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: 7.93%
  • 2017 Salary Cap Charge: $5,335,938
  • Total Contract Value: $35,500,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $8,875,000
  • Position Ranking: 4/107 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.

Salary Cap Breakdown

YearBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2012$390,000$1,014,364$0$0$0$1,404,364
2013$741,091 $741,091$1,014,364$0$0$0$1,755,455
2014$1,092,182 $1,092,182$1,014,364$0$0$0$2,106,546
2015$1,443,273$1,014,364$0$0$0$2,457,637
2016$7,751,000 $7,751,000$0$0$0$0$7,751,000
2017$1,250,000 $1,250,000$2,500,000$875,000$0$875,000$5,335,938
2018$5,750,000 $5,750,000$2,500,000$875,000$0$0$9,125,000
2019$7,000,000$2,500,000$875,000$0$0$10,375,000
2020$8,000,000$2,500,000$875,000$0$0$11,375,000
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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
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