Anthony Hitchens

4-3 Outside Linebacker

  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $12,598,750
  • % of 2020 Team Cap: 5.66%
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $8,500,000
  • % of 2020 Team Cash Spending: 5.37%
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.67
  • Total Contract Value: $45,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $9,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 4/90 at 43OLB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $21,290,000
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 240
  • College: Iowa
  • Accrued Seasons: 6
  • Entry: 2014 Draft, Round 4, #119 overall (Cowboys)
  • Year Signed: 2018 (UFA)
  • Free Agency: 2023 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $2,155,000

Contract Notes

Anthony Hitchens signed a five year, $45 million contract with the Chiefs on March 14, 2018. Hitchens received $21.29 million fully guaranteed at signing. The full guarantee consists of his 2018 and 2019 salaries along with a $14 million signing bonus. He has another $3.8 million guaranteed for injury. Hitchens has per game roster bonuses totalling $500,000 in the final three years of the contract. Another $1.125 million in incentives are available.

Prior to the start of the season Hitchens converted $5.695 million of salary to a signing bonus, creating $4.27 million in cap room for the Chiefs. Hitchens' cap number in each of the remaining three seasons of the contract will increase by $1.423 million.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201826$790,000$2,800,000$0$10,000$790,000$3,600,0002.0%
201927$805,000$4,223,750$0$200,000$805,000$5,228,7502.8%
202028$7,800,000$4,223,750$500,000$200,000$0$12,598,7506.3%
202129$5,800,000$4,223,750$500,000$200,000$0$10,723,750--
202230$7,800,000$4,223,750$500,000$200,000$0$12,723,750--
Total$22,995,000$19,695,000$1,500,000$810,000$1,595,000$44,875,000
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Career Earnings: $25,261,864
Career APY: $4,210,311
Potential Earnings: $48,761,864
Total Guarantees: $21,724,864
Largest Cash Payment: $14,800,000 (2018)
Largest Cap Hit: $12,723,750 (2022)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
CowboysDraftedExpired20144$2,654,864$663,716$434,864$3,761,864141.7%$940,466
ChiefsUFAActive20185$45,000,000$9,000,000$21,290,000$21,500,00047.8%$10,750,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Cowboys4$3,761,864$940,466$3,761,8640.0%$00.0%
Chiefs2$21,500,000$10,750,000$8,828,7500.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2014Cowboys$420,000$108,716$0$0$0$528,7160.4%$854,864
2015Cowboys$510,000$108,716$0$0$0$618,7160.4%$510,000
2016Cowboys$600,000$108,716$0$0$0$708,7160.5%$600,000
2017Cowboys$1,797,000$108,716$0$0$0$1,905,7161.1%$1,797,000
2018Chiefs$790,000$2,800,000$0$10,000$790,000$3,600,0002.0%$14,800,000
2019Chiefs$805,000$4,223,750$0$200,000$805,000$5,228,7502.8%$6,700,000
2020Chiefs$7,800,000$4,223,750$500,000$200,000$0$12,598,7506.3%$8,500,000
2021Chiefs$5,800,000$4,223,750$500,000$200,000$0$10,723,750--$6,500,000
2022Chiefs$7,800,000$4,223,750$500,000$200,000$0$12,723,750--$8,500,000
Total$26,322,000$20,129,864$1,500,000$810,000$1,595,000$48,636,864$48,761,864

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2014160051.6%31.1%591600324180000
2015160050.9%26.8%4027214551001000
2016160055.3%25.2%39391.512451000000
2017124052.2%7.5%532900822001000
2018150080.1%14.0%815400710001000
2019151063.0%11.3%5137231441001000

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$2,034,000$9,000,000
Injury Adjusted$2,309,638$8,437,500
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OTC Valuation $2.3M $4.5M $6.8M $9.1M $11.4M APY $3.0M $6.0M $9.0M $12.0M $15.0M $4,822,000 $4,500,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

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