Age: 27
Free Agency: 2027 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 4
  • 2022 Salary Cap Charge: $4,245,475 (2.06% of cap)
  • 2022 Cash Payout: $15,234,440 (6.00% of spending)
  • 2022 Cash to Cap Ratio: 3.59
  • Contract Value: $71,000,000 ($17,750,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $14,734,440
  • Contract Ranking: 6/239 at IDL

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2021)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202126$2,501,487$3,044,745$0$2,501,487$5,546,2323.1%
2022 📝
March 20: 2023 salary is guaranteed'
27$1,035,000$2,739,887$500,000$1,035,000$4,245,4752.1%
2023 📝
March 20: $6.681 million of 2024 salary is guaranteed
28$12,500,000$2,739,887$500,000$12,500,000$15,739,8876.9%
2024 📝
March 20: $6.681 million of 2024 salary is guaranteed
29$15,500,000$2,739,887$500,000$0$18,739,8877.3%
202530$16,000,000$2,739,888$1,000,000$0$19,239,889--
202631$17,000,000$1,910,462$1,000,000$0$19,910,462--
Total$64,536,487$15,914,756$3,500,000$16,036,487$83,421,832

Contract Notes

Vita Vea signed a four year contract extension worth $71 million with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 8, 2022. Vea received $40.596 million in guarantees with $14.734 million fully guaranteed at signing. If on the roster in March 0f 2022 Vea's 2023 salary will be fully guaranteed. In March of 2023 he will earn a $6.681 million guarantee on his 2024 salary. If on the roster in March of 2024 another $6.681 million is guaranteed. There are annual per game roster bonuses in the contract. Another $2 million in escalators can increase the total value to $73 million if earned.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$17.8M
$35.5M
$53.3M
$71M
202120222023202420252026
Cash Due$0$7,000,000$13,000,000$16,000,000$17,000,000$18,000,000
Running Cash$0$7,000,000$20,000,000$36,000,000$53,000,000$71,000,000
Career Earnings: $18,971,384
Career APY: $4,742,846
Potential Earnings: $94,058,678
Total Guarantees: $29,558,678
Largest Cash Payment: $18,000,000 (2026)
Largest Cap Number: $19,910,462 (2026)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BuccaneersDraftedExtended20184$14,824,238$3,706,060$14,824,238$12,322,75183.1%$4,107,584
BuccaneersExtensionActive20214$71,000,000$17,750,000$14,734,440$6,648,6339.4%$6,648,633
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Buccaneers4$18,971,384$4,742,846$15,653,6670.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2018Buccaneers$480,000$2,215,316$0$0$2,695,3161.4%$9,341,264
2019Buccaneers$1,153,829$2,215,316$0$0$3,369,1451.7%$1,153,829
2020Buccaneers$1,827,658$2,215,316$0$0$4,042,9742.0%$1,827,658
2021Buccaneers$2,501,487$3,044,745$0$2,501,487$5,546,2323.1%$2,501,487
2022Buccaneers$1,035,000$2,739,887$500,000$1,035,000$4,245,4752.1%$15,234,440
2023Buccaneers$12,500,000$2,739,887$500,000$12,500,000$15,739,8876.9%$13,000,000
2024Buccaneers$15,500,000$2,739,887$500,000$0$18,739,8877.3%$16,000,000
2025Buccaneers$16,000,000$2,739,888$1,000,000$0$19,239,889--$17,000,000
2026Buccaneers$17,000,000$1,910,462$1,000,000$0$19,910,462--$18,000,000
Total$67,997,974$22,560,704$3,500,000$16,036,487$93,529,267$94,058,678

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2018133047.0%13.8%217316440000000
2019160065.9%22.0%19162.5174113000000
202050021.0%10.7%64219330000000
2021161053.2%19.8%22114325123000100
202230062.3%24.0%141.54.5140001000

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$9,583,000$17,750,000
Injury Adjusted$9,583,000$17,750,000
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OTC Valuation $3.3M $6.5M $9.8M $13M $16.3M APY $5.3M $10.6M $15.8M $21.1M $26.4M $5,096,000 $5,517,500

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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