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NFL: Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph’s New Five-Year, $36.5 Extension, A Wise Investment

(September 14, 2013 - Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America)
(September 14, 2013 – Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America)

Thanks to signing a new five-year, $36.5 million extension, Kyle Rudolph will be staying in Minnesota a little longer.

A second-round draft choice out of Notre Dame in 2011, Rudolph new deal—which includes $20 million—indicate that he is an upcoming star in the NFL.  His best season came in 2012 in catching 53 passes for 493 yards and nine touchdowns.

That same season, he would be named to his first Pro Bowl and receive Pro Bowl MVP honors.  Outside the football field, he has been very involved with the community.

One of the biggest projects he was involved with was the helping of passing a new stadium which is set to open in 2016.  Many factors of his decision to stay was the new coaching staff led by Mike Zimmer and new offensive coordinator Norv Turner.

Turner has developed many tight ends including Antonio Gates, Jay Novacek and most recently Cleveland Browns breakout tight end, Jordan Cameron.

Rudolph’s excitement for the new stadium and Super Bowl LII in 2018 were also factors in his decision to stay with the Vikings.  Clearly, the Vikings made a wise investment in Rudolph.

Now, the Vikings hope to continue receiving generous dividends on the field.

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