Jason Witten

Tight End

  • 2017 Salary Cap Charge: $12,262,000
  • % of 2017 Team Cap: 7.26%
  • 2017 Cash Payout: $7,400,000
  • % of 2017 Team Cash Spending: 4.71%
  • 2017 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.60
  • Total Contract Value: $26,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $6,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 17/236 at TE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $13,532,000
  • Age: 35
  • Height: 6′ 6″
  • Weight: 261
  • College: Tennessee
  • Accrued Seasons: 14
  • Entry: 2003 Draft, Round 3, #69 overall (Cowboys)
  • Year Signed: 2017
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Jason Witten signed a four year contract extension worth $26 million with the Cowboys on March 30, 2017. Witten received no signing bonus and no part of the new contract impacts his 2017 salary cap figure at the time of signing. In each season of the contract Witten can earn per game roster bonuses. The bonuses increase yearly with costs of $750,000(2018), $1.5 million(2019), $2 million(2020), and $3 million(2021). According to Todd Archer of ESPN the contract has a maximum value of $29.6 million. According to Archer the additional salary is earned as $900,000 yearly incentives which will be earned if the Cowboys make the playoffs and Witten has 70 receptions in a season. There is also a lower incentive threshold worth $450,000 per year which is earned if the Cowboys make the playoffs and Witten has at least 55 receptions in the season.

Current Contract

YearBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
% Of Cap
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2017$7,400,000$4,862,000$0$0$0$12,262,0007.3%
2018$5,750,000$0$750,000$0$0$6,500,0003.7%
2019$5,000,000$0$1,500,000$0$0$6,500,0003.4%
2020$4,500,000$0$2,000,000$0$0$6,500,0003.3%
2021$3,500,000$0$3,000,000$0$0$6,500,000
Total$26,150,000$4,862,000$7,250,000$0$0$38,262,000
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Contract History

Career Earnings: $60,353,000
Years: 14
Career APY: $4,310,929
TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYearsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
CowboysDraftedRenegotiated20034$3,153,000$788,250$1,580,00050.1%$526,667
CowboysExtensionRenegotiated20066$27,600,000$4,600,000$20,641,00074.8%$4,128,200
CowboysExtensionRenegotiated20115$37,000,000$7,400,000$38,132,000103.1%$6,355,333
CowboysExtensionActive20174$26,000,000$6,500,000$00.0%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Cowboys14$60,353,000$4,310,929$55,491,000100.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
% Of Cap
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2003Cowboys$225,000$167,500$0$0$0$392,5000.5%
2004Cowboys$305,000$167,500$0$0$0$472,5000.6%
2005Cowboys$380,000$167,500$0$0$0$547,5000.6%
2006Cowboys$500,000$1,367,500$0$0$0$1,867,5001.8%
2007Cowboys$595,000$2,200,000$0$0$0$2,795,0002.6%
2008Cowboys$1,905,000$2,200,000$0$0$0$4,105,0003.5%
2009Cowboys$2,500,000$2,200,000$0$0$0$4,700,0003.8%
2010Cowboys$2,641,000$2,200,000$500,000$0$0$5,341,000
2011Cowboys$1,032,000 $1,032,000$3,500,000$500,000$0$0$5,032,0004.2%
2012Cowboys$2,000,000 $1,968,000$3,500,000$0$0$0$5,500,0004.6%
2013Cowboys$940,000$3,412,000$0$0$0$4,352,0003.5%
2014Cowboys$5,000,000$3,412,000$0$0$0$8,412,0006.3%
2015Cowboys$1,500,000$4,612,000$0$0$0$6,112,0004.3%
2016Cowboys$1,000,000$4,862,000$0$0$0$5,862,0003.8%
2017Cowboys$7,400,000$4,862,000$0$0$0$12,262,0007.3%
2018Cowboys$5,750,000$0$750,000$0$0$6,500,0003.7%
2019Cowboys$5,000,000$0$1,500,000$0$0$6,500,0003.4%
2020Cowboys$4,500,000$0$2,000,000$0$0$6,500,0003.3%
2021Cowboys$3,500,000$0$3,000,000$0$0$6,500,000
Total$46,673,000$38,830,000$8,250,000$0$0$93,753,000 

Traditional Statistics (2013-present)

YearGames PlayedReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYardsAvgTDAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2013167385111.78000.0000
2014166470311.05000.0000
201516777139.33000.0011
201615696739.83000.0011

Financial Reports

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