The View from VT: Parting Ways with Rookies, Kirk Update, and Jefferson’s New Chapter

Sep 10, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) stiff arms Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis III (24) in the second quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

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The View from VT: June 8th, 2024

1) Vikings Have Parted Ways with 2 Undrafted Rookies: Being an undrafted rookie isn’t easy. The offseason slows down in June but there are still moves that lead to shuffling. Hopefully, the cut players will get a shot to pickup work elsewhere in the NFL.

Nov 27, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; A Minnesota Vikings helmet sits idle on the field before the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

2) There’s an Update on Tampering + Kirk Cousins: At some point, there’s going to need to be a resolution. The Kirk Cousins in Atlanta situation hasn’t gotten off to the smoothest start, but the real test will come in September once games get started. Winning will cure all.

3) There’s a New Chapter in the Justin Jefferson Contract Tale: Minnesotans far and wide are relieved to see the deal get across the finish line. The Vikings’ best player is now under contract for the next five years, so the plan will be for Minnesota to become true contenders within that window.

NFL: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
Dec 24, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) celebrates his touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the second quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

4) Promising Vikings WR Continues to be Absent: In June, it’s not time to get overly concerned about absences. Nevertheless, it’s at least somewhat notable when someone misses some time. More important will be full participation and competition once training camp arrives in July.

5) Are Vikings Headed Toward WR Showdown?: The Vikings have a long, rich history of elite play at receiver. That tradition is continuing in the present moment due to the presence of Justin Jefferson (though Jordan Addison may continue showing he’s very good, as well). The broader WR competition is one of the main things to watch in the offseason.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions
Jan 7, 2024; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jordan Addison (3) catches a pass for a touchdown and celebrates with wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) during second half of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: David Reginek-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.