Jared Allen not worried about contract year, free agency

Dec 23, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) sacks Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) during the third quarter at Reliant Stadium. The Vikings won 23-6. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is entering the final year of his contract, with no reported contract negotiations on a possible extension.

Allen’s not concerned out it.

“I’m a Viking this year, I’m gonna go out play my heart out and try to win a Super Bowl,” Allen said on Sirius XM NFL Radio Wednesday night. “I always look at chips fall where they may. My motto is if I take care of my job on the field the rest will take care of itself.”

Allen, 31, had a drop in production last season while playing with injuries. He had a pair of surgeries on the same day earlier this offseason.

Even with the down year last season, he posted double-digit sacks for the seventh time in the last eight years.

Topics: Jared Allen, Minnesota Vikings

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  • Daniel Laxen

    He’s a gamer! I’d imagine he’ll be resigned? Expect great things from this defense…

  • Charles Stocks

    Lets redo that contract now. I would be sick to my stomach if we gave him 17 million this year, and then he left for another team next year. Give him 4 years and 40 Million. With Antoine gone, i’d have to say that Jared is the undisputed leader of our defense. Resign him and Griffen and let Robison walk