As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to rage, experienced players may feel the expected salary cap drop in 2021.
Vikings mid-range player Kyle Rudolph (Kyle Rudolph) is such a player, based on the decline in production, steals and high-value contracts, he is a typical example of being released and/or required to have a significant pay cut.
From Rudolph’s point of view, all the contracts he deserves are included, and he and Ben Leber podcast “Unlimited” that he is “worth every dime.”
Rudolph said through ESPN’s Courtney Cronin: “Obviously, I am very realistic. I see both sides.” “If I [team owners] Wilfs, if I were [general manager] Rick [Spielman], I’m looking at this situation, for example: “Hey, we paid this person a lot of money, and you didn’t use him, so why do we continue to pay him a lot of money?”
“That being said, I think I am worth every penny of fulfilling the contract. This does not mean that I have become accustomed to my potential and used to do what I am good at, so in the next few months, like What I said, I still have three years of contract time, I don’t want to go anywhere else, because for some reason I was forced to become a pretty good hindrance, which is certainly not what I have ever performed well at any time in my career . Maybe in high school, because I was older than anyone else, but even then, I just wanted to run around to catch the ball.”
In 2019, the Vikings extended Rudolph’s contract to lower the block cap just two months after the second-round draft pick Il Smith Jr. Rudolph’s contract has three years left. His 2020 cap reached 9.45 million US dollars. By reducing the dead money of $4.35 million, Vikes can save the $5.1 million cap.
Unfortunately, for Rudolph, the Viking salary exceeds the estimated salary cap of $12.8 million in 2021.
Rudolph hit only 334 yards with 28 goals in 12 games in 2020, creating the lowest TD of his career.
Rudolph said: “At the beginning of last season, the writing was on the wall.” “I know where the offense is going. I have 7 to 8 catches in the first six games. This is ridiculous. I have been blocking games. .”
When asked whether the Vikings approached him on the issue of pay cuts, Rudolph made his position clear.