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: 3.97%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.99
  • Total Contract Value: $58,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $14,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 9/130 at 43DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $18,800,000
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 273
  • College: USC
  • Accrued Seasons: 10
  • Entry: 2010 Draft, Round 4, #100 overall (Vikings)
  • Year Signed: 2017 (Extension)
  • Free Agency: 2023 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $11,945,000

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: $56,480,000
Career APY: $5,648,000
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$27,000,00046.6%$9,000,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Vikings10$56,480,000$5,648,000$55,367,5000.0%$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 PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
201115----25.2%0.0%156431372001190
201216----53.6%30.0%243877112021291251
2013160059.8%10.6%1895.549.57100001000
2014160089.4%18.0%4117124314243001000
2015150180.4%12.8%341010.56514304001000
2016160085.8%15.2%361287192210023201
2017151079.7%10.3%3113137612240003000
2018115056.2%11.4%23105.532.55131000000
2019150077.8%12.4%2615843112421170000

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$11,810,000$14,500,000
Injury Adjusted$11,810,000$14,500,000
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OTC Valuation $3.5M $7.1M $10.6M $14.1M $17.6M APY $3.9M $7.8M $11.8M $15.7M $19.6M $7,830,000 $7,500,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

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