The P/PTSD Perspective: The Filled WR2 Spot, The Roster Marriage, & Undying Rumor

NFL Analyst Criticizes Kirk Cousins
Dec 17, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) and wide receiver K.J. Osborn (17) celebrate the win against the Indianapolis Colts after the game at U.S. Bank Stadium. With the win, the Minnesota Vikings clinched the NFC North. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports.

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1) The Vikings’ WR2 Opening Has Already Been Filled: For good reason, K.J. Osborn is the frontrunner for the job. After 3 years in the NFL, Osborn has proven to be a strong leader and competitor. He’ll be relied on to complement Mr. Jefferson in Kevin O’Connell’s offense.

K.J. Osborn Does It Again
Sep 25, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver K.J. Osborn (17) catches a touchdown pass against the Detroit Lions during the fourth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports.

2) Kwesi Adofo-Mensah is Marrying Free Agency and The Draft: Yes, most certainly. Any GM who understands how to build a roster will ensure he’s marrying free agency and the draft, the two primary methods of adding talent to a roster. Adofo-Mensah’s decision to slow play certain key positions in free agency – corner stands out – suggests there is some hope for reinforcements in the NFL Draft.

3) Eric Kendricks Relays a Great Mike Zimmer Story in Heartfelt Letter: The predominant feeling among a lot of Vikings fans was one of relief once the decision was made to move on from Mike Zimmer. The 2020 and 2021 seasons went poorly. However, he was a good coach, and the Kendricks story is pretty funny.

4) 5 Things We Know About the Vikings as the NFL’s Draft Month Arrives: At times, the Vikings are an enigmatic bunch. Nevertheless, we’ve been able to glean a variety of insights throughout the offseason. Read the piece to see what we know.

Vikings Have Huge New
Jun 7, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell looks on during mandatory mini camp at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

5) 49ers, Kirk Cousins Trade Rumors Heat Up Once Again: The rumor that will never die. A deal between SF and Cousins in 2024 makes way more sense than any potential trade in 2023. Alas, we’ll need to continue being subjected to these rumors until we get some firm clarity about the future.

Enjoy the extra reading, Vikings fans.