Vikings Deemed as Fit for Former Rival

After the chatter about the former Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph wanting to play in Minnesota again, the name of a different player appeared. Bleacher Report published the article ‘NFL Free Agency 2022: Ranking the 10 Best Unsigned Players Under 30,’ and the Vikings are viewed as the best fit for a former divisional rival. One ex-Viking made the list as well. Mackensie Alexander was comically named the eighth-best free agent under 30 after coming off his worst year in the NFL. PFF literally graded him as the worst of 116 cornerbacks in the NFL with an atrocious grade of 40.2.

Packer TE Ready for Clash with Vikings

The Vikings open their 2022 season at home in U.S. Bank Stadium against the Green Bay Packers on September 11th. One of Aaron Rodgers’ best weapons will be ready to face the newly formed defense coordinated by Ed Donatell. Since Mike Zimmer arrived in 2014, the series between the...

Vikings WR Makes ‘Underpaid Stars’ List

Rookie contracts are great for NFL teams and enable budding stars to earn “underpaid” classification. Such is the case for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson, who was drafted in 2020. Jefferson enters the third year of his five-year rookie contract and will earn $4.2 million this season, about $26 million less than likeminded players at his position.

RIP to the Vikings Run-First Offense

During the Mike Zimmer era for the Minnesota Vikings, the franchise ranked as follows, per year, for percentage of run plays on offense:. Those rankings average to about the 12th-most in the NFL since 2014, at least according to annual rankings. But now Zimmer isn’t attached to the Vikings, as...

Jefferson Wants to Join Select Group

The Vikings selected the slot receiver from LSU in the 2020 draft and raised some questions. The biggest one was if he could play alongside Thielen, who was deemed a slot receiver in his own right. Obviously, none of the concerns were proven to be correct. Neither of the two receivers is a receiver who can only line up in the slot. Both can play any WR position imaginable.

Vikings Front Office Ranked 3rd Worst in NFL

Pro Football Network does not have warm and fuzzy feelings about the Minnesota Vikings new leadership tandem. A week and a half ago, PFN ranked Vikings skipper Kevin O’Connell as the worst coach in the NFL, a dubious distinction for a man who has yet to coach a football game as HC. This week, the underwhelming designation for Vikings bosses continued as PFN ranked general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as the 30th-best GM leaguewide — or third-worst.

The Vikings Puddle-Jump in 100 Days

In precisely one hundred days, the Minnesota Vikings travel to England for a third appearance, this time for a showdown with the New Orleans Saints. Indeed, the Vikings and Saints battle on October 2nd at Tottenham Stadium. That venue has hosted four NFL games to date — two in 2019 and two in 2021.

The Other Underrated Vikings Player

Most fanbases think that their players are the most underrated in the NFL, and the Vikings are no exception. However, fans of the purple team might actually have a case. The team doesn’t play in the NFC East to have a primetime game every other week, and Minneapolis isn´t as polarizing as New York. The franchise isn’t listed as a top Super Bowl contender every week.

Keep Baker Mayfield Away from the Minnesota Vikings

In recent weeks, the Minnesota Vikings have somehow found themselves at the center of the Baker Mayfield sweepstakes. How and why?. Your guess is as good as mine. The former number one overall pick is currently looking for a new team because the Cleveland Browns recently traded for Deshaun Watson. Mayfield would like to go somewhere that will allow him to compete for the starting job.

Vikings Training Camp Dates Unveiled

With one month away from the start of the event, the Minnesota Vikings (and all other NFL teams) unveiled training camp dates on Thursday. The Vikings will host training camp on July 24th for rookies and July 26th for everyone else. Training camp occurs in Eagan. For 52 years, the...

Original Viking Passes Away at Age 93

Hugh Edward McElhenny Jr. was born on December 31st, 1928, in Los Angeles, California. On June 17th, he passed away in his home in Nevada. Long before the Vikings even existed, he was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1952. The running back was the 9th overall selection. In High School, he set multiple records for his track and field team. After graduating, he attended Compton Junior College and was a standout for the football team that had an undefeated season and won the Junior Rose Bowl.