Alex Highsmith

Edge Rusher

Age: 27
Free Agency: 2028 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 4
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $13,933,000 (5.41% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $10,733,000 (5.74% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.77
  • Contract Value: $68,000,000 ($17,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $17,010,000
  • Contract Ranking: 15/231 at EDGE

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2023)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202326$1,010,000$3,408,073$1,010,000$4,418,0731.9%
202427$10,733,000$3,200,000$0$13,933,0005.4%
202528$13,000,000$3,200,000$0$16,200,0006.2%
202629$14,500,000$3,200,000$0$17,700,0006.2%
202730$15,500,000$3,200,000$0$18,700,0006.0%
Total$54,743,000$16,208,073$1,010,000$70,951,073

Contract Notes

Alex Highsmith signed a four year, $68 million contract extension with the Steelers on July 20, 2023. Highsmith has $27.743 million in guaranteed salary of which $17.01 million is fully guaranteed including a $16 million signing bonus. Highsmith's extension increased his 2023 salary cap number by $1.467 million.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$17M
$34M
$51M
$68M
20232024202520262027
Cash Due$14,267,000$10,733,000$13,000,000$14,500,000$15,500,000
Running Cash$14,267,000$25,000,000$38,000,000$52,500,000$68,000,000
Career Earnings: $20,227,810
Career APY: $5,056,953
Potential Earnings: $73,960,810
Total Guarantees: $17,842,292
Largest Cash Payment: $17,010,000 (2023)
Largest Cap Number: $18,700,000 (2027)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
SteelersDraftedExtended20204$4,306,810$1,076,703$832,292$3,217,81074.7%$1,072,603
SteelersExtensionActive20234$68,000,000$17,000,000$17,010,000$17,010,00025.0%$17,010,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Steelers4$20,227,810$5,056,953$7,427,8100.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2020Steelers$610,000$208,073$0$818,0730.4%$1,442,292
2021Steelers$814,518$208,073$0$1,022,5910.5%$814,518
2022Steelers$961,000$208,073$0$1,169,0730.5%$961,000
2023Steelers$1,010,000$3,408,073$1,010,000$4,418,0731.9%$17,010,000
2024Steelers$10,733,000$3,200,000$0$13,933,0005.4%$10,733,000
2025Steelers$13,000,000$3,200,000$0$16,200,0006.2%$13,000,000
2026Steelers$14,500,000$3,200,000$0$17,700,0006.2%$14,500,000
2027Steelers$15,500,000$3,200,000$0$18,700,0006.0%$15,500,000
Total$57,128,518$16,832,292$1,010,000$73,960,810$73,960,810

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2020160042.5%58.8%2616216561100000
2021161073.0%12.2%4628635.515150001000
2022170088.4%11.0%382514.511812201005000
2023170080.6%13.1%3423744.58183202000

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$22,049,000$17,000,000
Injury Adjusted$22,049,000$17,000,000
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OTC Valuation $5.9M $11.7M $17.6M $23.5M $29.4M APY $5.7M $11.3M $17M $22.7M $28.3M $11,201,000 $8,640,900

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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