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Embed This Adam Thielen

Wide Receiver Age: 28 Exp: 5 Years
Undrafted: 2013, Vikings College: Minnesota-Mankato Agent(s):
  • Current Contract

    Adam Thielen signed a 4 year, $64,200,000 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including a $9,000,000 signing bonus, $33,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $16,050,000. In 2019, Thielen will earn a base salary of $805,000, a signing bonus of $9,000,000, a roster bonus of $4,400,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $8,105,000 and a dead cap value of $16,105,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $64,200,000
    Signing Bonus $9,000,000
    Average Salary $16,050,000
    Total Guarantees $33,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $14,105,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 29 $805,000 $2,800,000 $4,400,000 $100,000 $8,105,000 $16,105,000 $14,305,000($14,305,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $16,105,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-8,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $15,300,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-7,195,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $7,905,000 2020 Dead Cap: $8,200,000 2019 Cap Savings: $200,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $7,100,000 2020 Dead Cap: $8,200,000 2019 Cap Savings: $1,005,000
    2020 Contract details by year 30 $4,800,000 $2,800,000 $5,100,000 $100,000 $12,800,000 $8,200,000 $10,000,000($24,305,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $8,200,000 2020 Cap Savings: $4,600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $8,200,000 2020 Cap Savings: $4,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $2,800,000 2021 Dead Cap: $5,400,000 2020 Cap Savings: $10,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,800,000 2021 Dead Cap: $5,400,000 2020 Cap Savings: $10,000,000

    Potential Out: 2021, 2 yr, $24,305,000; $5,400,000 dead cap

    2021 Contract details by year 31 $11,000,000 $1,800,000 $500,000 $100,000 $13,400,000 $5,400,000 $11,600,000($35,905,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $5,400,000 2021 Cap Savings: $8,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $5,400,000 2021 Cap Savings: $8,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,800,000 2022 Dead Cap: $3,600,000 2021 Cap Savings: $11,600,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,800,000 2022 Dead Cap: $3,600,000 2021 Cap Savings: $11,600,000
    2022 Contract details by year 32 $12,045,000 $1,800,000 $500,000 $100,000 $14,445,000 $3,600,000 $12,645,000($48,550,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $3,600,000 2022 Cap Savings: $10,845,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $3,600,000 2022 Cap Savings: $10,845,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $1,800,000 2023 Dead Cap: $1,800,000 2022 Cap Savings: $12,645,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $1,800,000 2023 Dead Cap: $1,800,000 2022 Cap Savings: $12,645,000
    2023 Contract details by year 33 $13,050,000 $1,800,000 $500,000 $100,000 $15,450,000 $1,800,000 $13,650,000($62,200,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $1,800,000 2023 Cap Savings: $13,650,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,800,000 2023 Cap Savings: $13,650,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $1,800,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $13,650,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,800,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $13,650,000
    2024 Contract details by year 34 $14,000,000 - $500,000 $100,000 $14,600,000 - $14,600,000($76,800,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $14,600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $14,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $14,600,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $14,600,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $14.1M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2019 salary + 2019 roster bonus)
    • 2019 Roster Bonus: $4.3M (guaranteed)
    • 2019 Per Game Active Bonus: $6,250 ($100,000)
    • 2020 salary & roster bonus fully guarantee on the 3rd league day of 2020
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $5M (3rd league day of 2020)
    • 2020 Per Game Active Bonus: $6,250 ($100,000)
    • $9.095M of 2021 salary fully guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2021
    • 2021 Per Game Active Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000)
    • 2022 Per Game Active Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000)
    • 2023 Per Game Active Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000)
    • 2024 Per Game Active Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000)
    • Annual Workout Bonus: $100,000
    • Incentives available based on reaching 100 receptions, 1,375 yards
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2017-2020

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $19,246,000
    Signing Bonus $4,000,000
    Average Salary $4,811,500
    Guaranteed $9,646,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Misc. Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2017 27 $2,746,000 $1,000,000 - - - $3,746,000 $9,646,000 $7,496,000($7,496,000)
    2018 28 $3,850,000 $1,000,000 $100,000 $50,000 $1,350,000 $6,350,000 $6,900,000 $5,350,000($12,846,000)
    2019 29 $5,850,000 $1,000,000 $100,000 $50,000 $1,100,000 $8,100,000 $2,000,000 $7,100,000($19,946,000)
    2020 30 $5,350,000 $1,000,000 $100,000 $50,000 - $6,500,000 $1,000,000 $5,500,000($25,446,000)
    2021 Free agent year 31 UFA  
    • $9.646M fully guaranteed (signing bonus + 2017 salary)
    • $2.85M of 2018 salary fully guarantees on 3/16/2018
    • 2018-2020 Per Game Active Bonus: $6,250 ($100,000)
    • Pro Bowl: $500,000
    • Reception Incentives:
      70: $500,000
      80: $250,000
      90: $250,000
    • 70 catches +1,050 yards: $300,000
      80 catches +1,200 yards: $600,000
    • 2019 salary escalated $2M per 100+ receptions in 2018
    • 2020 salary escalator: $2M w/ 90+ receptions in 2019
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 - - - - - - $420,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $510,000 - - - - - $172,306 $682,306
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $600,000 - - - - - $339,639 $939,639
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $2,746,000 $4,000,000 - - - - $750,000 $7,496,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $3,850,000 - $100,000 $50,000 - - $1,350,000 $5,350,000
    5 seasons $8,126,000 $4,000,000 $100,000 $50,000 - - $2,611,945 $14,887,945
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $805,000 $9,000,000 $4,400,000 $100,000 - - - $14,305,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $4,800,000 - $5,100,000 $100,000 - - - $10,000,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - $500,000 $100,000 - - - $11,600,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $12,045,000 - $500,000 $100,000 - - - $12,645,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $13,050,000 - $500,000 $100,000 - - - $13,650,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - $500,000 $100,000 - - - $14,600,000
    $63,826,000 $13,000,000 $11,600,000 $650,000 - - $2,611,945 $91,687,945
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $8,126,000 $4,000,000 $100,000 $50,000 - - - $14,887,945
  • 2019 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Yds/Gm Rec TD Fum Drops Prod Pts
    2018 MIN 16 16 16 1011 0.962 155 113 1373 12.2 85.81 9 1 5 194.3
    2017 MIN 16 16 16 1034 0.925 143 91 1276 14 79.75 4 3 5 148.7
    2016 MIN 16 16 10 787 0.747 92 69 967 14 60.44 5 2 3 126.2
    2015 MIN 16 16 2 218 0.213 18 12 144 12 9.00 0 0 1 23.3
    2014 MIN 16 16 2 150 0.146 14 8 137 17.1 8.56 1 0 0 19.7
    Totals 80 80 46 3,200 - 422 293 3,897 13.3 48.71 19 6 14 512.20