Amidst the flurry of news this morning, we have something that would qualify as an actual free agent signing for the Minnesota Vikings, as they’ve retained one of their in-house free agents.
Fullback C.J. Ham, the pride of Augustana University and Denfeld High School in Duluth, has signed a four-year contract extension with the Vikings, per Close, Personal Friend of The Daily Norseman Tom Pelissero™.
The #Vikings signed FB C.J. Ham to new contract that's worth $12.25 million over four years, including $4M in 2020, source said. A nice bump from the restricted tender.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 16, 2020
According to Pelissero, the contract is worth $12.25 million over four years, including $4 million in 2020.
There aren’t a lot of fullbacks in the NFL at this point as teams have gone to more spread out schemes, but Ham has certainly established himself as a very good one. He’s shown ability as a blocker, a runner, and a pass catcher. . .basically whatever the Vikings have called upon him to do over the past few seasons, Ham has done it very well.
We’ll be keeping an eye out for any more activity now that the new league year is nearly upon us. In the meantime, let us know what you think about the Vikings giving C.J. Ham a brand new deal.