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Everson Griffen

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Cowboys, DE Age: 32 Exp: 9 Years
Drafted: Round 4 (#100 overall), 2010 College: Southern California Agent(s): Athletes First

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  • Current Contract

    Everson Griffen signed a 1 year, $6,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including $3,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,000,000. In 2020, Griffen will earn a base salary of $3,000,000 and a roster bonus of $3,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,812,500 and a dead cap value of $3,000,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $6,000,000
    Total Guarantees $3,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 32 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $5,812,500 $3,000,000 $6,000,000($6,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $2,812,500 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $5,812,500 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $2,812,500 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $5,812,500
    2021 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Per Game Active Bonus ($187,500), $3M

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2020 Player contract details by year - $800,000 - $800,000 -($0)

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2022

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $58,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000,000
    Average Salary $14,500,000
    Total Guarantees $34,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $18,800,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2014-2018

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $42,500,000
    Signing Bonus $6,000,000
    Average Salary $8,500,000
    Total Guarantees $19,800,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $19,800,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2010-2013Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,330,000
    Signing Bonus $540,000
    Average Salary $582,500
    Total Guarantees $540,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $540,000
    Free Agent: 2014 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $320,000 $540,000 - - - - - $860,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $405,000 - - - - - - $405,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $540,000 - - - - - - $540,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $630,000 - - - - - - $630,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $6,900,000 $6,000,000 - $100,000 - - - $13,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $6,900,000 - - $100,000 - - - $7,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $6,900,000 - - $100,000 - - - $7,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,900,000 $2,000,000 $5,000,000 $100,000 - - - $9,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $3,900,000 - $6,000,000 $100,000 - - - $10,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $6,400,000 - $968,750 $100,000 - - - $7,468,750
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - $3,000,000 - - - - $6,000,000
    11 seasons $37,795,000 $8,540,000 $14,968,750 $600,000 - - - $61,903,750
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    10 seasons Player Cash Earnings $34,795,000 $8,540,000 $11,968,750 $600,000 - - - $55,903,750
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - $3,000,000 - - - - $6,000,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 09/16/2016, $18,231

      Roughing the Passer against Marcus Mariota (TEN)


    • Player contract details by year 12/07/2012, $15,750

      for roughing Packers QB Aaron Rodgers


    • Player contract details by year 09/14/2012, $15,750

      for helmet-to-helmet contact with Jacksonville quarterback Blaine Gabbert


    • TOTAL: $49,731

  • Transactions

    Aug 12 2020Signed a 1 year $6 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
    Feb 20 2020Declined a 3 year option with Minnesota, clearing $13M of cap space
    Mar 14 2019Reduced his baes salary from $10.9M to $6.4M, increasing Per Game Active Bonuses from $500,000 to $1.5M with Minnesota (MIN), clearing $3.4M of cap space
    Jul 26 2017Signed a 4 year $58 million contract extension with Minnesota (MIN)
    Sep 16 2016Fined $18,231 Roughing the Passer against Marcus Mariota (TEN)
    Mar 9 2014Signed a 5 year $42.5 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Jul 27 2010Signed a 4 year $2.33 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Apr 24 2010Drafted by Minnesota (MIN): Round 4 (#100 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Everson Griffen ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2020 DAL 1 1 42 57.5 3 2 1
    2019 MIN 16 15 15 863 78.4 8 41 26 15 1
    2018 MIN 11 11 10 584 56.3 5.5 33 23 10
    2017 MIN 15 15 15 795 80.0 13 45 31 14 1
    2016 MIN 16 16 16 888 91.5 8 48 36 12 2
    2015 MIN 15 15 15 866 80.7 10.5 44 34 10 1
    2014 MIN 16 16 16 967 89.4 12 56 39 17 1
    2013 MIN 16 16 698 60.1 5.5 26 17 9 1
    2012 MIN 16 16 1 607 53.9 8 27 20 3 1 1
    2011 MIN 16 16 4 21 8 4 1
    2010 MIN 11 11 11 4
    Totals 149 148 88 6,310 - 75 355 240 95 8 2