The pursuing issues are about existing Minnesota Vikings subject areas, answered by PurplePTSD. Right now is the July 8th edition, dealt with in a from-the-hip vogue. If you have queries, be sure to e-mail them to [email protected]
Also, remember to notice: These are belief-primarily based responses. Some answers will be incorrect from time to time. But we’ll try to preserve that to a minimum amount.
Q: Who you most like to see as the Vikings QB2 this season? Sean Mannion, Kellen Mond, or a cost-free agent like Cam Newton?
A: Effortless. Kellen Mond.
The Vikings seldom do unforgettable issues with homegrown quarterbacks, and we advocate transforming that by acquiring Mond. And then if he turns out to struggle, oh nicely — they tried using.
Mannion isn’t excellent. He could be Mentor of the 12 months or whatnot, but his on-the-field play is undynamic.
Newton? No thanks. He’ll want to start, and the anti-Cousins crowd will trick them selves into believing Newton is far better than Cousins. And that would materialize the instant the ink from Newton’s pen hit the purple contract.
We endorse a Mond triumph about all throughout the summertime QB2 battle.
Q: Do you believe that Leslie Frazier will get another head coaching prospect?
A: Of course — one particular much more shot.
Frazier is 63, so it will have to be quickly. But we know about 6-8 coaches will be fired in January, providing Frazier one more tour all-around the job interview circuit. He’s an outstanding defensive coordinator who floundered throughout his first HC gig.
He should really get just one far more possibility at the big position, emulating Lovie Smith in Houston.
We’re not “guaranteeing” that will occur for Frazier, but he should really be ready to convince a normal supervisor that he’s worthy.
Q: Am I the only one who thinks it’s nuts even to take into consideration investing for Sam Darnold?
A: Sam Darnold would make a fine QB2 for the Vikings, particularly if Kellen Mond is no great.
But he will make $18 million in 2022. The concept of the Vikings acquiring him with a “trade package like Baker Mayfield’s” doesn’t quite add up. Minnesota has all around $9 million in efficient cap house. Darnold’s wage is double that.
It is unlikely that Carolina would trade Darnold and then shell out him to perform for the Vikings.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his day-to-day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Stated responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Product, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).