Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is in the final year of a 6-year deal he signed with the Vikings back in 2008. There have been no reports and no talks about Jared Allen renegotiating or restructuring his current contract which hits the Vikings cap at just over $17 million – A base salary of just over $14 million. Although Jared Allen has no long term contract he is more focused on the upcoming season than figuring out his future.
“I’m a Viking this year, I’m gonna go out play my heart out and try to win a Super Bowl,” Allen said on Sirius XM NFL Radio. “I always look at chips fall where they may. My motto is if I take care of my job on the field the rest will take care of itself.”
Allen, one of the leading pass rushers in the NFL, saw a decline in production last season due to a pair of injuries which he had repaired in the offseason. According to 1500espn.com, Allen had knee surgery and shoulder surgery, both injuries he played through during the 2012 season.
At age 31 it will be interesting to see how Allen can produce coming off a pair of injuries and how effective he can be. The Vikings will have plenty of decisions this offseason as Everson Griffen, Brian Robison, and Jared Allen are on on the final year of their contract.