Vita Vea

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Defensive Tackle
Age: 29-142d (Feb 05, 1995)
Exp: 7 Years
Country: US
College: Washington
Drafted: Round 1 (#12 overall), 2018
Agent(s): Collin Roberts, Cameron Foster (Reign Sports)
2024 Cap Hit

$20,965,054

2024 Cash

$16,000,000

Career Earnings

$42,911,596

2021-2026 Extension (CURRENT)

Vita Vea signed a 4 year , $71,000,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including $4,147,145 signing bonus, $33,915,439 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $17,750,000. In 2024, Vea will earn a base salary of $15,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $20,965,054 and a dead cap value of $23,207,238.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $71,000,000
Average Salary:
$17,750,000
Signing Bonus:
$4,147,145
GTD at Sign:
$14,734,439
Total GTD:
$33,915,439
Free Agent:
2027 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2021 26 $5,546,232 3.04% $6,648,632 $6,648,632 -
2022 27 $4,245,475 2.04% $10,999,048 $17,647,680 $26,405,008
2023 28 $6,515,643 2.90% $12,941,165 $30,588,845 $29,311,127
2024 29 $20,965,054 8.21% $16,000,000 $46,588,845 $23,207,238
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 4 YR, $46,588,845; $11,502,349 DEAD CAP
2025 30 $22,023,889 8.06% $17,000,000 $63,588,845 $11,502,349
2026 31 $22,194,460 7.59% $18,000,000 $81,588,845 $6,478,460
2027 32
Void
UFA
$2,284,000 0.73% - - -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Restructure Proration Roster Bonus Roster/Gm Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2021 26 $2,501,487 $3,044,745 - - - $5,546,232 3.04% -
2022 27 $1,035,000 $829,429 $1,910,458 $470,588 - $4,245,475 2.04% $26,405,008
2023 28 $1,080,000 $829,429 $4,194,460 - $411,754 $6,515,643 2.90% $29,311,127
2024 29 $15,500,000 $829,429 $4,194,460 - $441,165 $20,965,054 8.21% $23,207,238
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 4 YR, $46,588,845; $11,502,349 DEAD CAP
2025 30 $16,000,000 $829,429 $4,194,460 - $1,000,000 $22,023,889 8.06% $11,502,349
2026 31 $17,000,000 - $4,194,460 - $1,000,000 $22,194,460 7.59% $6,478,460
2027 32
Void
UFA
- - $2,284,000 - - $2,284,000 0.73% -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Restructure Bonus Roster Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2021 26 $2,501,487 $4,147,145 - - $6,648,632 $6,648,632 $6,648,632 $13,598,141
2022 27 $1,035,000 - $9,552,294 $411,754 $10,999,048 $17,647,680 $8,823,840 $14,988,043
2023 28 $1,080,000 - $11,420,000 - $12,941,165 $30,588,845 $10,196,282 $15,985,291
2024 29 $15,500,000 - - - $16,000,000 $46,588,845 $11,647,211 $17,000,000
2025 30 $16,000,000 - - - $17,000,000 $63,588,845 $12,717,769 $17,500,000
2026 31 $17,000,000 - - - $18,000,000 $81,588,845 $13,598,141 $18,000,000
2027 32
Void
- - - - - - - -
Contract Notes
  • $14.7M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2022 salary)
  • 2023 salary fully guarantees 3/18/2022 (injury guaranteed now)
  • $6.681M of 2024 salary fully guarantees 3/17/2024 (injury guaranteed now)
  • 2022-2024 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000, 14 LTBE in 2023)
  • 2025-2026 Per Game Active Bonus: $58,823 ($1M)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2018-2022 Rookie

Vita Vea signed a 4 year , $14,824,238 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including $8,861,264 signing bonus, $14,824,238 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,706,060.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $14,824,238
Average Salary:
$3,706,060
Signing Bonus:
$8,861,264
GTD at Sign:
$14,824,238
Total GTD:
$14,824,238
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$42,911,596

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2018 23
Active
$9,341,264
$9,341,264
2019 24
Active
$1,153,829
$10,495,093
2020 25
Active
$1,827,658
$12,322,751
Champion
2021 26
Active
$6,648,632
$18,971,383
2022 27
Active
$10,999,048
$29,970,431
2023 28
Active
$12,941,165
$42,911,596
Total      
$42,911,596
$42,911,596
2024 29
Active
$16,000,000
2025 30
Active
$17,000,000
2026 31
Active
$18,000,000
Total
$93,911,596
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2018
23
$480,000
$8,861,264
$9,341,264
$9,341,264
2019
24
$1,153,829
$1,153,829
$10,495,093
2020
25
$1,827,658
$1,827,658
$12,322,751
2021
26
$2,501,487
$4,147,145
$6,648,632
$18,971,383
2022
27
$1,035,000
$9,552,294
$411,754
$10,999,048
$29,970,431
2023
28
$1,080,000
$11,420,000
$12,941,165
$42,911,596
Total
$8,077,974
$13,008,409
$20,972,294
$411,754
$42,911,596
$42,911,596
2024
29
$15,500,000
$16,000,000
2025
30
$16,000,000
$17,000,000
2026
31
$17,000,000
$18,000,000
Total
$56,577,974
$13,008,409
$20,972,294
$411,754
$93,911,596

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
6 $8,077,974 $13,008,409 $411,754 $20,972,294 - - $42,911,596

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2020 TB 6 - 11 Leg
2020 TB 12 - 12 COVID-19
2020 TB 13 - 17 Leg
  • Sep 22, 2023 Fined $8,941 Unsportsmanlike Conduct
  • Mar 10, 2023 Converted $11.42M of 2023 salary into signing bonus, adding one void year, clearing $9.1M of cap with Tampa Bay (TB)
  • Mar 12, 2022 Converted $9.55M of 2022 base salary into signing bonus, clearing $7.64M of cap space with Tampa Bay (TB)
  • Jan 08, 2022 Signed a 4 year $71 million contract extension with Tampa Bay (TB)
  • Apr 26, 2021 Tampa Bay (TB) exercised a $7.6 million option for 2022
  • May 24, 2018 Signed a 4 year $14.8 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
  • Apr 26, 2018 Drafted by Tampa Bay (TB): Round 1 (#12 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Sep 22, 2023 Unsportsmanlike Conduct $8,941
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 TB 15 14 569 53.00 6 43 28 15 2
2022 TB 14 14 539 48.10 7 31 15 16 1
2021 TB 16 16 607 53.80 4 33 22 11
2020 TB 5 5 223 69.70 2 10 6 4
2019 TB 16 16 769 66.00 3 35 19 16
2018 TB 13 8 492 53.70 3 28 21 7
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