Leighton Vander Esch

Inside Linebacker

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $2,154,142
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 1.16%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $7,176,568
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 4.95%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 3.33
  • Total Contract Value: $11,847,784
  • Annual Contract Value: $2,961,946
  • Position Ranking: 2/40 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

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2018 22 $480,000 $480,000 $1,674,142 $0 $0 $0 $2,154,142 1.2%
2019 23 $1,018,536 $1,018,536 $1,674,142 $0 $0 $0 $2,692,678 1.4%
2020 24 $1,557,072 $1,557,072 $1,674,142 $0 $0 $0 $3,231,214 1.6%
2021 25 $2,095,608 $2,095,608 $1,674,142 $0 $0 $0 $3,769,750 --
Total $5,151,216 $6,696,568 $0 $0 $0 $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

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Cowboys Drafted Active 2018 4 $11,847,784 $2,961,946 $11,847,784 $7,176,568 60.6% $7,176,568
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Cowboys 1 $7,176,568 $7,176,568 $2,154,142 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2018 Cowboys $480,000 $480,000 $1,674,142 $0 $0 $0 $2,154,142 1.2% $7,176,568
2019 Cowboys $1,018,536 $1,018,536 $1,674,142 $0 $0 $0 $2,692,678 1.4% $1,018,536
2020 Cowboys $1,557,072 $1,557,072 $1,674,142 $0 $0 $0 $3,231,214 1.6% $1,557,072
2021 Cowboys $2,095,608 $2,095,608 $1,674,142 $0 $0 $0 $3,769,750 -- $2,095,608
Total $5,151,216 $6,696,568 $0 $0 $0 $11,847,784   $11,847,784

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Tackles Negative Plays Interceptions Fumbles TD
Defense Special SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2018 16 76.6% 43.5%10338002172560000

Financial Reports

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