Many of you reading this are likely effectively aware from our individual coverage as perfectly as nationwide that Baker Mayfield was traded to the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday. The price tag tag for Mayfield was evidently pretty low cost as nicely given that Cleveland was only equipped to get a fifth-spherical choose. In addition, Carolina will only shell out $5 million of Mayfield’s $15 million contract. Cleveland will pay back the remaining $10 million to their previous QB.
With that in intellect, and the fact that the Minnesota Vikings are however three months from the begin of education camp, I thought it would be a exciting (and to some degree agonizing) exercising to go through some recent Vikings trades. Here are four trade items that the Minnesota Vikings have obtained or despatched absent that price much more draft money than Baker Mayfield did on July 6th, 2022.
The TE2 that was not. When this trade happened, I was admittedly energized for Chris Herndon to get a shot with the Minnesota Vikings. The youthful tight conclude experienced his early job derailed by a DUI, injuries to his hamstring, and some very poor QB participate in in New York, but an powerful summary to the 2020 season had me hopeful.
Evidently, the Vikings ended up also inspired by Herndon’s as they have been eager to trade a 2022 fourth-round select to the Jets for Herndon and a sixth-round pick. That sixth-spherical select turned into Vederian Lowe, so we shall see what sort of position the youthful deal with will have for Minnesota.
Useless to say, the Herndon trade never seriously worked out. The tight close was qualified just 7 situations all time regardless of appearing in 15 online games. He caught four of those people passes for 40 yards and a landing and was presented the cheapest grade of his career by PFF: 52.6.
Yannick Ngakoue (Two times)
Yannick Ngakoue was Minnesota’s original endeavor to give Danielle Hunter a dynamic EDGE hurrying companion for existence post-Everson Griffen. It was a distinct need in the front office’s eyes as Minnesota gave up a 2021 second-round select and a 2022 fifth-spherical decide on in buy to get Ngakoue. He played just 6 online games in Minnesota.
The most unfortunate portion about Ngakoue’s small tenure with the Vikings is that it most likely would have labored if Hunter hadn’t harm his neck and missed the full 2020 year. Rather, Ngakoue was dealt the moment once again to Baltimore. In exchange, Minnesota got a 2021 3rd-rounder, which turned into Patrick Jones, and a 2022 fifth-rounder. After once more, Ngakoue’s tenure was limited as he began just a few games for the Ravens just before leaving for Las Vegas in free agency.
Ngakoue nonetheless ended the 2020 season main the Minnesota Vikings in sacks with a grand total of five.
Sure, in just one of many head scratching kicker moves the Vikings have manufactured in new several years, Minnesota gave up a fifth-spherical decide on to get a kicker. This bundle isn’t much more costly than what Carolina gave up Mayfield, but looking at the reality that Kaare Vedvik hardly ever performed a snap for Minnesota, it definitely feels that way.
Vedvik signed with the Baltimore Ravens as a UDFA in 2018, but he was placed on the non-soccer injuries/reserve list after being a target of assault. He came again in 2019, designed all four field aims in the preseason opener, and just about straight away later on the Vikings set forth their trade offer to acquire the kicker. He ultimately missing the kicking struggle to veteran Dan Bailey.
Because that time, Vedvik’s only NFL visual appeal arrived in the 2019 time opener with the New York Jets where he missed a area goal and an additional position in a 17-16 loss. He was waived in the coming times. At present, Vedvik is a kicker in the CFL.