Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

27 Jul 2014

Vikings Extend Kyle Rudolph

Per Jay Glazer. Reported terms are for five years, $36.5 million. Rudolph, a second-round pick from Notre Dame, was heading into the final year of his rookie deal. Good chunk of change for a player who has never posted a positive DVOA and ranked 44th with -13.9% DVOA last year in the eight games he played last year. Of course, the Vikings QB situation had a lot to do with those numbers. That should be better this year, and we saw last year with Jordan Cameron what Norv Turner can do with tight ends. I've forced myself to sit through enough Vikings all-22 to think this can be a good deal, but for now let's just say it feels like an aggressive one.

Posted by: Tom Gower on 27 Jul 2014

4 comments, Last at 30 Jul 2014, 12:39am by Tom Gower


by justanothersteve :: Mon, 07/28/2014 - 7:55am
by LionInAZ :: Mon, 07/28/2014 - 6:59pm

I thought the same thing, but then I figured

1. Jordy's signing was caught in the middle of the FOA 2014 rollout, and

2. It's not an outlandish or record-breaking contract. It's about what you'd expect from the Packers -- and therefore, not exciting. (Noting that FO only breaks news about contracts when it fits outside the normal bounds or changes the football landscape.)

by Tom Gower :: Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:39am

It wasn't announced late at night on Twitter when I was around and could post on it easily.

by drobviousso :: Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:27pm

Interesting. He seems to pass the eye test when I see him play, but I had no idea his numbers were that bad.