The View from VT: Vikings Guilty of a “Worst Signing,” Weird Trade, and QB Solution

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The View from VT: April 20th, 2024

1) Vikings Made a “Worst Signing” of 2024 Offseason: In a lot of ways, I understand the critique. The versatile offensive lineman isn’t well known beyond Minnesota’s borders, so the beefy commitment raised some eyebrows. Even still, this looks like a forward-thinking deal from the team’s GM.

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Nov 20, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) and wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) and offensive tackle Blake Brandel (64) and teammates react during the game against the New England Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

2) ESPN Claims Vikings May Have Weird Trade Brewing: What’s not being debated is whether the Vikings will look into trading. The cat is out of the bag: Kwesi Adofo-Mensah likes to trade. The intrigue at this stage is what those deals will look like once it’s time to finally get swaps across the finish line.

3) Former QB Claims Vikings Already Have QB of the Future In-House: Think Sam Darnold is going to flourish? If so, you’re not alone. There are some around the NFL who believe that the still-young, former-high-pick Darnold is going to resurrect his career in Minnesota.

Jan 7, 2024; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Sam Darnold (14) and wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (11) look on during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

4) Mel Kiper Confirms His Vikings Draft Choice: Kiper is a well-respected voice within the draft community, so his opinion is certainly one that’s worth taking seriously. At the end of the day, though, we’re all staring down some uncertainty.

5) NFL’s Most Accurate Mock Drafter Predicts Vikings Pick: Similar idea to the previous blurb. But, to be sure, part of the fun going into the NFL Draft is the uncertainty. The inability to make ironclad predictions is what drives a lot of interest, speculation, and hope.

5 Takeaways Following the Vikings Draft
Apr 27, 2023; Kansas City, MO, USA; USC wide receiver Jordan Addison reacts after being selected by the Minnesota Vikings twenty third overall in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft at Union Station. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Enjoy the extra reading, Vikings fans.

K. Joudry is the Senior Editor for Vikings Territory and PurplePTSD. He has been covering the Vikings full time since the summer of 2021. He can be found on Twitter and as a co-host for Notes from the North, a humble Vikings podcast.