Vikings Sign John Carlson To Multi-Year Deal

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (WCCO) – The Minnesota Vikings made their first move in NFL free agency Wednesday, signing tight end John Carlson to a multi-year contract.

The deal is reportedly five years and worth about $25 million, although it’s not certain how much of that is guaranteed. The deal hits close to home as Carlson is from Litchfield and was a four-year football and basketball star for the Dragons.

Carlson went on to play tight end at the University of Notre Dame before going onto the NFL and playing with the Seattle Seahawks. He had 31 catches for 318 yards and one touchdown last season. In his rookie year, Carlson had 55 catches for 627 yards and five touchdowns.

It could also be a big week in the Carlson household as Litchfield, coached by his father, plays Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in the Section 6AA title game Friday night at St. Cloud State. In his high school days, John Carlson played in two state championship basketball teams.

  • TL


    Another MN team rebuilding….again

    At least they’re not like the Wild…who’ve been rebuilding since 2000.

  • j speedbag64

    maybe this guy can block…shank was the weakest blocking tightend in vike history…

  • mike

    Fantastic news. This young man is from a great family and will be a fine representative for the area. AND he can play football. Way to go Carlsons.

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