Everson Griffen Net Worth: Everson Griffen is an American football defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL) (NFL). He was born on December 22, 1987, in Avondale, Arizona, USA.
Everson Griffen agreed to renegotiation for 2019 decreasing his basic contract to $6.4 million. Griffen may earn up to $1.5 million in per-game roster bonus money ($62,500 every game 46 men active) and ($31,250 per game on 53 men).
After playing collegiate football at USC, Griffen was taken in the fourth round and 100th overall choice in the 2010 NFL Draft. A product of Agua Fria High School, he was the highest-ranked prospect to come out of the state of Arizona since Terrell Suggs, whom he loved growing up. Griffen has been characterized as “one of the rare physical freaks that come along just once in a blue moon”.
Griffen is married to his wife, Tiffany Griffen, since 2014. Together, the couple has three boys. Their eldest son, Greyson, was born in 2013 and their second son, Ellis, was born in 2015. On November 23, 2017, his wife gave birth to their third and youngest son, Sebastian Gregory.
Griffen was born on December 22, 1987, in Avondale, Arizona. He attended the same high school as Vikings Hall of Famer Randall McDaniel, Agua Fria High School, in Avondale, Arizona. Griffen will turn 32 years in 2019.
Griffen was picked with the second selection in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, by the Minnesota Vikings becoming the 100th player selected overall. He appeared in the remaining 11 games after being sidelined for the initial five games of the season, concluding his rookie year with 11 tackles, all of them solo.
Everson Griffen was arrested in Los Angeles for public drunkenness on January 28, 2011. He was detained again three days later when he was spotted driving with an expired driver’s license. Griffen then attempted to leave on foot only to be tased. He appeared in all 16 games for the Vikings in his second season, largely on special teams as a gunner on punt coverage at times as well as acting as a regular on return units.
Griffen signed a four-year, $58 million contract deal ($34 million guaranteed) with the Vikings through the 2022 season on July 26, 2017. He was selected NFC Defensive Player of the Month in October. Griffen collected at least one sack in each of the Viking’s first eight games and is on track to shatter his personal record of 12.0 sacks, a number he acquired in the 2014 season.
Only Jim Marshall and Jared Allen hold the Vikings record for a sack in at least eight consecutive games; Marshall did it in 1969, Allen in 2011. Griffen was chosen to his third consecutive Pro Bowl on December 19, 2017.
In the 2018 season, Griffen participated in 11 games. After participating in the first two games, he missed five games due to a personal situation. He ended with 5.5 sacks, 33 total tackles, five quarterback hits, and one pass defensed.