According to Fox’s Jay Glazer, the Minnesota Vikings have given tight end Kyle Rudolph a new five-year deal worth over $36 million dollars.
Kyle Rudolph agrees to new 5 year, 36.5 million dollar extension w Vikings
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) July 28, 2014
The new deal makes Rudolph the game’s fifth highest-paid tight end.
Kyle Rudolph’s deal is worth $36.5M over 5 years. Practical guarantee of $19.4M. New money avg is $7.3M. Can earn $40M. 5th-highest paid TE
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 28, 2014
Rudolph has 109 catches for 1,055 yards and 15 touchdowns in three NFL seasons.
“I’m extremely excited to get this extension completed and continue my career with the Minnesota Vikings,” Rudolph said in a statement issued by the club Sunday night. “I’ve said all along I wanted to stay in Minnesota. I love the fans, the community and, most importantly, I’m excited about where this team is going. I’m looking forward to the 2014 season and helping this organization reach our ultimate goal.”