Adam Thielen

Wide Receiver

  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $12,768,750
  • % of 2020 Team Cap: 6.46%
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $10,000,000
  • % of 2020 Team Cash Spending: 5.27%
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.78
  • Total Contract Value: $64,800,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $16,200,000
  • Position Ranking: 10/387 at WR
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $14,105,000
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 195
  • College: Minnesota State-Mankato
  • Accrued Seasons: 6
  • Entry: 2013 Undrafted Free Agent (Vikings)
  • Year Signed: 2019 (Extension)
  • Free Agency: 2025 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $2,544,000

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$8,105,0004.2%
202030$4,800,000$2,800,000$5,000,000$100,000$100,000$9,800,000$12,768,7506.5%
202131$11,100,000$1,800,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$13,500,0006.3%
202232$12,045,000$1,800,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$14,450,0006.4%
202333$13,050,000$1,800,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$15,450,0006.4%
202434$15,400,000$0$0$500,000$100,000$0$16,000,0006.3%
Total$57,200,000$11,000,000$9,300,000$2,200,000$600,000$14,905,000$80,273,750
Career Earnings: $27,751,750
Career APY: $3,964,536
Potential Earnings: $91,746,750
Total Guarantees: $23,701,000
Largest Cash Payment: $16,000,000 (2024)
Largest Cap Number: $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$14,273,75022.0%$14,273,750
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Vikings7$27,751,750$3,964,536$19,583,0000.0%$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$510,0000.3%$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$12,768,7506.5%$10,000,000
2021Vikings$11,100,000$1,800,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$0$13,500,0006.3%$11,700,000
2022Vikings$12,045,000$1,800,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$0$14,450,0006.4%$12,645,000
2023Vikings$13,050,000$1,800,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$0$15,450,0006.4%$13,650,000
2024Vikings$15,400,000$0$0$500,000$100,000$0$0$16,000,0006.3%$16,000,000
Total$65,428,000$13,000,000$9,300,000$2,300,000$650,000$1,100,000$20,501,000$91,751,750$91,746,750

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
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

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$2,536,000$16,200,000
Injury Adjusted$4,868,469$11,137,500
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OTC Valuation $3.2M $6.4M $9.7M $12.9M $16.1M APY $3.7M $7.3M $11.0M $14.7M $18.3M $6,576,000 $6,500,000

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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