Jerome Simpson could possibly open training camp as a starter today, across from Percy Harvin, after impressing just about everyone that was paying attention during offseason workouts and drills.
The issue there, however, is that we all know that Simpson will not start the regular season as a starter due to his three game suspension.
“I’ll be fresh coming back after those three weeks,” Simpson told the Pioneer Press.
Not only will Simpson miss the first three weeks, he will also gradually be losing reps as training camp grinds on, according to Leslie Frazier. The plan has to include getting some other guys some reps with the first team so that the Vikings can plan for someone else taking on a starting role during those first three weeks.
Simpson sounds eager to make his Minnesota debut in week four, however, and prove that he hasn’t hit his ceiling as an NFL receiver.
“A lot of people are saying we have a weak (receiving) corps,” Simpson said. “We can prove them wrong. I just want to bring something here that hasn’t been here before, and I think ya’ll know what that is. A Super Bowl (title). That’s my No. 1 goal.”