Eric Kendricks

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Vikings, ILB Age: 29-20d Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#45 overall), 2015 College: California-Los Angeles Agent(s): Wasserman

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  • Current Contract

    Eric Kendricks signed a 5 year, $50,000,000 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including a $10,500,000 signing bonus, $25,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,000,000. In 2021, Kendricks will earn a base salary of $8,150,000, a roster bonus of $161,765 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $12,441,765 and a dead cap value of $18,140,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $50,000,000
    Signing Bonus $10,500,000
    Average Salary $10,000,000
    Total Guarantees $25,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $11,638,080
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2018 Contract details by year 26 $1,138,080 $2,602,440 - - - $3,740,520 $12,140,520 $11,638,080($11,638,080)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $12,140,520 2018 Cap Savings: $-8,400,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $11,002,440 2018 Cap Savings: $-7,261,920 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $3,740,520 2019 Dead Cap: $8,400,000 2018 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $2,602,440 2019 Dead Cap: $8,400,000 2018 Cap Savings: $1,138,080
    2019 Contract details by year 27 $2,000,000 $2,100,000 $234,375 $100,000 $430,000 $4,864,375 $14,800,000 $4,484,375($16,122,455)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $14,800,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-9,935,625 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $10,650,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-5,785,625 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $6,780,000 2020 Dead Cap: $8,020,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-1,915,625 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $2,630,000 2020 Dead Cap: $8,020,000 2019 Cap Savings: $2,234,375
    2020 Contract details by year 28 $1,150,000 $2,100,000 $187,500 $100,000 $1,930,000 $5,467,500 $15,370,000 $7,521,392($23,643,847)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $15,370,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-9,902,500 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $14,220,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-8,752,500 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $5,380,000 2021 Dead Cap: $9,990,000 2020 Cap Savings: $87,500 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $4,230,000 2021 Dead Cap: $9,990,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,237,500
    2021 Contract details by year 29 $8,150,000 $2,100,000 $161,765 $100,000 $1,930,000 $12,441,765 $18,140,000 $8,411,765($32,055,612)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $18,140,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-5,698,235 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $9,990,000 2021 Cap Savings: $2,451,765 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $12,180,000 2022 Dead Cap: $5,960,000 2021 Cap Savings: $261,765 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,030,000 2022 Dead Cap: $5,960,000 2021 Cap Savings: $8,411,765
    2022 Contract details by year 30 $9,150,000 $2,100,000 $250,000 $100,000 $1,930,000 $13,530,000 $5,960,000 $9,500,000($41,555,612)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $5,960,000 2022 Cap Savings: $7,570,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $5,960,000 2022 Cap Savings: $7,570,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $4,030,000 2023 Dead Cap: $1,930,000 2022 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $4,030,000 2023 Dead Cap: $1,930,000 2022 Cap Savings: $9,500,000
    2023 Contract details by year 31 $9,150,000 - $250,000 $100,000 $1,930,000 $11,430,000 $1,930,000 $9,500,000($51,055,612)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $1,930,000 2023 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,930,000 2023 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $1,930,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,930,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $9,500,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $11.6M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2018 salary)
    • 2019 salary fully guarantees on 3/15/2019
    • 2019-23 Per Game Active Bonus: $14,705 ($250,000, 12 LTBE in 2021)
    • $7.15M 2020 salary fully guarantees on 3/20/2020
    • Annual Workout Bonus: $100,000
    • Converted $2.15M of 2019 salary to bonus/5 years
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2015-2018Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $5,155,920
    Signing Bonus $2,009,760
    Average Salary $1,288,980
    Total Guarantees $2,679,120
    Guaranteed at Signing $2,679,120
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $435,000 $2,009,760 - - - - - $2,444,760
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $669,360 - - - - - $149,277 $818,637
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $903,720 - - - - - - $903,720
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,138,080 $10,500,000 - - - - - $11,638,080
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 - $234,375 $100,000 $2,150,000 - - $4,484,375
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,150,000 - $187,500 $100,000 $6,000,000 - $83,892 $7,521,392
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $8,150,000 - $161,765 $100,000 - - - $8,411,765
    7 seasons $14,446,160 $12,509,760 $583,640 $300,000 $8,150,000 - $233,169 $36,222,729
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $9,150,000 - $250,000 $100,000 - - - $9,500,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $9,150,000 - $250,000 $100,000 - - - $9,500,000
    $32,746,160 $12,509,760 $1,083,640 $500,000 $8,150,000 - $233,169 $55,222,729
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $14,446,160 $12,509,760 $583,640 $300,000 $8,150,000 - $233,169 $36,222,729
  • Transactions

    Sep 12 2020Converted $6M of 2020 salary into bonus with Minnesota (MIN)
    May 14 2019Converted $2.15M of 2019 salary into bonus. clearing $1.72M of cap space with Minnesota (MIN)
    Apr 16 2018Signed a 5 year $50 million contract extension with Minnesota (MIN)
    May 7 2015Signed a 4 year $5.155 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    May 1 2015Drafted by Minnesota (MIN): Round 2 (#45 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 MIN 6 6 6 403 100.0 2 60 36 24 1
    2020 MIN 12 11 11 755 73.7 107 69 38 3
    2019 MIN 15 15 15 962 87.4 0.5 110 70 40 2
    2018 MIN 14 14 14 875 84.4 1 108 63 45 1 2
    2017 MIN 16 16 16 970 97.6 1 114 67 47 1 1
    2016 MIN 15 15 14 869 89.6 2.5 109 70 39 1 1
    2015 MIN 14 14 11 763 71.1 4 92 72 20
    Totals 92 91 87 5,597 - 11 700 447 253 5 8