Contract details for LS Andrew DePaola have been revealed
The Minnesota Vikings gave their All-Pro long snapper Andrew DePaola one of the most lucrative contracts of any player at his position on Tuesday, cementing his role as a cornerstone of their special teams unit. Details of the deal were announced on Wednesday night which show that the team-friendly deal will benefit the Vikings while also providing DePaola a substantial payday following his award-worthy 2022 campaign.
Andrew DePaola contract details:
–$350K signing bonus
–League minimum salaries each year ($1.165M in '23, $1.21M in '24, $1.255M in '25).
–'23 base fully g'td; $750K of '24 base g'td for injury now, fully g'td 3rd day of '24 LY
–$15K workout bonuses each year.
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This deal includes a $350,000 signing bonus that, combined with his $15,000 workout bonus each year, will give him plenty of stability over the life of his contract. Though he is set to make the league minimum in all three years of the contract, DePaola’s salary will become fully guaranteed on the third day of the 2024 league year.
All in all, this deal should prove to be a great move that provides stability to the Vikings at one of the NFL’s most specialized positions. With the help of their accomplished long snapper, the sky is the limit for Minnesota’s special teams unit in 2023.