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Everson Griffen Embed This

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

Vikings – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Everson Griffen signed a 4 year, $58,000,000 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including a $2,000,000 signing bonus, $34,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $14,500,000. In 2020, Griffen will earn a base salary of $12,900,000, a roster bonus of $468,750 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $13,868,750 and a dead cap value of $800,000.

    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
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2017 Contract details by year 29 $1,900,000 $1,600,000 $5,000,000 $100,000 $8,600,000 $21,300,000 $9,000,000($9,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $21,300,000 2017 Cap Savings: $-12,700,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $15,500,000 2017 Cap Savings: $-6,900,000 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $18,500,000 2018 Dead Cap: $2,800,000 2017 Cap Savings: $-9,900,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $12,700,000 2018 Dead Cap: $2,800,000 2017 Cap Savings: $-4,100,000
    2018 Contract details by year 30 $3,900,000 $1,600,000 $6,000,000 $100,000 $11,600,000 $12,800,000 $10,000,000($19,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $12,800,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-1,200,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $8,900,000 2018 Cap Savings: $2,700,000 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $11,600,000 2019 Dead Cap: $1,200,000 2018 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $7,700,000 2019 Dead Cap: $1,200,000 2018 Cap Savings: $3,900,000
    2019 Contract details by year 31 $6,400,000 $400,000 $968,750 $100,000 $7,868,750 $1,300,000 $7,468,750($26,468,750)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $1,300,000 2019 Cap Savings: $6,568,750 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $1,300,000 2019 Cap Savings: $6,568,750 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $500,000 2020 Dead Cap: $800,000 2019 Cap Savings: $7,368,750 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $500,000 2020 Dead Cap: $800,000 2019 Cap Savings: $7,368,750
    2020 Contract details by year 32 $12,900,000 $400,000 $468,750 $100,000 $13,868,750 $800,000 $13,468,750($39,937,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $800,000 2020 Cap Savings: $13,068,750 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $800,000 2020 Cap Savings: $13,068,750 Post-6/1 Release

    N/A in 2020

    Post-6/1 Trade

    N/A in 2020

    2021 Contract details by year 33 $13,400,000 $400,000 $500,000 $100,000 $14,400,000 $400,000 $14,000,000($53,937,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $400,000 2021 Cap Savings: $14,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $400,000 2021 Cap Savings: $14,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $400,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $14,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $400,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $14,000,000
    2022 Contract details by year 34 $14,900,000 - $500,000 $100,000 $15,500,000 - $15,500,000($69,437,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $15,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $15,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $15,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $15,500,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $18.8M fully guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2017 salary + 2017 roster bonus + 2018 salary + 2018 roster bonus)
    • 2017 Roster Bonus: $5M
    • 2018 Roster Bonus: $6M (paid 3/16/2018, already guaranteed)
    • 2019 salary fully guarantees on 3/15/2019
    • $4.3M of 2020 salary fully guarantees on 3/20/2020
    • 2019-2022 Per Game Active Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000, 11 LTBE in 2019, 15 LTBE in 2020)
    • Annual Workout Bonus: $100,000
    • 2020-2022 May Void with
      56% defensive snaps in 2019
      6+ sacks

    Previous Contracts

    2014-2018

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $42,500,000
    Signing Bonus $6,000,000
    Average Salary $8,500,000
    Guaranteed $19,800,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2014 26 $6,900,000 $1,200,000 $100,000 $8,200,000 $33,700,000 $13,000,000($13,000,000)
    2015 27 $6,900,000 $1,200,000 $100,000 $8,200,000 $18,700,000 $7,000,000($20,000,000)
    2016 28 $6,900,000 $1,200,000 $100,000 $8,200,000 $10,600,000 $7,000,000($27,000,000)
    2017 29 $6,900,000 $1,200,000 $100,000 $8,200,000 $2,400,000 $7,000,000($34,000,000)
    2018 30 $8,400,000 $1,200,000 $100,000 $9,700,000 $1,200,000 $8,500,000($42,500,000)
    2019 Free agent year 31 UFA  
    • $19.8M guaranteed (Signing Bonus + 2014-15 base)
    • Workout Bonus: $100,000
    Source: Joel Corry
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    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
    10 seasons $34,795,000 $8,540,000 $11,968,750 $600,000 - - - $55,903,750
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $12,900,000 - $468,750 $100,000 - - - $13,468,750
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $13,400,000 - $500,000 $100,000 - - - $14,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $14,900,000 - $500,000 $100,000 - - - $15,500,000
    $75,995,000 $8,540,000 $13,437,500 $900,000 - - - $98,872,500
    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
  • 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

  • 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
    2019 MIN 16 15 15 863 0.784 8 41 26 15 1
    2018 MIN 11 11 10 584 0.801 5.5 33 23 10
    2017 MIN 15 15 15 795 0.800 13 45 31 14 1
    2016 MIN 16 16 16 888 0.861 8 48 36 12 2
    2015 MIN 15 15 15 866 0.807 10.5 44 34 10 1
    2014 MIN 16 16 16 967 0.894 12 56 39 17 1
    2013 MIN 16 16 698 0.601 5.5 26 17 9 1
    2012 MIN 16 16 1 607 0.539 8 27 20 3 1 1
    2011 MIN 16 16 4 21 8 4 1
    2010 MIN 11 11 11 4
    Totals 148 147 88 6,268 - 75 352 238 94 8 2