Adam Thielen

Wide Receiver

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $8,105,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 4.22%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $14,305,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 7.10%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.76
  • Total Contract Value: $64,800,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $16,200,000
  • Position Ranking: 8/291 at WR
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $14,105,000
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 195
  • College: Minnesota State-Mankato
  • Accrued Seasons: 5
  • Entry: 2013 Undrafted Free Agent (Vikings)
  • Year Signed: 2019 (Extension)
  • Free Agency: 2025 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $3,618,000

Contract Notes

On April 15, 2019 Adam Thielen signed a 4 year extension worth a base value of $64.8 million.  The contract includes $14.105 million full guaranteed at signing; and $33 million total guarantees.  Thielen received a $9 million signing bonus, $4.3 million roster bonus (due 4/17) and a guaranteed salary in 2019.  Thielen's 2020 base salary is guaranteed for injury only at signing; but vests into a full guarantee on the 3rd day of the 2020 league year.  Also on the third day of the 2020 league year Thielen will receive a $5 million roster bonus.  in 2021, $9.095 million of Thielen's base salary is guaranteed for injury only at signing; but vests into a full guarantee on the 3rd day of the 2021 league year.  Thielen can earn up to $100,000 ($6,250 per game active) in roster bonus pay in 2019 & 2020; and up to $500,000 ($31,250 per game active) in roster bonus pay in 2021-2024.  Thielen can also earn $100,000 workout bonus in each year of the contract.  Thielen can earn salary escalators for 2022-2024 based on receiving performance (Details unknown).

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201929$805,000$2,800,000$4,300,000$100,000$100,000$5,105,000$8,105,0004.3%
2020 📝
March 20: $4.8 million base salary vests into a full guarantee.
March 20: $5 million roster bonus due.
30$4,800,000$2,800,000$5,000,000$100,000$100,000$0$12,800,0006.4%
2021 📝
March 15: $9,095,000 of base salary vests into a full guarantee.
31$11,100,000$1,800,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$13,500,000--
202232$12,045,000$1,800,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$14,450,000--
202333$13,050,000$1,800,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$15,450,000--
202434$15,400,000$0$0$500,000$100,000$0$16,000,000--
Total$57,200,000$11,000,000$9,300,000$2,200,000$600,000$5,105,000$80,305,000
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Career Earnings: $23,188,294
Career APY: $3,864,716
Potential Earnings: $91,778,000
Total Guarantees: $23,701,000
Largest Cash Payment: $16,000,000 (2024)
Largest Cap Hit: $16,000,000 (2024)

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
VikingsExtensionActive20194$64,800,000$16,200,000$14,105,000$9,710,29415.0%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Vikings6$23,188,294$3,864,716$11,478,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap 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$510,0000.4%$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$6,100,0003.4%$5,100,000
2019Vikings$805,000$2,800,000$4,300,000$100,000$100,000$0$5,105,000$8,105,0004.3%$14,305,000
2020Vikings$4,800,000$2,800,000$5,000,000$100,000$100,000$0$0$12,800,0006.4%$10,000,000
2021Vikings$11,100,000$1,800,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$0$13,500,000--$11,700,000
2022Vikings$12,045,000$1,800,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$0$14,450,000--$12,645,000
2023Vikings$13,050,000$1,800,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$0$15,450,000--$13,650,000
2024Vikings$15,400,000$0$0$500,000$100,000$0$0$16,000,000--$16,000,000
Total$65,428,000$13,000,000$9,300,000$2,300,000$650,000$1,100,000$10,701,000$91,783,000$91,778,000

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnapsReceivingRushingFumbles
OffenseSpecialRecYardsAvgTDAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
20141614.6%58.3%813717.11000.0000
20151621.3%59.0%1214412.0048922.3000
20161674.8%21.7%6996714.052157.5021
20171692.5%0.9%85121514.3411111.0032
20181696.2%1.3%113137312.295306.0011
2019841.5%0.9%2739114.56210.5100

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average