Everson Griffen

4-3 Defensive End

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $11,600,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 6.09%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $10,000,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 4.90%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.86
  • Total Contract Value: $58,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $14,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 2/30 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

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

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2017 30 $1,900,000 $6,900,000 $1,600,000 $5,000,000 $100,000 $0 $8,600,000 5.1%
2018 31 $3,900,000 $9,900,000 $1,600,000 $6,000,000 $100,000 $0 $11,600,000 6.5%
2019 32 $10,900,000 $400,000 $500,000 $100,000 $0 $11,900,000 6.3%
2020 33 $12,900,000 $400,000 $500,000 $100,000 $0 $13,900,000 7.0%
2021 34 $13,400,000 $400,000 $500,000 $100,000 $0 $14,400,000 --
2022 35 $14,900,000 $0 $500,000 $100,000 $0 $15,500,000 --
Total $57,900,000 $4,400,000 $13,000,000 $600,000 $0 $75,900,000
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Career Earnings: $48,480,000
Career APY: $5,386,667
Potential Earnings: $102,980,000
Total Guarantees: $39,140,000
Largest Cash Payment: $15,500,000 (2022)
Largest Cap Hit: $15,500,000 (2022)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Vikings Drafted Expired 2010 4 $2,330,000 $582,500 $540,000 $2,480,000 106.4% $620,000
Vikings UFA Renegotiated 2014 5 $42,500,000 $8,500,000 $19,800,000 $27,000,000 63.5% $9,000,000
Vikings Extension Active 2017 4 $58,000,000 $14,500,000 $18,800,000 $19,000,000 32.8% $9,500,000
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Vikings 9 $48,480,000 $5,386,667 $47,280,000 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2010 Vikings $320,000 $135,000 $0 $0 $0 $455,000 -- $860,000
2011 Vikings $450,000 $135,000 $0 $0 $0 $585,000 0.5% $450,000
2012 Vikings $540,000 $135,000 $0 $0 $0 $675,000 0.6% $540,000
2013 Vikings $630,000 $135,000 $0 $0 $0 $765,000 0.6% $630,000
2014 Vikings $6,900,000 $6,900,000 $1,200,000 $0 $100,000 $0 $8,200,000 6.2% $13,000,000
2015 Vikings $6,900,000 $6,900,000 $1,200,000 $0 $100,000 $0 $8,200,000 5.7% $7,000,000
2016 Vikings $6,900,000 $1,200,000 $0 $100,000 $0 $8,200,000 5.3% $7,000,000
2017 Vikings $1,900,000 $6,900,000 $1,600,000 $5,000,000 $100,000 $0 $8,600,000 5.1% $9,000,000
2018 Vikings $3,900,000 $9,900,000 $1,600,000 $6,000,000 $100,000 $0 $11,600,000 6.5% $10,000,000
2019 Vikings $10,900,000 $400,000 $500,000 $100,000 $0 $11,900,000 6.3% $11,500,000
2020 Vikings $12,900,000 $400,000 $500,000 $100,000 $0 $13,900,000 7.0% $13,500,000
2021 Vikings $13,400,000 $400,000 $500,000 $100,000 $0 $14,400,000 -- $14,000,000
2022 Vikings $14,900,000 $0 $500,000 $100,000 $0 $15,500,000 -- $15,500,000
Total $80,540,000 $8,540,000 $13,000,000 $900,000 $0 $102,980,000   $102,980,000

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Tackles Negative Plays Interceptions Fumbles TD
Defense Special SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2011 15 25.2% 0.0%156431372001190
2012 16 53.6% 30.0%243877112021291251
2013 16 59.8% 10.6%1895.549.57100001000
2014 16 89.4% 18.0%4117124314243001000
2015 15 80.4% 12.8%341010.56514304001000
2016 16 85.8% 15.2%361287192210023201
2017 15 79.7% 10.3%3113137612240003000
2018 11 56.2% 11.4%23105.532.55131000000

Financial Reports

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