The Star Tribune caught up with Minnesota Vikings defense end Jared Allen and asked him if he was asked to renegotiate his contract this past offseason.
“You use the word restructure and that to me makes it feel like they’d want me to take a pay cut,” replied Allen. “And if anybody asked me to take a pay cut, I’d be through the first door out of there. So no. We haven’t talked one iota. It is what it is. And we’re going to go about our business and play good ball and try to win a Super Bowl. And like I said the business stuff? We take care of that in the offseason. I have people to do that. That’s why I don’t get into it. You’re not going to hear it from me. I won’t complain. I go about my business.”
I don’t think the Vikings could justify asking Allen to take a pay cut. He’s been a monster throughout his career and has consistently put up impressive sack numbers even when he played injured.