Alex Highsmith

Pittsburgh Steelers, Outside Linebacker
Age: 26-318d (Aug 07, 1997)
Exp: 5 Years
Country: US
College: Charlotte
Drafted: Round 3 (#102 overall), 2020
Agent(s): Michael Swenson, C.J. Laboy, Doug Hendrickson (Wasserman)
2024 Cap Hit

$6,933,000

2024 Cash

$10,733,000

Career Earnings

$20,227,814

2023-2027 Extension (CURRENT)

Alex Highsmith signed a 4 year , $68,000,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including $16,000,000 signing bonus, $27,743,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $17,000,000. In 2024, Highsmith will earn a base salary of $1,983,000 and a restructure bonus of $8,750,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,933,000 and a dead cap value of $21,550,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $68,000,000
Average Salary:
$17,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$16,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$17,010,000
Total GTD:
$27,743,000
Free Agent:
2028 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2023 26 $4,418,074 1.97% $17,010,000 $17,010,000 $17,218,074
2024 27 $6,933,000 2.71% $10,733,000 $27,743,000 $21,550,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 2 YR, $27,743,000; $16,600,000 DEAD CAP
2025 28 $17,950,000 6.57% $13,000,000 $40,743,000 $16,600,000
2026 29 $19,450,000 6.65% $14,500,000 $55,243,000 $11,650,000
2027 30 $20,450,000 6.54% $15,500,000 $70,743,000 $6,700,000
2028 31
Void
UFA
$1,750,000 0.52% - - $1,750,000
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Restructure Proration Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2023 26 $1,010,000 $3,408,074 - $4,418,074 1.97% $17,218,074
2024 27 $1,983,000 $3,200,000 $1,750,000 $6,933,000 2.71% $21,550,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 2 YR, $27,743,000; $16,600,000 DEAD CAP
2025 28 $13,000,000 $3,200,000 $1,750,000 $17,950,000 6.57% $16,600,000
2026 29 $14,500,000 $3,200,000 $1,750,000 $19,450,000 6.65% $11,650,000
2027 30 $15,500,000 $3,200,000 $1,750,000 $20,450,000 6.54% $6,700,000
2028 31
Void
UFA
- - $1,750,000 $1,750,000 0.52% $1,750,000
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Restructure Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2023 26 $1,010,000 $16,000,000 - $17,010,000 $17,010,000 $17,010,000 $14,148,600
2024 27 $1,983,000 - $8,750,000 $10,733,000 $27,743,000 $13,871,500 $13,433,250
2025 28 $13,000,000 - - $13,000,000 $40,743,000 $13,581,000 $14,333,333
2026 29 $14,500,000 - - $14,500,000 $55,243,000 $13,810,750 $15,000,000
2027 30 $15,500,000 - - $15,500,000 $70,743,000 $14,148,600 $15,500,000
2028 31
Void
- - - - - - -
Contract Notes
  • $17.01M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2023 salary)
  • 2024 salary guaranteed for injury
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2020-2023 Rookie

Alex Highsmith signed a 4 year , $4,499,405 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including $832,296 signing bonus, $832,296 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,124,851.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $4,499,405
Average Salary:
$1,124,851
Signing Bonus:
$832,296
GTD at Sign:
$832,296
Total GTD:
$832,296
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$20,227,814

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2020 23
Active
$1,442,296
$1,442,296
2021 24
Active
$814,518
$2,256,814
2022 25
Active
$961,000
$3,217,814
2023 26
Active
$17,010,000
$20,227,814
Total      
$20,227,814
$20,227,814
2024 27
Active
$10,733,000
2025 28
Active
$13,000,000
2026 29
Active
$14,500,000
2027 30
Active
$15,500,000
Total
$73,960,814
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2020
23
$610,000
$832,296
$1,442,296
$1,442,296
2021
24
$814,518
$814,518
$2,256,814
2022
25
$961,000
$961,000
$3,217,814
2023
26
$1,010,000
$16,000,000
$17,010,000
$20,227,814
Total
$3,395,518
$16,832,296
$20,227,814
$20,227,814
2024
27
$1,983,000
$8,750,000
$10,733,000
2025
28
$13,000,000
$13,000,000
2026
29
$14,500,000
$14,500,000
2027
30
$15,500,000
$15,500,000
Total
$48,378,518
$16,832,296
$8,750,000
$73,960,814

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $3,395,518 $16,832,296 - - - - $20,227,814
  • Apr 24, 2024 Converted $8.75M of 2024 salary into signing bonus, adding 1 void year, clearing $7M of cap with Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Nov 24, 2023 Fined $16,391 Roughing the Passer against Cleveland (CLE)
  • Jul 19, 2023 Signed a 4 year $68 million contract extension with Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Dec 02, 2022 Fined $6,495 Obscene Gesture against Indianapolis (IND)
  • Jul 21, 2020 Signed a 4 year $4.49 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Apr 24, 2020 Drafted by Pittsburgh (PIT): Round 3 (#102 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Dec 02, 2022 Obscene Gesture against Indianapolis (IND) $6,495
Nov 24, 2023 Roughing the Passer against Cleveland (CLE) $16,391
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 PIT 17 16 910 80.60 7 57 34 23 2 2
2022 PIT 17 17 941 88.40 15 63 38 25 5
2021 PIT 16 16 851 73.00 6 74 46 28 1
2020 PIT 16 5 438 42.90 2 48 30 18 1
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