Everson Griffen

4-3 Defensive End

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $8,087,500
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 4.21%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $8,000,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 3.93%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.99
  • Total Contract Value: $58,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $14,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 10/121 at 43DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $18,800,000
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 273
  • College: USC
  • Accrued Seasons: 9
  • Entry: 2010 Draft, Round 4, #100 overall (Vikings)
  • Year Signed: 2017
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2023 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Everson Griffen agreed to a renegotiation for 2019 lowering his base salary to $6.4 million.  Griffen can earn up to $1.5 million in per game roster bonus pay ($62,500 per game 46 man active) and ($31,250 per game on 53 man).  Griffen can earn $500,000 through incentives for achieving 8 sacks and remaining on the roster for all of preseason and regular season.  2020-2022 contract years void if Griffen gets 6 sacks or plays 57% of defensive snaps in 2019; if so he would become a free agent in 2020.  Griffen's 2019 cash earnings drop from $11.5 million to base value of $8 million up to $8.5 million with incentives.

DE Everson Griffen signed a four year, $58 million contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings on July 26, 2017. Griffen received $18.8 million fully guaranteed per Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune. The guarantee is made up of a $2 million signing bonus and his 2017 and 2018 salaries. Griffen's cap figures in 2017 and 2018 will increase by $400,000 and $1.9 million.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201730$1,900,000$1,600,000$5,000,000$0$100,000$6,900,000$8,600,0005.1%
201831$3,900,000$1,600,000$6,000,000$0$100,000$9,900,000$11,600,0006.5%
201932$6,400,000$400,000$0$1,500,000$100,000$0$8,087,5004.3%
202033$12,900,000$400,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$13,900,0007.0%
202134$13,400,000$400,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$14,400,000--
202235$14,900,000$0$0$500,000$100,000$0$15,500,000--
Total$53,400,000$4,400,000$11,000,000$3,000,000$600,000$16,800,000$72,087,500
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Career Earnings: $48,480,000
Career APY: $5,386,667
Potential Earnings: $99,480,000
Total Guarantees: $39,140,000
Largest Cash Payment: $15,500,000 (2022)
Largest Cap Hit: $15,500,000 (2022)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
VikingsDraftedExpired20104$2,330,000$582,500$540,000$2,480,000106.4%$620,000
VikingsUFARenegotiated20145$42,500,000$8,500,000$19,800,000$27,000,00063.5%$9,000,000
VikingsExtensionActive20174$58,000,000$14,500,000$18,800,000$19,000,00032.8%$9,500,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Vikings9$48,480,000$5,386,667$47,280,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2010Vikings$320,000$135,000$0$0$0$0$455,000--$860,000
2011Vikings$450,000$135,000$0$0$0$0$585,0000.5%$450,000
2012Vikings$540,000$135,000$0$0$0$0$675,0000.6%$540,000
2013Vikings$630,000$135,000$0$0$0$0$765,0000.6%$630,000
2014Vikings$6,900,000$1,200,000$0$0$100,000$6,900,000$8,200,0006.2%$13,000,000
2015Vikings$6,900,000$1,200,000$0$0$100,000$6,900,000$8,200,0005.7%$7,000,000
2016Vikings$6,900,000$1,200,000$0$0$100,000$0$8,200,0005.3%$7,000,000
2017Vikings$1,900,000$1,600,000$5,000,000$0$100,000$6,900,000$8,600,0005.1%$9,000,000
2018Vikings$3,900,000$1,600,000$6,000,000$0$100,000$9,900,000$11,600,0006.5%$10,000,000
2019Vikings$6,400,000$400,000$0$1,500,000$100,000$0$8,087,5004.3%$8,000,000
2020Vikings$12,900,000$400,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$13,900,0007.0%$13,500,000
2021Vikings$13,400,000$400,000$0$500,000$100,000$0$14,400,000--$14,000,000
2022Vikings$14,900,000$0$0$500,000$100,000$0$15,500,000--$15,500,000
Total$76,040,000$8,540,000$11,000,000$3,000,000$900,000$30,600,000$99,167,500$99,480,000

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
20111525.2%0.0%156431372001190
20121653.6%30.0%243877112021291251
20131659.8%10.6%1895.549.57100001000
20141689.4%18.0%4117124314243001000
20151580.4%12.8%341010.56514304001000
20161685.8%15.2%361287192210023201
20171579.7%10.3%3113137612240003000
20181156.2%11.4%23105.532.55131000000
2019286.9%5.8%1315150000000

Financial Reports

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