It’s a good day for Eric Kendricks’ bank account.
The former UCLA linebacker and the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a five-year, $50 million contract extension, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. His deal includes $25 million in guaranteed money.
Minnesota selected Kendricks in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Kendricks is paired with another fellow Bruins alum, linebacker Anthony Barr, in Minnesota’s stout defense. The two are part of a group that was ranked No. 1 in the NFL last season.
Kendricks totaled 314 tackles and 2 interceptions in his first three seasons with the Vikings. He had a team-high 113 tackles in 2017.
The 6-foot linebacker played at UCLA from 2011-14. His older brother, Mychal, is a linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles.
— Doug Hendrickson (@DHendrickson41) April 16, 2018