Xavien Howard

Cornerback

  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $13,325,000
  • % of 2020 Team Cap: 6.12%
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $11,925,000
  • % of 2020 Team Cash Spending: 6.11%
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.89
  • Total Contract Value: $75,250,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $15,050,000
  • Position Ranking: 3/255 at CB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $27,185,641
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 201
  • College: Baylor
  • Accrued Seasons: 4
  • Entry: 2016 Draft, Round 2, #38 overall (Dolphins)
  • Year Signed: 2019 (Extension)
  • Free Agency: 2025 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $536,000

Contract Notes

Xavien Howard signed a five year, $75.25 million extension with the Dolphins on May 9, 2019. All contract details come via a report from PFT so please credit them if using these numbers. Howard received $27.18 million fully guaranteed at signing and $46 million in total guarantees. The full guarantee is made up of Howard's 2019 and 2020 base salaries, a $7 million 2019 roster bonus, and a $7 million signing bonus. If Howard is on the roster on the 5th day of the 2020 league year he will have his 2021 salary fully guaranteed. There is a $6.775 million injury only guarantee in 2021. In the final three years of the contract Howard can earn up to $500,000 in annual per game bonuses.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201926$1,285,641$2,064,189$7,000,000$0$0$8,285,641$10,349,8305.5%
2020 📝
March 20: Base salary becomes fully guaranteed
27$11,900,000$1,400,000$0$0$25,000$11,900,000$13,325,0006.7%
202128$12,075,000$1,400,000$0$0$25,000$0$13,500,0006.3%
202229$12,375,000$1,400,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$14,375,0006.3%
202330$11,400,000$1,400,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$13,400,0005.6%
202431$11,650,000$0$0$500,000$100,000$0$12,250,0004.8%
Total$60,685,641$7,664,189$7,000,000$1,500,000$350,000$20,185,641$77,199,830
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Career Earnings: $20,128,038
Career APY: $5,032,010
Potential Earnings: $81,378,038
Total Guarantees: $31,020,944
Largest Cash Payment: $15,285,641 (2019)
Largest Cap Hit: $14,375,000 (2022)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
DolphinsDraftedRenegotiated20164$6,128,038$1,532,010$3,835,303$4,842,39779.0%$1,614,132
DolphinsExtensionActive20195$75,250,000$15,050,000$27,185,641$15,285,64120.3%$15,285,641
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Dolphins4$20,128,038$5,032,010$14,528,0380.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2016Dolphins$450,000$664,189$0$0$0$450,000$1,114,1890.7%$3,106,756
2017Dolphins$728,547$664,189$0$0$0$728,547$1,392,7360.8%$728,547
2018Dolphins$1,007,094$664,189$0$0$0$0$1,671,2830.9%$1,007,094
2019Dolphins$1,285,641$2,064,189$7,000,000$0$0$8,285,641$10,349,8305.5%$15,285,641
2020Dolphins$11,900,000$1,400,000$0$0$25,000$11,900,000$13,325,0006.7%$11,925,000
2021Dolphins$12,075,000$1,400,000$0$0$25,000$0$13,500,0006.3%$12,100,000
2022Dolphins$12,375,000$1,400,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$14,375,0006.3%$12,975,000
2023Dolphins$11,400,000$1,400,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$13,400,0005.6%$12,000,000
2024Dolphins$11,650,000$0$0$500,000$100,000$0$12,250,0004.8%$12,250,000
Total$62,871,282$9,656,756$7,000,000$1,500,000$350,000$21,364,188$81,378,038$81,378,038

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
201679045.2%0.9%291100106001000
2017160097.2%6.2%39511131124710001
2018124073.6%6.5%25100010127520100
2019511028.8%6.2%12500004100000

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$462,000$15,050,000
Injury Adjusted$3,888,042$4,703,125
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OTC Valuation $2.5M $4.9M $7.4M $9.8M $12.3M APY $2.8M $5.6M $8.3M $11.1M $13.9M $4,088,000 $3,750,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

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