The next inquiries are about recent Minnesota Vikings subject areas, answered by PurplePTSD. Nowadays is the July 8th edition, dealt with in a from-the-hip manner. If you have concerns, remember to e mail them to [email protected]
Also, be sure to take note: These are opinion-based responses. Some responses will be incorrect from time to time. But we’ll test to preserve that to a minimal.
Q: Who you most like to see as the Vikings QB2 this time? Sean Mannion, Kellen Mond, or a free agent like Cam Newton?
A: Effortless. Kellen Mond.
The Vikings hardly ever do memorable matters with homegrown quarterbacks, and we advocate modifying that by establishing Mond. And then if he turns out to wrestle, oh perfectly — they tried.
Mannion isn’t fantastic. He may well be Mentor of the 12 months or whatnot, but his on-the-industry play is undynamic.
Newton? No thanks. He’ll want to start, and the anti-Cousins group will trick themselves into believing Newton is much better than Cousins. And that would take place the second the ink from Newton’s pen strike the purple contract.
We endorse a Mond triumph about all through the summer months QB2 battle.
Q: Do you consider Leslie Frazier will get another head coaching opportunity?
A: Of course — one particular extra shot.
Frazier is 63, so it will have to be quickly. But we know about 6-8 coaches will be fired in January, giving Frazier a further tour all-around the interview circuit. He’s an fantastic defensive coordinator who floundered all through his very first HC gig.
He ought to get a person much more possibility at the major career, emulating Lovie Smith in Houston.
We’re not “guaranteeing” that will materialize for Frazier, but he must be equipped to convince a standard manager that he’s deserving.
Q: Am I the only one who thinks it is nuts even to think about trading for Sam Darnold?
A: Sam Darnold would make a fantastic QB2 for the Vikings, in particular if Kellen Mond is no great.
But he will earn $18 million in 2022. The idea of the Vikings getting him with a “trade offer like Baker Mayfield’s” does not pretty incorporate up. Minnesota has all around $9 million in effective cap place. Darnold’s salary is double that.
It is unlikely that Carolina would trade Darnold and then pay out him to engage in for the Vikings.
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 each and every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back again to 1996. Detailed responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Product, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).