According to a league source, the Vikings franchise gave 32 year-old Riley Reiff a $1 million dollar signing bonus to his contract. They gave him this bonus to make up for a lost incentive Reiff would’ve earned back in week 17.
Reiff missed the week 17 game against the Detroit Lions, due to COVID and being on the reserve list.
The contract Reiff agreed to back in September, had a playing-time incentive built in. Reiff would have earned the $1 million dollar bonus if he had taken 93.75% of snaps during the 2020 season. He finished the season just barely reaching that number at 92.6% in 15 games.
Reiff took a pay cut of $5 million dollars last season, after the Vikings signed defensive end Yannick Ngakoue. His salary went from $10.9 million down to $5.9 million.
Reiff has only one year left in his contract with the Vikings, before he is eligible for free agency in 2022. He is due a $5 million dollar roster bonus on March 19th, and if he makes the 2021 Pro Bowl, he can earn up to $300,000.