Eric Kendricks

Dallas Cowboys, Inside Linebacker
Age: 32-120d (Feb 29, 1992)
Exp: 10 Years
Country: US
College: California-Los Angeles
Drafted: Round 2 (#45 overall), 2015
Agent(s): Wasserman
2024 Cap Hit

$2,941,165

2024 Cash

$3,000,000

Career Earnings

$52,531,539

2024-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Eric Kendricks signed a 1 year , $3,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including $1,000,000 signing bonus, $2,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,000,000. In 2024, Kendricks will earn a base salary of $1,500,000 and a signing bonus of $1,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $2,941,165 and a dead cap value of $2,500,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $3,000,000
Average Salary:
$3,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$1,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$1,500,000
Total GTD:
$2,500,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 32 $2,941,165 1.15% $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,500,000
2025 33
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 32 $1,500,000 $1,000,000 $441,165 $2,941,165 1.15% $2,500,000
2025 33
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 32 $1,500,000 $1,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000
Contract Notes
  • $2.5M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2024 salary)
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2018-2023 Extension

Eric Kendricks signed a 5 year , $50,000,000 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including $10,500,000 signing bonus, $25,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,000,000.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $50,000,000
Average Salary:
$10,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$10,500,000
GTD at Sign:
$11,638,080
Total GTD:
$25,000,000
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2015-2018 Rookie

Eric Kendricks signed a 4 year , $5,155,920 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including $2,009,760 signing bonus, $2,679,120 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,288,980.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $5,155,920
Average Salary:
$1,288,980
Signing Bonus:
$2,009,760
GTD at Sign:
$2,679,120
Total GTD:
$2,679,120
Free Agent:
2019 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$52,531,539

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2015 23
Active
$2,444,760
$2,444,760
2016 24
Active
$818,637
$3,263,397
2017 25
Active
$903,720
$4,167,117
2018 26
Active
$11,638,080
$15,805,197
2019 27
Active
$4,484,375
$20,289,572
2020 28
Active
$7,521,392
$27,810,964
2021 29
Reserve
$8,470,575
$36,281,539
2022 30
Active
$9,500,000
$45,781,539
2023 31
Active
$6,750,000
$52,531,539
Total      
$52,531,539
$52,531,539
2024 32
Active
$3,000,000
Total
$55,531,539
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2015
23
$435,000
$2,009,760
$2,444,760
$2,444,760
2016
24
$669,360
$149,277
$818,637
$3,263,397
2017
25
$903,720
$903,720
$4,167,117
2018
26
$1,138,080
$10,500,000
$11,638,080
$15,805,197
2019
27
$2,000,000
$2,150,000
$234,375
$100,000
$4,484,375
$20,289,572
2020
28
$1,150,000
$6,000,000
$187,500
$100,000
$83,892
$7,521,392
$27,810,964
2021
29
$8,150,000
$220,575
$100,000
$8,470,575
$36,281,539
2022
30
$9,150,000
$250,000
$100,000
$9,500,000
$45,781,539
2023
31
$1,250,000
$5,500,000
$6,750,000
$52,531,539
Total
$24,846,160
$18,009,760
$8,150,000
$892,450
$400,000
$233,169
$52,531,539
$52,531,539
2024
32
$1,500,000
$1,000,000
$3,000,000
Total
$26,346,160
$19,009,760
$8,150,000
$892,450
$400,000
$233,169
$55,531,539

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
8 $23,596,160 $12,509,760 $892,450 $8,150,000 $400,000 $233,169 $45,781,539
1 $1,250,000 $5,500,000 - - - - $6,750,000

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2021 MIN 18 - 18 COVID-19
  • Mar 13, 2024 Signed a 1 year $3 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
  • Mar 05, 2024 Released by Los Angeles (LAC), clearing $6.5M of cap
  • Mar 13, 2023 Signed a 2 year $13.25 million contract with Los Angeles (LAC)
  • Mar 06, 2023 Released by Minnesota (MIN), clearing $9.5M of cap
  • Jan 01, 2022 Fined $12,875 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Los Angeles (LAR)
  • Dec 24, 2021 Fined $10,300 Roughing the Passer against Justin Fields (CHI)
  • Sep 12, 2020 Converted $6M of 2020 salary into bonus with Minnesota (MIN)
  • May 14, 2019 Converted $2.15M of 2019 salary into bonus. clearing $1.72M of cap space with Minnesota (MIN)
  • Apr 16, 2018 Signed a 5 year $50 million contract extension with Minnesota (MIN)
  • May 07, 2015 Signed a 4 year $5.155 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
  • May 01, 2015 Drafted by Minnesota (MIN): Round 2 (#45 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Dec 24, 2021 Roughing the Passer against Justin Fields (CHI) $10,300
Jan 01, 2022 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Los Angeles (LAR) $12,875
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 LAC 15 13 790 72.20 4 117 79 38 1
2022 MIN 17 17 1,095 94.30 1 137 87 50
2021 MIN 15 15 1,032 85.40 5 143 82 61 2
2020 MIN 11 11 755 70.20 107 69 38 3
2019 MIN 15 15 962 87.40 1 110 70 40 2
2018 MIN 14 14 875 84.40 1 108 63 45 1 2
2017 MIN 16 16 970 97.60 1 114 67 47 1 1
2016 MIN 15 14 869 84.30 3 109 70 39 1 1
2015 MIN 14 11 763 71.10 4 92 72 20
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