Blair Walsh who was a first-team All-Pro honors as a rookie, when he set an NFL record with 10 consecutive field goals of at least 50 yards, has received a pay raise. His accuracy dipped last season, when he converted just 26 of 35 attempts, a league-low conversion rate of 74.3, but the team wanted to keep him happy. According to Ian Rapoport, the Vikings paid their kicker 14 million.
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Blair Walsh signs 4-yr extension worth up to $14 million with $5.25 guaranteed. Makes him one of the top 5 highest paid kickers in the NFL
“Blair has been a vital part of our special teams success since we drafted him and we felt it was very important to secure his future with our organization,” Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said in a statement. “His consistency on kickoffs and on long range field goals can help change the game for our team and we’re excited for his future here in Minnesota.”