Report: Vikings give Johnny Mundt $2.5 million salary

The Minnesota Vikings announced on Friday afternoon that they signed tight end Johnny Mundt to a one-year contract. It signaled that the Vikings were comfortable having Mundt, Josh Oliver and Nick Muse as the tight ends heading into the 2024 season as T.J. Hockenson heals from his torn ACL.

What also signaled that was the case was Mundt’s salary. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, he will make $2.5 million in 2024. The structure of the deal hasn’t been released yet which could be impactful on the Vikings’ salary cap for 2024.

Bringing Mundt back should have been expected, as head coach Kevin O’Connell called him the “best tight end three in the NFL” this past season. He is capable in the offense and knows it very well. The Vikings have many other needs that paying more for another tight end could be argued as a bad business strategy.

With the signing of Mundt, it likely takes around $1.5 million from the Vikings’ salary cap space.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire