Vikings News: Dalvin Tomlinson Contract Details Revealed

Dalvin Tomlinson contract details emerge for his free agent deal with the Minnesota Vikings.
Dalvin Tomlinson contract details emerge for his free agent deal with the Minnesota Vikings. / Elsa/Getty Images

The Minnesota Vikings made a splash early in free agency when they signed former New York Giants nose tackle Dalvin Tomlinson.

Tomlinson is a huge addition (in more than one way) to this defense, and details of his contract with the Vikings have now surfaced.

Dalvin Tomlinson Contract

Tomlinson's deal is worth $21 million over two years, with $15.9 million of it guaranteed. The deal is also structured in such a way that his cap hit is spread out across five seasons — at $7.5 million in 2023, $2.5 million in 2024 and $2.5 million in 2025, according to Spotrac. That means the Vikes will be paying him for three years even after he plays out his contract in 2022.

This deal also doesn't leave much wiggle room to release him at any point — if he's cut after the 2021 season the Vikings could incur $10 million of dead money.

Of course, when you're signing a 27-year-old who has spent each of his four NFL seasons playing at a high level, you're not exactly concerned with what happens if you cut him.

Tomlinson has received an overall grade of at least 75.0 from Pro Football Focus in all four years he spent with the New York Giants.

In comparison, Eric Kendricks is the only remaining starter on the Vikings defense who received a grade above 75.0 in 2020.

Getting that kind of production at $10.5 million per season (16th highest among active defensive tackle contracts) is a bargain for a Vikings team that hopes to return to the postseason in 2021.

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