On Wednesday, the Vikings and RT Brian O’Neill agrees to a massive 5-year $92.5 Million dollar deal locking him in purple until 2026. The 25 year old tackle will be 30 years old at that point. Here is my analysis on the deal and money breakdown.
Is he overpaid?
This contract make O’Neill the 2nd highest paid RT behind Saints Ryan Ramczyk. The deal is $18.5 Million per year on estimate. O’Neill is the anchor on the young Vikings o-line, so re signing him this year was a absolute MUST. He may be slightly overpaid for next years cap hit, but on the final 3-5 years on his deal is a great deal for the cap hit.
Will he prove to be worth it?
Brian O’Neill is not a household name. Yet. O’Neill is one of the most underrated Right Tackles in the NFL in terms of recognition, allowing only 3 sacks last year. He is very good, but with this deal the Vikings are hoping he becomes one of the elite tackles in the game.