Off-The-Field Issues

Niners CEO Finds Himself Defending Jerome Simpson Signing

Fans of the Minnesota Vikings collectively wondered “What are they thinking?” when the San Francisco 49ers signed Jerome Simpson to a two year deal on Thursday. The best theory I saw was that the increased attention being paid to defensive pass interference could make him incredibly valuable.

Still, the signing was a curious one considering his multiple transgressions in Cincinatti and Minnesota, especially with Niners CEO Jed York vowing all offseason long that he would be instituting a new “win with class” mission in San Francisco.

The team has been ran through the wringer over their many off-field problems and York has been quoted as saying he is the person ultimately responsible for making the necessary changes.

So, what was his response when asked about the signing of Simpson?

“You have to ask Trent,” York told The Chronicle.

“I don’t know what the thinking was.”

Well, that was fast. The buck stops he… he… he’s the guy you want, over there!

Most Vikings fans had the same reaction as York, however, as we also didn’t know what G.M. Trent Baalke was thinking. When one considers that they are probably not bringing Chris Cook back for another year, however, you start to realize that it might not be such a bad trade off from a P.R. standpoint.

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Adam Warwas

Adam Warwas (Founder) has been writing about the Vikings for a total of eight years. Five of those years have been here at Vikings Territory where he continues to surround himself with enough talented individuals that people keep coming back. As proud as he is of what Vikings Territory has become, his real treasures are in his home... a beautiful wife and three amazing children (and a dog named Percy).

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  1. I’m only the CEO,how do you expect me to know what’s going on?
    Is this a West Coast version of the Browns? 😉 😉

  2. The 49ers have totally went off the deep end. Too bad so sad for those bastards. They will be lucky to win 3 games this year.