The Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of Pro Bowl cornerback Xavier Rhodes to a contract extension Sunday. It’s a six-year, $78.126-million contract extension, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The deal includes $41 million in guarantees and ties Rhodes to the Vikings through the 2022 season. Rhodes will make his scheduled $8.026 million from his rookie deal in 2017 and then $70 million over the following five years. His $14-million annual salary after 2017 will rank third among NFL cornerbacks.
Rhodes is coming off his first Pro Bowl season, in which he made 52 tackles, 11 pass deflections, and five interceptions in 14 games.
He was the Vikings’ first-round pick in 2013 out of Florida State and has emerged as their premier shutdown corner over the past two seasons. The 27-year-old had one year left on his rookie contract heading into 2017.
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