Everson Griffen and Agent Break Off Talks w/Vikings

It looks like the Vikings can’t afford to keep Everson Griffen. As much as they wanted to bring him back, it just wasn’t in the cards… or the budget. We will see everyone jump down the throat of Spielman and the Vikings front office for this… but they shouldn’t.

I saw this coming two years ago and our cap strain became inevitable, when Barr broke his agreement with the Jets last offseason, to come back to Minnesota… and nobody was complaining then. When you draft good players and raise them properly, you just aren’t going to keep everyone around in a salary cap pro sport.

Now, we will get a chance to see what Ifeadi Odenigbo can do. All of the amateur scouts on the internet love him. We’ll see if it’s valid. There are holes up and down this defense now, with all 3 starting DB’s and half of the defensive line gone.

Oh… and the Vikings are broke. The draft is becoming more and more important to filling holes that will be prevalent in 2020. That’s a dangerous proposition for a team that wants to make the playoffs again.


Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan