Thielen’s agent has already confirmed the news:
Back in February, Thielen’s agent, Blake Baratz, said during a recent radio interview with SKOR North that he’s “cautiously optimistic” about getting a potential contract extension for his client done this offseason and it looks like there were able to find middle ground on a new deal.
Thielen had clearly outplayed his current contract and was one of the best bargains in the NFL before this new extension.
Thielen, 28, 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 brought Thielen back for the 2015 season on a one-year exclusive rights deal before signing him to a four-year, $19.240 million contract that included $11 million guaranteed in 2017. Thielen was set to make base salaries of $5.85 million and $5.35 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2018, Thielen appeared in all 16 games for the Vikings and caught 113 passes for 1,373 yards receiving and nine touchdowns.