Darius Slay 2018-2019, PHI 90.63 2.62 0.17 55.3 65.7
    Byron Jones 2018-2019, MIA 96.88 2.97 0 54.8 79.6
    William Jackson 2019-2020, WAS 87.5 2.29 0.07 56.55 62.55
    Joe Haden 2017-2018, PIT 81.25 2.65 0.12 58.2 68.45
    Average 89.07 2.63 0.09 56.21 69.08
    Xavien Howard 2020-2021 96.97 2.47 0.47 53.25 79.6
    % Change 8.87% -6.08% 422.22% 5.27% 15.23%
    Median Prime % Change 8.87%
    Average Prime % Change 89.10%


    Calculated Market Value: Xavien Howard

    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, $86,948,578 $21,737,144