Adrian Peterson

Running Back

  • 2017 Salary Cap Charge: $705,882
  • % of 2017 Team Cap: 0.41%
  • 2017 Cash Payout: $705,882
  • % of 2017 Team Cash Spending: 0.44%
  • 2017 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.00
  • Total Contract Value: $7,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $3,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 35/370 at RB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $3,500,000
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 217
  • College: Oklahoma
  • Accrued Seasons: 9
  • Entry: 2007 Draft, Round 1, #7 overall (Vikings)
  • Year Signed: 2017
  • Contract Type: SFA
  • Free Agency: 2019 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Adrian Peterson signed a two year, $7 million contract with the Saints. According to Curtis Crabtree of PFT, Peterson received a $2.5 million signing bonus and will receive a $750,000 roster bonus on the 3rd day of the 2018 league year. There are up to $1.65 million in per game roster bonuses in the contract. According to Nick Underhill of the Advocate, Peterson can earn up to $8.25 million in incentives. The incentives are up to $1 million for rushing yards, starting at $150,000 for 750 yards and maxing out at 1,500 yards. He can earn up to $750,000 in touchdown bonuses, beginning at $250,000 for 6 touchdowns and maxing out at 10 touchdowns. He can also earn up to $1 million for a Super Bowl win. Another $2.75 million is available as roster bonus escalators which are triggered based on earning the above incentives in 2017.

Peterson was traded to the Cardinals on October 10, 2017. The Cardinals pick up the balance of his contract.

Current Contract

YearAgeBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
201732$1,000,000 $705,882$0$0$0$0$705,8820.4%
201833$1,050,000$0$2,400,000$50,000$0$3,500,0002.0%
Total$2,050,000$0$2,400,000$50,000$0$4,205,882
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Contract History

Career Earnings: $97,000,589
Years: 10
Career APY: $9,700,059
TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
VikingsDraftedRenegotiated20075$18,555,000$3,711,000$19,530,000105.3%$4,882,500
VikingsExtensionRenegotiated20116$85,280,000$14,213,333$49,676,47158.3%$12,419,118
VikingsOtherTerminated20153$42,000,000$14,000,000$25,000,00059.5%$12,500,000
SaintsSFATraded20172$7,000,000$3,500,000$2,794,11839.9%$0
CardinalsSFAActive20172$7,000,000$3,500,000$00.0%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Vikings10$94,206,471$9,420,647$92,256,4710.0%$00.0%
Saints0$2,794,118$0$00.0%$2,794,1180.0%
Cardinals0$0$0$00.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2007Vikings$285,000 $1,540,000$500,000$1,255,000$0$0$2,040,0001.9%
2008Vikings$370,000 $370,000$2,055,000$0$0$0$2,425,0002.1%
2009Vikings$755,000 $755,000$2,055,000$0$0$0$2,810,0002.3%
2010Vikings$3,640,000 $1,140,000$2,055,000$0$0$0$5,695,000--
2011Vikings$8,250,000 $8,250,000$4,455,000$0$0$0$12,705,00010.6%
2012Vikings$8,000,000 $8,000,000$4,455,000$0$250,000$0$12,705,00010.5%
2013Vikings$11,250,000 $3,750,000$2,400,000$0$250,000$0$13,900,00011.3%
2014Vikings$11,750,000$2,400,000$0$250,000$0$12,326,4719.3%
2015Vikings$11,000,000 $13,000,000$2,400,000$2,000,000$250,000$0$15,650,00010.9%
2016Vikings$7,750,000 $11,000,000$0$4,000,000$250,000$0$12,000,0007.7%
2017Cardinals$1,000,000 $705,882$0$0$0$0$705,8820.4%
2018Cardinals$1,050,000$0$2,400,000$50,000$0$3,500,0002.0%
Total$65,100,000$22,775,000$9,655,000$1,300,000$0$96,462,353 
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Saints2017$1,544,118$2,794,118
Saints2018$1,250,000$0
Total$2,794,118$2,794,118

Statistics (2014-present)

YearGames PlayedSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
OffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
201414.2%0.0%21753.602189.0000
20151665.2%0.0%32714854.511302227.4073
201638.0%0.0%37721.90382.7011
20171033.8%0.3%1565293.4211706.4032

Financial Reports

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