Adam Thielen

Wide Receiver

Age: 34
Free Agency: 2026 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 10
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $9,917,000 (3.82% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $8,250,000 (2.97% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.83
  • Contract Value: $25,000,000 ($8,333,333 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $14,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 36/391 at WR

Current Contract

(SFA, signed 2023)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
RegularPer Game
202333$1,165,000$1,667,000$0$500,000$0$1,165,000$3,332,0001.4%
2024 📝
March 16: Roster bonus due
34$5,500,000$1,667,000$2,000,000$500,000$250,000$6,500,000$9,917,0003.8%
2025 📝
March 17: Roster bonus due
35$4,000,000$1,667,000$1,500,000$1,000,000$250,000$0$8,417,0003.2%
2026 📝
February 20: Contract voids
36Void$1,667,000VoidVoidVoidVoid$3,334,0001.2%
202737Void$1,667,000VoidVoidVoidVoid$00.0%
Total$10,665,000$8,335,000$3,500,000$2,000,000$500,000$7,665,000$25,000,000

Contract Notes

Adam Thielen signed a three year, $25 million contract with the Panthers. $14 million is guaranteed at signing. The guarantee consiste of a $8.335 million signing bonus, his 2023 base salary of $4.5 million of his 2024 salary. If on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2024 league year, he will earn a $2 million roster bonus. If on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2025 league year he will earn a roster bonus. There are per game bonuses in each year of the contract.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$8.3M
$16.7M
$25M
202320242025
Cash Due$10,000,000$8,250,000$6,750,000
Running Cash$10,000,000$18,250,000$25,000,000
Career Earnings: $73,805,279
Career APY: $6,709,571
Potential Earnings: $88,805,279
Total Guarantees: $50,954,529
Largest Cash Payment: $14,353,529 (2022)
Largest Cap Number: $12,768,750 (2020)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
VikingsUDFATerminated20133$1,485,000$495,000$0$00.0%$0
VikingsPracticeExpired20131$102,000$102,000$0$102,000100.0%$102,000
VikingsSFAExpired20142$930,000$465,000$0$930,000100.0%$465,000
VikingsERFAExpired20161$600,000$600,000$0$600,000100.0%$600,000
VikingsRFARenegotiated20174$19,246,000$4,811,500$9,596,000$11,846,00061.6%$5,923,000
VikingsExtensionRenegotiated20194$64,800,000$16,200,000$14,105,000$35,973,75055.5%$11,991,250
VikingsOtherTerminated20223$44,677,058$14,892,353$13,253,529$14,353,52932.1%$14,353,529
PanthersSFAActive20233$25,000,000$8,333,333$14,000,000$10,000,00040.0%$10,000,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Vikings10$63,805,279$6,380,528$50,196,4550.0%$13,550,0000.0%
Panthers1$10,000,000$10,000,000$3,332,0000.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2013Vikings$102,000$0$0$0$0$0$0$102,0000.1%$102,000
2014Vikings$420,000$0$0$0$0$0$0$420,0000.3%$420,000
2015Vikings$510,000$0$0$0$0$0$0$510,0000.3%$510,000
2016Vikings$600,000$0$0$0$0$0$0$600,0000.4%$600,000
2017Vikings$2,746,000$1,000,000$0$0$0$0$2,746,000$3,746,0002.2%$6,746,000
2018Vikings$3,850,000$1,000,000$0$100,000$50,000$1,100,000$2,850,000$6,100,0003.2%$5,100,000
2019Vikings$805,000$2,800,000$4,300,000$100,000$100,000$0$5,105,000$8,105,0004.2%$14,273,750
2020Vikings$4,800,000$2,800,000$5,000,000$100,000$100,000$0$9,800,000$12,768,7506.4%$10,000,000
2021Vikings$1,100,000$4,300,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$0$5,941,1763.2%$11,700,000
2022Vikings$4,253,529$6,550,000$0$1,000,000$100,000$0$4,253,529$11,903,5295.7%$14,353,529
2023Panthers$1,165,000$1,667,000$0$500,000$0$0$1,165,000$3,332,0001.4%$10,000,000
2024Panthers$5,500,000$1,667,000$2,000,000$500,000$250,000$0$6,500,000$9,917,0003.8%$8,250,000
2025Panthers$4,000,000$1,667,000$1,500,000$1,000,000$250,000$0$0$8,417,0003.2%$6,750,000
2026Panthers$1,300,000$1,667,000$0$0$0$0$0$3,334,0001.2%$0
2027Panthers$1,345,000$1,667,000$0$0$0$0$0$00.0%$0
Total$32,496,529$26,785,000$12,800,000$3,800,000$950,000$1,100,000$32,419,529$75,196,455$88,805,279
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Vikings2023$13,550,000$0
Total$13,550,000$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2014160014.6%58.3%000.00813717.1100
2015160021.3%59.0%48922.301214412.0000
2016160074.8%21.7%2157.506996714.0521
2017160092.5%0.9%11111.0085121514.3432
2018160096.2%1.3%5306.00113137312.2911
2019105042.8%0.7%461.513041813.9600
2020150085.6%0.5%3155.007492512.51400
2021132066.4%0.2%122.006772610.81000
2022170089.2%0.4%144.007071610.2600
2023170091.0%0.0%166.0010310149.8400

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$15,018,000$8,333,333
Injury Adjusted$15,018,000$8,333,333
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OTC Valuation $4.3M $8.7M $13M $17.4M $21.7M APY $5.8M $11.7M $17.5M $23.3M $29.2M $9,208,000 $7,000,000

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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