Vikings Agree To Terms With CB Terence Newman
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 16, 2017,
Mar 16, 2017, 12:15
Of that, $1.5 million is guaranteed, including a $500,000 signing bonus.
The exact terms of the deal are not out yet, but it's worth noting that Newman will turn 39 in September.
Even if he does not re-sign with the Vikings, Newman should be able to catch on somewhere else as he has not shown any real drastic signs of decline. He also can earn a roster bonus of $250,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000.
The 2016 season was the eighth in which Newman had played with Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer as his head coach or defensive coordinator.
But while the two-time Pro Bowl defender had nothing left to prove when he signed with the Vikings in 2015 after 12 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati Bengals, he's added to his legend since arriving in Minnesota.
Zimmer had expressed optimism at the National Football League scouting combine last month that Newman would return. During his interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio, the veteran cornerback did not reveal the identity of his new team that is expected to finalize a deal with him in the coming days, but he did say that he'll likely land with a Super Bowl contender.
As for if he will be returning to the Vikings next year, that decision seems to be more in the hands of the team than Newman. He told ESPN in an text message about how he expects to feel next year playing at 39, "Same as I did every other year I guess". Newman spoke last season about having been inspired by Green.