Vita Vea Net Worth 2024: Salary, Contract And Career Earnings

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The Bucs player Vita Vea has a net worth of $7 million. Vea, whose family has Tongan and Pacific Islander ancestry, was a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

A fan favorite from early on, Vea has established himself as one of the best defensive tackles in the league. The USA Today ranked Vita 11th in their list of defensive linemen with the highest salary. 

Vita Vea With Ndamukong Suh At White House With The Super Bowl Title
Vita Vea With Ndamukong Suh At The White House With The Super Bowl Title (Source: Instagram)

Vita earns a $17.75 million base salary from his 2022 contract. The No.1 player on the list is Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams with $31.66 million, and Quinnen Williams of the New York Jets comes second with $24 million. 

The one-time Super Bowl Champion, Vea, hopes to become a two-time Super Bowl Champion by defeating the Lions in the playoffs and going all the way. 

Vita Vea Net Worth 2024

The defensive tackle of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Vita Vea, has a net worth of $7 million. The Super Bowl champion made it clear from the get-go that he wanted to utilize his wealth for his family.

Before the draft, there was already news that the Washington Huskies player would be drafted in the first round. In his interviews, Vea said the first thing he would do from the contract money is buy his family a house.

Only nine years before the draft, Vita had seen his family home get seized. Vea’s family had two houses; one they rented in East Palo Alto, and another they lived in Newark. 

But then the housing crisis struck. The Vea family was forced to move their belonging into the storage. Vita’s family lived in a Motel 6 room in Newark for several weeks.

The Defensive Tackle Was The First Round Pick In The 2018 NFL Draft
The Defensive Tackle Was The First Round Pick In The 2018 NFL Draft (Source: Instagram)

When the family steadied itself, they returned to a rental house in Newark, and later, they found a rental house in Milpitas.

In the end, the family felt like everything happened for the best, as Vita enjoyed a strong football career at Milpitas High, eventually leading him into the doors of the NFL. 

With his money, Vea has chosen to help the Moffitt Cancer Center and help in fighting breast cancer, a disease that has affected his family. 

Vea’s wife, Alexus Atchley, passed away after an 18-month battle with breast cancer in June 2020. She and her father, Mitch, participated in the Treasure Chest 5K and Fun Run, honoring her mother, Stacy Marie. 

In December 2022, an Italian restaurant, Oronzo, named a burrito after the Tampa player. 20% of all the Vita Burrito sales through the end of January went to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. 

Vita Vea Contract & Career Earnings

The first-round pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, Vita’s rookie contract was worth $14.8 million. He signed a four-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including an $8.8 million signing bonus with $14.8 million guaranteed. 

He had an average annual salary of $3.7 million. The rookie contract ended in 2021, but the Bucs and Vita agreed to pick up his fifth-year option for 2022.

In January 2022, the defensive tackle received an improved contract worth $73 million, with $42 million guaranteed. His average annual salary rose to $18.25 million, making him the richest former Husky in the NFL.

Vea Extended His Contact With The Bucs In 2022 And Agreed For A Restructure In 2023
Vea Extended His Contract With The Bucs In 2022 And Agreed To Restructure It In 2023 (Source: Instagram)

But in 2023, Vea was one of the Buccaneers players affected by the salary cap situation. The defensive tackle agreed to restructure his contract to give the Bucs more savings on the salary cap. 

At the time, the Bucs were more than $49 million over the $224.8 million salary cap. After the defensive tackle agreed to restructure the contract, the team saved almost $9 million by converting a large portion of his salary into a bonus.

The other players affected by it were cornerback Carlton Davis, receiver Chris Godwin, and center Ryan Jensen. The team saved $15 million from Godwin’s contract, nearly $11 million from Davis, and $9 million from Jensen’s contract. 

Sriyukta Pradhananga
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