Everson Griffin has a new deal with the Vikings
“I’m a Viking for life”
On July 26, the Vikings made a big splash, extending Everson Griffen, their top defensive end, for likely the remainder of his career. The defensive end signed a four-year extension worth $58M with $34M in guarantees, according to Ian Rapoport.
The extension begins in 2019, meaning the extension locks him in place through 2022. Griffen, who is currently 29, will play the 2017 and 2018 season on his current contract with base salaries of $6.9M and $8.4M, respectively.
“Man, this means I’m a Vike for life. I appreciate the coaching staff, the ownership, the organization.” – @EversonGriffen on his extension
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) July 26, 2017
Griffen has started all 47 of the games he’s played in since becoming the starter in 2014 after the departure of Vikings’ great Jared Allen, amassing 30.5 sacks in the same time span. He also has a sack in each of his playoff appearances. Griffen has risen from fourth round pick to two-time Pro Bowler
In other contract-related news, it is rumored that an extension for Xavier Rhodes is coming later this week. This will mean another key player will likely be extended, leaving Minnesota with a QB, Joseph, Barr, Kendricks, Hunter, and Diggs left to sign within the next two years.