The Minnesota Vikings like to strike contract extensions before their players get too pricey, so who could be the next to land a big deal?
The Minnesota Vikings have done a great job over the years of holding onto their own talent. While they routinely rank as one of the youngest teams in the NFL, they do a good job of identifying players who are crucial to what they do and are proactive in signing them to long-term extensions.
Players such as EDGE Everson Griffen, EDGE Danielle Hunter, wide receiver Stefon Diggs and more got taken care of before their demands went through the roof, and this year should be no different. Although the Vikings have roughly $900,000 in cap room (per Spotrac) after Anthony Harris signed his franchise tender on Sunday, Vikings Executive Vice President of Football Operations Rob Brzezinski has been a wizard in fitting long-term deals under the cap.
With those deals creating financial flexibility and allowing the Vikings to hold onto some of their young assets, the biggest question now is who’s next?
In this piece, we’ll look at some of the names the Vikings may be targeting for a new deal and predicting whether they can get paid before the 2020 season or if they’ll have to wait down the road.