The team announced Sunday it has signed the place kicker to a contract extension. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports it's a four-year extension worth up to $14 million with $5.25 million guaranteed, according to a source informed of the situation. The deal makes Walsh one of the five-highest paid kickers in the game.
"Blair has been a vital part of our special teams success since we drafted him and we felt it was very important to secure his future with our organization," Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said in a statement. "His consistency on kickoffs and on long range field goals can help change the game for our team and we're excited for his future here in Minnesota."
Walsh earned first-team All-Pro honors as a rookie, when he set an NFL record with 10 consecutive field goals of at least 50 yards. His accuracy dipped last season, when he converted just 26 of 35 attempts, a league-low conversion rate of 74.3.