The Minnesota Vikings team struck a deal with linebacker Eric Kendricks for five years, securing one of their defensive stars in the NFL last season, one step away from playing the Super Bowl in their own house.

It was the Minnesota team itself that announced the renewal of the team’s leading defensive tackle deal in the National Football League (NFL), the previous season with 367 crashes.

“I am happy to continue as a Viking. We have a very special dressing room and a pretty fun defense,” Kendricks said at the press conference where the news was released.

Kendricks has played three NFL seasons, all with Vikings, since his arrival from the Bruins team at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

The lineman will make it to the 2018 season in the 54th purple jersey, with an average shooting of 7.5, two interceptions, 30 tackles with lost yards for the rival, 16 passes defended, one fumble and one more recovered.

Vikings had the best defense of the 2017 NFL season, so several teams on the circuit were in search of their figures in that area.