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Kyle Rudolph Embed This

Tight End Age: 30 Exp: 8 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#43 overall), 2011 College: Notre Dame Agent(s): David Dunn (Athletes First)

Vikings – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Kyle Rudolph signed a 4 year, $36,000,000 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including a $7,250,000 signing bonus, $9,250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $9,000,000. In 2020, Rudolph will earn a base salary of $7,025,000, a roster bonus of $250,000, a workout bonus of $100,000 and a incentive bonus of $625,000, while carrying a cap hit of $9,450,000 and a dead cap value of $5,800,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $36,000,000
    Signing Bonus $7,250,000
    Average Salary $9,000,000
    Total Guarantees $9,250,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $9,250,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 29 $1,750,000 $1,450,000 $250,000 $100,000 - $3,550,000 $9,200,000 $9,350,000($9,350,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $9,200,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-5,650,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $7,450,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-3,900,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $3,650,000 2020 Dead Cap: $5,550,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-100,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $1,900,000 2020 Dead Cap: $5,550,000 2019 Cap Savings: $1,650,000

    Potential Out: 2020, 1 yr, $9,350,000; $5,800,000 dead cap

    2020 Contract details by year 30 $7,025,000 $1,450,000 $250,000 $100,000 $625,000 $9,450,000 $5,800,000 $8,000,000($17,350,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $5,800,000 2020 Cap Savings: $3,650,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $5,800,000 2020 Cap Savings: $3,650,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $1,450,000 2021 Dead Cap: $4,350,000 2020 Cap Savings: $8,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,450,000 2021 Dead Cap: $4,350,000 2020 Cap Savings: $8,000,000
    2021 Contract details by year 31 $7,650,000 $1,450,000 $250,000 $100,000 - $9,450,000 $4,350,000 $8,000,000($25,350,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $4,350,000 2021 Cap Savings: $5,100,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,350,000 2021 Cap Savings: $5,100,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,450,000 2022 Dead Cap: $2,900,000 2021 Cap Savings: $8,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,450,000 2022 Dead Cap: $2,900,000 2021 Cap Savings: $8,000,000
    2022 Contract details by year 32 $8,450,000 $1,450,000 $250,000 $100,000 - $10,250,000 $2,900,000 $8,800,000($34,150,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $2,900,000 2022 Cap Savings: $7,350,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,900,000 2022 Cap Savings: $7,350,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $1,450,000 2023 Dead Cap: $1,450,000 2022 Cap Savings: $8,800,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $1,450,000 2023 Dead Cap: $1,450,000 2022 Cap Savings: $8,800,000
    2023 Contract details by year 33 $9,850,000 $1,450,000 $250,000 $100,000 - $11,650,000 $1,450,000 $10,200,000($44,350,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $1,450,000 2023 Cap Savings: $10,200,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,450,000 2023 Cap Savings: $10,200,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $1,450,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $10,200,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,450,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $10,200,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 34 UFA  
    Contract Notes:

     

    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2014-2019

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $36,500,000
    Signing Bonus $6,500,000
    Average Salary $7,300,000
    Guaranteed $18,500,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2014 24 $956,343 $1,766,791 - $50,000 $2,773,134 $7,923,134 $7,506,343($7,506,343)
    2015 25 $4,900,000 $1,300,000 $140,625 $100,000 $6,440,625 $15,850,000 $5,140,625($12,646,968)
    2016 26 $5,650,000 $1,300,000 $250,000 $100,000 $7,300,000 $9,650,000 $6,026,622($18,673,590)
    2017 27 $5,150,000 $1,300,000 $250,000 $100,000 $6,800,000 $7,850,000 $5,500,000($24,173,590)
    2018 28 $6,025,000 $1,300,000 $250,000 $100,000 $7,675,000 $7,425,000 $6,375,000($30,548,590)
    2019 29 $7,275,000 - $250,000 $100,000 $7,625,000 - $7,625,000($38,173,590)
    2020 Free agent year 30 UFA  
    • $18.5M guaranteed
    • $5.65M 2016 salary becomes fully guaranteed on 3/11/2016
    • $1.45M of the 2017 salary becomes fully guaranteed on 3/11/2017
    • Per Game Bonus: $15,625 ($250,000)
    • Annual Workout Bonus: $100,000
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $375,000 $1,867,164 - - - - - $2,242,164
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $585,448 - - - - - - $585,448
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $745,896 - - $50,000 - - - $795,896
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $956,343 $6,500,000 - $50,000 - - - $7,506,343
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $4,900,000 - $140,625 $100,000 - - - $5,140,625
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $5,650,000 - $250,000 $100,000 - - $26,622 $6,026,622
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $5,150,000 - $250,000 $100,000 - - - $5,500,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $6,025,000 - $250,000 $100,000 - - - $6,375,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,750,000 $7,250,000 $250,000 $100,000 - - - $9,350,000
    9 seasons $26,137,687 $15,617,164 $1,140,625 $600,000 - - $26,622 $43,522,098
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $7,025,000 - $250,000 $100,000 - - - $8,000,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $7,650,000 - $250,000 $100,000 - - - $8,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $8,450,000 - $250,000 $100,000 - - - $8,800,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $9,850,000 - $250,000 $100,000 - - - $10,200,000
    $59,112,687 $15,617,164 $2,140,625 $1,000,000 - - $26,622 $78,522,098
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    9 seasons Player Cash Earnings $26,137,687 $15,617,164 $1,140,625 $600,000 - - - $43,522,098
  • 2020 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2019 MIN 16 16 16 807 0.779 48 39 367 9.4 6 0 74.7
    2018 MIN 16 16 16 925 0.880 81 64 634 9.9 4 0 87.4
    2017 MIN 16 16 16 924 0.826 81 57 532 9.3 8 0 101.2
    2016 MIN 16 16 16 970 0.921 132 83 840 10.1 7 0 126
    2015 MIN 16 16 16 848 0.829 73 49 495 10.1 5 0 79.5
    2014 MIN 9 9 8 434 0.424 34 24 231 9.6 2 0 35.1
    2013 MIN 8 8 8 424 0.494 46 30 313 10.4 3 0 49.3
    2012 MIN 16 16 16 950 0.918 94 53 493 9.3 9 0 105.3
    2011 MIN 15 15 8 39 26 249 9.6 3 0 42.9
    Totals 128 128 120 6,282 - 628 425 4,154 9.8 47 0 701.40