When cornerback Antoine Winfield jumped from the Bills to the Vikings five seasons ago, he inked a six-year, $34.8 million contract.
Now, despite being 32, Winfield has signed a deal with fewer years, and more money.
Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Winfield’s new deal is worth $36 million over five years, with $16 million of it guaranteed.
It’s actually $30 million in new money for the four new seasons, given that Winfield already was due to earn $6 million in base salary for 2009.
The new contract helps to clear up one of the only major areas of in-house consternation for a team that has a good a chance as any other to be competitive in an NFC that looks to be as wide open this year as it ever has been.