Leighton Vander Esch

Linebacker

Age: 26
Free Agency: 2023 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 4
  • 2022 Salary Cap Charge: $2,000,000 (0.91% of cap)
  • 2022 Cash Payout: $2,000,000 (1.06% of spending)
  • 2022 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.00
  • Contract Value: $2,000,000 ($2,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $1,750,000
  • Contract Ranking: 56/233 at LB

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2022)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202226$1,250,000$500,000$250,000$1,250,000$2,000,0000.9%
Total$1,250,000$500,000$250,000$1,250,000$2,000,000

Contract Notes

Leighton Vander Esch signed a one year, $2 million contract with the Cowboys. $1.75 million is guaranteed.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$2M
2022
Cash Due$2,000,000
Running Cash$2,000,000
Career Earnings: $12,347,784
Career APY: $3,086,946
Potential Earnings: $13,847,784
Total Guarantees: $13,597,784
Largest Cash Payment: $7,176,568 (2018)
Largest Cap Number: $3,769,750 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
CowboysDraftedExpired20184$11,847,784$2,961,946$11,847,784$11,847,784100.0%$2,961,946
CowboysUFAActive20221$2,000,000$2,000,000$1,750,000$500,00025.0%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Cowboys4$12,347,784$3,086,946$11,847,7840.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2018Cowboys$480,000$1,674,142$0$480,000$2,154,1421.2%$7,176,568
2019Cowboys$1,018,536$1,674,142$0$1,018,536$2,692,6781.3%$1,018,536
2020Cowboys$1,557,072$1,674,142$0$1,557,072$3,231,2141.5%$1,557,072
2021Cowboys$2,095,608$1,674,142$0$2,095,608$3,769,7501.8%$2,095,608
2022Cowboys$1,250,000$500,000$250,000$1,250,000$2,000,0000.9%$2,000,000
Total$6,401,216$7,196,568$250,000$6,401,216$13,847,784$13,847,784

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2018160076.6%43.5%10338002172560000
201997048.0%9.9%43290.52113001000
2020102041.5%7.9%3228110110001000
2021170057.7%17.8%482917412100000
2022120084.7%15.0%453114311001000

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$13,350,000$2,000,000
Injury Adjusted$13,350,000$2,000,000
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OTC Valuation $4.2M $8.4M $12.6M $16.8M $21M APY $3.3M $6.6M $9.9M $13.1M $16.4M $4,244,000 $2,500,000

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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