Greenway to Finish Career as a Viking
32-year-old Chad Greenway can still play the game of football, and he intends to prove it in his last year as a Minnesota Viking.
Last season he became more of a part-time player in coach Mike Zimmer's defense, but he showed time and time again that he still belongs on the field. In fact, injuries forced Greenway to start at several different positions, including middle linebacker late in the season, and he proved he's still a leader on defense.
In 2015, Greenway played in all 16 games, starting 13 of them. He finished the season with 86 tackles, four tackles for a loss, 2½ sacks and one interception. His lone interception was a memorable one as he returned it 91 yards for a touchdown, the sixth-longest return for a score by a linebacker in NFL history!
Although a deal took longer than many anticipated, both Greenway and the Vikings maintained a mutual interest all throughout free agency in getting a deal done for him to play one more NFL season. Fans will be more than happy to see him running out of the tunnel into the team's brand new stadium.
The Mount Vernon, South Dakota native played college football at Iowa, and has made it to the Pro Bowl twice wearing purple n' gold. Drafted in 2006, he still remains the teams longest-tenured player.