The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed running back Alexander Mattison, the team announced on Thursday.
According to the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, it’s a two-year deal worth $7 million that can get to $8 million with $6.35 million in guarantees.
In 2022, the 24-year-old Mattison rushed for 274 yards, posted a career-high five rushing touchdowns, and recorded his third game with 100-plus rushing yards.
Some have speculated that this move indicates that Minnesota could trade RB Dalvin Cook, who has a $14.1 million cap hit in 2023, but we’ll see how the Vikings will proceed going forward.
The five-year veteran has played in 59 career games (six starts) and recorded 404 rushes for 1,670 yards and 11 touchdowns. Additionally, he has caught 70 passes for 526 yards and three touchdowns.
He was originally drafted in the third round (102nd overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.