Vikings sign LB Kendricks to contract extension

Ruben Hill
April 16, 2018

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Kendricks is signing a five-year, $50 million extension with the Vikings. Of that $50 million, $25 million is guaranteed.

Prior to the new contract, Kendricks was in the final year of his rookie four-year, $5.1 million contract where he was set to earn $1.1 million for the $1.1 million.

Selected in the second round by the Vikings in 2015, Kendricks has compiled 314 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 16 passes defensed and two interceptions in his National Football League career.

The deal would make Kendricks the NFL's fourth-highest-paid linebacker in terms of average annual value at $10 million per season. Kendericks brought both of those interceptions back for touchdowns.

The 2015 second-round pick has proven to be a durable player, too, starting 41 out of 45 career games. He broke into the lineup in Week 4 and has since been a mainstay as the team's top run stuffer.

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