MATT KALIL: “Minnesota Was The Only Place”
Matt Kalil admitted that he was keeping an open mind regarding where he might end up being drafted and also where he might end up living.
“I think that I had an idea that’s where I might end up,” Kalil said Thursday night. “But the way the draft works, and especially right now, all these trades going down and everything, I was trying to keep open-minded.”
He also said he was relieved to see his cell phone light up once the Vikings were on the clock after the team indeed dropped backwards one spot in a trade with Cleveland.
“Out of all the visits I took,” Kalil continued, “Minnesota was the only place where I could really see myself living and spending the next 10 years and finishing out my football career there. I knew some people that went to Minnesota and a lot of players that played there. They said there’s no other place like it, especially the fanbase that Minnesota has — it’s probably the best in the NFL. So, as soon as I was picked there, I knew I was going into a great place and a great team as well.”
Way to pander Matt, way to pander. We don’t mind, especially with our team’s future hanging in the balance from a relocation standpoint.
Kalil seemed like a humble yet confident guy in his introductory press conference, and I for one am glad to have him on our team.