Vikings K Blair Walsh tells Matt Vensel of the Star-Tribune that there has been “a little bit of communication” between his agent, Brian Mackler, and the team regarding a contract extension in recent months.
Walsh mentioned that he would “love” to remain with the Vikings, but added that the financial figures will obviously need to work for both parties.
“I would love to stay a Viking. This is the team that drafted me and put that faith in me to be an NFL kicker,” Walsh said. “But at the same time, I’ve had a Pro Bowl year here, I’ve had success and there’s been a lot of long attempts that we’ve made, so the numbers are going to have to be right for both of us. But when it comes down to it, I hope I can stay with the Vikings.”
Walsh, 25, is in the final year of his four-year, $2.2 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $660,000 for the 2015 season.
In 2014, Walsh converted 26 of 35 field goal attempts (74.3 percent), which included making five of nine attempts from 50 yards or more. He also made all 29 extra point tries for the Vikings and tallied 48 touch backs. Pro Football Focus has Walsh rated as the No. 11 kick out of 57 qualifying players.