The Vikings have mostly made moves on defense so far, but their locking up one of their own offensive players now. Minnesota will re-sign Chad Beebe on a one-year deal, his agent Mike McCartney announced on Twitter.
It’s a veteran minimum deal worth just $920K, a source told Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune (Twitter link). We heard on Monday that the Vikings wouldn’t tender Beebe as a restricted free agent, as the lowest tender would’ve been worth a little over $2MM. Instead they were able to re-sign him for less than half of that.
Beebe had 20 catches 201 yards and two touchdowns in 2020, including a game-winning score with 46 seconds left against the Panthers. The Northern Illinois product signed with Minnesota as an UDFA in 2018, and also split punt return duties for them last season. 2020 was his first time making any significant contributions as a receiver.