With free agency and the salary cap in the NFL these days, the mantra is “you can’y pay everybody”. Well the Vikings are sure trying. They just signed tight end Kyle Rudolph to a four year $36 million dollar extension.
Rudolph announced the deal himself on Twitter, but the terms of the contract were not known. The tight end was entering the final year of his deal, but this extension will tie him to the Vikings through the 2023 season. The $9 million new money average surpasses the $7.3 million per year Rudolph earned on his last deal and makes him the fourth-highest paid tight end in the game.
The Vikings also signed linebacker Anthony Barr and wide receiver Adam Thielen to big contracts in the off season, along with current big deals to quarterback Kirk Cousins, defensive back Xavier Rhodes, Defensive lineman Linval Joeseph and more. No doubt the Vikings are all in on a Super Bowl run. It is a gamble though, if they fall short they could be setting themselves up for trouble down the line….
Vikings are giving veteran TE Kyle Rudolph a four-year, $36 million extension that locks him into Minnesota, per source. Rudolph not going anywhere, except back to the Vikings.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 11, 2019