Sheldon Richardson

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Vikings, DT Age: 30-22d Exp: 8 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#13 overall), 2013 College: Missouri Agent(s): Ben Dogra (Relativity Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Sheldon Richardson signed a 1 year, $3,600,000 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including a $1,925,000 signing bonus, $3,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,600,000. In 2021, Richardson will earn a base salary of $1,075,000, a signing bonus of $1,925,000 and a roster bonus of $564,705, while carrying a cap hit of $2,281,372 and a dead cap value of $3,000,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,600,000
    Signing Bonus $1,925,000
    Average Salary $3,600,000
    Total Guarantees $3,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 31 $1,075,000 $641,667 $564,705 $2,281,372 $3,000,000 $3,564,705($3,564,705)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-718,628 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,925,000 2021 Cap Savings: $356,372 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,075,000 2022 Dead Cap: $1,925,000 2021 Cap Savings: $1,206,372 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $1,925,000 2021 Cap Savings: $2,281,372
    2022 Contract details by year 32 - $641,667 - $1,283,333 $1,283,333 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $1,283,333 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $1,283,333 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $1,283,333 2022 Cap Savings: $1,283,333 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $1,283,333 2022 Cap Savings: $1,283,333
    2023 Contract details by year 33 - $641,667 - $641,667 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $641,667 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $641,667 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $641,667 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $641,667
    2022 Free Agent Year 34 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $3M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2021 salary)
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $35,294 ($600,000)
    • Pro Bowl: $250,000
    • Sack Incentives
      5: $250,000
      7: $500,000
    • 2022-23 salaries automatically void
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2021 Player contract details by year - $1,666,668 - $1,666,668 -($0)

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2021

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $37,000,000
    Signing Bonus $5,000,000
    Average Salary $12,333,333
    Total Guarantees $21,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $15,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $8,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000,000
    Average Salary $8,000,000
    Total Guarantees $7,800,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $7,800,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2013-2017Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $10,054,000
    Signing Bonus $5,692,000
    Average Salary $2,513,500
    Total Guarantees $10,054,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $10,054,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $405,000 $5,357,176 - - - - - $5,762,176
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $862,000 - - - - - - $862,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,008,647 - - - - - $46,397 $1,055,044
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,671,530 - - - - - - $1,671,530
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $8,069,000 - - - - - - $8,069,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $5,800,000 $2,000,000 - $200,000 - - - $8,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 $5,000,000 - - - - $19,253 $13,019,253
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $11,900,000 - - $100,000 - - $41,833 $12,041,833
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,075,000 $1,925,000 $564,705 - - - - $3,564,705
    9 seasons $38,791,177 $14,282,176 $564,705 $300,000 - - $107,483 $54,045,541
    $38,791,177 $14,282,176 $564,705 $300,000 - - $107,483 $54,045,541
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,947,177 $5,357,176 - - - - $46,397 $9,350,750
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $8,069,000 - - - - - - $8,069,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $6,875,000 $3,925,000 $564,705 $200,000 - - - $11,564,705
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $19,900,000 $5,000,000 - $100,000 - - $61,086 $25,061,086
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/27/2019, $42,115

      Roughing the Passer against Lamar Jackson (BAL)


    • Player contract details by year 11/08/2019, $21,056

      Roughing the Passer against Denver (DEN)


    • Player contract details by year 09/13/2019, $21,056

      Roughing the Passer against Marcus Mariota (TEN)


    • Player contract details by year 09/14/2018, $20,054

      Roughing the Passer against Jimmy Garoppolo (SF)


    • Player contract details by year 12/15/2017, $9,115

      Fighting with Jacksonville (JAC)


    • Player contract details by year 11/17/2017, $18,231

      Roughing the Passer against Drew Stanton (ARI)


    • Player contract details by year 12/09/2016, $9,115

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Indianapolis (IND)


    • Player contract details by year 11/11/2016, $9,115

      Slamming Jay Ajayi's (MIA) head into the ground


    • Player contract details by year 09/23/2016, $9,115

      Taunting against Buffalo (BUF)


    • Player contract details by year 07/01/2016, 1 game $104,470

      Personal Conduct


    • Player contract details by year 07/02/2015, 4 games, $645,175

      Substance Abuse


    • Player contract details by year 09/19/2014, $8,268

      Excessive Facemask against Green Bay (GB)


    • Player contract details by year 12/27/2013, $15,750

      Roughing the passer against Jason Campbell (CLE)


    • TOTAL: $932,635

  • Transactions

    Jun 15 2021Signed a 1 year $3.6 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Apr 16 2021Released by Cleveland (CLE), clearing $12M of cap space
    Dec 27 2019Fined $42,115 Roughing the Passer against Lamar Jackson (BAL)
    Nov 8 2019Fined $21,056 Roughing the Passer against Denver (DEN)
    Sep 13 2019Fined $21,056 Roughing the Passer against Marcus Mariota (TEN)
    Mar 12 2019Signed a 3 year $37 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Sep 14 2018Fined $20,054 Roughing the Passer against Jimmy Garoppolo (SF)
    Mar 16 2018Signed a 1 year $8 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Dec 15 2017Fined $9,115 Fighting with Jacksonville (JAC)
    Nov 17 2017Fined $18,231 Roughing the Passer against Drew Stanton (ARI)
    Sep 1 2017Traded to Seattle (SEA) from New York (NYJ) with 2018 7th round pick (#226 - traded) for Jermaine Kearse, 2018 2nd round pick (#49 - traded) and 2018 7th round pick (#235 - traded)
    Dec 9 2016Fined $9,115 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Indianapolis (IND)
    Nov 11 2016Fined $9,115 Slamming Jay Ajayi's (MIA) head into the ground
    Sep 23 2016Fined $9,115 Taunting against Buffalo (BUF)
    Jun 30 2016Suspended 1 game for violating the league's personal conduction policy, forfeiting $104,470 in 2016 salary with New York (NYJ)
    Apr 18 2016New York (NYJ) exercised an $8.069 million 5th-year option for 2017
    Jul 2 2015Suspended 4 games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, forfeiting $645,175 in 2015 salary/bonus with New York (NYJ)
    Sep 19 2014Fined $8,268 Excessive Facemask against Green Bay (GB)
    Dec 27 2013Fined $15,750 Roughing the passer against Jason Campbell (CLE)
    Jul 24 2013Signed a 4 year $10.05 million contract with New York (NYJ)
    Apr 25 2013Drafted by New York (NYJ): Round 1 (#13 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 2 2 45 34.6 2 2
    2020 CLE 16 16 16 799 74.2 4.5 64 35 29 1
    2019 CLE 16 16 15 793 72.9 3 62 43 19 3
    2018 MIN 16 16 16 715 68.9 4.5 49 26 23
    2017 SEA 15 15 15 655 59.5 1 44 27 17 1 1
    2016 NYJ 16 15 14 761 73.5 1.5 62 38 24 1
    2015 NYJ 11 11 11 619 58.6 5 35 20 15 2
    2014 NYJ 16 16 16 808 79.5 8 66 42 24 1
    2013 NYJ 16 16 15 882 80.0 3.5 77 42 35 1
    Totals 124 123 118 6,077 - 31 461 273 188 10 1