The View from VT: The QB Friend, The Hitman Prince, & The Purple Rumors

Vikings Territory works in partnership with PurplePTSD, similarly doing their utmost to put forth excellent Minnesota Vikings content. As a result, we occasionally promote what they have to offer in “The View from VT,” a weekly piece. Take a look of five of their articles from the past week.

1) Vikings Fill QB Opening with an Old Friend: Bringing Nick Mullens back to Minnesota is the right move. The still-young journeyman has starter experience and seems to be well-liked. If forced into action, he can keep the ship afloat.

Jan 1, 2023; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Nick Mullens (12) hands the football off to running back Alexander Mattison (2) during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

2) Harrison Smith Wins Day 1 of Vikings Free Agency: The Prince tweet was pretty sensational. Unfortunately, Chris Tomasson’s days covering the Vikings appear to be ending. More positive is that The Hitman remains in Minnesota.

3) The Adam Thielen Rumor Mill Heats Up: It’s anyone’s guess where he’ll end up. Regardless, it’ll be sad to see him wearing anything other than the Vikings’ colors. A true franchise great who will long be a fan favorite.

4) Former Viking Joins Bill Belichick and Patriots: Riley Reiff was quietly strong for the Vikings when the offensive line play was often an issue. He offered great leadership off the field, as well. I imagine Belichick values both the on-field and off-field contributions Mr. Reiff will make.

Riley Reiff
Sep 17, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Riley Reiff (71) waits to take the field against he Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 26-9. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

5) Kirk Cousins Trade Rumors Take a Big Hit: Folks, a trade never made much sense. Will the team start looking ahead to life after Cousins by bringing in a QB during the draft? There’s a good chance. Nevertheless, the current QB1 will maintain his role for at least 2023 and perhaps beyond.

Enjoy the extra reading, Minnesota Vikings fans. Skol.