Donta Hightower

4-3 Outside Linebacker

  • 2017 Salary Cap Charge: $5,335,938
  • % of 2017 Team Cap: 3.18%
  • 2017 Cash Payout: $12,125,000
  • % of 2017 Team Cash Spending: 7.41%
  • 2017 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.62
  • Total Contract Value: $35,500,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $8,875,000
  • Position Ranking: 4/101 at 43OLB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $17,000,000
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 6′ 3″
  • Weight: 270
  • College: Alabama
  • Accrued Seasons: 5
  • Entry: 2012 Draft, Round 1, #25 overall (Patriots)
  • Year Signed: 2017
  • Contract Type: UFA
  • Free Agency: 2021 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Donta Hightower signed a four year, $33.5 million contract with the Patriots on March 15, 2017. Per a report by Aaron Wilson, the contract contains $17 million fully guaranteed at signing. The guarantee includes a $10 million signing bonus and the 2017 and 2018 base salaries. Another $2 million currently guaranteed for injury will become fully guaranteed on the 5th day of the 2019 league year. The contract contains $875,000 per year in gameday roster bonuses and in each year of the contract he can increase the value by up to $2 million based on achieving various NFL honors.

Current Contract

YearBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
% Of Cap
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2017$1,250,000 $1,250,000$2,500,000$875,000$0$875,000$5,335,9383.2%
2018$5,750,000 $5,750,000$2,500,000$875,000$0$0$9,125,0005.1%
2019$7,000,000$2,500,000$875,000$0$0$10,375,0005.5%
2020$8,000,000$2,500,000$875,000$0$0$11,375,0005.7%
Total$22,000,000$10,000,000$3,500,000$0$875,000$36,210,938
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Contract History

Career Earnings: $25,475,002
Years: 5
Career APY: $5,095,000
TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYearsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PatriotsDrafted20125$15,475,002$3,095,000$15,475,002100.0%$3,095,000
PatriotsUFAActive20174$35,500,000$8,875,000$00.0%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYearsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Patriots5$15,475,002$3,095,000$15,475,002100.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
% Of Cap
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2012Patriots$390,000$1,014,364$0$0$0$1,404,3641.2%
2013Patriots$741,091 $741,091$1,014,364$0$0$0$1,755,4551.4%
2014Patriots$1,092,182 $1,092,182$1,014,364$0$0$0$2,106,5461.6%
2015Patriots$1,443,273$1,014,364$0$0$0$2,457,6371.7%
2016Patriots$7,751,000 $7,751,000$0$0$0$0$7,751,0005.0%
2017Patriots$1,250,000 $1,250,000$2,500,000$875,000$0$875,000$5,335,9383.2%
2018Patriots$5,750,000 $5,750,000$2,500,000$875,000$0$0$9,125,0005.1%
2019Patriots$7,000,000$2,500,000$875,000$0$0$10,375,0005.5%
2020Patriots$8,000,000$2,500,000$875,000$0$0$11,375,0005.7%
Total$33,417,546$14,057,456$3,500,000$0$875,000$51,685,940 

Traditional Statistics (2013-present)

YearGames PlayedTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
201315554219453000000
20141251386509132001000
20151251103.526.5562000100
20161331342.521.5182001000

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money
Positional Comparisons to League Average