Adam Thielen agrees to four-year extension with Vikings

Ross Houston
April 13, 2019

The Vikings and Adam Thielen have agreed to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced Friday, locking up yet another key piece well into the 2020s.

Thielen signed a four-year deal worth $19 million with Minnesota in 2017, but he quickly outperformed that contract.

Back in 2013, Adam Thielen was a scrawny, unknown rookie wide receiver out of Minnesota State Mankato willing do whatever he could to just get a spot on the roster of the Minnesota Vikings.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) talks to quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) on the sidelines in the fourth quarter against Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on December 30, 2018.

Thielen was second-team All-Pro in 2017 when he had 91 catches for 1,276 yards and four touchdowns.

In 2018, Thielen ranked eighth among National Football League wide receivers with 1,373 receiving yards. Per Spotrac, the undrafted free agent has made more than $14 million throughout his career. On Friday, Minnesota rewarded the 28-year-old receiver with a new, lucrative contract extension.

Entering his sixth season in the NFL, Thielen has played 80 games with the Vikings and has compiled 293 receptions for 3,897 yards and 19 touchdowns.

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