How Much is Riley Reiff Worth?

Reiff was born in Parkston, South Dakota. He was an outstanding multi-sport athlete and earned All-State honors at both tight end and defensive end as a senior. His high school career included 23 sacks and nine touchdowns. In 2011, he earned first-team All-State honors at tight end, and was named to the third team Freshman All-America by College Football News and the South Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year.

After two seasons with the University of Iowa, he transferred to the University of Michigan for his senior season. He was a member of the Hawkeyes’ football team all four years, starting every game at left tackle in his sophomore and junior seasons. Although he did not receive first-team all-conference honors, he was a strong track and field athlete and was named to the second-team All-Big Ten in each of his three years at UM.

Following a redshirt year, Reiff declared himself eligible for the 2012 NFL Draft, and the Detroit Lions selected him in the first round. At the time, he was widely considered a top-15 prospect. While he performed well at the NFL Combine, he disappointed with his measureables. He was projected as a potential top-five pick in the draft, but his body measurements did not meet the requirements of a left tackle. During his sophomore season, he replaced Bryan Bulaga at the left tackle position.

As a rookie, he started 11 games, and was the first lineman for the Lions in their game against the New York Giants. He finished the season with a 68.7 grade in Pro Football Focus’ run blocking rankings, and was named to the league’s second-team All-Big Ten.

Reiff spent five seasons with the Lions before becoming a free agent after the 2012 season. He signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on March 19, 2021, and became the team’s starting right tackle for the upcoming season. However, he missed the last three games with a foot injury and was placed on injured reserve.

The Bears signed two offensive line starters for $4 million, and also signed Michael Schofield to a veteran’s minimum deal. Schofield, who has started a total of 29 games at left guard, is worth $1.2 million in base salary. If he is a starter, his salary is guaranteed.

He has played with the Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, and the Chicago Bears. Before joining the Vikings, he was with the Bengals from 2012 to 2016. A native of Parkston, South Dakota, he was born on December 1, 1988. His estimated net worth is between $3 and $5 million, based on online sources.

Whether he is a starter or not, the Bears have a clear strategy of signing short-term, minimum deals. Reiff will earn $4.5 million if he is on the field for 10 percent of offensive snaps, and $2 million if he makes the playoffs. Regardless, he will have a void year for cap purposes, which will be voidated on January 1 of the following Super Bowl year.