The Minnesota Vikings have inked the man that might be the best young kicker in the National Football League to a contract extension that will keep him in purple for the foreseeable future.
The team announced via SnapChat. . .yeah, SnapChat. . .that Blair Walsh had signed a contract extension with the team. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed at this point.
As proof, the team moved to a form of social media that I'm actually familiar with to let everyone know as well.
ICYMI on our Snapchat story, we have signed @BlairWalsh3 to a contract extension. DETAILS: http://t.co/SiB2s9XW8l pic.twitter.com/4AkjOw7HlA— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) July 26, 2015
Walsh is 87-of-103 on field goals since joining the Vikings. The team drafted him in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, meaning that he was in the final year of his rookie contract.
Walsh had the following to say after signing the extension:
I'm extremely excited to be a part of the Minnesota Vikings moving forward. I'd like to thank Rick Spielman, the Wilf family, Coach Zimmer, Coach Priefer and Rob Brzezinski for giving me this opportunity. I'm proud to be able to stay with the team that drafted me coming out of college and I look forward to what is in store for the future of this organization.
Congratulations to Blair Walsh on his new deal!
UPDATE: We have some of the terms of the deal after all.
Blair Walsh lands a four year extension worth up to $14 million with $5.25 million guaranteed according to a league source top five K money— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) July 26, 2015