Vikings sign Rudolph to extension

Rudolph was the 2012 Pro Bowl Most Valuable Player.

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph agreed to a five-year, $36.5 million contract extension Sunday. The total value of the deal can reach $40 million if Rudolph achieves certain incentives and bonuses.

Limited to only eight games last year after suffering a season-ending broken foot in Week 9, Rudolph still managed to catch 30 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns.

“I’m extremely excited to get this extension completed and continue my career with the Minnesota Vikings,” Rudolph said in a statement. “I’ve said all along I wanted to stay in Minnesota. I love the fans, the community and, most importantly, I’m excited about where this team is going. I’m looking forward to the 2014 season and helping this organization reach our ultimate goal.”

Rudolph, a second-round pick back in 2011, is guaranteed $19.4 million in the new deal, including a $6.5 million signing bonus.