It’s not the most glorious position on the football field by any stretch, but the Minnesota Vikings have apparently recognized just how important the long snapper spot is.
On Monday, the team announced that they had signed long snapper Kevin McDermott to a four-year, $4 million contract extension. The extension means that McDermott is under contract to the Vikings through the 2020 season.
McDermott won the long snapping job for the Vikings in 2015, besting long-time incumbent Cullen Loeffler in a battle during Training Camp. He went undrafted out of UCLA in 2013, and signed with the San Francisco 49ers. He then moved on to play with the Baltimore Ravens before signing with the Vikings. McDermott was teammates at UCLA with current Vikings’ punter and holder Jeff Locke.
This contract extension means that the Vikings’ primary special teams trio of McDermott, Locke, and kicker Blair Walsh, will apparently be together for at least one more season.
Congratulations to Kevin McDermott on his newfound security with the Minnesota Vikings.