UPDATE 3:03 PM 3/15/17: It is indeed a one-year deal for Newman. From Matt Vensel:
Terence Newman signed a one-year deal with the #Vikings worth $3.25M with $1.5M guaranteed, per a source.— Matt Vensel (@mattvensel) March 15, 2017
As the American philosopher Lloyd Christmas famously stated in Dumb and Dumber: Senior citizens, though slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose!
Terence Newman, who will turn 39 years young right before the 2017 season kicks off, has agreed to return to the Minnesota Vikings for his 15th NFL season. It will be Newman’s third season with the Vikings and eighth with Mike Zimmer as his coach in some capacity.
Newman has defied Father Time since arriving in Minnesota and has been an incredibly important contributor to the Vikings secondary. In fact, he was the only member of the Vikings to make Pro Football Focus’ top 101 players of 2016. With Captain Munnerlyn already departed back to the Carolina Panthers, retaining Newman was an important part of keeping the secondary intact.
Details about the deal were not immediately available, but we’ll go out on a limb here and predict that the deal is relatively short-term. You can stay up to date with the contract details as soon as they’re released on our Free Agency Tracker.