- Thielen receives a three-year deal worth a maximum of $27 million with a base value of $17 million, according to Mike Garafolo.
- Adam Schefter adds that the contract includes $11 million guaranteed.
The Vikings officially placed a second-round tender on Thielen last week that would have cost them $2.746 million for the 2017 season and netted them a second-round pick if he signed an offer sheet with another team and departed.
However, reports mentioned that Minnesota was interested in getting a long-term contract in place with Thielen this offseason and it appears as though they were able to strike a deal in the end.
Thielen, 26, wound up signing on with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of Minnesota State-Mankato back in 2013. He spent his rookie season the Vikings’ practice squad before returning to the team on a future/reserve contract the following year.
Minnesota signed Thielen to a one-year exclusive rights free agent last season.
In 2016, Thielen appeared in all 16 games for the Vikings and caught 69 passes for 967 yards receiving and five touchdowns for the Vikings. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 18 receiver out of 115 qualifying players.