The P/PTSD Perspective: Losing a Huge Chunk of Cap Space, QB Contract + Trade, & Zim’s Return

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PurplePTSD works in partnership with Vikings Territory, similarly doing their utmost to offer top-notch coverage of the Minnesota Vikings. As a result, we’re promoting five of their top articles of the past week in “The P/PTSD Perspective.” Take a peek at some of their best stuff.

The P/PTSD Perspective: January 6th, 2024

1) The Vikings Lost a Huge Chunk of Cap Space…Sort Of: Since becoming Minnesota’s GM, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah has worked hard to position himself to do some major damage during the 2024 offseason. The early cap room projections were coming in above $50 million but that number has dropped down to roughly $37.3 million. Keep in mind that all of this discussion exists on Over the Cap, an online authority on the NFL salary cap but by no means the final word on each team’s budget.

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2) The Vikings QB Contract No One is Talking about in Minnesota: Some think that Kirk Cousins needs to be re-signed. Others are full steam ahead for picking a 1st-round quarterback. Still others (raises hand) think that doing both is the way to go. Within all of that debating is the QB — Joshua Dobbs — who is lost in the shuffle. Does his eventual departure from Minnesota result in a compensatory selection?

3) Vikings Mock Draft: Minnesota Trades Up for Potential Franchise QB: Safe to say there’s going to be no shortage of interest in this option. The Vikings aren’t going to be high enough in the draft to snag Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, and maybe even Jayden Daniels. Does the former stock trader put together yet another trade to remedy the issue? He is up to nineteen trades in his young career as a GM.

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4) 5 Landing Spots for Mike Zimmer if He Returns to the NFL in 2024: There is very little chance that Mike Zimmer is able to land a head coach opening. Being a defensive coordinator, though, would certainly be something teams consider. The crusty coach is still widely regarded as a defensive wizard.

5) Vikings Place an 11th Player on IR: As Josh Frey notes in his piece, the Vikings now have enough players on the IR to field a full offense or defense. Bringing Minnesota up to the discouraging total was Troy Dye, the fourth-year linebacker who is nearing free agency. He has proven to be an excellent special teams player and was even getting some reps for Brian Flores.

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Enjoy the extra reading, Vikings fans.


K. Joudry is the Senior Editor for Vikings Territory and PurplePTSD. He has been covering the Vikings full time since the summer of 2021. He can be found on Twitter and as a co-host for Notes from the North, a humble Vikings podcast.

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