The Minnesota Vikings have a lot of work to do with several key players set to hit free agency in 2019. They began that process on Monday by signing linebacker Eric Kendricks to a long-term contract extension.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the deal is for five years worth $50 million with $25 million guaranteed.
Kendricks has picked up over 100 tackles in back-to-back seasons and played a significant role in the Vikings ranking No. 1 against opposing running backs in the passing game (per Football Outsiders).
Vikings are signing LB Eric Kendricks to a five-year, $50 million extension that includes $25 million guaranteed, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 16, 2018
Anthony Barr, Stefon Diggs and Danielle Hunter are also free agents following next season.