Queries Answered: Suitable Trade Asset, 5-1 Fraud, 2023 Departures
The following queries are about existing Minnesota Vikings matters, answered by PurplePTSD. These days is the October 21st edition, tackled in a from-the-hip vogue. If you have thoughts, make sure you e-mail them to [email protected].
Also, please note: These are view-based mostly responses. Some answers will be incorrect from time to time. But we’ll consider to keep that to a minimum.
Q: Which trade asset would you go after for the Vikings if they are essentially lively at the trade deadline?
A: Sidney Jones IV, a cornerback from the Seattle Seahawks.
Jones IV appears to be on the trade block, as Seattle curiously hasn’t applied the man much in 2022. If he desires a change of surroundings — and the Vikings can totally free up cap space — welcoming Jones IV would be wonderful.
As a total-time starter last calendar year, he fired up a 70.2 quality from Professional Soccer Aim in 2021. Jones IV would not always have to start off above Cameron Dantzler or Patrick Peterson, but CBs normally get hurt. That is a well known Mike Zimmer quotation, in point.
Including Jones IV for insurance provides up, and he must be readily available for a late-round draft pick.
Q: What do you say to the people today who think the Vikings, at 5-1, are frauds?
A: If winning 5 video games while getting rid of one particular is fraudulent, properly, let us proceed to be frauds. It’d lead to a 14-3 document. Good by us.
We completely recognize that there is an underwhelming feel to Minnesota’s 5-1 commence. The only thing still left to do is understand if the Vikings are a first rate workforce that is been quite fortunate — or if they’re a very good workforce nibbling at eventual greatness.
No make a difference what “side you’re on,” a to start with-calendar year head mentor beginning his profession 5-1 is remarkable. That fact cannot be bent for anyone’s narrative.
Q: Which gamers on the Vikings 2022 roster are not likely to return following yr?
A: We’ll provide a list of individuals who may not be back again, but really don’t connect with it gospel. Considers these males on the bubble to return for 2023:
- (CB) Kris Boyd
- (C) Garrett Bradbury
- (DL) Jonathan Bullard
- (RB) Dalvin Prepare dinner
- (WR) Bisi Johnson
- (RB) Alexander Mattison
- (CB) Patrick Peterson
- (OG) Chris Reed
- (C) Austin Schlottmann
- (TE) Irv Smith
- (CB) Chandon Sullivan
- (OT) Oli Udoh
Some of these guys could possibly stay, like Patrick Peterson and Garrett Bradbury dependent on the outcome of 2022, but a handful of the over-detailed gamers will participate in elsewhere following September.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each individual Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates again to 1996. Shown responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).