Sheldon Richardson
Defensive Tackle
Drafted: Round 1 (#13 overall), 2013
Experience: 8 Years
College: Missouri
Contract: 1 yr(s)
$3,600,000
Signing Bonus $1,925,000 AAV$3,600,000 G'teed:$3,000,000 Free Agent:2022 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2021 Contract details by year 30 $1,075,000 $641,667 $600,000 - $2,316,666 $3,000,000
2022 Contract details by year 31 - $641,667 - - $1,283,333 $1,283,333
2023 Contract details by year 32 - $641,667 - - $641,667 -
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
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
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 - - $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 - $8,000,000
2019 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 $5,000,000 - $13,019,253
2020 Player Cash Earnings $11,900,000 - - $12,041,833
8 seasons $37,716,177 $12,357,176 - $50,480,836

Cap Hit

#55
Defensive Tackle
#19
Minnesota Vikings
#622
NFL

AAV

#38
Defensive Tackle
#461
NFL

Cash

#38
Defensive Tackle
#429
NFL
  • Jun 15 2021

    Signed a 1 year $3.6 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)

  • Apr 16 2021

    Released by Cleveland (CLE), clearing $12M of cap space

  • Dec 27 2019

    Fined $42,115 Roughing the Passer against Lamar Jackson (BAL)

  • Nov 8 2019

    Fined $21,056 Roughing the Passer against Denver (DEN)

  • Sep 13 2019

    Fined $21,056 Roughing the Passer against Marcus Mariota (TEN)

  • Mar 12 2019

    Signed a 3 year $37 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)

  • Sep 14 2018

    Fined $20,054 Roughing the Passer against Jimmy Garoppolo (SF)

  • Mar 16 2018

    Signed a 1 year $8 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)

  • Dec 15 2017

    Fined $9,115 Fighting with Jacksonville (JAC)

  • Nov 17 2017

    Fined $18,231 Roughing the Passer against Drew Stanton (ARI)

  • Sep 1 2017

    Traded 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 2016

    Fined $9,115 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Indianapolis (IND)

  • Nov 11 2016

    Fined $9,115 Slamming Jay Ajayi's (MIA) head into the ground

  • Sep 23 2016

    Fined $9,115 Taunting against Buffalo (BUF)

  • Jun 30 2016

    Suspended 1 game for violating the league's personal conduction policy, forfeiting $104,470 in 2016 salary with New York (NYJ)

  • Apr 18 2016

    New York (NYJ) exercised an $8.069 million 5th-year option for 2017

  • Jul 2 2015

    Suspended 4 games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, forfeiting $645,175 in 2015 salary/bonus with New York (NYJ)

  • Sep 19 2014

    Fined $8,268 Excessive Facemask against Green Bay (GB)

  • Dec 27 2013

    Fined $15,750 Roughing the passer against Jason Campbell (CLE)

  • Jul 24 2013

    Signed a 4 year $10.05 million contract with New York (NYJ)

  • Apr 25 2013

    Drafted by New York (NYJ): Round 1 (#13 overall)