Chad Greenway will stick with the Minnesota Vikings for years to come.
The Vikings announced today that Greenway has agreed to a contract extension. There’s no word on the length of the contract or how much Greenway will get paid, but the announcement says the 28-year-old Greenway will be with the Vikings “for the foreseeable future.”
Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that it’s a five-year deal.
Greenway signed his one-year franchise tender in March, meaning he would have played this season for a base salary of $10.1 million without a long-term deal.
The Vikings’ leading tackler the last three seasons, Greenway was chosen as the team’s defensive MVP last year. Greenway was the Vikings’ first-round pick (17th overall) in 2006, but he missed his entire rookie year after suffering a torn ACL in the preseason. Since 2007, however, he hasn’t missed a game. And now the Vikings expect to have him for a long time.
UPDATE: Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Greenway will $20 million guaranteed. W0w. He’ll make $41 million over five years. As always, we’ll wait to see the full details before saying anything beyond “wow.”