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Dalvin Cook

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Running Back Age: 24 Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#41 overall), 2017 College: Florida State Agent(s): Zac Hiller Sports

Vikings – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Dalvin Cook signed a 4 year, $6,353,334 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including a $2,760,607 signing bonus, $3,514,395 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,588,334. In 2020, Cook will earn a base salary of $1,331,364, while carrying a cap hit of $2,021,518 and a dead cap value of $690,154.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $6,353,334
    Signing Bonus $2,760,607
    Average Salary $1,588,334
    Total Guarantees $3,514,395
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,514,395
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2017 Contract details by year 22 $375,530 $690,151 $1,065,680 $3,514,395 $3,136,136($3,136,136)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $3,514,395 2017 Cap Savings: $-2,448,715 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $2,760,607 2017 Cap Savings: $-1,694,927 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $1,443,939 2018 Dead Cap: $2,070,456 2017 Cap Savings: $-378,259 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $690,151 2018 Dead Cap: $2,070,456 2017 Cap Savings: $375,529
    2018 Contract details by year 23 $753,788 $690,151 $1,443,939 $2,824,244 $753,788($3,889,924)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $2,824,244 2018 Cap Savings: $-1,380,305 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $2,070,456 2018 Cap Savings: $-626,517 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $1,443,939 2019 Dead Cap: $1,380,305 2018 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $690,151 2019 Dead Cap: $1,380,305 2018 Cap Savings: $753,788
    2019 Contract details by year 24 $1,042,576 $690,151 $1,732,727 $1,380,305 $1,042,576($4,932,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $1,380,305 2019 Cap Savings: $352,422 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $1,380,305 2019 Cap Savings: $352,422 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $690,151 2020 Dead Cap: $690,154 2019 Cap Savings: $1,042,576 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $690,151 2020 Dead Cap: $690,154 2019 Cap Savings: $1,042,576
    2020 Contract details by year 25 $1,331,364 $690,154 $2,021,518 $690,154 $1,331,364($6,263,864)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $690,154 2020 Cap Savings: $1,331,364 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $690,154 2020 Cap Savings: $1,331,364 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $690,154 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $1,331,364 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $690,154 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $1,331,364
    2021 Free Agent Year 26 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $3.51M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2018 salary)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $375,530 $2,760,607 - - - - - $3,136,136
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $753,788 - - - - - - $753,788
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,042,576 - - - - - - $1,042,576
    3 seasons $2,171,894 $2,760,607 - - - - - $4,932,500
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,331,364 - - - - - - $1,331,364
    $3,503,258 $2,760,607 - - - - - $6,263,864
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,171,894 $2,760,607 - - - - - $4,932,500
  • Transactions

    May 31 2017Signed a 4 year $6.35 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Apr 28 2017Drafted by Minnesota (MIN): Round 2 (#41 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Dalvin Cook ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Rush Att Rush Yds Yds/Att Rush TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2019 MIN 14 14 14 615 0.594 250 1135 4.5 13 53 519 0 4 239.4
    2018 MIN 11 11 10 490 0.626 133 615 4.6 2 40 305 2 2 112
    2017 MIN 4 4 4 169 0.219 74 354 4.8 2 11 90 0 1 54.4
    Totals 29 29 28 1,274 - 457 2,104 4.6 17 104 914 2 7 405.80
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 5 yrs, $61,635,370
    • Avg. Salary: $12,327,074
    • NFL Rank: 120
    • RB Rank: 5

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2021
    • Avg. Salary: $1,588,334
    • NFL Rank: 754
    • RB Rank: 39

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Dalvin Cook to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Christian McCaffrey 4 $64,000,000 $16,000,000 23
    Ezekiel Elliott 6 $90,000,000 $15,000,000 24
    Le'Veon Bell 4 $52,500,000 $13,125,000 27
    David Johnson 3 $39,000,000 $13,000,000 26
    Averages 4.3 $61,375,000 $14,441,176 25


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Cook's current age (24), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    5 $69,417,015 $13,883,403


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Cook statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Rushing Yards, Rushing Touchdowns, Fumbles, Receptions, Receiving Yards, Rating

    Player GP% Rush Yds/GM Rush TD/GM Fum/GM Rec Rec Yds Rating
    Christian McCaffrey 2018-2019, CAR 100 77.66 0.69 0.16 6.97 58.5 84.8
    Ezekiel Elliott 2017-2018, DAL 78.13 96.72 0.52 0.28 4.12 33.44 70.9
    Le'Veon Bell 2017-2018, NYJ 93.75 86.07 0.6 0.2 5.67 43.67 35.5
    David Johnson 2016-2017, ARI 53.13 74.24 0.94 0.41 5.06 55.65 60.4
    Average 81.25 83.67 0.69 0.26 5.46 47.82 62.90
    Dalvin Cook 2018-2019 78.13 70 0.6 0.24 3.72 32.96 77.25
    % Change -3.84% -16.34% -13.04% 7.69% -31.87% -31.07% 22.81%
    Median Prime % Change -13.04%
    Average Prime % Change -9.38%


    Calculated Market Value: Dalvin Cook

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    5 years, $61,635,370 $12,327,074