Tee Higgins

Cincinnati Bengals, Wide Receiver
Age: 25-186d (Jan 18, 1999)
Exp: 5 Years
Country: US
College: Clemson
Drafted: Round 2 (#33 overall), 2020
Agent(s): David Mulugheta (Athletes First)
2024 Cap Hit

$21,816,000

2024 Cash

$21,816,000

Career Earnings

$10,107,495

2024-2024 Franchise Tag (CURRENT)

Tee Higgins signed a 1 year , $21,816,000 contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, including an average annual salary of $21,816,000. In 2024, Higgins will earn a base salary of $21,816,000, while carrying a cap hit of $21,816,000 and a dead cap value of $21,816,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $21,816,000
Average Salary:
$21,816,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 25
Franchise Tag
$21,816,000 8.54% $21,816,000 $21,816,000 $21,816,000
2025 26
UFA
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 25
Franchise Tag
$21,816,000 $21,816,000 8.54% $21,816,000
2025 26
UFA
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 25
Franchise Tag
$21,816,000 $21,816,000 $21,816,000 $21,816,000 $21,816,000
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2020-2023 Rookie

Tee Higgins signed a 4 year , $8,686,785 contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, including $3,877,664 signing bonus, $5,882,518 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,171,696.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $8,686,785
Average Salary:
$2,171,696
Signing Bonus:
$3,877,664
GTD at Sign:
$5,882,518
Total GTD:
$5,882,518
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$10,107,495

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2020 21
Active
$4,487,664
$4,487,664
2021 22
Active
$1,227,123
$5,714,787
2022 23
Active
$1,399,708
$7,114,495
2023 24
Active
$2,993,000
$10,107,495
Total      
$10,107,495
$10,107,495
2024 25
Active / Franchise Tag
$21,816,000
Total
$31,923,495
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2020
21
$610,000
$3,877,664
$4,487,664
$4,487,664
2021
22
$1,004,854
$222,269
$1,227,123
$5,714,787
2022
23
$1,399,708
$1,399,708
$7,114,495
2023
24
$2,993,000
$2,993,000
$10,107,495
Total
$6,007,562
$3,877,664
$222,269
$10,107,495
$10,107,495
2024
25
$21,816,000
$21,816,000
Total
$27,823,562
$3,877,664
$222,269
$31,923,495

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $6,007,562 $3,877,664 - - - $222,269 $10,107,495
  • Jun 16, 2024 Signed a 1 year $21.816 million franchise tag by Cincinnati (CIN)
  • Nov 20, 2020 Fined $9,291 Excessive Celebration (dunking the ball over the goalpost) against Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Jul 28, 2020 Signed a 4 year $8.68 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
  • Apr 24, 2020 Drafted by Cincinnati (CIN): Round 2 (#33 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Nov 20, 2020 Excessive Celebration (dunking the ball over the goalpost) against Pittsburgh (PIT) $9,291
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Receiving Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving Touchdowns Fum
2023 CIN 12 11 573 56.00 42 656 5 0
2022 CIN 16 14 757 68.40 74 1,029 7 0
2021 CIN 14 14 711 64.60 74 1,091 6 1
2020 CIN 16 14 805 74.50 67 908 6 1

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 5 years, $98,566,885
  • Avg. Salary: $19,713,377
  • NFL Rank: 82
  • WR Rank: 22

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2025
  • Avg. Salary: $21,816,000
  • NFL Rank: 59
  • WR Rank: 16

Comparable Players

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

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
Chris Godwin 3 $60,000,000 $20,000,000 25
Terry McLaurin 3 $68,364,000 $22,788,000 26
D.J. Moore 3 $61,884,000 $20,628,000 24
Michael Pittman Jr. 3 $70,000,000 $23,333,333 26
Averages 3 $65,062,000 $21,687,333 25.3

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Higgins's current age (25), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
3 $66,696,888 $22,232,296

Statistical Comparisons

Now we'll compare our variables and Higgins statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: GP%, Rec Tgt/Gm, Rec/Gm, Rec Yds/Gm, Rec TD/Gm, GP/Yr, YAC/GM, Drops/Gm, Rating

Player GP% Rec Tgt/Gm Rec/Gm Rec Yds/Gm Rec TD/Gm GP/Yr YAC/GM Drops/Gm Rating
Chris Godwin
2020-2021
78.79 8.15 6.27 74.73 0.46 13.00 34.08 0.28 79.90
Terry McLaurin
2020-2021
96.97 8.25 5.12 67.84 0.28 16.00 25.77 0.16 78.10
D.J. Moore
2020-2021
96.97 8.78 4.97 73.44 0.25 16.00 26.58 0.52 77.75
Michael Pittman Jr.
2022-2023
96.97 9.28 6.50 64.91 0.25 16.00 26.91 0.31 74.15
Average 92.43 8.62 5.72 70.23 0.31 15.25 28.34 0.32 77.48
Tee Higgins
2022-2023
87.50 6.61 4.14 60.18 0.43 14.00 18.39 0.36 74.60
Pct Change -5.33 -23.32 -27.62 -14.31 38.71 -8.20 -35.11 -12.50 -3.72
Median Prime % Change -12.50%
Average Prime % Change -10.16%

Calculated Market Value: Tee Higgins

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
5 years, $98,566,885 $19,713,377
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