Vikings, Adam Thielen Agree to Multi-Year Extension

MINNEAPOLIS MN- DECEMBER 30 Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver Adam Thielen looks on from the sideline during an NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears

MINNEAPOLIS MN- DECEMBER 30 Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver Adam Thielen looks on from the sideline during an NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears

While Thielen will still make that for 2019, he also signed a four-year, $64 million extension which will keep him in Minnesota through the 2024 season and give him the money he deserves.

Thielen had a career-best season in 2018, with 118 receptions for 1,373 yards and nine touchdowns.

According to his agency, the contract guarantees Thielen $35 million dollars. The team confirmed the two sides have agreed in principle on the multi-year extension.

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Thielen's current deal, which he signed as an RFA after the 2016 season, was set to pay him just $3.8 million in base salary this season with a $6.1 million cap hit. He now has long-term stability with a much bigger paycheck.

For a guy like Thielen, who made around $100,000 during his first year with the Vikings, the extension he was given on Friday is quite the accomplishment. The Minnesota native was named to consecutive Pro Bowls in the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

On his career, the 28-year-old Thielen has appeared in 80 games with 46 starts, 42 starts coming in the past three seasons. Since the start of the 2016 season, Thielen ranks tied in the National Football League in third-down receptions (82), seventh in receptions (273) and seventh in receiving yards (3,616).

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