Leighton Vander Esch

Inside Linebacker

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $2,692,678
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 1.34%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $1,018,536
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 0.56%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.38
  • Total Contract Value: $11,847,784
  • Annual Contract Value: $2,961,946
  • Position Ranking: 26/170 at ILB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $11,847,784
  • Age: 22
  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 256
  • College: Boise State
  • Accrued Seasons: 1
  • Entry: 2018 Draft, Round 1, #19 overall (Cowboys)
  • Year Signed: 2018
  • Contract Type: Drafted
  • Free Agency: 2022, pending fifth year option (UFA)

Contract Notes

Leighton Vander Esch signed a four year contract with the Dallas Cowboys worth $11,847,784 on May 13, 2018. Vander Esch received a $6,696,568 signing bonus and his entire contract is guaranteed. Vander Esch was the 19th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201822$480,000$1,674,142$480,000$2,154,1421.2%
201923$1,018,536$1,674,142$1,018,536$2,692,6781.4%
202024$1,557,072$1,674,142$1,557,072$3,231,2141.6%
202125$2,095,608$1,674,142$2,095,608$3,769,750--
Total$5,151,216$6,696,568$5,151,216$11,847,784
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Career Earnings: $7,176,568
Career APY: $7,176,568
Potential Earnings: $11,847,784
Total Guarantees: $11,847,784
Largest Cash Payment: $7,176,568 (2018)
Largest Cap Hit: $3,769,750 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
CowboysDraftedActive20184$11,847,784$2,961,946$11,847,784$7,176,56860.6%$7,176,568
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Cowboys1$7,176,568$7,176,568$2,154,1420.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2018Cowboys$480,000$1,674,142$480,000$2,154,1421.2%$7,176,568
2019Cowboys$1,018,536$1,674,142$1,018,536$2,692,6781.4%$1,018,536
2020Cowboys$1,557,072$1,674,142$1,557,072$3,231,2141.6%$1,557,072
2021Cowboys$2,095,608$1,674,142$2,095,608$3,769,750--$2,095,608
Total$5,151,216$6,696,568$5,151,216$11,847,784$11,847,784

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
20181676.6%43.5%10338002172560000

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average