According to the NFL Network, the Minnesota Vikings and Kyle Rudolph have reportedly reached a deal on a contract extension.
Rudolph confirmed the news on Twitter:
— Kyle Rudolph (@KyleRudolph82) June 11, 2019
Here are the terms of the extension, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Vikings are giving veteran TE Kyle Rudolph a four-year, $36 million extension that locks him into Minnesota, per source. Rudolph not going anywhere, except back to the Vikings.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 11, 2019
And with that, the trade rumors were quelched. The saga began when the cap-strapped Vikings shopped Rudolph before and during the draft. The rumors intensified after the Vikings drafted tight end Irv Smith Jr. in the second round. On his part, Rudolph said he wanted to remain in Minnesota, but he also admitted he wouldn’t take a pay cut to stay with the team.
Rudolph tallied 64 receptions for 634 yards and four touchdowns while playing all 16 regular-season games for the fourth consecutive year in 2018. Since he entered the NFL back in 2011, Rudolph ranks 10th in receptions, 12th in receiving yards, and fourth in touchdown catches among all tight ends.