Why did Dont a Hightower opt out?

Why did Dont a Hightower opt out?

FOXBOROUGH — It was a scary time when Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower opted out of the 2020 NFL season because of COVID-19 concerns. He made the decision July 28; his newborn son, Grayson Dash, was less than 2 weeks old. The future was uncertain.

How old is Donta Hightower?

32 years (March 12, 1990)Dont’a Hightower / Age

What happened to dont A Hightower?

Hightower would again have entered free agency last year, but his contract tolled after he opted out of the 2020 season. Despite only one major payday to his name, his career earnings have been estimated at $52 million by Over the Cap.

How much does DONT a Hightower make?

Hightower’s contract estimate and salary cap implications Hightower’s four-year, $35.5 million contract that included a $10 million signing bonus, $19 million guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8.875 million has expired. It’s hard to think that he’ll make significantly less than his usual average.

How good is DONT a Hightower?

His overall Pro Football Focus rating was 53.3 in 2021. The 2019 version of Hightower was still a force. He played 71.3 percent of the snaps, had 71 tackles, 5.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss, 13 QB hits and four passes defensed. It’s hard to envision Hightower getting back to being that player.

Did Donta Hightower retire?

While he was, indeed, one of eight Patriots to opt-out of the 2020 season, (amidst concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic), his decision to do so was made with his family in mind, not his future on the gridiron.

Where was Dontt Hightower born?

Lewisburg, TNDont’a Hightower / Place of birth

Where is Hightower from?

Hightower played his first 10 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the New England Patriots, who selected him in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft….Dont’a Hightower.

Personal information
Born: March 12, 1990 Lewisburg, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information

Where did Hightower go?

the Patriots
In 2021, Hightower returned to the Patriots and finished with 1.5 sacks on the year. His contract expired on March 16, 2022.

Is Hightower still a patriot?

Following a one-year hiatus in 2020 [via COVID-19 opt-out], Hightower returned to reprise his role as a team leader and solid presence in the middle of New England’s defense. He appeared in 16 of 18 possible games and saw the field for 59.8 percent of the Patriots’ defensive snaps.

What is Hightower worth?

Dont’a Hightower Net Worth

Net Worth: $3 Million
Salary: $1 Million
Date of Birth: Mar 12, 1990 (32 years old)
Gender: Male
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)

Who does Hightower play for?

John Hightower was selected by the Eagles in the fifth round (168th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft.