4 Vikings rookie extension candidates for 2024 and what they might get

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Vikings extension candidate No. 2

Christian Darrisaw, offensive tackle

After Justin Jefferson's deal is done, the focus for the Minnesota Vikings should shift to working out a long-term deal with their franchise left tackle Christian Darrisaw. Much like with Jefferson, getting this deal done won't be easy or cheap.

Starting 39 of his 41 games played at left tackle, the Vikings' first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft has been among the league's best at his position and will likely require to be paid like elite players at his position.

The top eleven left tackles in the NFL all make over $15 million per year with the top three between $23 million and $25 million per year. Don't be surprised if Darrisaw winds up on the higher end of that pay scale.

With NFL salaries on the rise and the importance of a solid left tackle, Chrisitan Darrisaw is set for a big payday. Whether or not Minnesota Vikings fans will be content with the deal that ends up being signed will be interesting to see.

Estimated extension: 4 years/$97 million with $60 million guaranteed