Adrian Peterson

Running Back Age: 29 Exp: 7 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#7 overall), 2007 College: Oklahoma Agent(s): CAA Sports (Tom Condon)
  • Current Contract

    Adrian Peterson signed a 6 year / $86,280,000 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including a $12,000,000 signing bonus, $36,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $14,380,000.

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $86,280,000
    Signing Bonus $12,000,000
    Average Salary $14,380,000
    Guaranteed $36,000,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2011 Contract details by year $8,250,000 $2,900,000 $1,555,000 $250,000 $12,955,000 $20,250,000
    2012 Contract details by year $8,000,000 $2,900,000 $1,555,000 $250,000 $12,705,000 -
    2013 Contract details by year $11,250,000 $2,400,000 - $250,000 $13,900,000 $7,450,000
    2014 Contract details by year $11,750,000 $2,400,000 - $250,000 $12,326,471 $5,050,000
    2015 Contract details by year $12,750,000 $2,400,000 - $250,000 $15,400,000 $2,400,000
    2016 Contract details by year $14,750,000 - - $250,000 $15,000,000 -
    2017 Contract details by year $16,750,000 - - $250,000 $17,000,000 -
    2018 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $36 million guaranteed
    • Escalators: $4 million
    • Annual Workout Bonus: $250,000
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from the NFLPA, Rotoworld, & OTC.

    Previous Contracts

    2007-2011Entry Level

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $40,500,000
    Signing Bonus $3,000,000
    Average Salary $8,100,000
    Guaranteed $17,000,000
    Free Agent: 2012 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Misc. Cap Hit Dead
    2007 $285,000 $500,000 $1,255,000 - $2,450,000 $4,490,000 -
    2008 $370,000 $500,000 - $1,555,000 - $2,425,000 -
    2009 $755,000 $500,000 - $1,555,000 - $2,810,000 -
    2010 $3,640,000 $500,000 - $1,555,000 - $5,695,000 -
    2011 $10,720,000 $500,000 - $1,555,000 - $12,775,000 -
    2012 $895,000 $500,000 - $1,555,000 - $2,950,000 -
    2012 UFA  
    • $17 million guaranteed
    • 2007 Roster Bonus: $1.255 million
    • 2007 Incentive: $2.45 million
    • 2008 Option Bonus: $7.775 million
    • NFL MVP: $250,000
    • $1 million escalator for 20 rushing TDs. 
    • 2011 Extended
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $285,000 $3,000,000 $1,255,000 - - $2,450,000 $6,990,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $370,000 - - - $7,775,000 - $8,145,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $755,000 - - - - - $755,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $3,640,000 - - - - - $3,640,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $8,250,000 $12,000,000 - $250,000 - - $20,500,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $250,000 - - $8,250,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $11,250,000 - - $250,000 - - $11,500,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $11,750,000 - - $250,000 - - $12,000,000
    Est. Earnings (8 seasons) $44,300,000 $15,000,000 $1,255,000 $1,000,000 $7,775,000 $2,450,000 $71,780,000
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Adrian Peterson ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($15,400,000) Rank
    NFL: #0
    NFC: #0
    NFC North: #0
    Minnesota Vikings: #0
    Running Back: #0

    Total Cash ($13,000,000) Rank
    NFL: #0
    Running Back: #0

    Average Annual ($14,380,000) Rank
    NFL: #0
    Running Back: #0