Remember the Cordarrelle Patterson days? Back when kick returns were exciting? Yes, those were good times and we aren’t the only ones waxing nostalgic. CP84 has been on Twitter this morning @’ing the Minnesota Vikings official account.
Hey Rick, u up?
Hit my line @Vikings— cordarrelle patterson (@ceeflashpee84) March 18, 2021
Cordarrelle seems to be enjoying the free agency game but it’s clear he’s wouldn’t be against a return to purple. Minnesota does have a need for return help but there hasn’t been any real steam surrounding Patterson. He’s certainly not the man he once was but he’s still a plus player in special teams and as a returner. He’s also worth having on your offense as a gadget player, if you can get the right coach scheming up plays. We’ll see.
Thielen Contract Restructured
The Vikings converted Adam Thielen’s 2021 salary into a signing bonus today, in order to make room for the Patrick Peterson signing last night. This was a move that’s been reported for days but the string had to be officially pulled today.
The restructure doesn’t change any of Thielen’s cash. He just gets it up front instead of getting it throughout the season. For the Minnesota Vikings, it means they get to push the cap hit out and stretch it across the life of the contract, which has three season on it beyond 2021.
For room for Patrick Peterson, #Vikings convert $10 million of Adam Thielen base salary of $11.1M to signing bonus dropping base to $1.1M & saving $7.5M cap room His 2021 cap number goes from $13.468,500 to $5,968,500 Has cap numbers of $16.945M in 22, $17,95M in 23, $17,1M in 23— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 18, 2021
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan