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2021 Off-season Thread 

Post#1 » by Tha Juice » Mon Jan 4, 2021 11:48 pm

Welp, this will be an interesting off-season:

Vikings Draft Picks:
First-Round Pick, 14th overall
Third-Round Pick
Third-Round Pick (from Ravens)
Fourth-Round Pick
Fourth-Round Pick (from Bears)
Fourth-Round Pick (from Bills)
Fifth-Round Pick
Fifth-Round Pick (from Ravens)
Fifth-Round Pick (from Steelers)
Sixth-Round Pick
Seventh-Round Pick
Source: https://www.vikings.com/news/2021-minnesota-vikings-draft-picks-nfl

Vikings Free Agents:
Anthony Harris (FS) UFA
Eric Wilson (OLB) UFA
Todd Davis (ILB) UFA
Rashod Hill (G) UFA
Ameer Abdullah (RB) UFA
Sean Mannion (QB) UFA
Dakota Dozier (LT) UFA
Jaleel Johnson (DT) UFA
Chris Jones (CB) RFA
Ifeadi Odenigbo (DE) RFA
Mike Boone (RB) RFA
Chad Beebe (WR) RFA
Source: https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/free-agents/minnesota-vikings/

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Re: 2021 Off-season Thread 

Post#2 » by Worm Guts » Tue Jan 5, 2021 8:26 pm

We're high enough to consider a QB or at least trading up for a QB. Maybe Zach Wilson or Trey Lance could be an option. Kind of doubt we will though. Otherwise we should probably look for OL or defense.
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Re: 2021 Off-season Thread 

Post#3 » by hermes » Tue Jan 5, 2021 11:05 pm

special teams coach is out, so we'll need a new one of those

kubiack is debating retiring, but if he does the most likely replacement is his son klint right? zimmer isn't going to rock the boat if he can keep some continuity. plus zimmer is on the hotseat if they don't make the playoffs next year so a completely new offensive system is probably out of the question
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Re: 2021 Off-season Thread 

Post#4 » by hermes » Tue Jan 5, 2021 11:11 pm

Worm Guts wrote:We're high enough to consider a QB or at least trading up for a QB. Maybe Zach Wilson or Trey Lance could be an option. Kind of doubt we will though. Otherwise we should probably look for OL or defense.

i don't think they go qb early, and i hope they don't. there are a lot of great pieces in place and if we can shore up some other weak spots we'll really have something (it what i always hope anyway)

cousins isn't that bad, and we aren't getting out of his contract early. if we go qb early there will be a lot of pressure to play him early, and then we'll have a backup qb making $30m sitting on the bench which just doesn't seem ideal (for potentially 2 years!)
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Re: 2021 Off-season Thread 

Post#5 » by Worm Guts » Tue Jan 5, 2021 11:34 pm

hermes wrote:
Worm Guts wrote:We're high enough to consider a QB or at least trading up for a QB. Maybe Zach Wilson or Trey Lance could be an option. Kind of doubt we will though. Otherwise we should probably look for OL or defense.

i don't think they go qb early, and i hope they don't. there are a lot of great pieces in place and if we can shore up some other weak spots we'll really have something (it what i always hope anyway)

cousins isn't that bad, and we aren't getting out of his contract early. if we go qb early there will be a lot of pressure to play him early, and then we'll have a backup qb making $30m sitting on the bench which just doesn't seem ideal (for potentially 2 years!)


It’s not abnormal for rookies to sit a year, and I think we can get out of 2022 if we want.
I mostly just think it’s fun to talk about the skill position players, but I do think the Vikings should at least be looking at the QBs. If they really like someone, go ahead and grab him, but they don’t need to feel obligated to take a QB.
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Re: 2021 Off-season Thread 

Post#6 » by hermes » Wed Jan 6, 2021 1:15 am

i'm just so gun-shy on qbs, this franchise has not had a good track record (to say the least) with qbs, drafted or otherwise, for years. if they want to take a guy fine, but i hope it's someone they feel is right for what they want to do. not just the best qb there and we'll make it work. missing on a qb high in the draft just sets you back

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