Tight end Kyle Rudolph is ready to spend his future in Minnesota as the veteran, now in the final year of his rookie deal is looking for a contract extension.
Rumors of a potential extension surfaced last month, but little came from it. Now Rudolph has expressed his desire to get something done yet again.
He also wants to remain a long-term part of the Vikings. Rudolph, who has one year left on his four-year, $3.9 million rookie contract, reiterated that he hopes this offseason to sign an extension.
“It’s something that I really want to do,” he said. “I’ve been extremely happy here in Minnesota. … I truly feel like we have the best organization in football, and I’d love to play my whole career here. I love the (Twin Cities) and I want to stay here. Hopefully, that’s something we can get done this offseason.”
While it’s a nice thought, Rudolph might be best served (from a personal standpoint) to wait and re-sign with the Vikings at season end given he’ll now be playing under offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who is a guru when it comes to working tight end’s into his offense.