Until Rick Spielman’s press conference earlier this afternoon, the Minnesota Vikings news cycle was rather quiet. Sure, rumors and speculation dominated the Twitter landscape, but nothing concrete had yet to hit the Internet or the airwaves this offseason. And even with Spielman’s latest public comments, there isn’t much to glean from the general manager.
I tweeted earlier that most of Spielman’s comments were either “GM speak” or tidbits of info we’d been waiting to hear on record from the front office. Fifty-five minutes of media availability revealed little of Spielman’s current mindset, but here’s what we do know:
- Adrian Peterson could very well be done in Minnesota. You don’t say someone will “always be a Minnesota Viking” unless they’re on the way out of Winter Park.
- Sam Bradford isn’t guaranteed an extension, but Spielman’s a vocal fan of his starting quarterback.
- Teddy Bridgewater is nowhere near ready to return to the field. Thus, there is currently no Teddy vs. Sam debate.
- The offensive line is clearly Minnesota’s greatest priority; Spielman is even willing to give Matt Kalil another shot at left tackle.