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Adam Thielen

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Vikings, WR Age: 30-20d Exp: 7 Years
Undrafted: 2013, Vikings College: Minnesota-Mankato Agent(s): Blake Baratz (The Institute for Athletes)

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  • 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 2021, Thielen will earn a base salary of $1,100,000, a roster bonus of $441,165, a restructure bonus of $10,000,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,941,165 and a dead cap value of $16,500,000.

    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 Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 29 $805,000 $2,800,000 $4,368,750 $100,000 - $8,073,750 $16,205,000 $14,273,750($14,273,750)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $16,205,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-8,131,250 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $15,400,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-7,326,250 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $8,005,000 2020 Dead Cap: $8,200,000 2019 Cap Savings: $68,750 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $7,200,000 2020 Dead Cap: $8,200,000 2019 Cap Savings: $873,750
    2020 Contract details by year 30 $4,800,000 $2,800,000 $5,093,750 $100,000 - $12,793,750 $18,100,000 $10,034,374($24,308,124)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $18,100,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-5,306,250 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $13,300,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-506,250 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $12,700,000 2021 Dead Cap: $5,400,000 2020 Cap Savings: $93,750 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $7,900,000 2021 Dead Cap: $5,400,000 2020 Cap Savings: $4,893,750

    Potential Out: 2021, 2 yr, $24,308,124; $16,500,000 dead cap

    2021 Contract details by year 31 $1,100,000 $1,800,000 $441,165 $100,000 $2,500,000 $5,941,165 $16,500,000 $11,641,165($35,949,289)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $16,500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-10,558,835 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $15,400,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-9,458,835 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $5,400,000 2022 Dead Cap: $11,100,000 2021 Cap Savings: $541,165 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,300,000 2022 Dead Cap: $11,100,000 2021 Cap Savings: $1,641,165
    2022 Contract details by year 32 $12,045,000 $1,800,000 $500,000 $100,000 $2,500,000 $16,945,000 $11,100,000 $12,645,000($48,594,289)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $11,100,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,845,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $11,100,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,845,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $4,300,000 2023 Dead Cap: $6,800,000 2022 Cap Savings: $12,645,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $4,300,000 2023 Dead Cap: $6,800,000 2022 Cap Savings: $12,645,000
    2023 Contract details by year 33 $13,050,000 $1,800,000 $500,000 $100,000 $2,500,000 $17,950,000 $6,800,000 $13,650,000($62,244,289)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $6,800,000 2023 Cap Savings: $11,150,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $6,800,000 2023 Cap Savings: $11,150,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $4,300,000 2024 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $13,650,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $4,300,000 2024 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $13,650,000
    2024 Contract details by year 34 $14,000,000 - $500,000 $100,000 $2,500,000 $17,100,000 $2,500,000 $14,600,000($76,844,289)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2024 Cap Savings: $14,600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2024 Cap Savings: $14,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $14,600,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 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 3/20/2020
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $5M (3/20/2020)
    • 2020 Per Game Active Bonus: $6,250 ($100,000)
    • $9.095M of 2021 salary fully guarantees on 3/19/2021
    • 2021 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000,15 LTBE)
    • 2022 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
    • 2023 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
    • 2024 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
    • Annual Workout Bonus: $100,000
    • 1,375 receiving yards escalates 2022 salary ($666,666), 2023 salary ($750,000), 2024 salary ($800,000) available based on reaching 100 receptions, 1,375 yards
    • 100 receptions escalates 2022 salary ($666,666), 2023 salary ($750,000), 2024 salary ($800,000) available based on reaching 100 receptions, 1,375 yards
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2020

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $19,246,000
    Signing Bonus $4,000,000
    Average Salary $4,811,500
    Total Guarantees $9,646,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $9,646,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $600,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $600,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2017 / RFA

    2014-2015

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $930,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $465,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2016 / ERFA

    2013-2015

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $1,485,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $495,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2016 / RFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    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
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $805,000 $9,000,000 $4,368,750 $100,000 - - - $14,273,750
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $4,800,000 - $5,093,750 $100,000 - - $40,624 $10,034,374
    7 seasons $13,731,000 $13,000,000 $9,562,500 $250,000 - - $2,652,569 $39,196,069
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,100,000 - $441,165 $100,000 $10,000,000 - - $11,641,165
    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
    $53,926,000 $13,000,000 $11,503,665 $650,000 $10,000,000 - $2,652,569 $91,732,234
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $13,731,000 $13,000,000 $9,562,500 $250,000 - - $2,652,569 $39,196,069
  • Transactions

    Mar 18 2021Converted $10M of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $7.5M of cap with Minnesota (MIN)
    Apr 12 2019Signed a 4 year $64 million contract extension with Minnesota (MIN)
    Mar 15 2017Signed a 4 year $19.246 million contract extension with Minnesota (MIN)
    Mar 4 2017Assigned a 1 year $2.746 million tender by Minnesota (MIN)
    Mar 7 2016Signed a 1 year $600k tender with Minnesota (MIN)
    Dec 30 2013Signed a reserve/future contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Aug 31 2013Waived by Minnesota (MIN)
    May 6 2013Signed a 3 year $1.485 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
  • 2021 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
    2020 MIN 15 15 15 926 91.8 108 74 925 12.5 61.67 14 0 5 180
    2019 MIN 11 10 10 443 42.8 48 30 418 13.9 41.80 6 0 1 84.4
    2018 MIN 16 16 16 1011 96.2 155 113 1373 12.2 85.81 9 1 5 194.3
    2017 MIN 16 16 16 1034 92.5 143 91 1276 14 79.75 4 3 5 148.7
    2016 MIN 16 16 10 787 79.3 92 69 967 14 60.44 5 2 3 126.2
    2015 MIN 16 16 2 218 21.3 18 12 144 12 9.00 0 0 1 23.3
    2014 MIN 16 16 2 150 14.6 14 8 137 17.1 8.56 1 0 0 19.7
    Totals 106 105 71 4,569 - 578 397 5,240 13.2 49.90 39 6 25 776.60