Dalvin Cook

Running Back

Age: 25
Free Agency: 2026 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 3
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $4,616,419 (2.33% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $16,331,361 (7.41% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 3.54
  • Contract Value: $63,000,000 ($12,600,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $16,331,361
  • Contract Ranking: 6/166 at RB

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2020)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202025$825,000$3,791,419$0$0$825,000$4,616,4192.3%
202126$1,500,000$3,101,272$500,000$100,000$0$5,201,2722.9%
202227$8,300,000$3,101,272$500,000$100,000$0$12,001,2725.3%
202328$10,400,000$3,101,272$500,000$100,000$0$14,101,2725.9%
202429$11,900,000$3,101,273$500,000$100,000$0$15,601,2736.1%
202530$12,900,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$13,500,000--
Total$45,825,000$16,196,508$2,500,000$500,000$825,000$65,021,508

Contract Notes

Dalvin Cook signed a 5 year contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings on September 12, 2020.  Extension is worth $63 million in new money with a litt over $16.3 million fully guaranteed at signing including a $15,506,361 signing bonus and fully guaranteed 2020 base salary..  Cook has an additional $11.8 million in injury and vesting guarantees (awaiting details on vesting schedule).  Cook can earn up to $500,000 ($31,250 per game active) in roster bonus pay per year in 2021-2025.  Cook also has $100,000 work out bonuses in 2021-2025.
Career Earnings: $20,528,310
Career APY: $6,842,770
Potential Earnings: $69,353,310
Total Guarantees: $20,310,736
Largest Cash Payment: $16,331,361 (2020)
Largest Cap Number: $15,601,273 (2024)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
VikingsDraftedRenegotiated20174$6,353,310$1,588,328$3,979,375$5,021,94979.0%$1,673,983
VikingsExtensionActive20205$63,000,000$12,600,000$16,331,361$15,506,36124.6%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Vikings3$20,528,310$6,842,770$4,331,8020.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2017Vikings$465,000$690,147$0$0$465,000$1,155,1470.7%$3,225,588
2018Vikings$753,787$690,147$0$0$753,787$1,443,9340.8%$753,787
2019Vikings$1,042,574$690,147$0$0$0$1,732,7210.9%$1,042,574
2020Vikings$825,000$3,791,419$0$0$825,000$4,616,4192.3%$16,331,361
2021Vikings$1,500,000$3,101,272$500,000$100,000$0$5,201,2722.9%$2,100,000
2022Vikings$8,300,000$3,101,272$500,000$100,000$0$12,001,2725.3%$8,900,000
2023Vikings$10,400,000$3,101,272$500,000$100,000$0$14,101,2725.9%$11,000,000
2024Vikings$11,900,000$3,101,273$500,000$100,000$0$15,601,2736.1%$12,500,000
2025Vikings$12,900,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$13,500,000--$13,500,000
Total$48,086,361$18,266,949$2,500,000$500,000$2,043,787$69,353,310$69,353,310

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2017412015.1%0.0%743544.8211908.2011
2018115046.6%0.0%1336154.62403057.6222
2019142059.4%0.0%25011354.513535199.8042
202020068.9%0.0%000.00000.0000

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$6,770,000$12,600,000
Injury Adjusted$6,770,000$12,600,000
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OTC Valuation $2.5M $5.0M $7.5M $10.1M $12.6M APY $2.7M $5.3M $8.0M $10.7M $13.3M $8,948,000 $5,150,000

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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