The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly brought back safety Andrew Sendejo on a four-year deal worth $16 million.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com is reporting that the Minnesota Vikings have reached an agreement with free agent safety Andrew Sendejo on a new four-year contract worth $16 million.
Sendejo made a little over $1 million in 2015 so this represents a pretty serious pay increase.
The length and value of Sendejo’s deal suggest that Minnesota plans to move forward with him as a starting safety for the foreseeable future and likely not pursue George Iloka, Eric Weddle or any other potentially big-money free agent.
Though Paul Allen is still holding out hope:
With Minnesota looking to sign Harrison Smith to a new long-term deal, it’s possible Rick Spielman decided the team couldn’t afford to commit huge money to a second safety. I suppose they could still go after a lower-cost free agent at the position.
On the bright side, if the Vikings aren’t spending big on a safety, that means they have more money to spend on an offensive lineman.
The 28-year-old Sendejo started 13 games for the Vikings in 2015, finishing with 74 tackles, one interception and 1/2 sack.
Sendejo may not be the safety we want, but Rick Spielman thinks he’s the safety we need right now. And Harrison Smith is about to get paid.