Kam Chancellor isn’t playing for the Seattle Seahawks so far this season due to a contract dispute. Right behind him in line for a payday is Minnesota Vikings long-time mascot Ragnar.
The difference, the obvious difference, in those two situation? Chancellor has 31 other potential employers. Ragnar, whose real name is Joe Juranitch, is the definition of niche player, however, and I don’t think too many other organizations are jumping in line for a chance to sign a man whose best attribute is his beard.
That lack of leverage has proven true, as it has been reported that the Vikings have parted ways with Ragnar after he requested $20,000 per game for the duration of a 10 year contract, which would have been a considerable increase over the $1,500 per game stipend he had earned under his previous contract.