Questions Answered: Toughest Game on the Schedule, Hundley’s Status, Booth’s Injury

Questions Answered: Toughest Game on the Schedule, Hundley's Status, Booth's Injury
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The following questions are about current Minnesota Vikings topics, answered by PurplePTSD. Today is the May 14th edition, addressed in a from-the-hip fashion. If you have questions, please email them to D.Baker@vikingsterritory.com.

Also, please note: These are opinion-based responses. Some answers will be incorrect from time to time. But we’ll try to keep that to a minimum.


Q: What do you consider the toughest game on the Vikings schedule from a May perspective?

Free Agent Offensive Lineman Meeting with Vikings
Josh Allen and Ryan Bates

A: The trickiest game on the Vikings schedule — beyond the shadow of a doubt — is at the Buffalo Bills in November.

The Vikings won’t win that game, and if they did, they’d feel like a mini-team of destiny. Buffalo’s roster is built so profoundly — that if they don’t finally reach a Super Bowl soon, it’ll be astonishing.

There’s no way to know right now how good the Vikings will be, but they are unlikely to be good enough for a road win in Buffalo.

Q: What is the expectation for Brett Hundley to sign with the Vikings after his tryout?

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Brett Hundley. Syndication: The Indianapolis Star.

A: The idea of Huntley joining the Vikings as a QB2 or QB3 was short-lived.

For now, evidently, the Vikings are content with Sean Mannion and Kellen Mond. Although, the offseason is still young. The tryout should signal that Minnesota is open to broadening the QB room.

But it won’t be Hundley in May.

Q: What exactly is Andrew Booth’s injury?

Oct 30, 2021; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Clemson Tigers cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports.

A: Booth is recovering from a sports hernia. That injury can be a lingering one, so, unsurprisingly, he isn’t ready for rookie minicamp.

The Vikings want Booth as an integral part of their 2022 defense, and they’ll slow-roll his return to the field accordingly.

He should be ready in a few weeks.


Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).