The Minnesota Vikings signed right guard Brandon Fusco to a five-year contract extension worth $25 million, further bolstering their offensive line.
The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a five-year contract extension with their starting right guard, Brandon Fusco. His new contract is worth $25 million.
Fusco developed into a solid starter last season, and his presence is expected to help the Vikings offensive line improve. The unit as a whole is promising with Matt Kalil and Phil Loadholt at tackle, and John Sullivan is a reliable center.
Left guard David Yankey is also expected to be a potential starter as well if Charlie Johnson continues to struggle. If the rookie lives up to his potential, the Vikings offensive line could be dangerous for years to come.
Fusco was taken in the sixth round in 2011, and he was viewed as nothing more than a developmental project. The Vikings have given him the tutelage necessary to succeed, and the signing of Geoff Schwartz in 2012 noticeably lit a fire under him.
This signing will benefit running back Adrian Peterson, who is still in his prime and will need proper run blocking to continue his dominance.