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Vikings, Brian O’Neill agree on contract extension

A big deal for the big man

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In a season that could prove to be a turning point for the Minnesota Vikings’ offensive line, the team has secured that unit’s best piece.

The Vikings have announced that they have reached a contract extension with offensive tackle Brian O’Neill. According to reports, the extension is a five-year deal with $92.5 million. We will bring you the particulars, specifically the guaranteed money, when they become available.

O’Neill was the Vikings’ second round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, meaning that he was going into the final year of his rookie contract. He’s never really gotten the sort of attention he might deserve because the Vikings’ offensive line, as a whole, has been pretty bad for a number of years now. However, during the team’s joint practices with the Denver Broncos earlier this preseason, Broncos’ star pass rusher Von Miller declared O’Neill to be one of the best right tackles in the league. That’s a pretty solid endorsement right there.

The deal will make O’Neill the second-highest paid right tackle in the NFL, behind Ryan Ramczyk. It will also keep him with the Vikings through the 2026 season.

Congratulations to Brian O’Neill on his shiny new contract extension! What do you think of the deal, folks?