The remaining part of the Williams Wall would like to stay where he is a little while longer.
Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams told Jeremy Fowler of the Pioneer Press that he approached the team about a contract extension this offseason. Williams, who had five sacks in his final seven games after going more than a full season without one, is entering the final year of his deal and is set to make $7 million this season.
“They might not feel the same way,” said Williams. “We have a lot of things to take care of between now and then. My main thing is to have a good year and whatever happens after that happens after that.”
Williams is hoping to play at least three more seasons and, as he said, he isn’t sure if the Vikings were receptive to his request, a poker face that likely has something to do with the two-year, $16.76 million option they hold on Williams for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. There’s not much reason for them to make any decisions until they see how Williams, who turns 32 in August, holds up after a couple of seasons filled with bothersome injuries.
Nor is there much reason for them to take away any of the incentive provided by the option or an extension. Williams has to play his best football to earn either one, something that would work out well for the Vikings regardless of how much longer Williams remains in Minnesota.