Kyle Dugger

Age: 28-100d (Mar 22, 1996)
Exp: 5 Years
Country: US
College: Lenoir-Rhyne
Drafted: Round 2 (#37 overall), 2020
Agent(s): Andy Simms (1 of 1 Agency)
2024 Cap Hit

$7,500,000

2024 Cash

$34,815,000

Career Earnings

$9,549,957

2024-2027 Extension (CURRENT)

Kyle Dugger signed a 4 year , $58,000,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including $32,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $14,500,000. In 2024, Dugger will earn a base salary of $2,000,000 and a signing bonus of $18,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $7,500,000 and a dead cap value of $29,750,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $58,000,000
Average Salary:
$14,500,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
$29,750,000
Total GTD:
$32,500,000
Free Agent:
2028 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 28 $7,500,000 2.94% $21,000,000 $21,000,000 $29,750,000
2025 29 $15,500,000 5.67% $11,000,000 $32,000,000 $23,250,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 2 YR, $32,000,000; $9,000,000 DEAD CAP
2026 30 $17,000,000 5.81% $12,500,000 $44,500,000 $9,000,000
2027 31 $18,000,000 5.75% $13,500,000 $58,000,000 $4,500,000
2028 32
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 28 $2,000,000 $4,500,000 $1,000,000 - $7,500,000 2.94% $29,750,000
2025 29 $9,750,000 $4,500,000 $1,000,000 $250,000 $15,500,000 5.67% $23,250,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2026, 2 YR, $32,000,000; $9,000,000 DEAD CAP
2026 30 $10,750,000 $4,500,000 $1,500,000 $250,000 $17,000,000 5.81% $9,000,000
2027 31 $11,750,000 $4,500,000 $1,500,000 $250,000 $18,000,000 5.75% $4,500,000
2028 32
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 28 $2,000,000 $18,000,000 - $21,000,000 $21,000,000 $21,000,000 $14,500,000
2025 29 $9,750,000 - $250,000 $11,000,000 $32,000,000 $16,000,000 $12,333,333
2026 30 $10,750,000 - $250,000 $12,500,000 $44,500,000 $14,833,333 $13,000,000
2027 31 $11,750,000 - $250,000 $13,500,000 $58,000,000 $14,500,000 $13,500,000
Contract Notes
  • $29.75M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2024 salary + 2025 salary)
  • $2.75M of 2026 salary fully guarantees March 2026 (injury guaranteed at signing)
  • 2024-2025 Per Game Active Bonus: $58,823 ($1M)
  • 2026-2027 Per Game Active Bonus: $88,235 ($1.5M)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2024-2024 Transition Tag

Kyle Dugger signed a 1 year , $13,815,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including an average annual salary of $13,815,000. In 2024, Dugger will earn a base salary of $13,815,000, while carrying a cap hit of $13,815,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $13,815,000
Average Salary:
$13,815,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
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2020-2023 Rookie

Kyle Dugger signed a 4 year , $8,331,902 contract with the New England Patriots, including $3,619,564 signing bonus, $4,608,287 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,082,976.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $8,331,902
Average Salary:
$2,082,976
Signing Bonus:
$3,619,564
GTD at Sign:
$4,608,287
Total GTD:
$4,608,287
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$9,549,957

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2020 24
Active
$4,450,788
$4,450,788
2021 25
Active
$988,723
$5,439,511
2022 26
Active
$1,367,446
$6,806,957
2023 27
Active
$2,743,000
$9,549,957
Total      
$9,549,957
$9,549,957
2024 28
Active
$21,000,000
2025 29
Active
$11,000,000
2026 30
Active
$12,500,000
2027 31
Active
$13,500,000
Total
$67,549,957
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2020
24
$610,000
$3,619,564
$221,224
$4,450,788
$4,450,788
2021
25
$988,723
$988,723
$5,439,511
2022
26
$1,367,446
$1,367,446
$6,806,957
2023
27
$2,743,000
$2,743,000
$9,549,957
Total
$5,709,169
$3,619,564
$221,224
$9,549,957
$9,549,957
2024
28
$2,000,000
$18,000,000
$21,000,000
2025
29
$9,750,000
$250,000
$11,000,000
2026
30
$10,750,000
$250,000
$12,500,000
2027
31
$11,750,000
$250,000
$13,500,000
Total
$39,959,169
$21,619,564
$750,000
$221,224
$67,549,957

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $5,709,169 $3,619,564 - - - $221,224 $9,549,957

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2021 NE 13 - 14 COVID-19
  • Apr 09, 2024 Signed a 4 year $58 million contract extension with New England (NE)
  • Mar 05, 2024 Offered a 1 year $13.815 million transition tag by New England (NE)
  • Oct 13, 2023 Fined $20,266 Helmet to helmet hit against New Orleans (NO)
  • Dec 24, 2021 Fined $10,520 Role in a fight against Indianapolis (IND)
  • May 20, 2020 Signed a 4 year $8.33 million contract with New England (NE)
  • Apr 24, 2020 Drafted by New England (NE): Round 2 (#37 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Dec 24, 2021 Role in a fight against Indianapolis (IND) $10,520
Oct 13, 2023 Helmet to helmet hit against New Orleans (NO) $20,266
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 NE 17 16 1,050 97.90 2 106 70 36 1 2
2022 NE 15 15 752 66.50 1 72 47 25 1 3
2021 NE 15 13 733 68.90 92 70 22 4
2020 NE 14 7 520 52.30 64 43 21

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 4 years, $63,319,284
  • Avg. Salary: $15,829,821
  • NFL Rank: 132
  • S Rank: 5

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2028
  • Avg. Salary: $14,500,000
  • NFL Rank: 144
  • S Rank: 7

Comparable Players

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

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
Jessie Bates III 4 $64,020,000 $16,005,000 26
Marcus Williams 5 $70,000,000 $14,000,000 25
Minkah Fitzpatrick 4 $73,612,235 $18,403,059 25
Derwin James 4 $76,532,000 $19,133,000 25
Averages 4 $71,041,059 $16,885,265 25.3

Base Calculated Value

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

Length Value Avg. Salary
3 $48,483,372 $16,161,124

Statistical Comparisons

Now we'll compare our variables and Dugger statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: GP%, Tackles/Gm, Int/Gm, Catch Rate/Yr, Rating

Player GP% Tackles/Gm Int/Gm Catch Rate/Yr Rating
Jessie Bates III
2021-2022
93.94 3.39 0.16 74.50 66.50
Marcus Williams
2020-2021
90.91 3.03 0.17 67.85 79.70
Minkah Fitzpatrick
2020-2021
96.97 4.50 0.19 49.95 69.65
Derwin James
2020-2021
88.24 4.93 0.13 30.15 39.25
Average 92.52 3.96 0.16 55.61 63.78
Kyle Dugger
2022-2023
96.97 3.66 0.16 70.95 70.05
Pct Change 4.81 -7.58 0.00 -27.58 9.83
Median Prime % Change 0.00%
Average Prime % Change -4.10%

Calculated Market Value: Kyle Dugger

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, $63,319,284 $15,829,821
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