July 12, 2024

Vikings select Christian Darrisaw’s fifth-year option on his deal…

Last offseason, the Minnesota Vikings’ front office had a very easy decision to make when it came to picking up the fifth-year option on Justin Jefferson’s rookie contract. Today, they made a decision that was likely just as easy.

The team has announced that they have picked up the fifth-year option on the contract of left tackle Christian Darrisaw. If the team doesn’t extend him before then, Darrisaw will make approximately $16 million in 2025, but the team will likely work something out with him before that happens.

Darrisaw was the 23rd overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech, and has teamed with Brian O’Neill to give the Vikings one of the best pairs of bookend tackles in the National Football League. After missing the early portion of his rookie season while recovering from abdominal surgery, he has started 39 of his 41 games for the Vikings. He also dealt with some concussion issues that caused him to miss a handful of games in 2022.

The Vikings could have waited until Thursday to decide whether or not to pick up Darrisaw’s option, but they’ve taken care of business ahead of the deadline with this move. Again, this is likely just a formality before the Vikings give Darrisaw a lengthier extension at some point, probably after the 2024 season finishes up.

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