A number of weeks ago, Brett and I had a little side discussion about the possibility of the Vikings trading Jared Allen this offseason. We were even thinking about doing a little back-and-forth feature at the time, as we knew it was inevitable that some other media outlet would bring up this possibility, but we never quite managed to get around to it.
Now that I am back from a long work week, however, I took some time to review all the comments from the last few days and one jumped out to me.
In the comment, a reader says that he heard on a local radio station that a rumor is making the rounds that the Vikings are possibly (could be, maybe, potentially, maybe) considering entertaining offers for their stud right end.
Earlier this offseason, Rick Spielman went out of his way to say that Adrian Peterson was the only player that was off the table in terms of an early departure, which makes sense considering the blockbuster deal they just signed him to. He easily could have included Jared Allen in that statement, but didn’t.
So, it makes sense that the Vikings won’t trade Peterson, but would an Allen trade make sense?
First, let’s take a look at some possible reasons to consider it an option: