The Minnesota Vikings and wide receiver Adam Thielen agreed to a 4-year, $64 million contract extension. There are incentives that could increase his salary to $73 million. The Detroit Lakes, MN., native will be a Viking through the 2024 season.
Ian Rapoport reported Thielen will receive a guaranteed $35 million. Thielen was set to be a free agent in 2020 before his contract extension.
The two-time pro bowler will enter his sixth season in the NFL and with the Vikings. Thielen reeled in 113 receptions for 1,373 yards and nine touchdowns last season. He’s recorded about 4,000 receiving yards in 80 games.
The 28-year-old’s agent, Blake Baratz shared the news via Instagram.
Adam Thielen agreed to a new contract with the Vikings — four years, $64 million with incentives that could reach $73 million. Announced via his agent on Instagram. pic.twitter.com/yYNOhCYATq— Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) April 12, 2019
Over the past two seasons, Thielen has emerged into one of the top-wideouts in the game. He became the first player to record 100-yards receiving in eight consecutive games to start a season, last year.
Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson reported in March that the Vikings were having talks about an extension for Thielen. Back in February, Thielen’s agent was also hopeful the two parties would be able to work out a deal.
Thielen was an undrafted free agent from DII Minnesota State-Mankato before he signed with the Minnesota Vikings in 2013.