Thielen receives $11 million guaranteed on his new contract, the source said, and will be signed through the 2020 season. The deal has a base value of $17 million and he can earn up to $27 million with incentives.
The Vikings had placed a second-round tender on Thielen, a restricted free agent,with the goal of continuing talks on a long-term deal.
Thielen, 26, has become one of the NFL’s best undrafted-to-starter stories since coming from Minnesota-State Mankato.
He enjoyed a breakout season last fall in which he nearly became the franchise’s first 1,000-yard receiver in seven years. Thielen, one of the NFL’s most effective deep threats last season, caught 69 passes for 967 yards and five touchdowns as the Vikings’ leading receiver while making $600,000.
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