Vikings, Eric Kendricks Agree to 5-Year, $50 Million Extension

Annette Crawford
April 16, 2018

The team announced it signed Eric Kendricks to a contract extension, locking up the first of four significant players scheduled to hit free agency after the 2018 season.

Per multiple reports, the new deal for Kendricks is for five years and $50 million, with $25 million of that sum guaranteed.

On the day they welcomed players back into their building for the start of offseason workouts, the Vikings ushered one of their linebackers into a new tax bracket. Kendricks is paired with another fellow Bruin, linebacker Anthony Barr, in Minnesota's stout defense.

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. He had a team-high 113 tackles in 2017. With Kendricks in place, it ensures that a major part o their defense is in place for the next several seasons. In three seasons, the UCLA product has played in 45 out of a possible 48 games. His older brother, Mychal, is a linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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