The Minnesota Vikings are looking to have a totally revamped style on offense this season with new offensive coordinator Norv Turner and on Sunday night the organization made a huge commitment to one of the key cogs of the offense.
It was reported and confirmed on Sunday night that the Vikings have agreed to a five-year contract extension with tight end Kyle Rudolph. FOX’s Jay Glazer broke the news while also reporting that Rudolph’s contract is worth $36.5 million dollars.
Kyle Rudolph agrees to new 5 year, 36.5 million dollar extension w Vikings
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) July 28, 2014
The Vikings themselves confirmed the extension in a series of tweets.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) July 28, 2014
NFL.com reports that Rudolph will now be the fifth highest paid tight end in the game with an average of $7.3 million a year. NFL.com also reports that Rudolph will receive $19.4 million guaranteed.
Rudolph is looking to rebound this year after missing a good chunk of 2013 with a fractured left foot. He registered only 30 catches and three touchdowns a year ago in eight games played.
Vikings fans are looking for the former Golden Domer to return to his second year play of 53 catches, nine touchdowns and an Pro Bowl selection in which he won the game’s MVP award.
As training camp heats up in Mankato and the new season begins, it looks like the long-term future of the team is firming up as well.